Projects per year
I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Health Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS), Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI). I am a sociologist with a background in political science and feminist theory. I received a PhD in Public Health from UNSW Australia in 2015. My ethnographic research with two faith-based health services in Papua New Guinea examined how Christian notions of care, sexual morality and transformation are embedded in the practice and discourse of promoting HIV prevention.
I am currently working on a number of mixed-methods projects in the social experience of refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy treatment and service delivery, collaborating with clinicians and service providers across NSW. Prior to this, I have conducted research in a number of healthcare settings, including breast cancer treatment decision-making, e-learning among medical students and professional training in the aged-care sector.
I am a qualitative research specialist, with expertise in critical ethnography, in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, participant observation and NVivo thematic analysis. I have an interest in applying sociological theory across a range of health services contexts. My topics of interest include gender and sexuality, health and culture, pastoral power and health inequalities.
The lived experience of post-surgical patients following resective surgery for refractory epilepsy: A phenomenological study
1/01/18 → 31/12/19
Better Evidence for earlier identification and Surgical intervention for RefracTory epilepsy (The BEST Study): A one-year pilot study
1/01/17 → 31/12/17
Enhancing quality of life among epilepsy surgery patients: interlinking multiple social and relational determinantsShih, P., Francis-Auton, E., Nikpour, A., Herkes, G., Bleasel, A. & Rapport, F., 1 Jan 2020, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 102, p. 1-8 8 p., 106721.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Identification and referral of patients with refractory epilepsy from the primary to the tertiary care interface in New South Wales, AustraliaHutchinson, K., Herkes, G., Shih, P., Francis-Auton, E., Bierbaum, M., Ryder, T., Nikpour, A., Bleasel, A. F., Wong, C., Vagholkar, S., Braithwaite, J. & Rapport, F., Oct 2020, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 111, p. 1-18 18 p., 107232.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
Shih, P., Long, J. C., Francis-Auton, E., Bierbaum, M., Faris, M., Clay-Williams, R. & Rapport, F., 27 Oct 2020, Transforming healthcare with qualitative research. Rapport, F. & Braithwaite, J. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 115-124 10 p. (Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare; vol. 18).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Assessing patient reported experience of chronic and complex conditions: developing the Patient Reported IMplementation SciEnce model (PRIME)Rapport, F., Clay-Williams, R., Shih, P. & Braithwaite, J., 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Determinants of health and wellbeing in refractory epilepsy and surgery: the Patient Reported, ImpleMentation sciEnce (PRIME) modelRapport, F., Shih, P., Faris, M., Nikpour, A., Herkes, G., Bleasel, A., Kerr, M., Clay-Williams, R., Mumford, V. & Braithwaite, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 92, p. 79-89 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)29 Downloads (Pure)