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Emilie is a medical sociologist and health services researcher, with a background in social and feminist theory. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), she is leading a study on medical practitioners' perspectives and experiences of conducting intimate examinations. She is also conducting a realist study on the implementation of a large-scale, value-based healthcare initiatives in NSW Australia.

She has a broad research interest in socio-cultural aspects of health and the development of social research methods. She completed her PhD in Sociology from UNSW Australia in 2018, which examined how students are taught to navigate their relations and interactions with patients in the context of intimate examinations. Emilie has worked on a number of qualitative projects, including the social experience of refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy treatment and service delivery, how space affects the work of staff members in terms of productivity, wellbeing and safety within a surgical unit, and the perspectives of potential cochlear implant users, their support network members, and referring agents on how a randomised control trial should be designed and conducted.


Education/Academic qualification

Sociology (PhD), The University of New South Wales

BA-BSc (Hons), University of Sydney

External positions

Conjoint Associate Lecturer, UNSW

1 Oct 20181 Oct 2021

Research Assistant, The University of New South Wales


Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, The University of New South Wales


Research Assistant, Western Sydney University



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