Last updated on: 1/30/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Christine Harcourt, PhD Biography

Title:
Research Fellow for the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology & Clinical Research
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“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.”

The Lancet, Oct. 5, 1996

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
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
Education:
  • PhD, University of New South Wales
  • MA, Macquarie University
  • BA, Sussex University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Are the Different Types of Prostitution?