I am a Clinical Psychologist and Professor (PhD Psychology, M Clinical Psych) at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, the Australian National University. In 2011 I was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship investigating time as a resource for health. I lead the work and family component of the Federally funded Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, a study of 10,000 families, and have or currently do serve as a scientific consultant to Government, both Federal and Local, I also collaborate with NGO organisations for Australian families.
My research focuses on contemporary predicaments of work and care and their health and equity consequences, viewing health as inter-linked within families. More recently I have been developing theory on time as a social determinant of health and seeking to highlight the significance of time as a resource, like money, which not only structures power relations and gender inequality but also peoples’ capacity to be healthy.