Staff profile - Melissa Graham

Dr Melissa Graham

Position: Senior Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Social Development
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517271 +61 3 92517271
Email: melissa.graham@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

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


Affiliations

- Public Health Association of Australia

- Society for Epidemiological Research

- Australasian Epidemiology Association

- International Union for Health Promotion and Education

- International Epidemiology Association


Academic

Teaching Interests

- HSH205 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1

- HSH319 Population Health: A Research Perspective 


 


Expertise categories

Conferences and seminars

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.

Research

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


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/16530/Dr-Melissa-Graham


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