PhD Work

I am pursuing a PhD at La Trobe University’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society. My research aims to explore the use of life writing and other creative health promotions methods to address mental health disparities among young LGBTIQA+ people.

JOURNAL articles

Below are links to two peer-reviewed journals articles I have had published:

Bellamy, R. (2018). Creative health promotion methods for young LGBTIQA+ people. Health Education Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0017896917753454.

Bellamy, R. (2017). Footy, Gangs and Love: Using Auto-ethnography to Problematise Practice on a Practicum. English in Australia, 52(2), pp. 45-52.


On 15 June 2018, I’ll be presenting on behalf of the Australian Research in Sex, Health and Society at Pleasure and Health: A Colloquium. This will take place at Flinders University in Adelaide.

In March 2018, I co-presented with Rachel Chapman at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association‘s Annual Conference in Indianapolis, U.S.A.

On 11 November, I presented at the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives’ 17th Australian Homosexual Histories Conference, held at the University of Adelaide.

In December 2016, I presented my research on using creative nonfiction to promote young people’s wellbeing at the Youth, Health and Practical Justice Conference in Sydney. It is a national interdisciplinary conference organised by the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative and the UTS Faculty of Health. I also co-presented an academic poster with Rachel Chapman, who is doing important research on educators’ understanding of gender in early childhood education and how this impacts on young children.


If you’re interested in any collaboration or would like to contact me about my research, feel free to email [email protected].