Dr Fernanda Claudio
Dr Fernanda Claudio
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Phone:  (+61 7) 336 52585
Fax:  (+61 7) 336 51544

Twitter: @DrFMClaudio

Room 423, Level 4,
Michie Building (#9), St Lucia Campus


Ph.D (Anthropology) The London School of Economics
M.Sc (Anthropology) Universite de Montreal
BA (Hon) (Anthropology) McGill University

Professional activities:

Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute, United Kingdom
Fellow, Australian Anthropology Society
Member, American Anthropological Association
Member, Society for Medical Anthropology
Former President, African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific


Lecturer, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2010 -2011
Lecturer, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, 2008-2009
Associate Lecturer, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, 2006-2007


Currently: ANTH2250 - Medical Anthropology: Local and Global Perspectives
Previous: Social Impact Assessment; Gender Planning for Development; Health and Development; Health Aspects of Disaster

Research interests:
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Refugee health in the context of resettlment
  • Intellectual disability and prisoner health
  • Human resources for health in disaster response
  • Resource development and health of affected populations

Please follow this link to find out more about Dr Claudio's research profile.

Reviewer for:

Social Science and Medicine
Bulletin of the World Health Organisation
The Australian Journal of Anthropology
Disaster Medicine and Prevention
Journal of Family Studies
Diversite Urbaine (Member of the Editorial Board)


2014 Australian Institute of Criminology, Government of Australia
2012-2015 University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Women
2011 School of Social Science UQ, Small Research Award

2010 Queensland Health, Multicultural Health Fund

2008 School of Population Health UQ, Research Incentive Award

2008 School of Population Health UQ, Research Grant Development Scheme

2008 Australian Development Research Awards, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
1995-97 Medical Research Council of Canada, collaborative research grant

Van Dooren K, Young J, Blackburn C, Claudio F, 2015, "Substance use interventions for people with intellectual disability transitioning out of prison", Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health (forthcoming).
Ogbo F, Page A, Agho K, Claudio F, 2015 "Determinants of trends in breastfeeding indicators in Nigeria, 1999-2013", Public Health Nutrition (forthcoming)
Mondlane H, Claudio F, Khan A, 2015, "Africa’s self-propelling cycle of Corruption: are we missing something?”, Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies (forthcoming)
Claudio F, 2014, The Ambiguous Migrant: A Profile of African Refugee Resettlement and Personal Experiences in Southeast Queensland, Australia. Diversite urbaine, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 117-136. Available at: http://www.erudit.org/revue/du/2014/v14/n1/index.html
Blake B, Claudio F, Taylor R, 2013, Experiences of Australian humanitarian workers. A report on preparations, field work and returning home, Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub, University of New South Wales, Sydney. ISBN: 9780733432965
Van Dooren, K.; Claudio, F.; Kinner, S.A.; Williams, M. (2012),"Beyond reintegration: a framework for understanding ex-prisoner health", International Journal of Prisoner Health, Vol. 7 Iss: 4 pp. 26 - 36. Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17449201111256880
Claudio, F. (2012) “An investigation of abdominal pain amongst African refugees in Logan, Queensland”. Small Multicultural Health Funding Program, Queensland Health.
Claudio, F. and Mansoor, F. (2011) A Report of Findings of an Exploratory Study of the HIV/STI Prevention needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Afghanistan. World Vision International, Herat, Afghanistan.
Mansoor, F. and Claudio, F. (2011) Report of Findings of an Ethnographic Study of Injecting Drug Use in Afghanistan: Context-Specific Implications for HIV prevention. World Vision International, Herat, Afghanistan.
Hill P, Mansoor F, Claudio F (2010) 'Commentary: Afghanistan: Challenging the MDGs', Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, 88:562. Link to this document: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/88/8/09-071365.pdf
Claudio, F. (2010) “AFSAAP President’s Report: Update on AFSAAP Activities in 2010” in The Australasian Review of African Studies, vol. 31, no. 1, June. pp.157-160.
Claudio F, Nsubuga-Kyobe A, (2010) Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s Relationship with the Countries of Africa, Government of Australia, submission on behalf of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific.
Claudio, F. (2009) “The Role of AFSAAP and African Studies in Australia”, in The Australasian Review of African Studies 2009: Vol XXX, no. 11, December. pp. 8-11.
Claudio, F. (2008) Review of: Lepani, Katherine “Mobility, Violence and the gendering of HIV in Papua New Guinea” in The Australian Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 19 no. 2 for ashm journal club, the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, Inc.
Claudio, F. (2008) “The CAMPFIRE Scheme in Zimbabwe during the 1990s: Local Responses to Community Conservation”, in South Pacific Journal of Philosophy and Culture, Vol. 9. Port Moresby, PNG. pp. 50-68.
Claudio, F. (2007) Review of: D.S. Moore. "Suffering for Territory: Race, Place and Power in Zimbabwe", in The Australian Journal of Anthropology 18:3, pp. 363-364.
Claudio, F. (2006) “Cloth, Hoes, and Beads: Chikunda Domination, the Warlord Kanyemba, and the Chapoto Chieftaincy in Dande, Zimbabwe” in Magical Practices, Witchcraft and Warfare in the African Continent XIX-XX Century. Lampeter: E. Mellen Press. 

Please refer to this author's UQ eSpace profile for a full list of publications. 

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