Professor Anna Ziersch

Professorial Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (2.29)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a public health social scientist and have an overarching interest in health inequities, in particular multidisciplinary and multimethod approaches to understanding the social determinants of health. My main focus more recently has been on the social determinants of migrant and refugee health and wellbeing.

This research has spanned an examination of housing and neighbourhood, stigma and discrimination, immigration precarity, social capital and social inclusion, employment, education, regional resettlement, family and domestic violence, HIV, disability, stillbirth, and access to primary, oral and maternal health care.

I have a strong commitment to applied multidisciplinary research and participatory methodologies, and work closely with a broad range of community, non-government and government organisations.

I am a co-convenor of the Migrant and Refugee Research Network (MARRNet).

See also:

BA (Hons), University of Adelaide
MSc (Social Psychology), London School of Economics
PhD (Public Health), Flinders University
Supervisory interests
Housing, social inclusion, neighbourhood disadvantage
Refugee mental and physical health and wellbeing
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Mental well-being and support needs of Middle Eastern women from a refugee background, HIV self testing in Ethiopia, Stigma and its determinants among people with mental illness in Africa
Associate supervisor: Health care and wellbeing for families with refugee backgrounds in the first 1000 days
Principal supervisor: 'Health care seeking behaviours for sexually transmitted infections among women attending the National Institute of Dermatology and Venereology in Vietnam' (1), Government and public policy approaches to multiculturalism
Associate supervisor: The impact of health on lifetime earnings, labour force experience and retirement, and health and income inequities post retirement (1), Refugee experiences of private rental housing, 'Neighbourhood characteristics, social capital, health and wellbeing: comparing the experiences and opportunities of relatively low income indiviudals living in contrasting socio-economic areas' (1), 'Women, social capital and mental well-being: An examination of participation in community groups' (1), An investigation of trust in areas of differing socioeconomic status: Implications for health' (1), HIV nutrition programme in Ethiopia (1), Mental health impacts for children in immigration detention