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Biography

Dr Maggie Kirkman is a Senior Research Fellow at The Jean Hailes Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Maggie's research has predominantly concerned psychosocial aspects of reproduction, including infertility, donor-assisted conception, teenage pregnancy, elective abortion, and breast cancer during the reproductive years, as well as the socially-situated, gendered body. She is especially interested in applying qualitative methodology.

Maggie's early career included teaching hearing-impaired children and children with various other severe and profound disabilities; these experiences have informed her research.

Research students supervised by Maggie have published on topics such as young people using telemedicine for sexual health, HIV-positive women and motherhood, representations of pregnant women in Australian women's magazines, being an XY female, and discourses of caesarean sections in medicine, midwifery and feminism.

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 1984 2019

Many young women find pleasure in sexually explicit material but it still reinforces gender inequality.

Ashton, S. E. & Kirkman, M., 10 May 2019, 4 p. The Conversation.

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Mental health trajectories among women in Australia as they age

Tran, T., Hammarberg, K., Ryan, J., Lowthian, J., Freak-Poli, R., Owen, A., Kirkman, M., Curtis, A., Rowe, H., Brown, H., Ward, S., Britt, C. & Fisher, J., 2019, In : Aging and Mental Health. 23, 7, p. 887-896 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Partners instead of patients: Women negotiating power and knowledge within medical encounters for endometriosis

Young, K., Fisher, J. & Kirkman, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Feminism and Psychology. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pathologising diversity: medical websites offering female genital cosmetic surgery in Australia

Chibnall, K., McDonald, K. & Kirkman, M., 22 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Culture, Health and Sexuality. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prostate care and prostate cancer from the perspectives of undiagnosed men: A systematic review of qualitative research

Kannan, A., Kirkman, M., Ruseckaite, R. & Evans, S. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 1, e022842.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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Press / Media

Women with endometriosis need support, not judgement

Kate Young, Jane Fisher & Maggie Kirkman

3/03/15

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