Dr Esther Alloun
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Esther Alloun

Doctor of Philosophy (2021) University of Wollongong

Master of Environmental Studies (2011) University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts, Political and Social Sciences (2008) Sciences-Po Paris

Medicine & Health
Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity

I am a qualitative social and cultural researcher. I use a critical lens and my training in geography to explore issues of power, inequities and belonging in diverse places. Ethnographic methods that attend to the ways people live and experience places are a central thread in my work.

My current work investigates the ways health inequities are constructed, experienced, and reproduced at different scales. I focus on people’s trajectories through healthcare, the role of affect and emotions in relations of care, and community advocacy for social justice

AGSM Building - Level 3 (Room 343)
  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Alexander S; Alloun E, 2014, 'Transition Towns', in Alexander S; McLeod A (ed.), Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future, The Simplicity Institute, Melbourne, pp. 203 - 210
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Alloun E; Cook N, 2023, 'Actually existing intersectionality: The place-based and embodied politics of animal and human rights activism', Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, pp. 251484862311596 - 251484862311596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/25148486231159626
    Journal articles | 2023
    Yashadhana A; Alloun E; Serova N; de Leeuw E; Mengesha Z, 2023, 'Place-making and its impact on health and wellbeing among recently resettled refugees in high income contexts: A scoping review', Health and Place, 81, pp. 103003 - 103003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2023.103003
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mengesha Z; Alloun E; Weber D; Smith M; Harris P, 2022, '“Lived the Pandemic Twice”: A Scoping Review of the Unequal Impact of the COVID‐19 Pandemic on Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Migrants', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19116624
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alloun E, 2021, '[Review] Penny Johnson. Companions in Conflict: Animals in Occupied Palestine. Melville House Publishing, 2019', Animal Studies Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.14453/asj.v10i1.11
    Journal articles | 2020
    Alloun E, 2020, 'Veganwashing Israel’s Dirty Laundry? Animal Politics and Nationalism in Palestine-Israel', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 41, pp. 24 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2019.1617254
    Journal articles | 2018
    Alloun E, 2018, 'That’s the beauty of it, it’s very simple!’ animal rights and settler colonialism in Palestine-Israel', Settler Colonial Studies, 8, pp. 559 - 574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2201473X.2017.1414138
    Journal articles | 2015
    Alloun E, 2015, 'Ecofeminism and animal advocacy in Australia: Productive encounters for an integrative ethics and politics', Animal Studies Journal, 4, pp. 148 - 173, https://ro.uow.edu.au/asj/vol4/iss1/9
  • Working Papers | 2015
    Alloun E; Paschen J-A; Beilin R, 2015, Working with risk and resilience - perspectives on the concepts, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 2015
    Paschen J-A; Alloun E; Beilin R, 2015, Working with risk and resilience in theory and practice: experiences from bushfire management in Victoria, Australia, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 2014
    Alloun E; Alexander S, 2014, The Transition movement: Questions of diversity, power and affluence, Melbourne, 14g, http://dx.doi.org, http://simplicityinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/TransitionMovement.pdf
  • Creative Written Works | 2022
    Alloun E, 2022, Gone to the dogs (slam poetry and statement)
    Theses / Dissertations | 2021
    Alloun E, 2021, The politics of ‘actually existing intersectionality’: animal and human rights activism in Israel-Palestine
    Reports | 2014
    Paschen J-A; Beilin R; Alloun E, 2014, Defining bushfire risk and resilience in the everyday landscape: knowledge, communication and practice, Melbourne

2022 - Professor Jim Hagan Memorial Prize for best PhD thesis completed in Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong

2021 - Two commendations for outstanding doctoral thesis, University of Wollongong

2017 - Winner, Global Challenges Program's 'PhD Travel Scholarship Video Challenge'

2010 - Graduate Study Award, Office for Environmental Programs, University of Melbourne


My Teaching

PHCM 9626 Inequalities, Inequities and Health