Dr Amy Marshall

Senior Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park (Level 2 - Desk 011)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Amy is a non-Indigenous Senior Research Fellow in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Health Research Team. Her research is focusing on co-designing culturally safe solutions to identified healthcare priorities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and taking a decolonising approach to implementation within healthcare systems.

Her background is in Sociology and health systems research, with a focus on the paradigm shift from disease and diagnosis-centred care to holistic person-centred care, particularly for marginalised and under-represented groups. Healthcare services and systems have a lot of power, and though that power is more often used in ways that end up perpetuating trauma and disadvantage, it can also have profoundly empowering and supportive effects when done right. Changing the way the healthcare system uses that power continues to drive her work. Her recent research includes co-designing solutions to fragmented care with older people, implementing change within the aged care and healthcare sectors, and understanding system and healthcare responses to children and young people with disability and women with disability who experience violence.


PhD (Nursing), The University of Adelaide 2015

Master of Arts (Sociology), Flinders University 2007

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Flinders University 2002

Supervisory interests
Action research
Applied policy research on disability
Applied policy research on gender
Community health
Evidence based implementation
Family violence
Family violence and the health system
Feminist theory and methodology
Knowledge translation
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: health services (2)