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Braunack-Mayer, Annette J. Prof.

Head, School of Health and Society

  • Professor of Health Ethics - School of Health and Society - Faculty of Social Sciences 2018 -

Overview


Prof Braunack-Mayer’s research, teaching and community service combines rigorous and robust analyses of health systems, policies and practices with the views and experiences of community members. 
Annette is passionate about ensuring that the experiences and views of members of communities contribute to health services, policies and systems.  She has brought this commitment to bear in every research, teaching and service activity in which she engages, leading to strong relationships and a familiarity with needs across diverse communities and service providers.  She has a particular affinity with rural communities, with strong links to a number of communities in South Australia.    

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Research Overview


  • Annette is an empirical bioethicist. Her research combines ethical analysis with a wide range of qualitative methods for engaging with citizens, patients, consumers and stakeholders. She has particular expertise in the use of deliberative methods of engagement with communities, but her research skill set extends across qualitative research and includes the incorporation of insights from quantitative research. She has led community engagement activities with citizens, patients and stakeholders across 10 funded projects, combining methods including citizens’ juries, in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant and non-participant observation, document and media analysis.  Her current research spans vaccination policy and programs, the appropriate use of big data, obesity prevention, and chronic disease prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Conceptualizing and exploring stigma and the social construction of the HPV vaccination, Academic and community discourses Prokopovich, Kathleen
    Doctor of Philosophy The Banyan Tree: Cross-cultural transitions of Pakastani Muslims in Australia Kabir, Muhammad

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Annette is an empirical bioethicist. Her research combines ethical analysis with a wide range of qualitative methods for engaging with citizens, patients, consumers and stakeholders. She has particular expertise in the use of deliberative methods of engagement with communities, but her research skill set extends across qualitative research and includes the incorporation of insights from quantitative research. She has led community engagement activities with citizens, patients and stakeholders across 10 funded projects, combining methods including citizens’ juries, in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant and non-participant observation, document and media analysis.  Her current research spans vaccination policy and programs, the appropriate use of big data, obesity prevention, and chronic disease prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Other Research Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Conceptualizing and exploring stigma and the social construction of the HPV vaccination, Academic and community discourses Prokopovich, Kathleen
    Doctor of Philosophy The Banyan Tree: Cross-cultural transitions of Pakastani Muslims in Australia Kabir, Muhammad
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