Ms Emily Lenton

ARCSHS staff

Research officer

Emily Lenton is a Research Officer in the Drugs, Gender and Sexuality Program, ARCSHS. She is currently working on the ARC-funded project, Analysing gender in research and policy on alcohol-related violence among young people: A comparative study of Australia, Canada and Sweden.

In 2011, Emily completed a Master of Arts degree (Research) at Monash University. This project examined the links people living with hepatitis C draw between hepatitis C, sexuality and relationships. Her work has been published in academic journals, and she has presented widely on her research and professional activities.

Emily also works as a Senior Project for ARCSHS’ Blood-borne Virus Sector Development Program.


Master of Arts (100% Research), School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University

Grad Dip Adolescent Health, Melbourne University

BA Community Development, Victoria University

Research interests

Blood-borne viruses, people who inject drugs and human rights; critical public health; gender and the body


Fomiatti, R., Lenton, E., Latham, J. R., Fraser, S., Moore, D., Seear, K., & Aitken, C. (2020). Maintaining the healthy body: Blood management and hepatitis C prevention among men who inject performance and image-enhancing drugs. International Journal of Drug Policy75, 102592.

Lenton, E., & Fraser, S. (2016). Hepatitis C health promotion and the anomalous sexual subject. Social Theory & Health, 14(1), 44-65.

Lenton, E., White, B., Aitken, C., Hellard, M., & Higgs, P. (2013). Preventing hepatitis C virus transmission among young people in the justice system. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(5), 834-836.

Lenton, E., Fraser, S., Moore, D., & Treloar, C. (2011) Hepatitis C, love and intimacy: Beyond the ‘anomalous body’. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, Vol 18(3) 228-236.

Seear, K., Fraser, S., & Lenton, E. (2010). Guilty or Angry? The Politics of Emotion in Accounts of Hepatitis C Transmission. Contemporary Drug Problems, 37, 619.