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Dr

Philomena Horsley

Honorary
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
senses
social sciences, interdisciplinary
social sciences
sociology
corpse
autopsy
fieldwork
emotion
hospital autopsy
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Dr

Philomena Horsley

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
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Dr

Philomena Horsley

 

Philomena Horsley joined the Centre for Women's Health, gender and Society as a lecturer in 2009. She has coordinated the Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health course and the short course on Gender, Violence and Women's Health.

She is also responsible for developing the Centre's research program on the health and well-being of women living with disabilities.

Philomena is a medical anthropologist with a broad interest in understandings of medicine and the body, women's health, sexuality and sexual health including HIV/AIDS; social inequalities related to disability, sexual identity and age; and medical education and practice, particularly in the area of death and dying. Her PhD was an ethnographic study of the hospital autopsy. She also has particular expertise in research ethics, and is a long-time member of the Human Research Ethics Committees of Family Planning Victoria and SCOPE Victoria.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2003

Centenary Medal, Commonwealth of Australia

2001

Victorian Honour Roll of Women, Victorian Government

2

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Honorary

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Acting Chair

HREC, Scope Victoria

Member

Australian Anthropology Society

Acting Chair

HREC, Family Planning Victoria

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Medical Anthropology

University of Melbourne

Professional Writing and Editing

Deakin University

Education (Children's Literature)

Deakin University

Arts

Monash University

Grad Diploma in Women's Studies

Rusden State College