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Dr Christopher Fisher Associate Professor, Aust Res Ctr Sex Hlth&Soc

Associate Professor Christopher M. Fisher works in the areas of Sexual and Public Health. He maintains an Adjunct Associate Professor role at University of Nebraska Medical Center and as Director Emeritus of the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative. Dr. Fisher has held previous appointments at Curtin University as Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion, Collaborative for Evidence, Research, and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH), University of Nebraska Medical Center as researcher, Indiana University as Assistant Professor in Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, Center for Sexual Health Promotion as Associate Instructor in Applied Health Sciences and Research Coordinator, and San Francisco State University as an Instructor in Human Sexuality.

Christopher takes a leading role in research on young peoples' sexual health and wellbeing. A major focus of the work is on adolescent sex education and its role in increasing scientifically accurate non-judgemental knowledge, promoting healthy sexual behaviours, and being developmentally appropriate and affirming. His work extends beyond traditional in-school sex education to include the sexual literacy of the general adult population and their ability to provide accurate information to young people. Previous work has also looked at the role of youth development professionals in Non-Govermental Organisations (e.g., youth groups) in providing sexual health information. He has also conducted population-based research in LGBTIQ health and HIV prevention and care. Christopher uses a diverse range of methods for asking and answering empirical and theoretical questions including a range of statistical analysis techinques, qualitative methods, and community-based participatory research approaches.