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The Australian National University

Professor Lyndall Strazdins

PhD (Psychology), Masters of Clinical Psychology, Graduate Diploma (Psychology), Bachelor Fine Arts
Professor
ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

Areas of expertise

  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Mental Health 111714
  • Family And Household Studies 160301
  • Gender Specific Studies 169901
  • Social Theory 160806
  • Social Policy 160512

Research interests

Time as a social determinant of health

Social, intergenerational and gendered health inequality

Work, family and health

Biography

Dr Strazdins is an Professor and ARC Future Fellow (PhD Psychology, M Clinical Psych) at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, the Australian National University. She is a recognised leader in the field of work, family and child wellbeing, especially the role played by the quality of parents’ jobs and the pressures and challanges on families to combine work with caring. She leads the work and family component of the Federally funded Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, a study of 10,000 families, and has or currently serves as a scientific consultant to Government, including the ACT Health Promotion Branch, the Department of Veteran Affairs Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Defence forces and a consultant to the Paid Parental Leave Evaluation. She also collaborates with National NGO organisations regarding social policy for Australian families. In 2011 Strazdins was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship investigating time as a resource for health. 

Her research focuses on contemporary predicaments of work and care and their health and equity consequences, viewing health as inter-linked within families. More recently she has been developing theory on time as a social determinant of health and seeking to understand the significance of time as a resource, like money, which not only structures power relations and gender inequality but also peoples’ capacity to be healthy.

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