Staff profile

Ms Anne Mitchell AO

Emeritus Professor

College of Science, Health and Engineering
School of Psychology and Public Health
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Melbourne (City)

Qualifications

BA, GradDipEd, MA

Brief profile

Anne Mitchell is a community development worker and an adult educator with over twenty years experience in the field of sexual health. She has a background in secondary teaching and adult education and has been working in the field of sexuality education, sexual health and STI prevention for twenty years. This included a period in the Victorian Health Department where she was responsible for HIV/AIDS prevention education and policy development. She was a founding staff member of the Australian Research Centre In Sex, Health and Society where she set up and managed the Community Liaison and Education Unit for getting Centre research into policy and practice. She has also been part of the research team on the last three five-yearly studies of Secondary Students and Sexual Health, the two Writing Themselves In studies of same sex attracted young people and the two Private Lives studies of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Australia.. She has had extensive experience in the area of sex education in schools, including developing the national curriculum package and support materials Talking Sexual Health, the Safety In our Schools training programs for teachers, and the Catching On and Catching On Early teacher training programs for Victorian secondary and primary teachers. She is currently working on a revision of the Talking Sexual Health materials. She was the inaugural Director of Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria and was Deputy Chair of the inaugural Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee On Gay and Lesbian Health.

Research interests

Health Services and policy reform

- School sexuality education

Sexuality and Relationships

- Gay, lesbian, bisexual transgender and intersex health and human rights

Recent publications

Book sections

Mitchell, A., & Walsh, J. (2012). Sexuality Education and Young People. In S. Gupta & B. Kumar (Eds.), Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2nd ed., pp. 1221-1224). New Delhi, India: Elsevier.

Hillier, L., Mitchell, A., & Mallett, S. (2007). Duty of care: researching with vulnerable young people. In M. K. Pitts & A. M. A. Smith (Eds.), Researching the Margins. (pp. 114-129). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Articles in refereed journals

Agius, P. A., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., & Mitchell, A. (2010). Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer: Gardasil ®Vaccination status and Knowledge amongst a Nationally Representative Sample of Australian Secondary School Students. Vaccine, 28, 4416-4422.

Agius, P. A., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., & Mitchell, A. (2010). Sexual behaviour and related knowledge amongst a representative sample of secondary school students between 1997 and 2008. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(5), 476-481.

Mitchell, A., & Ward, R. (2010). Rainbow washing schools: Are primary schools ready for same-sex attracted parents and students? Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 6(2), 103-106.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., Croy, S., Mitchell, A., & Mulcare, H. (2009). Health service use and experiences of transgender people: Australian and New Zealand perspectives. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 5(3).

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., Croy, S., Mulcare, H., & Mitchell, A. (2009). Transgender People in Australia and New Zealand: Health, Well-being and Access to Health Services. Feminism and Psychology LGBTQ Health Psychologies: Charting the terrain. (Special Issue), 475-495.

Couch, M., Mulcare, H., Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., & Mitchell, A. (2008). The Religious Affiliation of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Australians: A Report From the Private Lives Survey. People and Place, 16(1), 1-11.

Couch, M., Pitts, M. K., Croy, S., Mulcare, H., & Mitchell, A. (2008). Transgender people and the amendment of formal documentation: Matters of recognition and citizenship. Health Sociology Review, 17(3), 280-289.

Hillier, L., Mitchell, A., & Mulcare, H. (2008). 'I can't do both at the same time': Same sex attracted youth and the negotiation of religious discourse. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review. Special issue on Mental health and LGB communities, 4(2), 80-93.

Hillier, L., & Mitchell, A. (2008). "It was as useful as a chocolate kettle": sex education in the lives of young same sex attracted people in Australia. Sex Education: sexuality, society and learning, 8(2), 211-224.

Non-refereed contributions to a refereed journal

Carman, M., Mitchell, A., Schlichthorst, M., & Smith, A. M. A. (2011). Teacher training in sexuality education in Australia: how well are teachers prepared for the job? Editorial in Sexual Health, 8, 269-271.

Articles in non-refereed journals

Mitchell, A., & Callan, M. (2007). "It's none of my business": Gay and lesbian people seeking aged care services. Article in non-referred journal in Geriaction, 25(3), 31-33.

Reports

Leonard, W., Pitts, M. K., Mitchell, A., Lyons, A., Smith, A., Patel, S., Couch, M., & Barrett, A. (2012). Private Lives 2: The second national survey of the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Australians. Monograph Series Number 86. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Duncan, D., Watson, J., Westle, A., Mitchell, A., & Dowsett, G. W. (2011). Gay Men and Prostate Cancer: Report on an Audit of Existing Resources and Websites providing Information to Men Living with Prostate Cancer in Australia, 2011. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University. Report Prepared for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria.

Mitchell, A., Smith, A. M. A., Carman, M., Schlichthorst, M., Walsh, J., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Sexuality Education in Australia in 2011. Monograph Series Number 81. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Smith, A. M. A., Schlichthorst, M., Mitchell, A., Walsh, J., Blackman, P., & Pitts, M. K. (2011). Sexuality Education in Australian Secondary Schools 2010: Results of the 1st National Survey of Australian Secondary Teachers of Sexuality Education. Monograph Series Number 80. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Barrett, C., Gahan, L., Mitchell, A., Allen, J., McLaren, S., & Tinney, J. (2010). Everyday Angels: Celebrating the achievements of staff working in aged care. Monograph Series Number 76. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Hillier, L., Jones, T., Monagle, M., Overton, N., Gahan, L., Blackman, J., & Mitchell, A. (2010). Writing Themselves in Three: The 3rd National report on sexuality, health and wellbeing of same sex attracted and gender questioning young people in Australia. Monograph Series Number 78. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Leonard, W., Marshall, D., Hillier, L., Mitchell, A., & Ward, R. (2010). Beyond Homophobia: Meeting the needs of same sex attracted and gender questioning (SSAGQ) young people in Victoria - A policy blueprint. Monograph Series Number 75. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Symons, S., Sbaraglia, M., Hillier, L., & Mitchell, A. (2010). Come out to play: the sports experiences of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (GLBTI) people in Victoria. Melbourne: Institute of Exercise and Active Living, Victoria University.

Smith, A. M. A., Agius, P. A., Mitchell, A., Barrett, C., & Pitts, M. K. (2009). Secondary Schools and Sexual Health: Results of the 4th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students - HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health. Monograph Series Number 70. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Corboz, J., Dowsett, G. W., Mitchell, A., Couch, M., Agius, P. A., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Feeling Queer and Blue: A Review of the Literature on Depression and Related Issues among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Other Homosexually Active People. Report prepared for beyondblue: The National Depression Initiative. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Leonard, W., Mitchell, A., Patel, S., & Fox, C. (2008). Coming forward: The underreporting of heterosexist violence and same sex partner abuse in Victoria. Monograph Series Number 69. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Leonard, W., Dowsett, G. W., Slavin, S., Mitchell, A., & Pitts, M. K. (2008). Crystal Clear: The social determinants of gay men's use of crystal methamphetamine in Victoria. Monograph Series Number 67. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Couch, M., Pitts, M. K., Mulcare, H., Croy, S., Mitchell, A., & Patel, S. (2007). TranzNation: A report on the health and wellbeing of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand. Monograph Series Number 65. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Flood, M., Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., & Fox, C. (2007). AFL Respectful Behaviours in Sport: Review of Adult Education & Behaviour Change Literature and Evaluation of 2005 Training. La Trobe University.

Hillier, L., Mitchell, A., Besley, N., & Lavin, A. (2007). Peers Outsmarting Homophobia. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society; La Trobe University.

International conferences

Mitchell, A., & Hillier, L. (2011). Using research to inform change: The Writing Themselves in Reports and the Victorian experience. Invited refereed conference paper at Outgames Human Rights Conference. Wellington, New Zealand, March.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Mitchell, A., Richters, J., & Shelley, J. M. (2010). Sexual practice and HPV knowledge and risk: what can we learn from the Australian experience about who will benefit?. EUROGIN. Monaco, 17-20 February 2010.

Hillier, L., & Mitchell, A. (2008). Research to policy and practice: the case study of same sex attracted young people in Victoria, Australia. European Association for Research into Adolescence. Turin, Italy, May 7-10, 2008.

Leonard, W., Mitchell, A., & Davis, S. (2008). Coming Forward - Strategies for addressing the underreporting of homophobic violence and domestic partner abuse by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Inaugural Australasian Human Rights and Policing Conference. Sofitel, Melbourne, 8-9 December 2008.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., Croy, S., Mulcare, H., & Mitchell, A. (2008). Health and wellbeing of transgender people in Australia and New Zealand. Poster at XVII International AIDS Conference. Mexico City, 3-8 August 2008.

Mitchell, A., Mann, R., & Horsley, P. (2007). We treat everyone the same: Why make a special effort for gay, lesbian, bisexual and intersex consumers. Participate in health conference: Making it work. Melbourne, February.

Mitchell, A. (2007). What do we know? What can we do? Putting research into practice in adolescent sexuality. 18th Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health. Sydney, April.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., Mulcare, H., & Mitchell, A. (2007). Health and well-being of non-heterosexual men and women in Australia: A report from the Private Lives Survey. 8th International AIDS Impact Conference. Marseille, France, 1-4 July 2007.

Pitts, M. K., Couch, M., Mulcare, H., & Mitchell, A. (2007). Self-reported health of non-heterosexual men and women in Australia: A report from the Private Lives Survey. 8th International AIDS Impact Conference. Marseille, France, 1-4 July 2007.

National conferences

Mitchell, A. (2010). Gay and Lesbian Health: What's the Difference?. Keynote address at Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations Educators' Conference. Sydney, May.

Mitchell, A. (2010). Secondary Students and Sexual Health: Implications for Schools. Invited keynote address at Brigidine School Leadership Conference. Melbourne, August.

Ward, R., & Mitchell, A. (2010). So gay, so what? Same Sex Attracted Young People and Privacy. Invited workshop presentation at Watch this Space: Children, young people and privacy. Melbourne, May.

Full written paper - refereed conference proceedings

Couch, M., Pitts, M. K., Mulcare, H., Croy, S., & Mitchell, A. (2007). Transgenders, health services and desire for recognition. Refereed Conference Proceedings of Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons, TASA/SAANZ 2007 Joint Conference Proceedings.

Presentations to meetings

Leonard, W., & Mitchell, A. (2011). Violence against GLBT Victorians and within same-sex relationships. State-wide VACP Forum. 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, 5-6 September.

 

Older publications

Books

Moore, S. M., Rosenthal, D. A., & Mitchell, A. (1996). Youth, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. London: Routledge, pp. 175.

Book sections

Mitchell, A. (2005). The Facts of Life: Sex Education for Young People. In M. J. Temple-Smith (Ed.), Sexual Health: An Australian Perspective. (pp. 215-231). Melbourne: IP Communications.

Mitchell, A. (2004). Sexual Health Promotion. In A. R. Moodie & A. Hulme (Eds.), Hands-on health promotion. (pp. 207-217). Melbourne: IP Communications.

Mitchell, A., & Walsh, J. (2003). The community liaison model of research transfer. In V. Lin & B. Gibson (Eds.), Evidence-based health policy : problems & possibilities. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Mitchell, A., Peart, R., & Rosenthal, D. A. (2000). You can con a chick into anything: The impact of gender expectations on the sexual relationships of young men. In J. Healy (Ed.), Relationships. (Vol. 124, pp. 68-77). Sydney: Spinney press.

Mitchell, A. (1998). Accentuating the Positive: HIV/AIDS and STDs prevention education. In J. C. Coleman & D. Roker (Eds.), Teenage sexuality: health, risk and education. (pp. 101-120). Australia: Harwood Academic Publisher.

Mitchell, A., Peart, R., & Rosenthal, D. A. (1996). Can we do better than negative consent? Teenagers negotiating sexual encounters. In L. Laskey & C. Beavis (Eds.), Schooling and sexualities: Teaching for a positive sexuality. (pp. 95-104). Geelong, Victoria, Australia: Deakin University.

Articles in refereed journals

Agius, P. A., Pitts, M. K., Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., & Smith, A. M. A. (2006). Pregnancy and contraceptive use in a representative sample of Australian secondary students. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(6), 555-557.

Agius, P. A., Dyson, S., Pitts, M. K., Mitchell, A., & Smith, A. M. A. (2006). Two steps forward and one step back? Australian secondary students' sexual health knowledge and behaviors 1992-2002. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(3), 247-252.

Dyson, S., & Mitchell, A. (2005). Sex education and unintended pregnancy: are we seeing the results? Australian Health Review, 29(2), 135-139.

Rosenthal, D. A., Haste, B., Mitchell, A., & Ollis, D. (2002). Teaching about hepatitis C: a national survey of secondary school teachers. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 13(3), 214-219.

McNair, R., Anderson, S., & Mitchell, A. (2001). Addressing health inequalities in Victorian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 11(1), 32-38.

Mitchell, A., & Smith, A. M. A. (2000). Safe sex messages for adolescents. Do they work? Australian Family Physician, 29(1), 31-34.

Mitchell, A., Ollis, D., & Watson, J. (2000). Talking sexual health: a national application of the health promoting school framework for HIV/AIDS education in secondary schools. Journal of School Health, 70(6), 262-264.

Mitchell, A., Ollis, D., & Watson, J. (2000). Talking sexual health: a national application of the health promoting school framework for HIV/AIDS education in secondary schools. Youth Studies Australia, 19(4), 20-24.

Mitchell, A. (1992). Women and AIDS Activism in Victoria. Australia Feminist Review, 41.

Non-refereed contributions to a refereed journal

Mitchell, A. (2004). HIV, Health and Your Community: A Guide For Action by R Granich & J Mermin (2004) The Hesperian Foundation, Berkley. Book review in Culture, Health and Sexuality, 6(3).

Articles in non-refereed journals

Mitchell, A., & Ollis, D. (2003). Talking Sexual Health - Promoting Partnerships To Create A Whole School Approach. Health Education Australia, January.

Mitchell, A. (2000). Hepatitis C Information Update. Active and Healthy, 7(1), 17.

Jones, J., Mitchell, A., & Walsh, J. (1999). Talking sexual health: a parents' guide. Australian National Council on AIDS and Related Diseases.

Mitchell, A. (1994). Adolescent Sexuality: making sense of the contradictions. National AIDS Bulletin, 8, 5.

Mitchell, A. (1993). Notes of the outcomes of a consutation with women to help establish the research agenda. Working Girl (Journal of the Prostitutes' Collective of Victoria), 14.

Mitchell, A. (1993). Women and STD Research. Healthsharing Womens Newletter.

Reports

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Mitchell, A., & Patel, S. (2006). Private Lives: A report on the health and wellbeing of GLBTI Australians. Monograph Series Number 57. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Hillier, L., Mitchell, A., & Turner, A. (2005). Writing themselves in again - 6 years on: the 2nd national report on the sexuality, health and well-being of same-sex attracted young people. Monograph Series Number 50. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Mitchell, A. (2005). Young people and Sex: Taking a reality check. YACSaround. YACSaround.

Mitchell, A., Wain, D., Grierson, J., Pitts, M. K., Saunders, M., & Perri, V. (2004). HIV Health Promotion/Prevention: Mapping of Current Activity across Australia in March 2004. Commissioned by the Intergovernmental Committee on AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases and Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Dyson, S., Dalton, D., Mitchell, A., & Hillier, L. (2003). Conducting effective sexual health and relationships education with young people in schools: factors for success: a literature review. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society; La Trobe University.

Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., Smith, A. M. A., Dowsett, G. W., Hillier, L., & Pitts, M. K. (2003). Don't ask, don't tell hidden in the crowd : the need for documenting links between sexuality and suicidal behaviours among young people. Monograph Series Number 45. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Mitchell, A. (2003). Still Talking Sexual Health: Where are we in 2003? Health Education Australia Journal. Health Education Australia Journal.

Smith, A. M. A., Agius, P. A., Dyson, S., Mitchell, A., & Pitts, M. K. (2003). Secondary students and sexual health 2002 : results of the 3rd National Survey of Australian Secondary Students, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health. Monograph Series Number 47. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Horsley, P., McNair, R., Mitchell, A., & Pitts, M. K. (2001). Women's health and well-being strategy - Population group: Lesbians. Commissioned by the Department of Human Services, Victoria. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society.

Mitchell, A., Ollis, D., & Watson, J. (2001). Talking Sexual Health: A Teaching and Learning Resource about HIV/AIDS, STIs and Blood-Borne Viruses for Secondary Schools Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services. Curriculum package.

Ollis, D., Mitchell, A., Watson, J., Hillier, L., & Walsh, J. (2001). Safety in our schools: Strategies for responding to homophobia. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society.

Leonard, W., & Mitchell, A. (2000). The Use of Sexually Explicit Materials in HIV/AIDS Initiatives Targeted at Gay Men: A Guide for Educators. Canberra: Australian National Council on AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases and the Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care.

Rosenthal, D. A., Haste, B., Mitchell, A., & Ollis, D. (2000). Teaching about Hepatitis C: A National Survey of Secondary School Teachers. Monograph Series Number 18. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. ARCSHS Monograph.

Mitchell, A. (1996). National strategic plan for the sexual and reproductive health of young people in rural, regional and remote areas. Draft policy report prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services.

Mitchell, A., Walsh, J., & Rosenthal, D. A. (1996). Report of the national forum on the sexual reproductive health issues for young people in rural, regional and remote areas. Prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services.

Mitchell, A., Rosenthal, D. A., & Walsh, J. (1996). Report of the second national sexual health education forum of non-english speaking backgrounds. Prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services.

Gifford, S., Mitchell, A., Rosenthal, D. A., Temple-Smith, M. J., & Peart, R. (1994). STD and HIV/AIDS education for people of non-English speaking backgrounds. A report prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and community Service. AGPS.

Gifford, S., Rosenthal, D. A., Temple-Smith, M. J., Mitchell, A., & Peart, R. (1993). STD and HIV/AIDS prevention education for people of non-english speaking backgrounds. Final Report prepared for the Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services.

Mitchell, A., & Rosenthal, D. A. (1993). Report of the National Workshop on the HIV/AIDS Needs of Homeless Young People Prepared for the Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services.

International conferences

Hillier, L., & Mitchell, A. (2005). Successful strategies to combat homophobic bullying - VicHealth Seminar. Creating Safe and Caring School Communities. Melbourne, Australia, October.

Mitchell, A. (2005). Don't call us, we'll call you: A university-based research into practice model. Launch of Quality of Life and Social Justice Flagship. Australian Catholic University, February.

Mitchell, A. (2005). Putting the "Hetero" in front of sexism: An agenda for lesbian health. 5th Australian Women's Health Conference. Melbourne, April.

Mitchell, A. (2004). Don't call us, we'll call you: The work of the community liaison and education unit at ARCSHS. School of Population Health, University of Melbourne. Melbourne, 2004.

Mitchell, A., & Azzopardi, S. (2004). Safety in our schools: A whole schools approach to responding to homophobia. 18th World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education. Melbourne, April.

Mitchell, A., & Ollis, D. (2003). Talking Sexual Health: putting research into practice (Workshop Presentation). Royal Children's Hospital Expo Conference. Melbourne, March.

Mitchell, A., Walsh, J., & Rosenthal, D. A. (2002). Duty of care: Getting the needs of same sex attracted young people on the policy agenda. The Society for Research on Adolescence, 9th Biennial meeting. New Orleans, April.

Mitchell, A. (2002). Safety in our schools: Looking at the issues of same sex attraction. Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Annual Conference. Melbourne, November.

Mitchell, A., & Ollis, D. (2002). Talking Sexual Health: A national ecidence-based package for sexuality education in secondary schools. Expanding the vision for youth health and well being. Australian and New Zealand Adolescent Health Conference. Melbourne, March.

Mitchell, A., & Ollis, D. (2002). Teaching for a positive sexuality. Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Annual Conference. Melbourne, November.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Grierson, J., Mitchell, A., Misson, S., & Madden, A. (2002). Logging on: The relationship between internet use and adverse sexual outcomes. Poster presentation at XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, July.

Dowsett, G. W., McInnes, D., & Mitchell, A. (2000). Community based HIV Social Research: Possibilities, difficulties and potentials. XIII International AIDS Conference. Durban, July.

Kavanagh, A. M., Mitchell, A., & Giles, G. G. (2000). Use of hormone replacement therapy and the sensitivity of screening mammography (Invited speaker). Breast Radiology Conference, Royal College of Radiologists. Broome, June.

Mitchell, A., Walsh, J., & Willis, J. M. (2000). Thinking about sexual health promotion. Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health OrganisationSexual Health Forum. Marysville, November.

Mitchell, A. (1999). Same-sex attracted young people: how can schools support them?. Teacher Learning Network Year Level Coordinators' Conference. Melbourne, November.

Mitchell, A. (1999). Sexual decision making and safe sex. Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation 'Coming Together Safely' Forum. Marysville, August.

Mitchell, A. (1999). Social network mapping and how to go about it. Sustaining Our Natural Reseources: Dairying for Tommorrow Conference. Canberra, December.

Mitchell, A. (1999). STD prevention: can we turn it into sexual health. Body Culture Conference: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Annual Conference. Melbourne, July.

Mitchell, A., & Walsh, J. (1997). "Don't call us, we'll call you": Disseminating research to where it matters. 3rd International AIDS Impact Conference on Biopsychosocial Aspects of HIV Infection. Melbourne, June.

Pyett, P., Mitchell, A., & Warr, D. (1997). You can't beat a sex worker: The need to reduce violence against street working prostitutes. The 6th Women and Labour Conference. Deakin University, Geelong, November.

Mitchell, A., Peart, R., & Rosenthal, D. A. (1996). It may not be 'okay to say no': Young people and the possibilities for sexual negotiation. Active Connections, 20th ACHPER International Biennial Conference. Melbourne, January.

Walsh, J., & Mitchell, A. (1996). Building bridges: Making the relationship between academic research and practice work. 28th Annual Conference of the International Community Development Society. Melbourne, July.

Fahey, J., & Mitchell, A. (1995). The contribution of talkback radio sex shows to the construction of the sexual world and sexual health of adolescents. Sexuality and Medicine Postgraduate Conference. Melbourne, July.

Mitchell, A., Peart, R., & Rosenthal, D. A. (1995). Can we do better than negative consent? Teenagers negotiating sexual encounters. Schooling and Sexualities: teaching for a Positive Sexuality Conference. Melbourne, October.

Mitchell, A., Peart, R., & Rosenthal, D. A. (1995). Is it okay to say no? Young heterosexuals' understanding of sexual consent. HIV/AIDS Education Conference. Sydney, November.

Mitchell, A. (1995). Issues in sexual health for young women. University of Melbourne Department of Criminology Conference for Workers in the Juvenile Justice System. Melbourne, July.

Peart, R., Rosenthal, D. A., & Mitchell, A. (1995). Force or just pressure: New possibilities for sexual negotiation among heterosexual 16 year olds. HIV, AIDS and Society Conference. Sydney, July.

Gifford, S., Jones, J., & Mitchell, A. (1993). Researching sexual health needs among women of non-English speaking background: culturally appropriate approaches. Nation Conference on Health for Multicultural Australia. 10-12 November.

National conferences

Mitchell, A. (2005). Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, The Newly Established Health Resource Unit. Health in Difference: 5th National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Health Conference. Melbourne, Australia, January.

Pitts, M. K., Smith, A. M. A., Aguis, P., Dyson, S., & Mitchell, A. (2004). Secondary students, sexual health and HIV/AIDS: Results of the national surveys of Australian secondary students. 16th Annual Conference for HIV Medicine. Canberra, September.

Mitchell, A. (2002). Safety in our schools: A whole school approach to getting the needs of same sex attracted young people met in schools. Health in difference 4, Fourth National Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Health Conference. Sydney, October.

Mitchell, A. (2001). Beyond the birds and the bees: Talking to your children about sex (Keynote address). 5th National Parenting Conference. Melbourne, November.

Mitchell, A. (1998). STD Prevention messages for young people: What works. World AIDS Day National Youth Forum. Sydney, December.

Mitchell, A. (1998). You can con a chick into anything: The impact of gender expectations on the sexual relationships of young men. Men and Family Relationships National Forum. Canberra, 1998.

Walsh, J., & Mitchell, A. (1997). 'There's no secrets in a small town, no': Sexual and reproductive health issues for rural youth. The National Rural Public Health Forum. Adelaide, October.

Mitchell, A., & Walsh, J. (1996). Shall ever the twain meet? Making the relationship between research and practice work. National Centre in HIV Social Research: HIV, AIDS and Society Conference. Melbourne, June.

Mitchell, A. (1995). What are they up to and do we need them anyway? Making the relationship between research and practice work. 7th National Health Promotion Conference. Brisbane, February.

Full written paper - refereed conference proceedings

Hillier, L., & Mitchell, A. (2004). Shifting the discourse about same sex attraction from the moral to the safety and rights arenas: a collaboration between research, the community and those who liaise between them. Refereed Conference Proceedings of Social change in the 21st century. Centre for Change Research Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, October.

Smith, A. M. A., Mitchell, A., O'Donnell, D., Hillier, L., Horsley, P., Peters, J., & Tremellan, S. (1999). Agendering queers. Queering Health Agendas: Proceedings of Health In Difference II, the second national Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Health Conference, Melbourne, 22-24 January 1998. 7-18.

Smith, A. M. A., O'Donnell, D., Mitchell, A., Hillier, L., Horsley, P., Peters, J., & Tremellan, S. (1999). Queering Health Agendas: Proceedings of Health In Difference II, the second national Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Health Conference, Melbourne 22-24 January 1998. Melbourne.

Presentations to meetings

Pyett, P., Temple-Smith, M. J., & Mitchell, A. (1993). Sexual Health beyond 2000: Client perspectives on clinical practice and service needs. Public Health Association Annual General Meeting, Seven Years and Counting. Health Beyond 2000. Sydney, September.