Selected research outputs and media
Browse a selection of our research outputs.

Recent publications


Broom, A., Williams Veazey, L, Kenny, K., Harper, I., Peterie, M., Page, A., Cort, N., Lipp, E., Tan, A., Ashley, D., Walsh, K. & Khasraw, M. (2023). The Enduring Effects of COVID for Cancer Care: Learning from real life clinical practice. Clinical Cancer Research, OF1-OF8.

Broom, J., Broom, A., Kenny, K. Post, J. & Konecny, P. (2023). Multidisciplinary team meetings in prosthetic joint infection management: a qualitative study. Infection, Disease and Health.

Broom, A., Peterie, M., Kenny, K., Ramia, G., Ehlers, N. (2023). The administration of harm: From unintended consequences to harm by design. Critical Social Policy, 43(1), 51-75.

Chandra, S., Hanckel, B. & Rasmussen, M. L. (2023). Queering home/lessness. Parity, 36(6), 75-76.

Collyer, F. M., & Williams Veazey, L. (2023). The state of the discipline: Australian sociology and its future. Journal of Sociology, 59(1), 251-270.

Ehlers, N. (2023). Racial Biofutures: COVID-19 and Black Futurity Otherwise. Sociology, 57(2), 334–347.

Flore, J., Kokanovic, R., Broom, A., Heynemann, S., Lai-Kwon, J., Jefford, M. (2023). Entanglements and imagined futures: The subject(s) of precision in oncologySocial Science and Medicine, 317.

Kenny, K., Williams Veazey, L., Broom, A., Peterie, M., Page, A., Prainsack, B., Wakefield, C., Itchins, M., Khasraw, M. & Lwin, Z. (2023) Hope in the Era of Precision Oncology: A Qualitative Study of Informal Caregivers. BMJ Open, 13, e065753.

Lewis, C., Chandra, S. & Markwell, K. (2023), Exploring queer people of colour’s perceptions of pride in Sydney. Tourism Geographies.

Lim, K., Broom, A., Olsen, A. & Seale, H. (2023). Community pharmacists as antimicrobial guardians and gatekeepers - A qualitative study of the perspectives of pharmacy sector stakeholders. Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy, 9, 100212.

Oliffe, J., Broom, A., Ridge, D., Kelly, M., Gonzalez Montaner, G., Seidler, Z. & Rice, S. (2023). Masculinities and men's emotions in and after intimate partner relationships. Sociology of Health & Illness, 45(2), 366-385. 

Peterie, A., Broom, A., Kenny, K., Broom, J., Regan, D., Lafferty, L., Kelly-Hanku, A. & Treloar, C. (2023). Economies of ResistanceCritical Public Health.

Broom, A. & Doron, A. (2022). Resistant bugs, porous borders and ecologies of care in India. Social Science and Medicine, 292, 114520.

Broom, J., Broom, A., Williams Veazey, L., Burns, P., Degeling, C., Hor, S., Barratt, R., Wyer, M. & Gilbert, G. (2022). “One minute it’s an airborne virus, then it’s a droplet virus, and then it’s like nobody really knows…”: Experiences of pandemic PPE amongst Australian healthcare workers. Infection, Disease & Health, 27(2), 71-80.

Broom, A., Kenny, K., Williams Veazey, L., Page, A., Prainsack, B., Wakefield, C. E., Khasraw, M., Itchines, M. & Lwin, Z. (2022). Living (well) with cancer in the precision era. SSM – Qualitative Research in Health, 2, 100096.

Broom, A., Peterie, M., Kenny, K., Broom, J., Kelly-Hanku, A., Lafferty, L., Treloar, C., & Applegate, T. (2022). Vulnerability and Antimicrobial ResistanceCritical Public Health.

Broom, A., Peterie, M., Kenny, K., Ramia, G., & Ehlers, N. (2022). The Administration of Harm: From Unintended Consequences to Harm by DesignCritical Social Policy.

Broom, J., Williams Veazey, L., Broom, A., Hor, S., Degeling, C., Burns, P., Wyer, M. & Gilbert, G. L. (2022). Experiences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic amongst Australian Healthcare workers: From stressors to protective factors. Journal of Hospital Infection, 121, 75-81.

Ehlers, N., & Krupar, S. (2022). Abject Ontologies: Cancer and 'Living On'. Journal of Medical Humanities, 43, 455-466.

Kirby, E., Kenny, K., Broom, A. & Lwin, Z. (2022). Chronicity in/and cancer: a qualitative interview study of health professionals, patients, and family carers. Critical Public Health, 32(4), 1-13.

Limato, R., Broom, A., Nelwan, E. & Hamers, R. (2022). A qualitative study of barriers to antimicrobial stewardship in Indonesian hospitals: governance, competing interests, cost, and structural vulnerability. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 11(1)

Marston, G., Humpage, L., Peterie, M., Mendes, P., Bielefeld, S. & Staines, Z. (2022). Compulsory income management in Australia and New Zealand: more harm than good?. Policy Press.

Page, A., Broom, A., Kenny, K., Lwin, Z., Wakefield, C., Itchins, M. & Khasraw, M. (2022). Experiencing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic whilst living with cancer. Qualitative Health Research, 32(3), 426-439.

Peterie, M. (2022). Visiting Immigration Detention: Care And Cruelty In Australia's Asylum Seeker Prisons. Bristol University Press.

Neil, D., Peterie, M. (2022). Asylum Seekers, Healthcare and the Right to have Rights: The Political Struggle over Australia. In P. Billings (Ed.), Regulating Refugee Protection through Social Welfare Provision. United Kingdom: Routledge.

Peterie, M., Marston, G., Humpage, L., Mendes, P., Bielefeld, S., Staines, Z. (2022). Subjectification, suffering and emotional resistance: Life on the Cashless Debit Card. In K. Soldatic & L. St. Guillaume (Eds.), Social Suffering and the Neoliberal Age: State Power, Logics and Resistance. United Kingdom: Routledge.

Peterie, M. (2022). Food, Care and Carceral Power: The Politics of Commensality in Australian Immigration Detention. Journal of Refugee Studies, 35(4), 1530-1549.

Roche, S., Mendes, P., Marston, G., Peterie, M., Bielefeld, S., Staines, Z. &  Humpage, L. (2021). How Effective is Conditional Welfare Support for Enhancing Child Wellbeing? An Examination of Compulsory Income Management (Welfare Payment Quarantining) in Australia. Children and Youth Services Review, 131, 106254.

Williams Veazey, L. (2022). Mothers in the Middle: Rethinking Middling Migration as Relational. In Robertson & Roberts (Eds.) Rethinking Privilege and Social Mobility in Middle-Class Migration (pp.191-212). Routledge.

Williams Veazey, L. (2022). Migrant mothers and the ambivalence of co-ethnicity in online communities. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 48(7), 1747-1763.

Williams Veazey, L., Broom, A., Kenny, K., Degeling, C., Wyer, M., Hor, S., Broom, J., Burns, P. & Gilbert, G. L. (2022). Paradoxes of pandemic infection control: proximity, pace and care within and beyond SARS-CoV-2. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 2, 100110.

Broom, A. (2021). Conceptualizing qualitative data. Qualitative Health Research, 31(10), 1767-1770.

Broom, A., Lewis, S., Parker, R., Williams Veazey, L., Kenny, K., Kirby, E., Kovanović, R., Lwin, Z. & Koh, E. (2021). Personhood, belonging, affect and affliction. The Sociological Review, 69(5), 1051-1071.

Broom, A. & Kenny, K. (2021). Survivorship: A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life. Routledge.

Broom, J., Broom, A., Anstey, C., Kenny, K., Young, S., Grieve, D., Sowden, D., Jangam, A., Henderson, A., Melon, A., Parker, R., ... & Wallis, M.C. (2021). Barriers-enablers-ownership approach: A Mixed Methods Analysis of a Social Intervention to Improve Surgical Antibiotic Prescribing in Hospitals. BMJ Open, 11, e046685.

Broom, J., Broom, A., Kenny, K. & Chittem, M. (2021). Antimicrobial overuse in India: A symptom of broader societal issues including resource limitations and financial pressures. Global Public Health, 16(7), 1079-1087.

Broom, J., Broom, A., Kenny, K., Post, J. & Konecny, P. (2021). Institutional governance and responsiveness to antimicrobial resistance: A qualitative study of Australian hospital executives. BMJ Open, 11(12), e055215.

Collier, A., & Broom, A. (2021). Unsettling Place(s) at the End of Life. Social Science & Medicine, 288, 113536.

Doron, A., & Broom, A. (2021). Chicken Curry in the Time of COVID-19: The Industry of Bugs and Drugs. Economic and Political Weekly, 56(17).

Ehlers, N. (2021). Life's continuation: repro-tech, biogenetic affinity, and racial capitalism. BioSocieties, 16(4), 514-529.

Kenny, K., Broom, A., Page, A., Prainsack, B., Wakefield, C., Itchins, M., Lwin, Z. & Khasraw, M. (2021). A sociology of precision-in-practice: The affective and temporal complexities of everyday clinical care. Sociology of Health & Illness, 43(9), 2178-2195.

Kirby, E., Broom, A., MacArtney, J., Lewis, S. & Good, P. (2021). Hopeful dying? The meanings and practice of hope in palliative care family meetings. Social Science and Medicine, 291, 114471-1-114471-9.

Lewis, S., Kenny, K., Broom, A., Kirby, E. & Boyle, F. (2021). The social meanings of choice in living-with advanced breast cancer. Social Science and Medicine, 280, 1-8.

Peterie, M. (2021). The Politics of CompassionEmotions and Society, 3(2), 303-305.

Peterie, M. (2021). Forced Relocations: The Punitive Use of Mobility in Australia’s Immigration Detention NetworkJournal of Refugee Studies, 34(3), 2655–2675.

Peterie, M., Marston, G., Humpage, L., Mendes, P., Bielefeld, S.& Staines, Z. (2021). The Trope of the Vulnerable Child in Conditional Welfare Discourses: An Australian Case StudyThe Journal of Sociology

Pollock, A., M'charek, A., Ehlers, N., Creary, M. & Garcia-Deister, V. (2021). Race and Biomedicine Beyond the Lab: 21st Century Mobilisations of Genetics Introduction to the Special Issue. BioSocieties, 16(4), 433-446.

Williams Veazey, L. (2021). Migrant Mothers in the Digital Age: Emotions and Belonging in Migrant Maternal Online Communities. Routledge.

Williams Veazey, L., Broom, A., Kenny, K., Degeling, C., Hor, S., Broom, J., Wyer, M., Burns, P. & Gilbert, G. L. (2021). Entanglements of affect, space, and evidence in pandemic healthcare: An analysis of Australian healthcare workers’ experiences of COVID-19. Health & Place, 72, 102693.

Bielefeld, S., Marston, G., Peterie, M. & Staines, Z. (October 2020). Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Inquiry into the Social Security Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020: Submission 118. Parliament of Australia.

Broom, A. & Doron, A. (2020). Antimicrobial resistance, politics and practice in India. Qualitative Health Research, 30(11), 1684-1696.

Broom, A. & Kenny, K. (2020). The moral cosmology of cancer: Making disease meaningful. The Sociological Review, 69(2), 003802612096291.

Broom, A., & Kenny, K. & Kirby, E. (2020). Entangled and estranged: Living and dying in relation (to cancer). Sociology, 54(5), 1004-1021.

Broom, A., & Kenny, K., Kirby, E., George, N. & Chittem, M. (2020). Improvisation, therapeutic brokerage and antibiotic (mis)use in India. Critical Public Health, 30(1), 16-27.

Broom, A., Kenny, K., Page, A., Cort, N., Lipp, E., Tan, A., Ashley, D., Walsh, K. & Khasraw, M. (2020). The Paradoxical Effects of COVID-19 for Cancer Care: Current Context and Potential Lasting Impacts. Clinical Cancer Research, 26(2), 5809-5813.

Broom, A., Kenny, K., Prainsack, B., & Broom, J. (2020). Antimicrobial resistance as a problem of values? Views from three continents. Critical Public Health, 31(4), 451-463.

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Kokanovic, R., Woodland, L., Wyld, D., de Souza, P., Koh, E. & Lwin, Z. (2020). Individualising difference, negotiating culture: Intersections of culture and care. Health, 24(5), 552-571.

Broom, A., Parker, R., Raymond, S., Kirby, E., Kokanovic, R., Adams, J., de Souza, P., Woodland, L., Wyld, D., Lwin, Z. & Koh, E. (2020). The (Co)production of difference in the care of patients with cancer from migrant backgrounds. Qualitative Health Research, 30(11), 1619-1631.

Ehlers, N. (2020). Life "Itself". In Sheryl Vint (Ed.), After the Human. (pp. 120-133). Cambridge University Press.

Ehlers, N. (2020). Racial Futurity: Biolegality and the Question of Black Life. In Marc de Leeuw, Sonja Van Wichelin (Eds.), Personhood in the Age of Biolegality: Brave New Law, (pp. 109-123). Palgrave Macmillan.

Kenny, K., Broom, A., Kirby, E., Oliffe, J., Wyld, D. & Lwin, Z. (2020). Reciprocity, autonomy and vulnerability in men's experiences of informal cancer care. Qualitative Health Research, 30(4), 491-503.

Kirby, E., Broom, A., Overton, K., Kenny, K., Post, J. & Broom, J. (2020). Reconsidering the nursing role in antimicrobial stewardship: A multi-site qualitative interview study. BMJ Open, 10(10), 1-9.

Kirby, E., Kenny, K., Broom, A., Oliffe, J., Lewis, S., Wyld, D., Yates, P., Parker, R. & Lwin, Z. (2020). Responses to a cancer diagnosis: a qualitative patient-centred interview study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 28(1), 229-238.

Krupar, S. & Ehlers, N. (2020). Biocultures: A Critical Approach to Mundane Biomedical Governance. Culture, Theory and Critique, 61(4), 440-456.

Lewis, S., Broom, A., Kenny, K. & Kirby, E. (2020). Cancer caregivers' experiences of prognosis in Australia: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open, 10(1), 1-9.

Marston, G. & Peterie, M. (2020). Is Universal Basic Income a Desirable Alternative to Conditional Welfare?Social Alternatives, 39(1), 39-46.

Marston, G., Mendes, P., Bielefeld, S., Peterie, M., Staines, Z., & Roche, S. (2020). Hidden Costs: An Independent Study into Income Management in Australia. University of Queensland.

Oliffe, J., Broom, A., Rossnagel, E., Kelly, M., Affleck, W. & Rice, S. (2020). Help-seeking prior to male suicide: Bereaved men perspectives. Social Science & Medicine, 261, 1-9.

Peterie, M. (June 2020). Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020: Submission 49. Parliament of Australia.

Ramia, G., Peterie, M., Patulny, R. & Marston, G. (2020). Networks, Case Managers and the Job-Search Experiences of Unemployed People. Social Policy and Administration, 54(5), 765-776.

Widders, A., Broom, A. & Broom, J. (2020). SARS-CoV-2: The viral shedding vs infectivity dilemma. Infection, Disease and Health, 25(3), 210-215.

Wong, W., Broom, A., Kirby, E. & Lwin, Z. (2020). What lies beneath? experiencing emotions and caring in oncology. Health, 24(4), 348-365.

Interviews & Media

Peterie, M. & Nethery, A. (2023, December 6). What is the government’s preventative detention bill? Here’s how the laws will work and what they mean for Australia’s detention system. The Conversation.

O'Keefe, C. (Presenter). (2023, November 8). Interview with Hannah Gould and Alex Broom, 'Thrash it out: Should there be a time limit on grave tenure?' [Radio Broadcast]. 2GB Drive with Chris O'Keefe.

Lewis, S., Smith, A., & Kenny, K. (2023, October 18). ‘I’m not going to be cured’. How breast cancer awareness and support sidelines people with metastatic disease. The Conversation.

Tien, J., Broom, A., Kenny, K. & Itchins, M. (2023, June 28). ‘The dirty disease’ – both smokers and non-smokers get lung cancer. They face stigma on top of illnessThe Conversation.

Ridge, D. & Broom, A. (2023, May 5). ‘He is always there to listen’: friendships between young men are more than just beers and banterThe Conversation.

Broom, A. (2022, August 10). Olivia Newton-John gave a voice to those with cancer and shifted the focus to the life of survivors. The Conversation

Presland, M. (Presenter). (2022, August 1). Interview with Michelle Peterie ‘New 5-Year Study on Immigration Detention’ [Radio broadcast].  ABC News Radio.

Ramia, G., Choi, I. & Peterie, M. (2022, June 14) ‘International Student Mental Health and General Well-Being: Why It’s Time for Policy Action’. PPE.

Ramia, G., Choi, I. & Peterie, M. (2022, May 20) ‘It’s Time to Change our Mindset’. The Australian.

Peterie, M. (2022, May 16). ‘Futile and cruel’: plan to charge fees for immigration detention has no redeeming featuresThe Conversation.

Tooms, E. (Presenter). (2020, September 7). Interview with Michelle Peterie ‘Banning Mobile Phones in Immigration Detention Centres’ [Radio broadcast]. 3CR Melbourne. 

Mann, T. & Kounadis, Z. (Presenters). (2020, September 2) Interview with Michelle Peterie, 'Mobile Phone Restrictions in Detention Centres’ [Radio Broadcast]. Radio Adelaide Breakfast.

Peterie, M. (2020, September 1). Banning Mobile Phones in Immigration Detention Would Make An Inhumane System Even CruelerThe Conversation. 

Peterie, M. (2020, August 18). The True Cost of Reopening the Christmas Island Detention Centre. Overland.

Reynolds, T. (Presenter). (2020, March 17). Interview with Michelle Peterie ‘Relocations in Immigration Detention’ [Radio broadcast]. RTRFM Perth.

Staines, Z., Marston, G., Mendes, P., Bielefeld, S., & Peterie, M. (2020, March 3). Compulsory Cashless Welfare Programs Harm Women and Children. The Power to Persuade.

Peterie, M. (2020, March 2) “People are Crying and Begging”: The Human Cost of Forced Relocations in Immigration Detention. The Conversation.

Marston, G., Peterie, M., Mendes, & Staines, Z. (2020, February 26). “I Don’t Want Anybody to See Me Using It”: Cashless Welfare Cards Do More Harm Than GoodThe Conversation.

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