Christina Malatzky

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Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health

Doctor of Philosophy (Murdoch University)

Dr Christina Malatzky (PhD, BA (Hons)) is a feminist sociologist and critical social science scholar who researches power and gender in (rural) health, and processes related to place attachment and belonging in-place within rural places as part of a commitment to a spatial justice agenda. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work and Chief Investigator in QUT’s Centre for Justice.

Christina is a qualitative researcher with expertise in multiple methods of data collection (one-on-one and small group interviewing, focus group facilitation, observation, and the systematic collation of textual data) and analysis (critical thematic analysis, Foucauldian discourse analysis and document analysis) within critical, exploratory, case study and participatory action methodologies and teaches research methods in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Some of her projects have been funded by the Australian Research Council. She is currently working on a range of research projects that explore gender dynamics within rural health workforces and systems; gender equality in STEMM hospital and health service settings; the role of place and belonging in retaining a rural health workforce; and rural health ethics. Collectively, this research, and Christina’s broader research agenda is underpinned by a strong commitment to achieving social justice and equity in health.