Dr Emma Kirby
Dr Emma Kirby
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Sociology
 

e.kirby@uq.edu.au
Phone: (+61 7) 334 69214
Fax: (+61 7) 336 51544

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

Qualifications:

PhD (Sociology) University of Newcastle (Australia) 2009
BSc - Hons (Human Geography) Loughborough University (UK) 2003

Professional Activities:

Member – The Australian Sociological Association, 2005-present
Co-Convenor – The Australian Sociological Association Conference, 2011, hosted by the University of Newcastle, NSW.
National co-convenor: The Australian Sociological Association Health Thematic Group (2014-2016)

Background:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland, 2011-present
Lecturer in Sociology, The University of Newcastle, 2010-2011

Research interests:

Sociology of health and illness
Qualitative methodologies
Sociology of the family
Contemporary intimate relationships
Sociology of complementary and alternative medicines
Please follow this link to find out more about Dr Kirby's research profile.

Project Sites:

The Sociology of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Sociology of Cancer and End-of-Life Care

Research Grants:

2012-15: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP120200268]. Pathways to and through palliative care: A sociological study of patient, carer and clinician experiences at the end of life. [with Broom, Adams, Yates, Good, Wootton, Hardy] $164,830 [Total cash and in-kind $591,411]

2013-2014: Mater Medical Research Institute, Theme 2, Program 9 Fund. Referral to specialist palliative care: Understanding and improving the experiences of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) patients and their families. [with Broom, Good, Lwin] $15,000

2013-2014: Queensland Health: Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service. Cultures of prescribing: a socio-behavioural analysis of factors that underpin antimicrobial prescribing at Nambour Hospital. [with Broom, Broom, Sowden] $12,519

2013: University of Queensland Early Career Researcher Grant. Friends till the end? The role of non-kin networks of support at the end of life. $20,000

2013-2014: University of Queensland Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund. Home or hospice? Place of death and the family in Queensland. [with Broom] $49,994

2012-2013: University of Queensland New Staff Research Start-Up Fund. Patients and carers’ experiences of end-of-life care in Queensland: a sociological study. [$11,934]

Publications:

Kirby, E., Broom, A., Good, P., Wootton, J., & Adams, J. (in press) Families and the Transition to Specialist Palliative Care. Mortality [Accepted: 26/07/13]

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Good, P., Wootton, J., & Adams, J. (in press) The Troubles of Telling: Managing Communication About the End of Life. Qualitative Health Research [Accepted: 01/05/13]

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Good, P., Wootton, J., & Adams, J. (2013) The art of letting go: Referral to palliative care and its discontents. Social Science and Medicine, 78: 9-16. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.008

Broom, A., & Kirby, E. (2013) The end of life and the family: Hospice patients’ views on dying as relational. Sociology of Health and Illness, 35(4): 499-513. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2012.01497.x

Kirby, E., Broom, A., Good, P., Wootton, J., & Adams, J. (in press) Medical specialists’ motivations for referral to specialist palliative care: A qualitative study. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000376 [Published online: 14/12/12]

Kirby, E., Broom, A., Sibbritt, D., Adams, A., & Refshauge, K. (2013) A national cross-sectional survey of back pain care amongst Australian women aged 60-65. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 5(1): 36-43.

Broom, A., Good, P., Kirby, E., & Lwin, Z. (2013) Negotiating palliative care in the context of culturally and linguistically diverse patients. Internal Medicine Journal 43(9): 1043-1046

Kirby, E.,Broom, A., Sibbritt, D., Refshauge, K., & Adams, J. (in press) Health care utilisation and out-of-pocket expenditure associated with back pain: A nationally representative survey of Australian women. PLOS ONE [Accepted: 14/11/13]

Murthy, V., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Kirby, E., & Refshauge, K. (in press) Self-prescribed complementary and alternative medicine use for back pain amongst a range of care options: Results from a nationally representative sample of 1,310 women aged 60-65 years. Complementary Therapies in Medicine [Published online: 06/12/13]

Murthy, V., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Kirby, E., & Refshauge, K. (in press) Consultations with complementary and alternative medicine practitioners amongst wider care options for back pain: a study of a nationally representative sample of 1,310 Australian women aged 60–65 years. Clinical Rheumatology doi:10.1007/s10067-013-2357-5 [Published online 15/08/13]

Broom, A., Sibbritt, D., Nayar, K.R., Nilan, P., & Kirby, E. (2013) What factors predict exposure to caste, political and religious violence in India? A cross-sectional survey of 1000 Indian men. Asian Social Science 9(1): 1-8.

Broom, A., & Kirby, E. (2013) Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in Western countries. In Cockerham, W., Dingwall, R. & Quah, S. (Eds) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. ISBN-13: 978-1444330762

Broom, A., & Kirby, E. (2013) Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in developing countries. In Cockerham, W., Dingwall, R. & Quah, S. (Eds) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. ISBN-13: 978-1444330762

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Good, P., Wootton, J., & Adams, J. (2012) Specialists’ experiences and perspectives on the timing of referral to palliative care: a qualitative study. Journal of Palliative Medicine 15(11): 1248-1253.

Broom, A., Kirby, E., & Good, P. (2012) Referral to Specialist Palliative Care. Internal Medicine Journal. 42(9): 1040-1042.

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J., & Refshauge, K. (2012) Use of complementary and alternative medicine by mid-age women with back pain: A national cross-sectional survey. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 12(1): 98.

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J., & Refshauge, K. (2012) Back pain amongst mid-age Australian women: A longitudinal analysis of provider use and self-prescribed treatments. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 20(5): 275-282

Harris, M., Nilan, P., & Kirby, E. (2011) Risk and Risk Management for Australian Sex Workers. Qualitative Health Research 21: 386-398

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Adams, J. and Good, P. (2011) On gender and morality in modern dying. Refereed Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference. The University of Newcastle: Australia. ISBN: 978-0-646-56779-2

Threadgold, S., Kirby, E., & Germov, J. (Eds) (2011) Edited Volume of Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association Conference. The University of Newcastle: Australia. ISBN: 978-0-646-56779-

Kirby, E. (2008) Coexisting Detraditionalization and Retraditionalization in Young White Middle Class Women’s Marriage Attitudes. Refereed Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference. University of Melbourne, 5-8 December. ISBN: 978-0-7340-3984-2

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