Megan Lim

Melbourne, Victoria

Senior research fellow, sexual health pioneer

Social media and smartphones have changed the way young people communicate and learn about sex. Megan, a research fellow at the Burnet Institute, is interested in the impact these new technologies are having on their sexual health and wellbeing – particularly with regards to ‘sexting’ and online pornography. Megan will use her grant to research the experiences and attitudes of Victorians aged from 15 to 17, with a view to developing an evidence-based sexual health education guide: “The research will assist and benefit both the community health and youth sectors, including schools and parents that are grappling with responses to this difficult issue.”