Dr Kathryn Browne-Yung

Research Fellow

Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity

Research expertise

Dr Kathryn Browne-Yung is a Research Fellow with the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity and is currently working as a research coordinator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity

Research expertise

Dr Kathryn Browne-Yung is a Research Fellow with the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity and is currently working as a research coordinator on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity

place Health Sciences Building (2.53)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Kathryn competed a PhD at Flinders University in 2011. Her work focuses on the social determinants of health and understanding ways to tackle the social and economic reproduction of unequal societies that lead to health inequities. Her work on the CREHE explores how policy responses to de-industrialization and changes to employment affect health equity for communities. This work takes a systems thinking approach to how policies interact to create health equity outcomes. 

Kathryn has experience in a wide range of research methods and has worked in a variety of positions over the years, including as a research fellow and project manager in ageing research at Flinders University, as a research officer at La Trobe university and a clinical nurse specialist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Before moving to Australia Kathryn undertook university studies and nursing training and work in the UK.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Swinburne University
MA (Applied Policy Research) Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Graduate Diploma Public Health, Adelaide University
PhD Flinders University

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

Key responsibilities

Research Fellow - Centre for Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity

Research interests
    • Social determinants of neighborhood disadvantage, health and wellbeing
    • Critical Theory: application of Bacchi, Bourdieu's theoretical perspective and Critical Realism to SDOH
    • Ageing and Resilience Life Narrative approach
    • Deindustrialization, policy response employment changes and health equity

Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Bourdieu: Social Justice (1), Health impacts of cash in hand employment
Publications

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