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Bróna is passionate about working collaboratively in ways that harnesses expertise to achieve viable, actionable outcomes. Bróna’s background is in working with communities who often experience intersecting dimensions of disadvantage in relation to wellbeing, and those who provide health services to them. She is an experienced qualitative researcher who is interested in developing methods to understand and address complex issues in healthcare.

Bróna holds a B.Sc. (hons) in psychology from the University of Stirling and was subsequently awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and University scholarship to support her doctoral candidature. Bróna moved to regional Australia in 2009 to complete her Ph.D and has since held lectureships in psychology. She holds adjunct appointments at the University of Tasmania and Charles Sturt University which facilitate her ongoing engagement with health service research in rural contexts.  Bróna is a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Community Psychologists and serves as associate editor of the Australian Community Psychologist.

Bróna is looking forward to bringing her passion and experience to the Centre of Research Excellence in Implementation Science in Oncology.

Education/Academic qualification

Community Psychology, Ph.D

… → 2012

Psychology , B.Sc. (hons), University of Stirling

… → 2008

External positions

Adjunct Academic, Charles Sturt University

2018 → …

Research Academic, University of Tasmania

2018 → …

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psychology Social Sciences
sexism Social Sciences
gender Social Sciences
community Social Sciences
internet community Social Sciences
Behavioral Medicine Medicine & Life Sciences
Sexism Medicine & Life Sciences
developmental psychology Social Sciences

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Research Outputs 2008 2020

Co-producing trans ethical research

Humphrey, R., Nic Giolla Easpaig, B. & Fox, R., 2020, The emergence of trans: cultures, politics and everyday lives. Pearce, R., Moon, I., Gupta, K. & Steinberg, D. L. (eds.). United Kingdom: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 165-178 14 p. (Gender, bodies and transformation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Patient Satisfaction
Nurse Clinicians
Home Care Services

What is multidisciplinary cancer care like in practice? A protocol for a mixed-method study to characterise ambulatory oncology services in the Australian public sector

Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Arnolda, G., Tran, Y., Bierbaum, M., Lamprell, K., Delaney, G. P., Liauw, W., Chittajallu, R., Winata, T., Ward, R. L., Currow, D. C., Olver, I., Karnon, J., Westbrook, J. & Braithwaite, J., 1 Oct 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 10, p. 1-10 10 p., e031179.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Public Sector
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Patient Participation

An exploratory study of sexism in online gaming communities: mapping contested digital terrain.

Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., 2018, In : Community Psychology in Global Perspective. 4, 2, p. 119-135 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
internet community
relations of production
network analysis

The status of diverse sexualities and genders in community psychology research and practice: reflections from the Trans-Tasman context

Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Fox, R. & Bowman, S., 2018, In : The Australian community psychologist. 29, 1, p. 108-120 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
primary education