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Professor, Allied Health Research, Melbourne Health, La Trobe 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. I am working on outputs from a previous ARC Discovery Project examining how people exercise choice in the contemporary Australian health care system.
My current ARC funded research project examines chronic disease self management and goal setting. I am also an investigator on an NHMRC Partnership Grant undertaking a falls prevention intervention in primary care.
I am a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).


  • 1993–present
    Member, The Australian Sociological Association
  • 2017–present
    Professor Allied Health, Melbourne Health, LaTrobe University
  • 2014–2017
    Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Australian Catholic University


  • 2002 
    La Trobe University, PhD (Sociology)

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association