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Shih, Patti Dr

Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Health Engagement Evidence and Values (ACHEEV)

Overview


Patti Shih is a medical sociologist, with a background in political science and feminist theory. As Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Health Engagement Evidence & Values (ACHEEV), she is conducting several projects in preventing overdiagnosis. Currently she leads a study on the consumerisation of wearable diagnostic technologies in detecting irregular heart rhythm, and is convening a series of citizens' juries in cancer relabelling, in collaboration with University of Sydney and Bond University. 

She has a broad research interest in socio-cultural aspects of health and the development of social research methods. She completed a PhD in Public Health and Community Medicine from UNSW in 2015, which examined faith-based HIV prevention practices in in Papua New Guinea, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship with the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University, where she undertook a number of qualitative research projects in the lived experience of drug-resistant epilepsy treatment.

Prior to joining academia, Patti worked as a campaigner in the NGO sector, and a parliamentary staffer. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Research Methods: Qualitative, mixed methods, online research, deliberative methods
    • Social & structural determinants of health
    • Culture & health (e.g. CALD communities, cultural change, ethnography, race, critical cultural studies)
    • Gender, sexual & reproductive health (especially HIV, feminist theory)
    • Health in the digital sphere; health technologies
    • Theory based inquiries

Keywords


  • Public health; overdiagnosis; critical cultural studies; social determinants of health; culture and health; gender and sexual and reproductive health; sociology of health & illness; qualitative research methods; mixed methods research; deliberative methodology

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Research Methods: Qualitative, mixed methods, online research, deliberative methods
    • Social & structural determinants of health
    • Culture & health (e.g. CALD communities, cultural change, ethnography, race, critical cultural studies)
    • Gender, sexual & reproductive health (especially HIV, feminist theory)
    • Health in the digital sphere; health technologies
    • Theory based inquiries

Keywords


  • Public health; overdiagnosis; critical cultural studies; social determinants of health; culture and health; gender and sexual and reproductive health; sociology of health & illness; qualitative research methods; mixed methods research; deliberative methodology
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