Research Fellow for the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology & Clinical Research
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Because prostitution offends some sensibilities, it is tempting for political pragmatists to be seen to ban or regulate it. We believe there is ample evidence that restoration of human rights through decriminalisation, free-market forces with cosmetic controls, and broad-based health-promotion programmes will yield a healthier and more humane sex industry for the UK. The longer term political gains are substantial. The UK, like New South Wales, may even be able to contemplate workable occupational health and safety guidelines for brothels in a climate of co-operation between sex industry, health, and government representatives."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of prostitution, and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, prostitution issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Research Fellow, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology & Clinical Research, University of New South Wales
Research Officer, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital
Former Deputy Mayor, South Sydney City Council
Former Research Officer, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital
Coauthored with A. McNulty, J. Holden, M. Moylan, and B. Donovan, "Sustained Health Promotion Success For Migrant Sex Workers in Sydney," International Journal of STD and AIDS, Dec. 2006
C. Pell, J. Dabbhadatta, K. Tribe, and C. O'Connor, "Demographic, Migration Status, and Work-Related Changes in Asian Female Sex Workers Surveyed in Sydney, 1993 and 2003," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Apr. 2006
S. Egger and B. Donovan, "Sex Work and the Law," Sexual Health, 2005
Coauthored with B. Donovan, "The Many Faces of Sex Work," Sexually Transmitted Infections, June 2005