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Dr Allegra Schermuly is ARC Research Fellow in sociology in the School of Social Sciences. Allegra is a registered nurse of 24 years experience, with a PhD in sociology from Monash University conferred in 2018. Since then, Allegra has been working as a researcher in sociology of health, initially full time on the ARC Discovery Project 'A sociological study of patients' use of digital media'. She is currently working on another ARC Discovery Project 'The sociology of antibiotics and the antimicrobial resistance crisis'. Allegra is also involved in collaborative, international research investigating the career experiences and professional development opportunties of migrant nurses in Australia, a study that so far includes nurses from India and the UK. 

Allegra is primarily a qualitative researcher specialising in interviews and focus groups. She also regularly uses surveys - both quantitative and qualitative - in her methods. 

External positions

Research Assistant, RMIT University

22 Jan 202030 Apr 2020

Research Assistant, RMIT University

11 Apr 201631 Oct 2016

Research area keywords

  • Health
  • Health Inequalities
  • Multiculturalism and diversity
  • Migration
  • Community Well-Being
  • Digital Technologies
  • Medical Sociology


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