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Health Sociology Thematic Group



Meet the Health TG Co-Convenors:

Renae Fomiatti is a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. She conducts qualitative research on alcohol and other drug use, health, gender and recovery. Her research is informed by contemporary feminist theory and Science and Technology Studies.

Adrian Farrugia is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the Drugs, Gender and Sexuality program at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. His research focuses on the sociology of health initiatives such as take-home naloxone for opioid overdose, hepatitis C treatment and drug education. Adrian has published on young men’s drug consumption and understandings of drug education, gender and drug education, experiences of take-home naloxone and, most recently, young people’s use of online sexual health information.

Ann Lawless is an independent scholar.

Linda Marsden is a final stages doctoral candidate at the Young & Resilient Research CentreWestern Sydney University, Institute of Culture and Society. Linda’s research project is interested in young people’s health, wellbeing and digital cultures and employs qualitative and participatory methods. Linda has held several research assistant roles at Western Sydney University, Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology, across a variety of Cultural Studies, Digital Media, Education and Health related projects. Linda holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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The Convenors of the Medical Section/Health Section of SAANZ/TASA.
The Convenors of the Medical Section/Health Section of SAANZ/TASA.
This list is a ‘work in progress piece’. If you have more information about any of our past convenors, please pass this information to TASA or the Health Section Convenor.
1967- Katy Richmond

1989 Evan Willis

1990 Jake Najman

1991 Alan Petersen and Charles Waddell.

1992 Section Convenors: ACT – Frank Hicks; NSW – Leonie Short; NT – John Mathews; Qld – Jake Najman; SA – Jane Shoebridge; Tas – Gary Easthope; Victorial – Helen Keleher; Western Australia - Charles Waddell.

1994 National Convenors: Liz Eckerman and Helen Keleher; Western Australia – Alan Petersen and Eileen Richardson; Tasmania – Gary Easthope; South Australia – Jane Edwards; ACT – Fran Collyer; NSW – Bethne Hart; Victoria – Liz Eckerman and Helen Keleher.

1996 National Convenor: Gary Easthope.

1998 Hossein Adibi (as stated in Nexus 1998, volume 10(3):16).

1999 National Convenor: Janice Chesters

2001 South Australia: Eileen Willis
Victoria: Chris King
Northern Territory: Gary Robinson
Queensland: Jake Najman
Tasmania: Gary Easthope

2004-5 Eileen Clark

2006 Bev McNamara

2007 Evan Willis and Kate Seear

2010 Fran Collyer (National Convenor)
New Zealand - Allison Kirkman

2011 Fran Collyer (National Convenor)
New Zealand - Allison Kirkman

2012 Fran Collyer (National Convenor)
New South Wales - Michelle Black
Tasmania - Karen Willis
Victoria - Claudia Slegers
New Zealand - Allison Kirkman

2013 Fran Collyer
New South Wales - Michelle Black and Natalya Godbold
Queensland – Marianne Wyder and Emma Kirby
Victoria – Petya Fitzpatrick
New Zealand - Allison Kirkman

Emma Kirby
Caragh Brosnan
Michelle Black
Fran Collyer

Alexandra Gibson
Sophie Lewis

Jacinthe Flore
Kiran Pienaar
Anthony Smith

Group Conveners:

Renae Fomiatti
La Trobe University

Adrian Farrugia
La Trobe University

Ann Lawless
Independent Scholar

Linda Marsden
Western Sydney University

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