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Marika Franklin is currently working as the Senior Research Assistant for the research project titled 'Navigating the Healthcare Maze: the differential capacity' to choose', funded by the Australian Research Council, Discovery Grants. Marika oversees project activities including recruitment, interviewing, and analysis for the Consumer and Gatekeeper studies. Her experience is in evaluation and psychosocial research in social and health domains. She has a particular interest in the psychosocial effects and needs of young people who have a sibling with a chronic illness or disability and how sibling's needs can be addressed in current models of service delivery.


  • 2015–present
    PhD Candidate, Australian Catholic University
  • 2013–2015
    Senior Research Assistant, University of Sydney
  • 2010–2013
    Research, Evaluation and Social Policy Officer, CanTeen Australia


  • 2010 
    Macquarie University, Bachelor of Arts (Pyschology) Honours
  • 2008 
    University of New England, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)


  • 2015
    Healthcare choice: Bourdieu’s capital, habitus and field, Current Sociology

Professional Memberships

  • Chronic Care Network
  • Health Consumers NSW