Doctor of Philosophy (2016) University of Sydney.
Master of Arts (2009) Gender Studies (with merit), University of Sydney.
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (2002) University of Sydney
I currently occupy two concurrent academic appointments at UNSW Sydney.
1. Community Partnerships Fellow at the Health Equity Research and Development Unit, which is part of the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE) and a unit under Clinical Services Integration and Population Health, Sydney Local Health District.
2. Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health, located within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.
My current area of research lies at the intersection of social inquiry and public health, particularly in the experiences and expressions of health and wellbeing among marginalised and vulnerable communities. I take a community-led and -engaged approach to all my work, working with affected communities to determine their health needs.
I was awarded my PhD in 2016 from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, where I undertook an ethnographic exploration of Sydney's drag king culture as a site for the varied investments in social scenes for LGBTQ people. I taught Gender Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney before taking up a research-focussed position at the Centre for Social Research in Health in 2017.
FASS ECAN Publication Awards 2020 (Non-traditional Research Output category) for ‘Crystal Clear: Negotiating pleasures and risk around sex on crystal’ podcast series.
Awarded participant, Kathleen Fitzgerald Laureate Mentorship Scheme, University of Melbourne, 3 – 7 December 2018 - awarded to outstanding early career female researchers to complete an intensive mentoring programme with a focus on research leadership and enhancing career progression.
Finalist, Rita and John Cornforth Award (2016), Graduate Medal, University of Sydney - awarded to a person who has achieved the highest standard of academic proficiency in a doctoral thesis, and contributed to the diverse life of the University and broader community.
Dean’s Citation for Excellence in Tutorials (2013), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney.