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Dr

Sue Malta

Manager, Twins Research Australia
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Social Change
Studies in Human Society
Health Promotion
Palliative Care
Consumer Choices/Advocacy
Qualitative Research
Health
Wellbeing
Decision-making
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Dr

Sue Malta

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Health Promotion
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Dr

Sue Malta

 

I am a sociologist and qualitative researcher with research interests as diverse as close relationships, health promotion, ageing, sexual health and wellbeing, technology, social connection/isolation, and ageism, amongst others.
I am currently Researcher and Manager for Twins Research Australia (TRA). As a researcher with previous managerial and professional experience, I am uniquely suited to oversee the day to day operation of this important entity.

My previous research in close relationships and also in ageing contributes to the future expanding scope of TRA, to ensure our research is applicable across the lifespan. TRA brings twins and researchers together for vital health research that benefits everyone. Twins are special to research as they help us to tease apart the effects of nature (genetics) and nurture (environment) on our health - which then allows governments and organisations to develop policies and programs of benefit to the health of the population as a whole. Our research impact has led to better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide range of health conditions. We also support twins and their families to live happy and healthy lives with comprehensive evidence-based educational resources.
I am also a Research Fellow with the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, where I continue to research issues as diverse as retirement village decision-making and factors affecting consumer choices, as well as sexual health and wellbeing.
I have co-authored >35 publications, as well as three book chapters, and given >30 presentations at national and international conferences. My research generates media interest (radio and TV) and I have published in social media platforms such as The Conversation, On Line Opinion and others.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 38 most recent scholarly works by Sue Malta.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Emerging Leaders Forum, led by Dr John Beard, Director, World Health Organisation, Department of Ageing and Lifecourse

International Federation on Ageing

2018

Staff Development Travel and Education Grant

Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Melbourne

2013

Postgraduate Conference Scheme

Swinburne University

2009

Best Victorian Student Paper Presentation, AAG Prize, Emerging Researchers in Ageing conference

Australian Association of Gerontology

2006

3 Year Australian Postgraduate Award

Commonwealth Government

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Manager, Twins Research Australia

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Member

Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC)

Associate Member

International Federation on Ageing (IFA)

Member

Sexual Health Society of Victoria (SHSOV)

Member

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)

Member

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Swinburne University of Technology

Bachelors Degree (Honours) (Community & Industry)

Swinburne University of Technology

Bachelors of Social Science (Psychology)

Swinburne University of Technology