Publications

We aim to make our work easy to access and understand. We believe that this knowledge should belong to everyone — whether or not they have an academic background.

This page contains lists of our reports, journal articles and monographs, presentations, and posters.

We have also written posts about some of our written publications and presentations. These posts include overviews in plain English and commentaries by peer workers and authors.

Reports

Petrina M Hilton, Graham Brown, and Adam Bourne. (2022). W3 Project: Locating evidence against the W3 Indicators for peer-led work. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

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Petrina M Hilton, Graham Brown, and Adam Bourne. (2021). W3 Project: Creating a set of evaluation indicators for peer-led work. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

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James Dunne and Graham Brown. (2019). What Works and Why (W3) Project: Understanding what works and why in peer-based and peer-led programs in HIV and hepatitis C – Impact Analysis. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

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Graham Brown and Daniel Reeders. (2016). What Works and Why (W3) Project: Stage 1 summary report. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

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Graham Brown and Daniel Reeders. (2016). What Works and Why (W3) Project: Stage 1 summary report appendices. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

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Graham Brown and Daniel Reeders. (2016). What Works and Why (W3) Project: PWUD peer service provision and policy participation system logic and draft indicators. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

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Graham Brown and Daniel Reeders. (2016). What Works and Why (W3) Project: PLHIV peer leadership and policy participation system logic and draft indicators. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

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Graham Brown and Daniel Reeders. (2016). What Works and Why – GMSM peer network targeted health promotion system logic and draft indicators. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

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Articles and monographs

Timothy Krulic, Graham Brown, and Adam Bourne. (2022). A scoping review of peer navigation programs for people living with HIV: Form, function and effects. AIDS and Behavior, 2022. doi: 10.1007/s10461-022-03729-y

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Daniel Reeders and Daniel Brown. (2021). Using systems methods to elicit complex program theories. Systems and Complexity-Informed Evaluation: Insights from Practice. New Directions for Evaluation, 2021(170):27-38. doi: 10.1002/ev.20467

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Graham Brown, Gari-Emma Perry, Jude Byrne, Sione Crawford, Charles Henderson, Annie Madden, Roanna Lobo, and Daniel Reeders. (2019). Characterising the policy influence of peer-based drug user organisations in the context of hepatitis C elimination. International Journal of Drug Policy, 72:24-32. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.05.025

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Graham Brown, Daniel Reeders, Aaron Cogle, Annie Madden, Jules Kim, and Darryl O’Donnell. (2018). A systems thinking approach to understanding and demonstrating the role of peer-led programs and leadership in the response to HIV and hepatitis C: Findings from the W3 Project. Frontiers in Public Health, 6:231. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00231

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Graham Brown and Daniel Reeders. (2016). The power of peers: W3 framework for evaluating the quality and influence of peer-led programs, HIV Australia. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO).

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Daniel Reeders and Graham Brown. (2015). Beyond combination prevention: Understanding community-based prevention as a complex system. HIV Australia. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO).

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Graham Brown, Daniel Reeders, Gary W Dowsett, Jeanne Ellard, Marina Carman, Natalie Hendry, and Jack Wallace. (2015). Investigating combination HIV prevention: Isolated interventions or complex system. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 18(1), Article number 20499. doi: 10.7448/IAS.18.1.20499

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Graham Brown, Daryl O’Donnell, Levinia Crooks, and Rob Lake. (2014). Mobilisation, politics, investment and constant adaptation: Lessons from the Australian health‐promotion response to HIV. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 25(1), 35-41. doi: 10.1071/HE13078

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Presentations

Petrina Hilton. (2022, July 27). The W3 Framework and LGBTIQ+ Health [Webinar presentation]. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Policy and Research Webinar Series 2022, Melbourne, Australia.

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Graham Brown. (2020, August 26). Researching peer-led responses: Reflections on 20 years of collaboration, advocacy, and creating change [Seminar presentation]. Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society Research and Practice Seminar Series 2020, Melbourne, Australia.

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Graham Brown, Jude Byrne, Sione Crawford, and Gari-Emma Perry. (2019, April 28-May 1). What Works and Why (W3) Project: Demonstrating the value of peer led organisations and leadership in health services and policy [Conference presentation]. Harm Reduction International Conference 2019, Porto, Portugal.

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Graham Brown. (2019, April 7-11). Using systems thinking to demonstrate the role of peer leadership in a public health response [Conference presentation]. 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Graham Brown. (2016, August 15). Sex, drugs and politics: Enhancing the influence of peer-led health promotion in community and policy systems [Symposium presentation]. The Power to Persuade 2016 Symposium, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Graham Brown. (2016, June 9). Peers, drugs and politics: Role of peer insights in harm reduction programs and policies for people who use drugs [Symposium presentation]. 2016 SiREN Symposium, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Graham Brown. (2014, April 7-10). Combination not parallel: A systems view of partnerships to get beyond the rhetoric [Conference presentation]. 2014 AFAO National Gay Men’s HIV Health Promotion Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Posters

Timothy Krulic, Graham Brown, Adam Bourne, and Sara Graham. (2022). Navigating quality of life: Effects of a peer navigation program for PLHIV in Australia. E-poster presented at the The 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022)

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Timothy Krulic, Graham Brown, Adam Bourne, and Sara Graham. (2022). Valuing expertise: Community and clinical collaboration in an Australian HIV peer navigation program. E-poster presented at the The 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022)

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Petrina M Hilton, Graham Brown, and Adam Bourne. (2021). Developing practical evaluation indicators for programs led by people living with HIV and people who use drugs. Poster presented at the 2021 Joint Australasian HIV & AIDS and Sexual Health Conference (Online)

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Graham Brown, Daniel Reeders, and Gari-Emma Perry. (2015). Peer skill in service provision and policy advocacy: Findings from the What Works and Why Project. Poster presented at the 2015 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Daniel Reeders, Graham Brown, and Colin Batrouney. (2015). Peer network targeted health promotion: Findings from the What Works and Why Project. Poster presented at the 2015 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Graham Brown, Daniel Reeders, and Aaron Cogle. (2015). Positive leadership and policy advocacy: Findings from the What Works and Why Project. Poster presented at the 2015 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Kylie Johnston, Daniel Reeders, Graham Brown, Marina Carman, and Natalie Hendry. (2014). Using systems thinking to articulate the role and value of peer based programs: The What Works and Why (W3) Project. Poster presented at the International AIDS Conference 2014, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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