Dr Julia Brown

PhD, BSc, BA (Hons1)
Visiting Fellow at SoAA
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, and ANU College of Business and Economics

Areas of expertise

  • Anthropology 1601
  • Mental Health 111714
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117

Research interests

social anthropology, medical anthropology, psychiatric anthropology, drugs, health behaviour, phenomenology, STS and the digital humanities, public health policy, public anthropology


I am an Early Career Researcher with expertise in critical medical anthropology, mental health and co-morbidity. My PhD concerned the lived experiences of people undertaking psychopharmaceutical treatment for chronic schizophrenia in Australia and the United Kingdom. I have several publications in reputable international journals. I also have experience working in government public health policy and public outreach, including through my co-founded public anthropology project (blog and podcast) The Familiar Strange. 

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