Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University

I am a health sociologist who examines the links between health choices and broader social and political ideas. I have studied the choice to be screened, the choices that farmers make to try and stay healthy, and the choice made by people with chronic illness to participate in chronic disease self management research. Together with colleagues at University, my current ARC Discovery Project examines how people exercise choice in the contemporary Australian health care system.
I am about to commence a research project examining chronic disease self management and goal setting, also funded by the Australian Research Council.
I am a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).


  • 1993–present
    Member, The Australian Sociological Association
  • –present
    Health sociologist, qualitative researcher, University of Sydney


  • 2002 
    La Trobe University, PhD (Sociology)