Dr Melissa Graham

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Melbourne, 2001
Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 2004
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007

Contact

Research interests

Dr Grahams research interests are in the area of womens reproductive health with a focus on:

- Health and well being of childless women

- Social exclusion, inclusion and connectedness

- Patterns, trends, experiences and portrayals of childlessness

- Hysterectomy outcomes (general health and well being including sexual health and functioning)

- Womens reproductive health and rights

Affiliations

- Public Health Association of Australia

- Society for Epidemiological Research

- Australasian Epidemiology Association

- International Union for Health Promotion and Education

- International Epidemiology Association

Teaching interests

- HSH205 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1

- HSH319 Population Health: A Research Perspective 


 

Conferences

Graham, M, McKenzie, H and Lamaro, G (2014) Women's reproductive policy: What's the "problem" represented to be? 2nd PHAA Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia.  


Graham, M, McKenzie, H and Lamaro, G (2014) Mapping policy instruments governing women’s reproductive choice. 2nd PHAA Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia.  


Graham, M (2013) Childlessness: A new determinant of women’s health and wellbeing across the life course? 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Pattaya, Thailand.


Graham, M (2013) Social support and health: A disparity for women without children? PHAA 42nd Annual Conference: A “fair go” for health: tackling physical, social and psychological inequality. Melbourne, Australia.


Graham, M., Shield, M. and Taket, A.(2012) Social support as a determinant of sexual and reproductive health: The case of childless women. PHAA Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia.


Graham, M., Hill, E. and Shelley, E. (2010) The emergence of a new reproductive trend: Childlessness. Australian Women's Health Conference: The New National Agenda, Hobart, Australia.


Graham, M., Chegwidden, M. and Taket, A. (2010) Narrowing the gap: Evaluation of an approach to reduce social exclusion 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Geneva, Switzerland.


Graham, M., Shelley, J., Smith, A., Ferris, J., Pitts, M. and Richters, J. (2008) Sexual health and functioning post hysterectomy: A comparison from a nationally representative sample. Population Health Congress. A global World Practical Action for Health and Wellbeing, Brisbane, Australia.


Hill, E., Graham, M. and Shelley, J. (2008) Hysterectomy trends in Australia 2000/01-2004-05. Population Health Congress. A global World Practical Action for Health and Wellbeing, Brisbane, Australia.


Hill, E., Graham, M. and Shelley, J. (2008) The descriptive epidemiology of hysterectomy in Australia. Population Health Congress. A global World Practical Action for Health and Wellbeing, Brisbane, Australia.


Taket, A., Graham, M. and Hakman, N. (2007) The relevance of health literacy models for people with severe mental illness. The 19th World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education. Health Promotion Comes of Age: Research Policy and Practice for the 21st Century. International Union for Health Promotion and Education, Vancouver, Canada.


Graham, M., Oldroyd, J. and Nevill, A. (2007) Community health needs embedded in the determinants of health. The 19th World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education. Health Promotion Comes of Age: Research, Policy and Practice for the 21st Century. International Union for Health Promotion and Education, Vancouver, Canada.

Publications

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2016

Social exclusion of Australian childless women in their reproductive years

Ms Beth Turnbull, Dr Melissa Graham, Prof Ann Taket

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 102-115, Social Inclusion, Lisbon, Portugal, C1

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A cross-sectional study examining the extent of unwanted sexual attention and unhealthy intimate relationships among female university students

Miss Kelly Hayden, Dr Melissa Graham, Miss Greer Lamaro Haintz

(2016), pp. 1-6, Health promotion journal of Australia, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal
2015

Use of pregnancy counselling services in Australia 2007-2012

A/Prof Julia Shelley, Mr Shane Andrew Kavanagh, Dr Melissa Graham, Ms Cath Mayes

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 77-81, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Is being childless detrimental to a woman's health and well-being across her life course?

Dr Melissa Graham

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 176-184, Womens health issues, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Navigating the ethics of cross-cultural health promotion research

Miss Greer Lamaro Haintz, Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Hayley Mckenzie

(2015), Vol. 26, pp. 235-240, Health promotion journal of Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Women’s attitudes towards children and motherhood: a predictor of future childlessness?

Dr Melissa Graham, Miss Carly Smith, Ms Margaret Shield

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 5-18, Journal of social inclusion, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal
2014

Implementing the social inclusion agenda

Prof Beth Crisp, Prof Ann Taket, Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Lisa Hanna

(2014), pp. 249-256, Practising social inclusion, Abingdon, England, B1

chapter

The invisibility of childlessness in research: a more inclusive approach

Dr Melissa Graham

(2014), pp. 228-236, Practising social inclusion, Abingdon, England, B1

chapter
2013

Navigating the terrain of lived experiences: the value of lifeworld existentials for reflective analysis

Ms Stephanie Rich, Dr Melissa Graham, Prof Ann Taket, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2013), Vol. 12, pp. 498-510, International journal of qualitative methods, Edmonton, Canada, C1

journal

Why are childless women childless? Findings from an exploratory study in Victoria, Australia

Dr Melissa Graham, Ms Erin Hill, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Prof Ann Taket

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 70-89, Journal of social inclusion, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal
2012

Representations of childless women in the Australian print media

Dr Melissa Graham, Ms Stephanie Rich

(2012), Vol. 14, pp. 500-518, Feminist media studies, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2011

Young mothers’ lived experiences prior to becoming pregnant in rural Victoria : a phenomenological study

Miss Sarah Roberts, Dr Melissa Graham, Ms Sarah Barter-Godfrey

(2011), Vol. 19, pp. 312-317, Australian journal of rural health, Deakin, A.C.T., C1

journal

An examination of the health and wellbeing of childless women : A cross-sectional exploratory study in Victoria, Australia

Dr Melissa Graham, Ms Erin Hill, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Prof Ann Taket

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-24, BMC women's health, London, England, C1

journal

'Unnatural', 'Unwomanly', 'Uncreditable' and 'Undervalued': the significance of being a childless woman in Australian society

Ms Stephanie Rich, Prof Ann Taket, Dr Melissa Graham, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2011), Vol. 28, pp. 226-247, Gender issues, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Neighbourhood renewal in Victoria, Australia : an effective way to address social inclusion

Ms Margaret Shield, Dr Melissa Graham, Prof Ann Taket

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 4-18, Journal of social inclusion, Meadowbrook, Qld., C1

journal
2010

Hysterectomy trends in australia between--2000/01 and 2004/05

Ms Erin Hill, Dr Melissa Graham, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2010), Vol. 50, pp. 153-158, Australian and New Zealand journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal
2009

Assessing epidemiological learning amongst undergraduate students

Bernadette Ward, Erica James, Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Pam Snow

(2009), Vol. 10, pp. 26-38, Focus on health professional education, Herston, Qld., C1

journal

Discourse, power and exclusion : the experiences of childless women

Gemma Carey, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Dr Melissa Graham, Prof Ann Taket

(2009), pp. 127-133, Theorising social exclusion, Abingdon, England, B1

chapter
2008

Predictors of hysterectomy as a treatment for menstrual symptoms

Dr Melissa Graham, Erica James, A/Prof Helen Keleher

(2008), Vol. 18, pp. 319-327, Women's health issues, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Children's after-school activity : associations with weight status and family circumstance

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Melissa Graham, Prof Elizabeth Waters

(2008), Vol. 20, pp. 84-94, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal
2007

Stability of television viewing and electronic game/computer use in a prospective cohort study of Australian children: relationship with body mass index

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof Melissa A Wake, Dr Melissa Graham, Prof Elizabeth Waters

(2007), Vol. 4, pp. 1-24, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal

A role for workforce competencies in evidence-based health promotion education

Lyn Talbot, Dr Melissa Graham, Erica L James

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. 28-33, Promotion & education, Paris, France, C1

journal
2006

It starts with the parents and ends with the parents

Bernadette Ward, Dr Pam Snow, Mr Geoffrey Munro, Dr Melissa Graham, Virginia Dickson-Swift

(2006), Vol. 17, pp. 20-28, Journal of the Australasian college of road safety, Mawson, A.C.T., C1

journal

Teaching research and epidemiology to undergraduate students in the health sciences

Erica James, Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Pam Snow, Bernadette Ward

(2006), Vol. 30, pp. 575-578, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal

Rural parents, teenagers and alcohol: what are parents thinking?

Dr Melissa Graham, Bernadette Ward, Mr Geoffrey Munro, Dr Pam Snow, Julie Ellis

(2006), Vol. 6, pp. 1-14, Rural and remote health, Deakin, A.C.T., C1

journal