Cameryn Garret is a researcher at the Centre for Women’s Health, Gender and Society. Her PhD looked at young people’s views on telemedicine consultations for sexual health.
The Harold Mitchell Health Fellowship allowed Cameryn to present her PhD research at a Health, Wellness and Society Conference at the University of California. She then met with the eminent telemedicine researcher, Dr. Peter Yellowlees, in Sacramento and visited the non-profit organisation, Internet Sexuality Information Services, in Oakland.
Cameryn also met with the well-regarded sexual health researcher, Dr. Adina Nack, who writes extensively on the impact of stigma on women’s understanding of sexual health, their own bodies, and their potential for a diagnosis of an STI.
The trip was “a fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss my findings with experts in the field,” says Catherine. “Such meetings greatly improved my understanding of unexpected PhD findings and, as a result, enriched my analysis and improved the quality of my PhD discussion.”
“Overall, the trip increased my knowledge on how to develop innovative approaches to improve young people’s sexual health through technology and deepened my understanding of the interplay between gender and sexual health.”
“I greatly appreciate the generous support of the Harold Mitchell Foundation.”