Stephen Bell

Senior Research Fellow
Visiting Senior Lecturer

Stephen Bell is an associate professor at the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland. He is an applied health and social researcher with 19 years’ experience of qualitative, ethnographic and participatory research on sexual, reproductive and maternal health, HIV and other infectious diseases. He is currently working with remote, regional and urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia, as well as with marginalised communities in Asia and the Pacific (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), and has undertaken previous work in low income countries in Africa (Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and Asia (India and Nepal). Stephen:

  • works in partnership with communities, community organisations and government institutions to build understandings of people’s everyday experiences of health, structures of oppression that maintain health inequalities, and community action that effects change

  • is committed to prioritising community expertise and leadership to strengthen health programs, services, polices and outcomes

  • has expertise in the use of interpretive approaches to access and amplify excluded voices, knowledges, worldviews and priorities

  • is skilled in the use of innovative community-based methods to develop emic (insider) insight and privilege the generation and interpretation of data by community members

  • is committed to the mentoring and training doctoral and early career researchers in rigorous qualitative research

Qualifications: BA Hons, MA, PhD

Journal articles
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Bell S; Newman C; Yang L, 2021, 'Meet the editors', Sexual Health, vol. 18, pp. I - II, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SHv18n2_MeetED
2021
Bell S; Aggleton P; Lockyer A; Ferguson T; Murray W; Silver B; Kaldor J; Maher L; Ward J, 2021, 'Working with Aboriginal young people in sexual health research: a peer research methodology in remote Australia', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 31, pp. 16 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732320961348
2021
Bryant J; Bolt R; Botfield JR; Martin K; Doyle M; Murphy D; Graham S; Newman CE; Bell S; Treloar C; Browne AJ; Aggleton P, 2021, 'Beyond deficit: ‘strengths-based approaches’ in Indigenous health research', Sociology of Health and Illness, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13311
2021
Persson A; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Mitchell E; Trumb RN; Worth H; Bell S, 2021, 'Making Sense of Serodiscordance: Pathways and Aftermaths of HIV Testing among Couples with Mixed HIV Status in Papua New Guinea', ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14442213.2021.1942184
2021
Whitford K; Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Tasya IA; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Prameswari HD; Kaldor JM; Bell S, 2021, 'Corrigendum to: A strengths-based analysis of social influences that enhance HIV testing among female sex workers in urban Indonesia', Sexual health, vol. 18, pp. 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH20085_CO
2021
Whitford K; Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Tasya IA; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Prameswari HD; Kaldor JM; Bell S, 2021, 'Corrigendum to: A strengths-based analysis of social influences that enhance HIV testing among female sex workers in urban Indonesia', Sexual Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH20085
2021
Lazuardi E; Newman CE; Anintya I; Rowe E; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Kusmayanti NA; Iskandar S; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2020, 'Increasing HIV treatment access, uptake and use among men who have sex with men in urban Indonesia: Evidence from a qualitative study in three cities', Health Policy and Planning, vol. 35, pp. 16 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czz128
2020
Bell SL; Tabe T; Bell S, 2020, 'Seeking a disability lens within climate change migration discourses, policies and practices', Disability and Society, vol. 35, pp. 682 - 687, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2019.1655856
2020
Whitford K; Callander D; Smith LW; Guy R; Kong M; Ward J; Donovan B; McManus H; Bell S; McGregor S; Menon A; Russell D; O'Connor CC, 2020, 'Two Distinct Gonorrhea Trends and Risk Factors among Women in Australia', Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 47, pp. 34 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001086
2020
Tumwine C; Aggleton P; Bell S, 2020, 'Enhancing hiv prevention: Social support, access to, and use of HIV testing, treatment, and care services in fishing communities around Lake Victoria, Uganda', AIDS Education and Prevention, vol. 32, pp. 196 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2020.32.3.196
2020
Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Anintya I; Rowe E; Whitford K; Wirawan D; Wisaksana R; Subronto Y; Prameswari H; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2020, 'A Qualitative Exploration of Family, Work, Community, and Health Service Influences on HIV Treatment Uptake and Adherence Among Female Sex Workers in Three Cities in Indonesia', AIDS Education and Prevention, vol. 32, pp. 243 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2020.32.3.243
2020
Mitchell E; Bell S, 2020, 'Premarital relationships and condom use among young people in Suva, Fiji', Sexual Health, vol. 17, pp. 337 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH20040
2020
Bell S; Ward J; Aggleton P; Murray W; Silver B; Lockyer A; Ferguson T; Fairley CK; Whiley D; Ryder N; Donovan B; Guy R; Kaldor J; Maher L, 2020, 'Young Aboriginal people's sexual health risk reduction strategies: a qualitative study in remote Australia', Sexual Health, vol. 17, pp. 303 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/sh19204
2020
Bell S; Aggleton P; Ward J; Murray W; Silver B; Lockyer A; Ferguson T; Fairley CK; Whiley D; Ryder N; Donovan B; Guy R; Kaldor J; Maher L, 2020, 'Young Aboriginal people’s engagement with STI testing in the Northern Territory, Australia', BMC Public Health, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08565-0
2020
Mitchell E; Bell S; Thean LJ; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Koroivueti A; Kaldor J; Steer A; Romani L, 2020, 'Community perspectives on scabies, impetigo and mass drug administration in Fiji: A qualitative study', PLoS neglected tropical diseases, vol. 14, pp. e0008825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008825
2020
Persson A; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Mitchell E; Nake Trumb R; Worth H; Bell S, 2020, 'Polygyny, Serodiscordance and HIV Prevention in Papua New Guinea: A Qualitative Exploration of Diverse Configurations', Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, vol. 21, pp. 248 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14442213.2020.1758202
2020
Whitford K; Callander D; Smith LW; Guy R; Kong M; Ward J; Donovan B; McManus H; Bell S; McGregor S; Menon A; Russell D; O'Connor CC; ACCESS collaboration , 2020, 'Two Distinct Gonorrhea Trends and Risk Factors Among Women in Australia.', Sex Transm Dis, vol. 47, pp. 34 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001086
2020
Tumwine C; Aggleton P; Bell S, 2019, 'Accessing HIV treatment and care services in fishing communities around Lake Victoria in Uganda: mobility and transport challenges.', African Journal of AIDS Research, vol. 18, pp. 205 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2019.1648306
2019
Kelly-Hanku A; Bell S; Ase S; Boli-Neo R; Vallely AJ; Badman SG; Nightingale CE; Wapling J, 2019, 'Developing a culturally appropriate illustrated tool for the self-collection of anorectal specimens for the testing of sexually transmitted infections: Lessons from Papua New Guinea', BMC Public Health, vol. 19, pp. 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6506-x
2019
Gunaratnam P; Schierhout G; Brands J; Maher L; Bailie R; Ward J; Guy R; Rumbold A; Ryder N; Fairley CK; Donovan B; Moore L; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2019, 'Qualitative perspectives on the sustainability of sexual health continuous quality improvement in clinics serving remote Aboriginal communities in Australia', BMJ Open, vol. 9, pp. e026679, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026679
2019
MacGibbon J; Minichiello V; Prestage G; Bell S; Cox C; Donovan B; Callander D, 2019, 'How Male Sex Workers and Their Clients Shifted from Reluctance About HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis to Advocating for Its Use: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02618-1
2019
Lazuardi E; Newman CE; Tasya IA; Rowe E; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Kaldor J; Kusmayanti NA; Iskandar S; Bell S, 2019, 'Understanding the social influences on engaging key populations with HIV prevention: A qualitative study with men who have sex with men in three Indonesian cities', AIDS Education and Prevention, vol. 31, pp. 206 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2019.31.3.206
2019
Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Anintya I; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Prameswari HD; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2019, 'Barriers and Enablers to HIV Care Among Waria (Transgender Women) in Indonesia: A Qualitative Study', AIDS Education and Prevention: an interdisciplinary journal, vol. 31, pp. 538 - 552, https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/pdf/10.1521/aeap.2019.31.6.538
2019
Persson A; Kelly-Hanku A; Bell S; Mek A; Worth H; Nake Trumb R, 2019, '“Vibrant Entanglements”: HIV Biomedicine and Serodiscordant Couples in Papua New Guinea', Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness, vol. 38, pp. 267 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2018.1530670
2019
Mitchell E; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Nake Trumb R; Persson A; Worth H; Bell SA, 2019, 'Caring Masculinities in the Context of HIV Serodiscordant Relationships in Papua New Guinea', Men and Masculinities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1097184X19889659
2019
Lazuardi E; Bell S; Newman CE, 2018, 'A ‘scoping review’ of qualitative literature about engagement with HIV care in Indonesia', Sexual Health, vol. 15, pp. 283 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17163
2018
Hengel B; Bell S; Garton L; Ward J; Rumbold A; Taylor-Thomson D; Silver B; McGregor S; Dyda A; Knox J; Guy R; Maher L; Kaldor JM; McDermott R; Skov S; Boffa J; Chee DA; Law M; Fairley C; Donovan B; Glance D, 2018, 'Perspectives of primary health care staff on the implementation of a sexual health quality improvement program: A qualitative study in remote aboriginal communities in Australia', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3024-y
2018
Bell S; Kennedy E; Black K; Vallely A; Vallely L; Mola G; Kaldor J; Bagita M; Ninnes C; Pomat W; Kelly A, 2018, 'Youth-centred research to help prevent and mitigate the adverse health and social impacts of pregnancy amongst young Papua New Guineans', Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 26, pp. 5 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09688080.2018.1512297
2018
Bell S; Aggleton P; Slavin S, 2018, 'Negotiating trust and struggling for control: everyday narratives of unwanted disclosure of HIV status among people with HIV in Australia', Health Sociology Review, vol. 27, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2016.1271282
2018
Mek A; Kelly A; Bell S; Wilson L; Vallely A, 2018, '‘I Was Attracted to Him Because of His Money’: Changing Forms of Polygyny in Contemporary Papua New Guinea', The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, vol. 19, pp. 120 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14442213.2018.1440626
2018
Bell S; Wapling J; Ase S; Boli-Neo R; Vallely AJ; Kaldor JM; Nightingale CE; Kelly-Hanku A, 2018, 'Acceptability of testing for anorectal sexually transmitted infections and self-collected anal swabs in female sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender women in Papua New Guinea', BMC Public Health, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5684-2
2018
Bell S; Aggleton P; Ward J; Maher L, 2017, 'Sexual agency, risk and vulnerability: a scoping review of young Indigenous Australians’ sexual health', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 20, pp. 1208 - 1224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2017.1317088
2017
Bell S; Casabona J; Tsereteli N; Raben D; de Wit J, 2017, 'HIV pre-test practices: an online survey examining perceptions of informed consent and pre-test information delivery in health care settings across the WHO European Region', International Journal of STD and AIDS, vol. 28, pp. 558 - 563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956462416636314
2017
Bell S; Casabona J; Tsereteli N; Raben D; De Wit J, 2016, 'HIV post-test practices: An online survey examining perceived delivery of HIV test results, post-test discussion and referral in healthcare settings across the WHO European Region', Sexual Health, vol. 13, pp. 205 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15186
2016
Bell SA; Delpech V; Casabona J; Tsereteli N; de Wit J, 2015, 'Delivery of HIV test results, post-test discussion and referral in health care settings: a review of guidance for European countries', HIV Med, vol. 16, pp. n/a - n/a, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hiv.12278
2015
Bell SA; Delpech V; Raben D; Casabona J; Tsereteli N; de Wit J, 2015, 'HIV pre-test information, discussion or counselling? A review of guidance relevant to the WHO European Region', International Journal of STD & AIDS, vol. 27, pp. 97 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956462415584468
2015
Bell SA; Aggleton P, 2014, 'Economic vulnerability and young people's sexual relationships in rural Uganda', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 17, pp. 814 - 828, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2013.878797
2014
Aggleton PJ; Bell S; Kelly A, 2014, ''Mobile men with money': HIV prevention and the erasure of difference', Global Public Health, vol. 9, pp. 257 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2014.889736
2014
Bell SA; Aggleton P, 2013, 'Social influences on young people's sexual health in Uganda', Health Education, vol. 113, pp. 102 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09654281311298795
2013
Bell SA; Aggleton P, 2012, 'Time to invest in a 'counterpublic heath' approach: promoting sexual health among sexually active young people in rural Uganda', Children`s Geographies, vol. 10, pp. 385 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2012.726066
2012
Bell SA; Aggleton P, 2012, 'Integrating ethnographic principles in NGO monitoring and impact evaluation', Journal of International Development, vol. 24, pp. 795 - 807, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jid.2868
2012
Bell SA, 2012, 'Young people and sexual agency in rural Uganda', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 14, pp. 283 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2011.635808
2012
Bell SA; Payne R, 2009, 'Young people as agents in development processes: reconsidering perspectives for development geography', Third World Quarterly: Journal of Emerging Areas, vol. 30, pp. 1027 - 1044, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436590902959297
2009
Book Chapters
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Bell S; Aggleton P; Gibson A, 2021, 'Peer Research in Health and Social Development: Understandings, strengths and limitations', in Bell S; Aggleton P; Gibson A (ed.), Peer Research in Health and Social Development: International Perspectives on Participatory Research, Routledge, London, pp. 3 - 19
2021
Bell S; Aggleton P, 2016, 'Interpretive and Ethnographic Perspectives – Alternative Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation Practice', in Bell S; Aggleton P (ed.), Monitoring and Evaluation in Health and Social Development: Interpretive and Ethnographic Perspectives, Routledge, London, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315730592
2016
Punch S; Bell SA; Costello L; Panelli R, 2007, 'Power and place for rural young people', in Panelli R; Punch S; Robson E (ed.), Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth: Young Rural Lives, edn. Routledge Studies in Human Geography, Routledge Press, New York, pp. 205 - 218, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000278430500017&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2007
Bell SA, 2007, ''The child drums and the elder dances'? Girlfriends and boyfriends negotiating power relations in rural Uganda', in Panelli R; Punch S; Robson E (ed.), Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth: Young Rural Lives, edn. 1st, Routledge Press, New York, pp. 102 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203942222
2007
Robson E; Bell SA; Klocker N, 2007, 'Conceptualising agency in the lives and actions of rural young people', in Panelli R; Punch S; Robson E (ed.), Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth: Young Rural Lives, Routledge Press, New York, pp. 135 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203942222
2007
Bell S, 2007, ''The child drums and the elder dances'?: Girlfriends and boyfriends negotiating power relations in rural Uganda', in Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth: Young Rural Lives, pp. 179 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203942222
2007
2007, 'Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth', in , Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203942222
2007
Edited Books
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Bell S; Aggleton P; Gibson A, (eds.), 2021, Peer Research in Health and Social Development: International Perspectives on Participatory Research, Routledge
2021
Reports
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Blaxland M; Bryant J; Gardner K; Beadman M; Bolt R; Doyle M; Graham S; Newman C; Murphy D; Bell S; Beetson K; Wilms J, 2021, Rapid qualitative assessment of COVID-19 health needs in urban Sydney Aboriginal communities: report 2, UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/rgbz-5575
2021
Blaxland M; Bryant J; Gardner K; Beadman M; Bolt R; Doyle M; Graham S; Newman C; Murphy D; Bell S; Beetson K; Wilms J; Penning K, 2020, Rapid qualitative assessment of COVID-19 health needs in urban Sydney Aboriginal communities: report 1, UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/d53r-e060
2020
Kelly-Hanku A; Bell S, 2019, From HIV self-testing to haus dur community-based HIV testing: Review of evidence from low to middle-income countries and community acceptability of new HIV testing models to reach key populations in Papua New Guinea, UNFPA and UNAIDS, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5e78307cd0896
2019
Bell SA; Edmonds R, 2017, A technical note on participatory research with children., Consortium for Street Children
2017
Bell SA; de wit J, 2016, HIV post-test practices: An online survey examining perceived delivery of HIV test results, post-test discussion and referral in healthcare settings across the WHO European Region, CSRH, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.22994.04808, https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/CSRHFile/HIV_posttest_practices.pdf
2016
Bell SA; De wit J, 2016, Delivery of test results, post-test discussion and referral in health care settings, CSRH, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/CSRHFile/Delivery_of_HIV_test_results_posttest_discussion_and_referral_in_health_care_settings.pdf
2016
Bell SA; De wit J, 2016, Delivery of HIV pre-test information: A review of guidance relevant to the WHO European Region, CSRH, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29777.84327, https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/CSRHFile/Delivery_of_HIV_pretest_information.pdf
2016
Bell S; De Wit J, 2016, HIV Testing Services: Analysis of guidelines and perceptions of practice across the WHO European Region Summary Report., http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.10274.32962, https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/CSRHFile/HIV_Testing_Services_Summary_Report.pdf
2016
Bell S; de Wit J, 2016, Delivery of HIV test results, post-test discussion and referral in health care settings: A review of guidance relevant to the WHO European Region., http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29704.93444
2016
Bell SA; Edmonds R, 2016, A technical note on ‘agency in practice’
2016
Bell S, 2016, Sexually Transmissible Infections in Remote Communities: improved and enhanced primary health care (STRIVE) - a summary of published research findings, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5e78419c14ebc
2016
Bell SA; De wit J, 2016, HIV pre-test practices: An online survey examining perceptions of informed consent and pre-test information delivery in health care settings across the WHO European Region., CSRH, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.10830.56643, https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/CSRHFile/HIV_pretest_practices.pdf
2016
Bell S; Treloar C, 2014, Evidence-based practice in HIV, STI and Viral hepatitis health promotion and Aboriginal community engagement, CSRH, UNSW Sydney
2014
Bell SA, 2012, Social influences on young people’s sexual health in Uganda, Department of Social Work and Social Care, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34318.66889
2012
Bell SA, 2012, Using ethnography in monitoring and impact evaluation – a new approach, Department of Social Work and Social Care, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.30406.98880
2012
Bell SA, 2012, Young people and sexual agency in rural Uganda., Department of Social Work and Social Care, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.27607.78243
2012
Bell SA, 2012, Counterpublic health programming with sexually active young people, Department of Social Work and Social Care, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.23696.10243
2012
Bell S; Payne R, 2010, The Home Front: Parenting and children’s healthy development. A child-centred ethnographic study., Demos, UK
2010
Conference Papers
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Bolt R; Bryant J; Newman C; Doyle M; Bell S, 2019, 'Employing the peer-interview method to engage urban-based Indigenous Australian young peoples in conversations about identity', Las Vegas, USA, presented at ETHNOGRAPHIC AND QUALITATVIE RESEARCH CONFERENCE EQRC, Las Vegas, USA, 20 February 2019 - 21 February 2019
2019
Bolt R; Bryant J; Newman C; Doyle M; Bell S, 2019, 'Employing the peer-interview method to engage urban-based Indigenous Australian young peoples in conversations about identity', Darwin, presented at LOWITJA HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CONFERENCE, Darwin, 18 June 2019 - 19 June 2019
2019
Conference Posters
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Bryant J; Bell S; Bolt R; Graham S; Doyle M; Newman CE; Murphy D; Treloar C; Browne A; Aggleton P; Botfield J; Hardy R; Brown E; Kougelos V; Stanbury L; Brooks M; Beetson K, 2019, 'What we do well – Stories of love, sex and relationship: a project looking at Aboriginal young people’s strengths and resources for building sexual well-being', Darwin, presented at LOWITJA HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CONFERENCE, Darwin, 18 June 2019 - 19 June 2019
2019
Bell S; Ward J; Aggleton P; Murray W; Silver B; Christopher F; Whiley D; Ryder N; Donovan B; Guy R; Kaldor J; Maher L, 2019, 'Young Aboriginal people’s sexual health risk reduction strategies: a qualitative study in remote Australia', Perth, presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019
2019
Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Anintya I; Wirawan DN; Wicaksana R; Subronto Y; Prameswari HD; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2019, 'Barriers and enablers to HIV care among waria (transgender women) in Indonesia: a qualitative study', Perth, presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Whitford K; Callander D; Watchirs Smith L; Guy R; Kong M; Ward J; Donovan B; McManus H; Bell S; McGregor S; Menon A; Russell D; O'Connor C, 2019, 'Rising gonorrhoea rates among Australian women: Increased testing isn’t the whole story', Perth, Australia, presented at Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Perth, Australia, 16 September 2019 - 18 September 2019
2019
Tumwine C; Bell S; Peter A, 2018, 'Transport challenges can hinder access to HIV testing, treatment and care services in fishing communities around Lake Victoria in Uganda: a qualitative study', Amsterdam, presented at AIDS 2018, Amsterdam, 23 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
2018
Bell S; Wapling J; Ase S; Boli-Neo R; Vallely A; Kaldor J; Nightingale CE; Kelly A, 2018, 'ACCEPTABILITY OF TESTING FOR ANORECTAL SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS AND SELF-COLLECTED ANAL SWABS IN FEMALE SEX WORKERS, MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN AND TRANSGENDER WOMEN IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA', Auckland, presented at IUSTI AP SEXUAL HEALTH CONGRESS 2018, Auckland, 01 November 2018 - 03 November 2018
2018
Bryant J; Bell S; Bolt R; Graham S; Doyle M; Newman CE; Murphy D; Treloar C; Browne A; Aggleton P; Botfield J; Hardy R; Brown E; Kougelos V; Stanbury L; Brooks M; Beetson K, 2018, 'Fostering the sexual well-being of Aboriginal young people by building on social, cultural and personal strengths and resources', Auckland, presented at IUSTI AP SEXUAL HEALTH CONGRESS 2018, Auckland, 01 November 2018 - 03 November 2018
2018
Conference Presentations
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Bell S; Aggleton P; Ward J; Murray W; Silver B; Christopher F; Whiley D; Ryder N; Donovan B; Guy R; Kaldor J; Maher L, 2019, 'Young Aboriginal people’s engagement with STI testing in the Northern Territory, Australia', presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019
2019
Persson A; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Mitchell E; Worth H; Nake Trumb R; Bell S, 2019, 'Polygyny, serodiscordance and HIV risk in Papua New Guinea: a qualitative exploration', presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Mitchell E; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Nake Trumb R; Persson A; Worth H; Bell S, 2019, 'Caring masculinities in the context of HIV serodiscordant relationships in Papua New Guinea', presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Whitford K; Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Anintya I; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Prameswari HD; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2019, 'Social influences on HIV testing among female sex workers in three urban settings in Indonesia', presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Bell S; Ward J; Aggleton P; Silver B; Kaldor J; Maher L, 2019, 'Peer research with young Aboriginal people: attempting to decolonize youth sexual health research in the Northern Territory, Australia', presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, Australia, 16 September 2019
2019
Bell S; Whitford K, 2018, 'Talking story: learning from Aboriginal young people about sexual health', presented at HARP Forum 2018 - Navigating the future, Sydney, 23 October 2018 - 24 October 2018
2018
Bell S, 2018, 'Talking story: learning from Aboriginal young people about sexual health', presented at Rural GPs Conference, Coogee, NSW, 29 November 2018 - 02 December 2018
2018
Lazuardi E; Newman C; Bell S, 2018, 'Strengthening HIV Care Engagement In Indonesia: Evidence From The Qualitative Literature And Fieldwork', presented at Australasian HIV Conference, Sydney, 24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
2018
Bell SA, 2017, 'Sexual agency, risk and vulnerability: young Indigenous Australians’ sexual health', presented at HARP Forum 2017, 04 October 2017 - 05 October 2017
2017
Bell SA, 2017, 'Sexual agency, risk and vulnerability: young Indigenous Australians’ sexual health', presented at 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Canberra, 05 November 2017 - 09 November 2017
2017
Bell SA; Aggleton P, 2015, 'Working from young people’s ‘local knowledge’ – towards a new agenda for sexual health research', presented at Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 14 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, https://www.eiseverywhere.com/file_uploads/ec6d0ba5630dec0de9f57e053cdef134_StephenBell_Updated.pdf
2015
Bell SA, 2015, 'Working from young people’s ‘local knowledge’ – towards a new agenda for sexual health research', presented at Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference, Brisbane, 14 September 2015 - 18 September 2015
2015
Bell SA, 2014, 'Extending bio-medical sexual health and safe motherhood interventions to young women in developing country contexts – challenges and opportunities', presented at CSRH HHARD Conference, Sydney, 20 February 2014 - 21 February 2014
2014
Bell SA; de wit , 2014, 'Health service-based HIV testing and counselling: a review of European guidelines', presented at HepHIV2014 Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 05 October 2014 - 07 October 2014
2014
Bell SA; de wit , 2014, 'HIV testing and counselling - survey results from a European survey', presented at HepHIV2014, Barcelona, Spain, 05 October 2014 - 07 October 2014
2014
Bell SA, 2014, 'Working from young Australians say and do: toward a new agenda of sexual health research with young people', presented at NSW HARP Program Forum, Sydney, 30 October 2014 - 31 October 2014
2014
Bell SA, 2011, 'Integrating ethnographic principles in NGO monitoring and impact evaluation', presented at Development Studies Association/European Association of Development Research and Training Institute Annual Conference, York, UK, 19 September 2011 - 22 September 2011
2011
Bell SA, 2010, 'Complex conversations: new approaches in social marketing research for Tower Hamlets NHS, London, UK', presented at Research 2010: the annual conference, London, UK, 23 March 2010 - 24 March 2010
2010
Bell S, 2006, 'Young people’s experiences of societal vulnerability: Linking gender, age and sexual norms with sexual health', presented at Postgraduate Symposium, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK, 27 September 2006
2006
Bell SA, 2006, 'Examining the empowering potential of NGOs working with young rural Ugandans: HIV/AIDS and sexual health', presented at African Seminar Series, Centre of African Studies, University of London, UK, 16 November 2006
2006
Bell SA, 2005, 'Young rural lives: reflections on agency, and power relations and processes', presented at Royal Geographical Society, London, UK, 01 September 2005
2005
Bell SA, (eds.), 2005, 'The child drums and the elder dances? Girlfriends and boyfriends negotiating power relations in rural Uganda', pp. 179 - 191, presented at Royal Geographical Society Conference, London, UK, 01 September 2005, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000278430500015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2005
Conference Abstracts
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Callander D; Bell S; Minichiello V; Deveau R; Prestage G; Donovan B, 2019, '"YOU NEED A CASH BUFFER": MALE SEX WORK AND CONDOM USE IN THE ERA OF HIV PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 95, pp. A309 - A310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2019-sti.776
2019
Books
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Bell S; Aggleton P, 2016, Monitoring and Evaluation in Health and Social Development: Interpretive and Ethnographic Perspectives, Bell S; Aggleton P, (ed.), Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315730592
2016
Other
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Bell S, 2014, CSRH Seminar, UNSW Sydney: Working from what young people say and do: toward a new agenda of sexual health research with young people
2014
Bell S, 2014, SEMINAR - Sexual Health Services Community Health SWSLHD: Working from what young people say and do: toward a new agenda of sexual health research with young people
2014
Bell S, 2014, SEMINAR - Kirketon Road Centre: Working from young Australians say and do: toward a new agenda of sexual health research with young people
2014
Bell S, 2012, PARTICIPATORY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP - Improving sexual, reproductive and maternal health in rural India: findings from PEER research in rural Bhopal, MSI India, New Delhi, India
2012
Bell S, 2012, PARTICIPATORY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP - Improving sexual, reproductive and maternal health in NW Zambia: findings from PEER research in Solwezi, MSI Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
2012
Theses / Dissertations
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Bell S, 2009, Exploring empowerment in rural Uganda: young people, sexual health and NGOs
2009
Bell S, 2003, Examining youth empowerment in rural Uganda
2003

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2009) Exploring empowerment in rural Uganda: young people, sexual health and NGOs,
    Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
  • MA in Environment & Development, with Distinction (2003) Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
  • BA in Human Geography, with Upper 2nd Class Honours (2000) Department of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Awards

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011), School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex, UK
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postgraduate Studentship (2003-07), Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
  • Royal Holloway College Studentship (2002-03), Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
  • ‘Alan Mountjoy Prize 2003’ for the best independent dissertation on the social and economic geography of developing countries, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Developing youth-centred health promotion strategies to prevent and mitigate the adverse health impacts of adolescent pregnancy in Papua New Guinea (NHMRC Project Grant, APP1144424, CIA)

Talking story: learning from Aboriginal young people about sexual health (NSW Health Prevention Research Support Program, Round 5, 2017-2021, CIA)

Fostering Aboriginal young people’s sexual well-being by building on strengths (ARC Discovery Grant, LP170100190, CIB)

Understanding the socio-cultural dimensions of tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea: Knowledge to optimise public health solutions (NHMRC Project Grant, APP1142715, CI)

New strategies to increase testing and treatment for endemic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in remote Aboriginal communities (NHMRC Project Grant, APP1060478, CI)