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Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW

I am an Australian Research Council DECRA fellow and qualitative health researcher. My research explores how social interaction and social connectedness enables people to live with long-term health conditions, including cancer, obesity and respiratory conditions. This includes current projects focusing on loneliness for people with chronic health conditions; end of life care and decision-making; living with advanced incurable breast cancer, and how people navigate the healthcare system.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Senior research fellow, UNSW, Sydney
  • 2013–2017
    Lecturer, University of Sydney

Education

  •  
    Monash University, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Sick, lonely and left behind: A sociological study of loneliness
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2019
    A new direction in end of life care? Assessing the impact and outcomes of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Health and Medical Research Council
  • 2017
    Living with cancer, living in limbo?
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2015
    Goal setting and chronic condition self management
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council