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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.

Research interests

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.


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