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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Rural Health
  • Narrative analysis and less traditional forms of representation
  • Gender and rural issues
  • Ageing and notions of home and migration


Margaret is the Deputy Director at Monash Rural Health, Monash University, Gippsland, Australia, teaching first year graduate-entry medical students a social perspective on health.  She also coordinates the Community Based Practice Program which aims to equip students with an interprofessional understanding of the social and community aspects of health through a community placement.  

Margaret’s PhD used poetic representation to tell the stories of Gippsland women evacuated as children in WWII Britain who immigrated to Australia in the postwar period.  

Margaret’s qualitative research interests focus on narrative analysis, gender issues, stories of illness, ageing and notions of home and migration and pedagogies of practice in medical education.  

Margaret has also taught qualitative social research methods, gender, sexuality and identity and other sociological concepts in addition to which, she has been a Language and Learning Skills adviser.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Ageing
  • Evacuation
  • Home
  • Migration
  • Narrative Analysis
  • Poetic Representation

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