Katy is a social scientist with a background in psychology and public health. She has also worked on research projects in the areas of politics and public policy. Between 2011 and 2013 she worked as a Research Fellow in the South Australian Community Health Research Unit. She has an overriding research interest in examining the social determinants of health and health inequities. Within this, her research interests lay in the areas of gender and women's health, neighbourhood and place as social determinants of health, and how participation in different life domains such as paid work, community volunteering, unpaid domestic work and leisure influence health in different ways. Katy applies both qualitative and quantitative methods in her research. She is experienced in multi-disciplinary research and working with partners from outside the research sector.
In Semester 1 2014 Katy was a tutor and guest lecturer in HLTH 1101, Health Promotion for Health Professionals.
In 2010 Katy was a tutor and guest lecturer for the Flinders University Foundation Course. She taught in 2 topics:
Introduction to University Study through Academic Writing
Developing the Skills of Academic numeracy
She also gave a guest lecture in the topic 'Developing the skills of Academic literacy' on the topic of neighbourhood environments and health. Katy has also been a guest lecturer for the Foundation course whilst she was studying for her PhD.
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