Dr Kathryn Browne-Yung

Position/s:Research Associate, Southgate Institute for Health,Society and Equity.
School of Medicine
 Research Associate, Flinders Centre for Ageing Studies
School of Psychology
Phone: +61 8 72218487, +61 8 82017566
Location: Social Sciences North (363), Health Sciences Building (2.53)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia


BA (Hons)
MA (Applied Policy Research, UK) 
Graduate Diploma Public Health (Adel)
PhD (Flinders)

Honours, awards and grants

 PhD entitled The comparative experience of low income individuals living in contrasting socioeconomic areas was award the Kerry Kirke Student award conferred by the South Australian Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia in 2011

Research and supervision

Research interests

  Neighbourhood disadvantage, health and wellbeing
Application of Bourdieu's theoretical perspective to SDOH

Supervisory interests

  • Bourdieu's theory of public health
  • Social determinants of health


Refereed journal articles
  • Browne-Yung, K.C., Ziersch, A., Baum, F. and Gallaher, G. (2013). Aboriginal Australians' experience of social capital and its relevance to health and wellbeing in urban settings. Social Science and Medicine, 97 pp. 20-28. [10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.08.002]
  • Browne-Yung, K., Ziersch, A. and Baum, F. (2012). Facilitating the research participation of low income individuals in contrasting socio-economic neighbourhoods. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(4) pp. 392-393. [10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00898.x]
  • Luszcz, M.A., Giles, L.C., Eckermann, S.D., Edwards, P.R., Browne-Yung, K.C., Hayles, C., et al. (2007). The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing: 15 Years of Ageing in South Australia. South Australia: Department of Families and Communities, SA.
Conference publications
  • Baum, F., Ziersch, A. and Browne-Yung, K.C. (2012). Flourishing lives: a comparison of the factors contributing to health in four suburbs in Adelaide. In The Science of Wellbeing - More than the absence of illness. The Science of Wellbeing - More than the absence of illness. Adelaide. Feb 2012.
  • Luszcz, M.A., Anstey, K.J., Walker, R.B., Edwards, P.R. and Browne-Yung, K.C. (2010). The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing and beyond: Optimising evidence on older Australians. In International Federation of Ageing 10th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation of Ageing 10th Global Conference on Ageing. Melbourne, Australia. Apr 2010.
Other public research outputs
  • Fisher, I. and Browne-Yung, K. (2013). Future Directions and Priorities in the South: Report on the Southern Regional Alliance Connecting in the Urban Village Conference. [Link]

Professional and community engagement

Member Public Health Association Australia
Homeslessness Australia
Australian Association of Gerontology

inspiring achievement