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Research Fellow in Health Policy, Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy, Victoria University

Jora Broerse is a Research Fellow in Health Policy. Her professional passion is to reduce health inequalities and achieve better health outcomes for all through policy change. Jora has a research track record in sociology and public health. She has communicated research results at international academic conferences, as well as peer-reviewed publications and policy reports.


  • 2021–present
    Research fellow, Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy
  • 2021–present
    Research fellow, Regenerative City Living Lab, Victoria University
  • 2018–2021
    Lecturer in sociology and population health, Victoria University
  • 2017–2021
    PhD researcher, Victoria University, Institute for Health and Sport


  • 2017 
    University of Amsterdam, Research Master Social Sciences
  • 2014 
    University of Amsterdam, Bachelor Sport Management and Business


  • 2021
    Getting Australia's Health on Track 2021, Mitchell Institute
  • 2021
    Australia's Health Tracker by Socioeconomic Status 2021, Mitchell Institute
  • 2020
    The role of sport in refugee settlement: Definitions, knowledge gaps and future directions., Palgrave Handbook of Globalisation and Sport
  • 2019
    Co-ethnic in private, multicultural in public: Group-making practices and normative multiculturalism in a community sports club, Journal of Intercultural Studies
  • 2019
    ‘How do we put him in the system?’: Client construction at a sport-based migrant settlement service in Melbourne, Australia, Social Inclusion
  • 2019
    Diaspora as aesthetic formation: Community sports events and the making of a Somali diaspora, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • 2019
    Sport, refugees, and forced migration: A critical review of the literature, Frontiers
  • 2018
    Sport and the politics of belonging: The experiences of Australian and Dutch Somalis, Places of privilege: Interdisciplinary perspectives on identities, change and resistance

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association