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Caring Futures Institute - Better Communities

Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences, College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Dr Jessie Shipman is a health sociologist from the UK. She completed undergraduate and Masters degrees in Sociology in the north of England. Her PhD in Gender Studies at The University of Adelaide looked at medicalisation and agency in relation to use of the contraceptive pill to suppress menstruation. Jessie was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK, which she undertook in the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, at the University of Edinburgh. She then worked as a Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide before taking up the post of Lecturer at Flinders University in 2013. Jessie is a Member of the Caring Futures Institute in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 

Research Interests

Jessie is especially interested in:

  • Gender and sexual health
  • LGBTQIA+ and young people’s access to care
  • Care transitions
  • Qualitative and multi/mixed methods

Completed Supervisions

Associate Supervisions:
  • Cultural identity and midwifery (1)
  • Disability and social inclusion (1)
  • Health systems and pharmaceutical supply (1)

Education/Academic qualification

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), Flinders University

1 Aug 201416 Jul 2016

Award Date: 14 Dec 2016

PhD, Gender Studies, University of Adelaide

3 Feb 200311 Dec 2006

Award Date: 30 Jul 2007

Master of Arts, Sociology, University of Leeds

1 Sept 200131 Aug 2002

Award Date: 27 Nov 2002

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Sept 199830 Jun 2001

Award Date: 12 Jul 2001


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Research Areas

  • Health sciences
  • Healthy start to life

Supervisory Interests

  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Health sociology
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Contemporary reproductive politics
  • Food and families


  • HM Sociology
  • Health
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Agency
  • Allyship
  • Empowerment
  • qualitative methodologies
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Health equity
  • Care transitions
  • young ;people and research
  • Sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health


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