Ashleigh Stewart

PhD Candidate; Research Assistant


Ash completed a Bachelor of Nursing in 2013 and went on to complete her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Melbourne in 2016 with a research thesis titled “Availability, use and impacts of alcohol and other drugs in the City of Melbourne”.

Ash has been a PhD student with the Public Health discipline since 2017. She is currently part of the Behaviours and Health Risks working group and is completing her PhD under the supervision of Professor Mark Stoové. As part of her PhD, Ash is working on the Prison and Transition to Health (PATH) study. Her work focuses on the health service utilisation of people in prison with histories of injecting drug use.

Ash is also employed as a Research Assistant at the Burnet Institute working with participant recruitment and follow-up. She has a background in Adult Acute Psychiatric Nursing, and was previously employed as a Pharmacotherapy Project Officer, working to improve service accessibility for people with opioid dependence in metropolitan Melbourne.


2016: Master of Public Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

2013: Bachelor of Nursing, Australian Catholic University, Ballarat, Australia

Projects (4)

Current (3)

  • Breaking the cycle: supporting people with drug use histories to avoid reincarceration

  • IDRS: Illicit Drug Reporting System

  • SuperMIX: The Melbourne Injecting Drug User Cohort Study

Past (1)

  • PATH Cohort Study

Publications (15)

2023 (2)

2022 (6)

2021 (5)

2020 (1)

2018 (1)

News Articles (2)

2023 (1)

2022 (1)