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Dr Walker will present qualitative research findings of the COVID-19 and Drug Use Experiences (CoDE) study. The study involved in-depth interviews with 76 people who use and inject drugs, with the aim of understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lived experience. Participants were recruited via two longitudinal cohort studies of the Burnet Institute using an ethnographic-epidemiological random sampling approach.
Dr Shelley Walker
Shelley Walker is a Research Fellow at the Burnet Institute, with a background in nursing and community development. Most of Shelley's current work is focused on understanding the lived experiences of people who use illicit drugs and those involved in the criminal justice system. Shelley is passionate about ensuring the voices of disadvantaged populations are heard for enhancing opportunities to meet their needs.
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