A/Prof. Melissa Graham

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Social Dev

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Qualifications

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

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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2022

"That's a woman's body, that's a woman's choice": The influence of policy on women's reproductive choices

M Graham, G Haintz, H McKenzie, K Lippi, M Bugden

(2022), Vol. 90, pp. 1-9, Women's Studies International Forum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Who do Australian women seek social support from during the reproductive decision-making process?

Melissa Graham, Hayley McKenzie, Greer Haintz, Carly Dennis

(2022), pp. 1-13, Health and Social Care in the Community, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Optimising social support for the preservation of self: social support and women's reproductive decision-making

S Clarke, A Taket, M Graham

(2021), Vol. 25, pp. 93-116, Sexuality and culture, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Hegemonic gender and Australian Women's mothering aspirations

M Bugden, H McKenzie, L Hanna, M Graham

(2021), Vol. 85, Women's Studies International Forum, C1

journal article

Identifying barriers and facilitators of full service nurse-led early medication abortion provision: Qualitative findings from a Delphi study

C De Moel-Mandel, A Taket, M Graham

(2021), Vol. 38, pp. 18-26, Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The victims, villains and heroes of 'panic buying': News media attribution of responsibility for COVID-19 stockpiling

T Phillips, C Vargas, M Graham, D Couch, D Gleeson

(2021), pp. 1-20, Journal of Sociology, London, England, C1

journal article
2020

Discursive Representations of Social Support for Reproductive Decision-Making Among Victorian Women

A Smissen, G Lamaro Haintz, H McKenzie, M Graham

(2020), Vol. 24, pp. 883-902, Sexuality and Culture, C1

journal article

Social Support and Women's Reproductive Decision Making: Testing Emergent Fit of "Optimizing Support for the Preservation of Self"

S Clarke, H McKenzie, G Lamaro Haintz, M Graham

(2020), Vol. 30, pp. 975-987, Qualitative Health Research, United States, C1

journal article
2019

Exploring the use of resources to support gender equality in Australian workplaces

Taylor Nally, Ann Taket, Melissa Graham

(2019), Vol. 30, Health promotion journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Snapshot of medication abortion provision in the primary health care setting of regional and rural Victoria

Caroline de Moel Mandel, Melissa Graham, Ann Taket

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 237-244, Australian journal of rural health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

How gender inequity impacts on men's health. An exploration of theoretical pathways

Shane Kavanagh, Melissa Graham

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. e11-e21, International journal of mens social and community health, [Canada], C1

journal article

Expert consensus on a nurse-led model of medication abortion provision in regional and rural Victoria, Australia: a Delphi study

Caroline de Moel Mandel, Melissa Graham, Ann Taket

(2019), Vol. 100, pp. 380-385, Contraception, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

"Them and us": the experience of social exclusion among women without children in their post-reproductive years

M Graham, H McKenzie, B Turnbull, A Taket

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 71-104, Journal of research in gender studies, Woodside, N.Y., C1

journal article
2018

Social inclusion, connectedness and support: experiences of women without children in a pronatalist society

Melissa Graham, Elizabeth Turnbull, hayley McKenzie, A Taket

(2018), pp. 125-145, Voluntary and involuntary childlessness the joys of otherhood?, Bingley, Eng., B1

book chapter

Understanding the employment experience of women with no children

elizabeth Turnbull, Melissa Graham, A Taket

(2018), pp. 261-281, Voluntary and involuntary childlessness the joys of otherhood?, Bingley, Eng., B1

book chapter

Exploring the Australian policy context relating to women's reproductive choices

M Graham, H McKenzie, G Lamaro

(2018), Vol. 39, pp. 145-164, Policy studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Pronatalism and social exclusion in Australian society: experiences of women in their reproductive years with no children

B Turnbull, M Graham, A Taket

(2017), Vol. 34, pp. 333-354, Gender issues, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

The relationship between working conditions and self-rated health among medical doctors: Evidence from seven waves of the Medicine in Australia Balancing Employment and Life (Mabel) survey

A Milner, K Witt, M Spittal, M Bismark, M Graham, A Lamontagne

(2017), Vol. 17, BMC Health Services Research, England, C1

journal article
2016

Social exclusion of Australian childless women in their reproductive years

E Turnbull, M Graham, A Taket

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

journal article

Women's reproductive choices in Australia: mapping federal and state/territory policy instruments governing choice

M Graham, H McKenzie, G Lamaro, R Klein

(2016), Vol. 33, pp. 335-349, Gender issues, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

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

K Hayden, M Graham, G Lamaro

(2016), Vol. 27, pp. 134-139, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Australia, C1

journal article

Social connection and exclusion of Australian women with no children during midlife

B Turnbull, M Graham, A Taket

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 65-85, Journal of social inclusion, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal article

Blended learning: a way to engage undergraduate students in learning epidemiology and biostatistics?

M Graham

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 16-19, Australasian epidemiologist, Hobart, Tas., C1

journal article

The health inequities of sexual and reproductive health: a review of the literature

M Graham, H McKenzie, G Lamaro Haintz

(2016), Footscray, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2015

Use of pregnancy counselling services in Australia 2007-2012

J Shelley, J Shelley, S Kavanagh, S Kavanagh, M Graham, M Graham, C Mayes, C Mayes

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

journal article

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

M Graham

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

journal article

Navigating the ethics of cross-cultural health promotion research

G Lamaro Haintz, G Lamaro Haintz, M Graham, M Graham, H McKenzie, H McKenzie

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

journal article

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

M Graham, C Smith, M Shield

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

journal article
2014

Implementing the social inclusion agenda

B Crisp, B Crisp, A Taket, A Taket, M Graham, M Graham, L Hanna, L Hanna

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

book chapter

Scoping social inclusion practice

A Taket, A Taket, B Crisp, B Crisp, M Graham, M Graham, L Hanna, L Hanna, S Goldingay, S Goldingay

(2014), pp. 3-42, Practising social inclusion, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

The invisibility of childlessness in research: a more inclusive approach

M Graham, M Graham

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

book chapter
2013

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

M Graham, E Hill, J Shelly, A Taket

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

journal article

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

S Rich, M Graham, A Taket, J Shelley

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

journal article

Practising social inclusion

A Taket, A Taket, B Crisp, B Crisp, S Goldingay, S Goldingay, M Graham, M Graham, L Hanna, L Hanna, L Wilson, L Wilson

(2013), New York, N.Y., A7

edited book
2012

Representations of childless women in the Australian print media

M Graham, S Rich

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

journal article

What's 'childless' got to do with it?

M Graham, S Rich

(2012), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2011

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

M Shield, M Graham, A Taket

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

journal article

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

S Rich, A Taket, M Graham, J Shelley

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

journal article

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

M Graham, M Graham, E Hill, E Hill, J Shelley, J Shelley, A Taket, A Taket

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

journal article

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

S Roberts, S Roberts, M Graham, M Graham, S Barter-Godfrey, S Barter-Godfrey

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

journal article
2010

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

E Hill, E Hill, M Graham, M Graham, J Shelley, J Shelley

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

journal article
2009

Introducing theories of social exclusion and social connectedness

A Taket, B Crisp, A Nevill, G Lamaro, M Graham, S Barter-Godfrey

(2009), pp. 2-34, Theorising social exclusion, Abingdon, England, B1

book chapter

Discourse, power and exclusion : the experiences of childless women

G Carey, G Carey, J Shelley, J Shelley, M Graham, M Graham, A Taket, A Taket

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

book chapter

Conclusions and reflections

A Taket, B Crisp, A Nevill, G Lamaro, M Graham, S Barter-Godfrey

(2009), pp. 187-192, Theorising social exclusion, Abingdon, England, B1

book chapter

Assessing epidemiological learning amongst undergraduate students

B Ward, E James, M Graham, P Snow

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

journal article
2008

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

K Hesketh, K Hesketh, M Graham, M Graham, E Waters, E Waters

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

journal article

Predictors of hysterectomy as a treatment for menstrual symptoms

M Graham, M Graham, E James, E James, H Keleher, H Keleher

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

journal article
2007

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

K Hesketh, K Hesketh, M Wake, M Wake, M Graham, M Graham, E Waters, E Waters

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

journal article

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

L Talbot, L Talbot, M Graham, M Graham, E James, E James

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

journal article
2006

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

M Graham, B Ward, G Munro, P Snow, J Ellis

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

journal article

Teaching research and epidemiology to undergraduate students in the health sciences

E James, E James, M Graham, M Graham, P Snow, P Snow, B Ward, B Ward

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

journal article

It starts with the parents and ends with the parents

B Ward, P Snow, G Munro, M Graham, V Dickson-Swift

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

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Theorising Social Exclusion

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book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

The provision of pregnancy advisory services in Victoria

A/Prof Julia Shelley, Dr Chris Bayly, Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Jane Fisher, Dr Heather Rowe

DHSV Grant - Public Health Research Projects - Department of Human Services Victoria

  • 2006: $77,419

Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy - Corio and Norlane

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

DHSV_Barwon Grant - Research - Department of Human Services Victoria Barwon-South Western Region

  • 2009: $33,330
  • 2007: $20,290

Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy - Colac

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

DHSV_Barwon Grant - Research - Department of Human Services Victoria Barwon-South Western Region

  • 2009: $29,348
  • 2007: $32,950

Industry and Other Funding

Literature reviews: health inequities of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls; and health status and health inequities experienced by women (and trans women)...

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

Women's Health West

  • 2017: $20,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report