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Professor Jayne Lucke Director, ARCSHS, Aust Res Ctr Sex Hlth&Soc

Professor Jayne Lucke is Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society at La Trobe University and Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland's School of Public Health. Her background is in social and health psychology and her main area of research interest is women's sexual and reproductive health, particularly contraceptive use, patterns of fertility and sexual health. Before coming to La Trobe University in 2014 she was at The University of Queensland's Centre for Clinical Research where she led a research program examining the ethical and policy implications of pharmacological treatments of mental and behavioural disorders that may be used to enhance cognitive capacity. She has previously coordinated the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and worked in the Office of Public Policy and Ethics at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland. Her previous roles have included coordination of research for Blue Care, Queensland's largest provider of community and aged care services, research administration at the University of Manchester and lecturing in Psychology and research methods at the University of Huddersfield in the UK. She spent five years at the National Centre for HIV Social Research in Brisbane where she did her PhD examining sexual risk-taking behaviour among young Australian women.

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