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ARC DECRA Research fellow in Sex & Sexuality, La Trobe University

Dr Andrea Waling is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2020-2022) at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently working across a range of research projects involving explorations of men, sexuality, and bodies; young people and sexual literacy, technologies, sex, and sexual intimacy, and LGBTIQ+ health and well-being.

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Experience

  • 2020–present
    ARC DECRA Research Fellow, La Trobe University
  • 2018–present
    Research fellow, La Trobe University
  • 2012–present
    Guest Lecturer, Monash University
  • 2017–2019
    Board Member, The American Men's Studies Association
  • 2015–2018
    Research officer, La Trobe University
  • 2015–2015
    Assistant lecturer, Monash University
  • 2011–2014
    Teaching Associate, Monash University
  • 2013–2014
    Chief Examiner/Unit Coordinator, Monash University
  • 2011–2011
    Research assistant, Monash University
  • 2010–2010
    Research Assistant, Carleton University

Education

  • 2015 
    Monash University, PhD Sociology (Critical Men's Studies)
  • 2010 
    Carleton University, BA Honours (MJ: Anthropology, MN: Sociology & Sexuality Studies)

Publications

  • 2020
    Health, Well-Being, and Social Support in Older Lesbian Women and Gay Men who are Caregivers, Health and Social Care in the Community
  • 2020
    White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The Good Ol' Aussie Bloke, Routledge
  • 2020
    Comfort among Older Lesbian and Gay People in Disclosing their Sexual Orientation to Health and Aged Care Services, Journal of Applied Gerontology
  • 2020
    Older lesbian and gay men’s perceptions on lesbian and gay youth in Australia, Culture, Health & Sexuality
  • 2020
    School-Based Relationship and Sexuality Education: What Has Changed Since the Release of the Australian Curriculum, Sex Education
  • 2020
    Mental health and identity adjustment in older lesbian and gay adults: Assessing the role of whether their parents knew about their sexual orientation, Aging and Mental Health
  • 2019
    Problematising ‘Toxic’ and ‘Healthy’ Masculinities, Australian Feminist Studies
  • 2019
    Recent versus lifetime experiences of discrimination and the mental and physical health of older lesbian women and gay men, Ageing and Society
  • 2019
    ‘C’mon, no one wants a dick pic’: Exploring the cultural framings of the ‘dick pic’ in contemporary online publics., Journal of Gender Studies
  • 2019
    Trans Women’s Perceptions of Residential Care for Older People in Australia., British Journal of Social Work
  • 2019
    Rethinking masculinity studies: Feminism, masculinity, and poststructural accounts of agency and emotional reflexivity, Journal of Men's Studies
  • 2019
    Experiences and perceptions of residential and in-home care services among older lesbian women and gay men in Australia, Health and Social Care in the Community
  • 2019
    Demographic and psychosocial predictors of housing security in older lesbian and gay Australians, The International Journal of Aging and Human Development
  • 2019
    Study Protocol: 6th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Adolescent Sexual Health, 2018, Frontiers in Public Health
  • 2018
    Men and Masculinity in Men’s Magazines: A Review., Sociology Compass
  • 2018
    Supporting LGBTIQ+ students in higher education in Australia: Universities, diversity, inclusion and visibility, Health Education Journal
  • 2017
    I Can’t/Can I Touch Him?: Erotic Subjectivity, Sexual Attraction and Research in the Field. , Qualitative Inquiry`
  • 2017
    Knowing, Performing and Holding Queerness: LGBTIQ+ Student Experiences in Australian Tertiary Education., Sex Education
  • 2017
    ‘Don't Fix What Ain't Broke': Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Men's Shed in Inner-Regional Australia. , Health and Social Care in the Community
  • 2017
    Men and Fourth-Wave Feminism: Acceptance, Ambivalence, Resistance (Non-refereed piece), New Community Journal: Men, Masculinity & Community Developemen
  • 2017
    Resolving ethical challenges when researching with minority and vulnerable populations: LGBTIQ victims of violence, harassment and bullying, Research Ethics
  • 2016
    "We Are So Pumped Full of Shit by the Media": Masculinity, Magazines and the Lack of Self-Identification (Online First), Men and Masculinities
  • 2016
    Deconstructing the Super(hero)villain: Megamind and the Cinematic Representations of Masculinities., The Human
  • 2016
    Rethinking Microaggressions and Anti-social behaviour against LGBTIQ Youth, Safer Communities
  • 2014
    Heroes, Retros and Metros: Narratives of Conflicting Masculinities and Tensions within Contemporary Australian Media., Outskirts: Feminisms Along The Edge
  • 2010
    Penetrating the Land: Representations of Indigenous Sexuality., Sprinkle: A Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Exploring the nature and impact of mental health and suicide prevention support
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Melbourne Primary Care Network Limited
  • 2020
    Sexuality, Masculinity and Technology: Men and Intimacy in the Digital Age
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery DECRA
  • 2019
    Improving our understanding of the relationship between minority sexualities and mental well-being: bisexual adults in heterosexual relationships (Story of Us) ​
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    La Trobe University
  • 2019
    Improving Australia's Legal, Policy and Educational Response to the Technological Transformation of Sex and Intimacy
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery
  • 2018
    Understanding LGBTI Lives in Crisis
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Lifeline Australia
  • 2018
    Muscling Up: Australian Men, Sexualisation and Body Image Enhancement (2015-2017)
    Role:
    Research Fellow
    Funding Source:
    ARC Discovery
  • 2018
    Rainbow Ageing: A National Survey of the Health and Well-being of older LGBTI Australians
    Role:
    Research Fellow
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage
  • 2018
    Body Image, Mental Health and Young Men’s Engagement with Online Dating
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    La Trobe University
  • 2017
    Rainbow Ageing: A National Survey of the Health and Well-being of older LGBTI Australians
    Role:
    Research Officer
    Funding Source:
    ARC Linkage
  • 2016
    The ‘Dick Pic’: Exploring Men’s Motivations for Sending Unsolicited Explicit Photos to Women
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    School of Psychology and Public Health Small Grants Scheme
  • 2016
    ‘LGBTIQ Experiences of Inner-Community Violence’ (2016-2017)
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Arts Faculty Research Project Seed Fund, Monash University
  • 2015
    Muscling Up: Australian Men, Sexualisation and Body Image Enhancement (2015-2017)
    Role:
    Research Officer
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2015
    Victimisation of LGBTIQ Youth in University Settings
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    SoSS Research Committee, Monash University
  • 2015
    Men's Sheds: An Insight Into What Works
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    SoSS Research Committee, Monash University
  • 2015
    Moving On: Mental Health, Resilience and Sexual Recovery among Gay Men Living with Prostate Cancer (2012-2015)
    Role:
    Research Officer (2015)
    Funding Source:
    Beyond Blue, Movember
  • 2014
    Building Healthy Men Project: A Needs Assessment
    Role:
    Social Research (Pro-bono Consultancy)
    Funding Source:
    Freelance Work
  • 2010
    Gendered Border Lives: Zimbabweans in Northern South Africa
    Role:
    Research Assistant
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (USRA)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Women and Gender Studies Association
  • Zoe Belle Gender Collective
  • The American Men's Studies Association
  • The Australian Sociological Association

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Gender, Sexuality And Education (130308)