Associate Professor Emma   Kirby
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Emma Kirby

PhD (Sociology) University of Newcastle (Australia) 2009; BSc - Hons (Human Geography) Loughborough University (UK) 2003

Arts,Design & Architecture
Cntr Social Research in Health

Emma is a UNSW Scientia Associate Professor, and former Australian Research Council DECRA in the Centre for Social Research in Health, Faculty of Arts, Architecture & Design. She is interested in the sociology of health and illness, and her research draws on a range of case studies to provide a critical sociological analysis of advanced illness and end of life care, mapping its character and significance. Her program of research comprises a series of projects focused on relationships in/and health care, health care practice, diversity and social justice.

 

Phone
02 9385 9065
Location
305 Goodsell Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E, 2014, 'Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in developing countries', in Cockerham W; Dingwall R; Quah S (ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E, 2014, 'Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in Western countries', in Cockerham W; Dingwall R; Quah S (ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Lewis S; Parker R; Williams Veazey L; Kenny K; Kirby E; Kokanović R; Lwin Z; Koh ES, 2021, 'Personhood, belonging, affect and affliction', Sociological Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00380261211019266
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Padigos J; Reid S; Kirby E; Broom J, 2021, 'Knowledge, perceptions and experiences of nurses in antimicrobial optimization or stewardship in the intensive care unit', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 109, pp. 10 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2020.12.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; McLaughlan R; Wallworth L; Chappell L; Bellemore F; Chye R, 2021, 'Connection, comfort and COVID-19 in palliative care', Palliative Care and Social Practice, vol. 15, pp. 263235242110013 - 263235242110013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/26323524211001389
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Watson A; Churchill B; Robards B; LaRochelle L, 2021, 'Queering the Map: Stories of love, loss and (be)longing within a digital cartographic archive', Media, Culture & Society, pp. 016344372098600 - 016344372098600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443720986005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Lewis S; Kenny K; Broom A; Kirby E; Boyle F, 2021, 'The social meanings of choice in living-with advanced breast cancer', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 280, pp. 114047 - 114047, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114047
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Plage S; Kirby E, 2021, 'Reconfiguring time: optimisation and authenticity in accounts of people surviving with advanced cancer', Health Sociology Review, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2021.1918016
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Wong WKT; Broom A; Kirby E; Lwin Z, 2020, 'What lies beneath? Experiencing emotions and caring in oncology.', Health (London), vol. 24, pp. 348 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459318800168
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kenny K; Kirby E; George N; Chittem M, 2020, 'Improvisation, therapeutic brokerage and antibiotic (mis)use in India: a qualitative interview study of Hyderabadi physicians and pharmacists', Critical Public Health, vol. 30, pp. 16 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2018.1516032
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Lewis S; Broom A; Kenny K; Kirby E, 2020, 'Cancer caregivers' experiences of prognosis in Australia: a qualitative interview study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e032361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032361
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Parker R; Raymond S; Kirby E; Lewis S; Kokanović R; Adams J; de Souza P; Woodland L; Wyld D; Lwin Z; Koh ES, 2020, 'The (Co)Production of Difference in the Care of Patients With Cancer From Migrant Backgrounds', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 30, pp. 1619 - 1631, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732320930699
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kenny K; Broom A; Kirby E; Oliffe JL; Wyld D; Lwin Z, 2020, 'Reciprocity, Autonomy, and Vulnerability in Men’s Experiences of Informal Cancer Care', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 30, pp. 491 - 503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732319855962
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Broom A; Overton K; Kenny K; Post JJ; Broom J, 2020, 'Reconsidering the nursing role in antimicrobial stewardship: A multisite qualitative interview study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e042321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042321
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kenny K; Kirby E, 2020, 'Entangled and Estranged: Living and Dying in Relation (to Cancer)', Sociology, vol. 54, pp. 1004 - 1021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038520918853
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E, 2019, 'The drivers of antimicrobial use across institutions, stakeholders and economic settings: A paradigm shift is required for effective optimisation', Infection, Disease & Health, vol. 24, pp. S7 - S7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2019.09.027
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Parker RB; Kirby E; KokanoviÄ R; Woodland L; Lwin Z; Koh ES, 2019, 'A qualitative study of cancer care professionals' experiences of working with migrant patients from diverse cultural backgrounds', BMJ Open, vol. 9, pp. e025956, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025956
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E; Kokonavic R; Woodland L; Wyld D; de Souza P; Koh S; Lwin Z, 2019, 'Individualising difference, negotiating culture: Intersections of biography and cancer care', Health, pp. 1363459319829192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459319829192
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Broom A; Karikios D; Harrup R; Lwin Z, 2019, 'Exploring the impact and experience of fractional work in medicine: A qualitative study of medical oncologists in Australia', BMJ Open, vol. 9, pp. e032585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032585
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E, 2019, 'The drivers of antimicrobial use across institutions, stakeholders and economic settings: A paradigm shift is required for effective optimization', Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, vol. 74, pp. 2803 - 2809, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz233
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby ER; Kenny KE; Broom AF; Oliffe JL; Lewis S; Wyld DK; Yates PM; Parker RB; Lwin Z, 2019, 'Responses to a cancer diagnosis: a qualitative patient-centred interview study', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04796-z
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Lwin Z; Kenny K; Broom A; Birman H; Good P, 2018, '"It doesn't exist...": Negotiating palliative care from a culturally and linguistically diverse patient and caregiver perspective', BMC Palliative Care, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12904-018-0343-z
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E, 2018, 'Context-sensitive antibiotic optimization: a qualitative interviews study of a remote Australian hospital setting', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 100, pp. 265 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E; Post JJ, 2018, 'Improvisation versus guideline concordance in surgical antibiotic prophylaxis: a qualitative study', Infection, vol. 46, pp. 541 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-018-1156-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Gibson A; Kirby E; Davis M; Broom J, 2018, 'The private life of medicine: accounting for antibiotics in the ‘for-profit’ hospital setting', Social Theory and Health, vol. 16, pp. 379 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41285-018-0063-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Gibson AF; Broom A; Kirby E; Wyld DK; Lwin Z, 2018, '‘… My biggest worry now is how my husband is going to cope’: women’s relational experiences of cancer ‘care’ during illness', Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 27, pp. 901 - 913, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1340154
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Kenny K; Broom A; Macartney J; Good P, 2018, 'The meaning and experience of bereavement support: A qualitative interview study of bereaved family caregivers', Palliative and Supportive Care, vol. 16, pp. 396 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951517000475
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Wong WKT; Kirby E; Broom A; Sibbritt D; Francis K; Karapetis CS; Karikios D; Harrup R; Lwin Z, 2018, 'A mixed methods analysis of experiences and expectations among early-career medical oncologists in Australia', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 14, pp. e521 - e527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12844
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Broom A; Gibson A; Broom J; Yarwood T; Post J, 2018, 'Medical authority, managerial power and political will: A Bourdieusian analysis of antibiotics in the hospital', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 22, pp. 500 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459317715775
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kenny K; Kirby E; Lwin Z, 2018, 'The collective/affective practice of cancer survivorship', British Journal of Sociology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12616
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom JK; Broom AF; Kirby ER; Post JJ, 2017, 'How do professional relationships influence surgical antibiotic prophylaxis decision making? A qualitative study', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 46, pp. 311 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.09.004
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Broom J; Kirby E; Gibson A; Davis M, 2017, 'Antibiotic optimisation in ‘the bush’: Local know-how and core-periphery relations', Health and Place, vol. 48, pp. 56 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.003
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    kenny K; Broom A; Kirby E; Ridge D, 2017, 'In one’s own time: Contesting the temporality and linearity of bereavement', Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine, vol. 23, pp. 58 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459317724854
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E; Gibson AF; Post JJ, 2017, 'How do hospital respiratory clinicians perceive antimicrobial stewardship (AMS)? A qualitative study highlighting barriers to AMS in respiratory medicine', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 96, pp. 316 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.05.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Broom J; Kirby E; Scambler G, 2017, 'Nurses as Antibiotic Brokers: Institutionalized Praxis in the Hospital', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 1924 - 1935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316679953
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Broom A; Good P; Bowden V; Lwin Z, 2017, 'Experiences of interpreters in supporting the transition from oncology to palliative care: A qualitative study', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 13, pp. e497 - e505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12563
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Gibson AF; Broom A; Kirby E; Wyld DK; Lwin Z, 2017, 'The social reception of women with cancer', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 983 - 993, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316637591
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    MacArtney JI; Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Wootton J, 2017, 'The Liminal and the Parallax: Living and Dying at the End of Life', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 623 - 633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732315618938
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Murthy V; Adams J; Broom A; Kirby E; Refshauge KM; Sibbritt D, 2017, 'The influence of communication and information sources upon decision-making around complementary and alternative medicine use for back pain among Australian women aged 60–65 years', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 25, pp. 114 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12275
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom JK; Broom AF; Kirby ER; Gibson AF; Post JJ, 2017, 'Clinical and social barriers to antimicrobial stewardship in pulmonary medicine: A qualitative study', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 45, pp. 911 - 916, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.03.003
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kenny K; Broom A; Kirby E; Wyld D; Lwin Z, 2017, 'Terminal anticipation: entanglements of affect and temporality in living with advanced cancer', Subjectivity, vol. 10, pp. 374 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41286-017-0034-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; kirby E; Gibson A; Post J; Broom J, 2017, 'Myth, manners, and medical ritual: Defensive medicine and the fetishisation of antibiotics', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 1994 - 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732317721478
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E; Gibson A; Post J, 2017, 'Individual care versus broader public health: A qualitative study of hospital doctors' antibiotic decisions', Infection, Disease & Health, vol. 22, pp. 97 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2017.05.003
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; kenny K; Kirby E, 2017, 'On waiting, hauntings and surviving: Chronicling life with cancer through solicited diaries', The Sociological Review, vol. 66, pp. 682 - 699, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038026117719216
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Wong WKT; Kirby E; Sibbritt D; Karikios D; Harrup R; Lwin Z, 2016, 'A qualitative study of medical oncologists' experiences of their profession and workforce sustainability', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166302
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Broom J; Kirby E; Adams J, 2016, 'The social dynamics of antibiotic use in an Australian hospital', Journal of Sociology, vol. 52, pp. 824 - 839, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783315594486
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Sibbritt D; Lauche R; Sundberg T; Peng W; Moore C; Broom A; Kirby E; Adams J, 2016, 'Severity of back pain may influence choice and order of practitioner consultations across conventional, allied and complementary health care: A cross-sectional study of 1851 mid-age Australian women', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-016-1251-0
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E; Kenny K; MacArtney J; Good P, 2016, 'Moral ambivalence and informal care for the dying', Sociological Review, vol. 64, pp. 987 - 1004, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12400
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Brosnan C; Kirby E, 2016, 'Sociological perspectives on the politics of knowledge in health care: introduction to themed issue', Health Sociology Review, vol. 25, pp. 139 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2016.1174055
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Plage S; Broom J; Kirby E; Adams J, 2016, 'A qualitative study of hospital pharmacists and antibiotic governance: Negotiating interprofessional responsibilities, expertise and resource constraints Organization, structure and delivery of healthcare', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1290-0
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Macartney JI; Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Wootton J; Adams J, 2016, 'Locating care at the end of life: Burden, vulnerability, and the practical accomplishment of dying', Sociology of Health and Illness, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12375
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Gibson AF; Broom J; Kirby E; Yarwood T; Post JJ, 2016, 'Optimizing antibiotic usage in hospitals: a qualitative study of the perspectives of hospital managers', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 94, pp. 230 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2016.08.021
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Macartney JI; Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Wootton J; Adams J, 2016, 'Locating care at the end of life: Burden, vulnerability, and the practical accomplishment of dying', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, pp. 479 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12375
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Murthy V; Sibbritt D; Broom A; Kirby E; Frawley J; Refshauge KM; Adams J, 2015, 'Back pain sufferers' attitudes toward consultations with CAM practitioners and self- prescribed CAM products: A study of a nationally representative sample of 1310 Australian women aged 60-65 years', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 23, pp. 782 - 788, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2015.09.003
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Broom J; Kirby E; Scambler G, 2015, 'The path of least resistance? Jurisdictions, responsibility and professional asymmetries in pharmacists' accounts of antibiotic decisions in hospitals', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 146, pp. 95 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.037
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Lwin Z, 2015, 'Nursing futility, managing medicine: Nurses' perspectives on the transition from life-prolonging to palliative care.', Health (London), vol. 20, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459315595845
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom AF; Kirby ER; Adams J; Refshauge KM, 2015, 'On Illegitimacy, Suffering and Recognition: A Diary Study of Women Living with Chronic Pain', Sociology, vol. 49, pp. 712 - 731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038514551090
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Wootton J; Yates P; Hardy J, 2015, 'Negotiating futility, managing emotions: Nursing the transition to palliative care', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 25, pp. 299 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732314553123
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    MacArtney JI; Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Wootton J; Yates PM; Adams J, 2015, 'On resilience and acceptance in the transition to palliative care at the end of life', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 19, pp. 263 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459314545696
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Broom A; Sibbritt D; Refshauge K; Adams J, 2015, 'Suffering, recognition and reframing: Healthcare choices and plural care pathways for women with chronic back pain', Current Sociology, vol. 63, pp. 652 - 668, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0011392115590076
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Broom J; Kirby E; Plage S; Adams J, 2015, 'What role do pharmacists play in mediating antibiotic use in hospitals? A qualitative study', BMJ open, vol. 5, pp. e008326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008326
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    MacArtney JI; Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Wootton J; Yates PM; Adams J, 2015, 'On resilience and acceptance in the transition to palliative care at the end of life', Health (London, England : 1997), vol. 19, pp. 263 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459314545696
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Murthy V; Sibbritt D; Adams J; Broom A; Kirby E; Refshauge KM, 2014, 'Self-prescribed complementary and alternative medicine use for back pain amongst a range of care options: Results from a nationally representative sample of 1310 women aged 60-65 years', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 22, pp. 133 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2013.11.013
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Broom A; Good P; Wootton J; Adams J, 2014, 'Medical specialists' motivations for referral to specialist palliative care: A qualitative study', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 4, pp. 277 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000376
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Murthy V; Sibbritt D; Adams J; Broom A; Kirby E; Refshauge KM, 2014, 'Consultations with complementary and alternative medicine practitioners amongst wider care options for back pain: A study of a nationally representative sample of 1,310 Australian women aged 60-65 years', Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 33, pp. 253 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-013-2357-5
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Broom A; Good P; Wootton J; Adams J, 2014, 'Families and the transition to specialist palliative care', Mortality, vol. 19, pp. 323 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2014.916258
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Wootton J; Adams J, 2014, 'The troubles of telling: Managing communication about the end of life', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 24, pp. 151 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732313519709
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby E; Broom A; Good P, 2014, 'The role and significance of nurses in managing transitions to palliative care: A qualitative study', BMJ Open, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006026
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby ER; Broom AF; Adams J; Sibbritt DW; Refshauge KM, 2014, 'A qualitative study of influences on older women's practitioner choices for back pain care', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-131
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Broom J; Kirby E, 2014, 'Cultures of resistance? A Bourdieusian analysis of doctors' antibiotic prescribing', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 110, pp. 81 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.03.030
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Lwin Z; Broom A; Cosman R; Livingstone A; Sawkins K; Good P; Kirby E; Koh ES; Hovey E, 2014, 'Culturally and linguistically diverse patient participation in glioma research', Neuro-Oncology Practice, vol. 1, pp. 101 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nop/npu009
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby ER; Broom AF; Sibbritt DW; Adams J; Refshauge KM, 2013, 'A national cross-sectional survey of back pain care amongst Australian women aged 60-65', European Journal of Integrative Medicine, vol. 5, pp. 36 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2012.08.005
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Good P; Kirby E; Lwin Z, 2013, 'Negotiating palliative care in the context of culturally and linguistically diverse patients', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 43, pp. 1043 - 1046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.12244
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Kirby ER; Broom AF; Sibbritt DW; Refshauge KM; Adams J, 2013, 'Health care utilisation and out-of-pocket expenditure associated with back pain: A nationally representative survey of Australian women', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0083559
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E, 2013, 'The end of life and the family: Hospice patients' views on dying as relational', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 35, pp. 499 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9566.2012.01497.x
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Wootton J; Adams J, 2013, 'The art of letting go: Referral to palliative care and its discontents', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 78, pp. 9 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.008
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom AF; Kirby ER; Sibbritt DW; Adams J; Refshauge KM, 2012, 'Back pain amongst mid-age Australian women: A longitudinal analysis of provider use and self-prescribed treatments', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 20, pp. 275 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2012.05.003
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Wootton J; Adams J, 2012, 'Specialists' experiences and perspectives on the timing of referral to palliative care: A qualitative study', Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol. 15, pp. 1248 - 1253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2012.0264
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom AF; Kirby ER; Sibbritt DW; Adams J; Refshauge KM, 2012, 'Use of complementary and alternative medicine by mid-age women with back pain: a national cross-sectional survey', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-12-98
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Sibbritt D; Nayar KR; Nilan P; Kirby E, 2012, 'What factors predict exposure to caste, political and religious violence in India? A cross - Sectional survey of 1000 Indian Men', Asian Social Science, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n1p1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Broom A; Kirby E; Good P, 2012, 'Referral to specialist palliative care', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 42, pp. 1040 - 1042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02879.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Harris M; Nilan P; Kirby E, 2011, 'Risk and risk management for australian sex workers', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 21, pp. 386 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732310385253
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Associate Professor Emma Kirby
    Robards B; Watson A; Kirby E; Churchill B; LaRochelle L, 2020, 'Queering the Map: Physical traces and digital places of queer lives', Dublin/Online, presented at Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference "Life", Dublin/Online, 26 October 2020 - 31 October 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11319

Awards

2018: UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Science Dean's Award for Scholarly Impact [with Alex Broom, Katherine Kenny, Sophie Lewis, Stefanie Plage]

2014: University of Queensland Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Early Career Reseacher Award

Grants

  1. Broom, A., Wakefield, C., Kirby E., Khasraw, M., Kenny, E., Prainsack, B. (2019-2021) Precision and the Person: A sociological study of therapeutic innovation in cancer care. Australian Research Council Discovery Grant [DP190100745] $470,650
  2. Broom, A., Kirby, E., Davis, M., Dodds, S., Broom, J., & Post, J. (2017-2019) Navigating an uncertain antimicrobial future: a sociological study. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP170100300] $318,473 [ARC contribution]
  3. Broom, A., Kirby, E., Kokanovic, R., Adams, J., Lwin, Z., Wyld, D., Koh, ES., de Souza, P., & Woodland, L. (2016-18) Cultural Biographies, Medical Knowledges: A sociological study. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP160100100] $210,000 [ARC contribution]
  4. Kirby, E. (2015-2017) Who cares? A sociological study of informal care at the end of life. Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award [DE150100285] $372,000
  5. Broom, A., Kirby, E., Yates, P., Seale, C., & Olliffe, J. (2015-2017) The changing landscapes of survivorship: A sociological study. Australian Research Council Discovery Project [DP150100414] $359,700
  6. Broom, A., Kirby, E., Adams, J., Broom, J., & Looke, D. (2014-2017) Unintended consequences? A sociological study of how social relations influence decisions about antibiotics. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP140100020] $172,117.
  7. Broom, A., Kirby, E. (2016) A sociological study of the unregulated antibiotic market and non-prescribed antibiotic use in India. UNSW School of Social Science Project Grant: $7,052.80
  8. Broom, A., Adams, J., Yates, P., Kirby, E. (2012-2015) Pathways to and through palliative care: A sociological study of patient, carer and clinician experiences at end-of-life. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP 120200268] $164,830 ($591,411 total cash and in-kind)
  9. Lwin, Z., Broom, A., Wyld, D., Kirby, E., Cubitt, A. (2014-2015) Understanding and improving social support amongst women with cancer: A qualitative study. RBWH Foundation: The Weekend to End Women’s Cancer’s Diamond Care Grants, $100,000
  10. Lwin, Z., Broom, A., Good, P., Kirby, E., Geary, A. (2014) Understanding and Improving the communication experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse patients who are diagnosed with cancer: A qualitative study. RBWH Foundation Research Initiative Grant, $60,000
  11. Broom, A., Good, P., Lwin, Z., Kirby, E., Adams, J. (2013) Referral to specialist palliative care: Understanding and improving the experiences of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) patients and their families. Mater Medical Research Institute, Theme 2, Program 9 Fund, $15,000
  12. Broom, A., Broom., J., Kirby, E., Sowden, D. (2013) Cultures of prescribing: a socio-behavioural analysis of factors that underpin antimicrobial prescribing at Nambour Hospital. Queensland Health: Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service, $12,519

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