Dr Katy Osborne

  • 160 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Research Biography

Katy is a social scientist with a background in psychology and public health. She has also worked on research projects in the areas of politics and public policy. Katy has previously worked in research and lecturing roles in public health and as an evaluation consultant in the health and community sectors. Currently, she works as Research Fellow and Project Manager for the Decolonising practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Heath Care project (NHMRC funded). Katy has an overriding research interest in examining the social determinants of health and health inequities. Within this, her research interests lay in the areas of gender and women's health, social determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and neighbourhood and place as social determinants of health. Katy applies both qualitative and quantitative methods in her research. She is experienced in multi-disciplinary research and working with partners from outside the research sector.

Research Interests

Katy's research relates to:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Housing, employment, neighbourhoods and health
  • Women's unpaid domestic and caring work, social participation and health
  • Evaluation research

Katy's previous research has included projects related to:

  • Locational disadvantage, social capital and health
  • Location, social capital and health inequities: An indigenous perspective
  • Gender analysis for policy development in an Australian context

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Flinders University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

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Research Output

  • 160 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 3 Paper
  • 2 Chapter

The benefits of a life-first employment program for Indigenous Australian families: Implications for ‘Closing the Gap’

Brown, L., Osborne, K., Walker, R., Moskos, M., Isherwood, L., Patel, K., Baum, F. & King, D., 2017, In : Journal of Social Inclusion. 8, 1, p. 78-95 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

‘They really get you motivated’: Experiences of a life-first employment programme from the perspective of long-term unemployed Australians

Walker, R., Brown, L., Moskos, M., Isherwood, L., Osborne, K., Patel, K. & King, D., 2016, In : Journal of Social Policy. 45, 3, p. 507-526 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Active ageing, employment and rural SA: a Health in All Policies project

    Osborne, K., Newman, L., Ludford, I., Ramanathan, R., Williams, C., Foote, A. & Wildgoose, D., 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)