Professor Alex Broom

Professor of Sociology

BA (hons), M.A., PhD

Centre for Social Research in Health

Contact

+61 2 9385 2829
315 Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus
Fields: Infectious Diseases, Cancer and related disorders, Public Health and Health Services, Sociology, Social Theory
Tags: Health, Social Class and Inequalities

Alex Broom is Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Practical Justice Initiative, Centre for Social Research in Health, The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney). He is recognised as an international leader in the sociology of health and illness. His current focus is on developing critical analyses of the social dynamics of cancer and palliative care and the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance across contexts and cultures. Before joining UNSW he was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at The University of Queensland from 2011-15.

He has published over 240 publications including 14 books, and his recent books include Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life (Routledge, 2015), Bodies and Suffering: Emotions and Relations of Care (Routledge 2017, with Ana Dragojlovic), and, Survivorship: A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life (Routledge, forthcoming).

He is Associate Editor, Qualitative Health Research.

His sociological work has been focused on empirically mapping and theorising cancer, chronicity, and the end of life, and has featured in high-profile journals such as The Sociological Review (2016, 2017), The British Journal of Sociology (2018), Sociology (2007, 2015), Social Science & Medicine (2010, 2013, 2017), Sociology of Health and Illness (2013, 2016), Subjectivity (2017), Qualitative Health Research (2009, 2014, 2015, 2017) and Critical Public Health (2017). These publications have largely focused on the phenomenology of illness, healing and survivorship, and the complexity of care (whether curative, supportive or palliative).

Responding to the Western-centricity of much previous sociological work on cancer, he also initiated a program of research on cancer in South Asia in 2005, and has since led studies on experiences of cancer care in India (e.g. Social Science & Medicine, 2009; Health, 2012, Qualitative Health Research, 2013, 2016; Critical Public Health, 2018), Sri Lanka (e.g. Public Health, 2010), and Pakistan (e.g. Qualitative Health Research, 2007), revealing the complex interplay of illness and cultural norms, structural violence, and tradition healing practices.

He also leads leads a program of research on the social dynamics of antimicrobial resistance, exploring such things as the role of habit and norms (Social Science and Medicine, 2014), inter-professional relations (Social Science and Medicine, 2015), institutionalised praxis (Qualitative Health Research, 2016), defensive medicine (Qualitative Health Research, 2017), economic imperatives (e.g. Social Theory and Health, 2018) and core-periphery relations (e.g. Health and Place, 2017) as shaping the capacity of health services to respond to this emerging global health crisis. For example, his recent work on the mediation of infections/antibiotics across the professions utilised sociologist Pierre Bourdieu’s ideas of habitus (Social Science and Medicine, 2014), Anselm’s Strauss’s negotiated order (Social Science and Medicine, 2015), Stovel’s work on brokerage (Qualitative Health Research, 2016), and Marx’s work on commodity fetishism (Qualitative Health Research, 2017), to advance a critical sociology of infection management in practice and address the social dimensions of antimicrobial mis-use and antimicrobial resistance.

This program on antimicrobial resistance has recently included a focus on economically poorer contexts, examining the nexus of development, vulnerability and resistance. With a primary focus on India (e.g. Critical Public Health, 2018), this work examines how the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance is deeply embedded in the enduring politics and problems of (uneven) development, inequality and social justice.

Across all his projects Alex works regularly with a wide range of industry partners (e.g. hospitals, community organisations, professional organisations related to health and medicine) with a focus on improving people's experiences of illness and the delivery of healthcare. His program of research melds the conceptual richness of sociology with the value of applied, translational health research. He specialises in qualitative research (eg. Sociology, 2009) , but employs a wide range of research methods to gain a better understanding of complex and emerging social problems.

He is an investigator on over AU$9.5 million in competitive research grants, including 13 Australian Research Council (ARC) grants, and currently holds Honorary/Visiting Professorial positions:

  • Visiting Professor, King's College London (Department of Global Health and Social Medicine) (2017-19)
  • Visiting Professor, The University of Vienna (Department of Political Science) (2018-19)
  • Honorary Professor The University of Queensland (UQ Social Science) (2015-2021)

He is also a PLuS Alliance Fellow - a partnership between King’s College London, Arizona State University and UNSW - working across the areas of Global Health and Social Justice.

Specific Research Programs:

Research Impacts

A key strength of Alex's research program is its real-world relevance. While a key aspect of his research program is the development of critical sociological understandings of health, illness and wellbeing, the priority is delivering such understandings to as wide as possible an audience, making sociology relevant to practitioners, patients, consumers, health service providers, community groups and policy makers. This has involved multidisciplinary linkages, translational outcomes and exposing a multitude of grassroots audiences to the power and importance of a critical sociological approach. He currently works closely with hospitals and community health organisations across Australia, the United Kingdom and India, among other countries, utilising close ties with key industry stakeholders to solve pressing health and illness issues. His most recent work has involved collaboration with the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, the Sunshine Coast Health and Hospital Service (Nambour), The Prince of Wales (Sydney), St Vincent's, the Mater Hospitals and Health Service (Brisbane), and Liverpool Hospital (Sydney). He welcomes new partnerships with health providers, community groups and those interested in better understanding and improving the health and wellbeing of Australians.

In partnership with collaborating clinicians, he has consistently translated sociological research into practice-relevant formats and initiated policy change. Some recent examples include: guidance for nurses on how to manage conversations about futility (e.g. British Medical Journal Open, 2014), enabling more timely referral for palliative care by doctors (e.g. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2012), models for managing bereavement for families (e.g. Palliative and Supportive Care, 2017), fostering workforce sustainability in oncology (e.g. Seminars in Oncology, 2018; PLoS One, 2016), as well as many other areas of healthcare and clinical practice. His recent publications on the social dimensions of the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance, for example, have had a considerable influence on perceptions of the utility surveillance and restriction in healthcare improvement vis-a-vis a focus on culture, practice and complexity (e.g. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2016; Journal of Hospital Infection 2016; American Journal of Infection Control 2017, 2018).

Publications

    Books

    Book Chapters

    • Broom A;Kenny K, 2018, 'The sociology of complementary and alternative medicine', in Germov J (ed.), Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, edn. 6th, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
    • Broom A;Kenny K;Germov J, 2018, 'Global Public Health', in Germov J (ed.), Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, edn. 6th, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
    • Doron A;Broom A, 2014, 'Gender and Masculinities: History, Ideologies and Daily Life', in Doron A; Broome A (ed.), Gender and Masculinities: Histories, Texts and Practices in India and Sri Lanka, Routledge, London
    • Broom A, 2013, 'The sociology of complementary and alternative medicine', in Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, edn. 5th, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
    • Broom A;Germov J, 2013, 'Global Public Health', in Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
    • Walters P;Broom A, 2013, 'The city, the cafe and the public realm in Australia', in Tjora A (ed.), Café Society: Sites of Sociality, Palgrave, New York
    • Broom A, 2012, 'Gender and end-of-life care', in The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, Second Edition, pp. 224 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137295408_14
    • Homer C;Broom A, 2012, 'Evidence based paradigms and contemporary midwifery', in Broom A; Adams J (ed.), Evidence Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives, Ashgate, Farnham
    • Broom A;Tovey P, 2012, 'Patient understandings of evidence and therapeutic effectiveness', in Broom A; Adams J (ed.), Evidence Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives, Ashgate, Farnham
    • Broom A;Adams J, 2012, 'The histories and cultures of evidence utilisation: The cases of medical oncology and haematology', in Broom A; Adams J (ed.), Evidence Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives, Ashgate, Farnham
    • Broom A;Adams J, 2012, 'A critical social science of evidence-based healthcare', in Broom A; Adams J (ed.), Evidence Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives, Ashgate, Farnham
    • Tamang A;Broom A, 2011, 'The practice and meanings of spiritual healing in Nepal', in Doron A; Broom A (ed.), Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia: Critical Social Science Perspectives, Routledge, London
    • Doron A;Broom A, 2011, 'Health and healing in South Asia', in Doron A; Broom A (ed.), Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia: Critical Perspectives, Routledge, London
    • Broom A;Tovey P, 2009, 'Men’s health in context', in Men's Health Body, Identity and Social Context, John Wiley & Sons
    • Broom A, 2009, 'The role and implications of the Internet in healthcare delivery', in Oliver D; Romm C; Sudweeks F (ed.), Self-Service in the Internet Age, Springer, UK
    • Broom A;Tovey P, 2009, 'Men’s health in context', in Broom A; Tovey P (ed.), Men’s Health: Body, Identity and Social Context, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
    • Broom A, 2009, 'Cultural constructions of masculinity and men’s experiences of prostate cancer', in Robertson S; Gough B (ed.), Men, Masculinities & Health: Critical Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    • Broom A, 2009, 'The sociology of complementary and alternative medicine', in Germov J (ed.), Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 433 - 451
    • Broom A;Germov J, 2009, 'Global Public Health', in Germov J (ed.), Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 65 - 84
    • Broom A;Adams J, 2009, 'The status of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in biomedical education', in Brosnan C; Turner BS (ed.), Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education, Routledge, London
    • Broom A, 2008, 'Virtually He@lthy: A study into the impact of Internet use on disease experience and the doctor/patient relationship', in Earle S; Letherby G (ed.), The Sociology of Healthcare: A Reader for Health Professionals, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    • Broom A;Willis E, 2007, 'Competing paradigms and health research', in Saks M; Allsop J (ed.), Researching Health, SAGE, London
    • Broom A, 2007, 'Virtually He@lthy: A study into the impact of Internet use on disease experience and the doctor/patient relationship', in Beyond These Walls: Readings in Health Communication, Oxford University Press, New York

    Journal articles

    • Broom A;Kenny K;Kirby E;Lwin Z, 2018, 'The collective/affective practice of cancer survivorship', British Journal of Sociology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12616
    • Lwin Z;Broom A;Sibbritt D;Francis K;Karapetis CS;Karikios D;Harrup R, 2018, 'The Australian Medical Oncologist Workforce Survey: The profile and challenges of medical oncology', Seminars in Oncology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.seminoncol.2018.06.004
    • Broom A;Kenny K;Kirby E, 2018, 'On waiting, hauntings and surviving: Chronicling life with cancer through solicited diaries', SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, vol. 66, pp. 682 - 699, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038026117719216
    • Broom A;Kenny K;Kirby E;George N;Chittem M, 2018, 'Improvisation, therapeutic brokerage and antibiotic (mis)use in India: a qualitative interview study of Hyderabadi physicians and pharmacists', Critical Public Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2018.1516032
    • Broom J;Broom A, 2018, 'Guideline relevance, diagnostic uncertainty, fear and hierarchy: Intersecting barriers to antibiotic optimization in respiratory infections', Respirology, vol. 23, pp. 733 - 734, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.13334
    • Broom J;Broom A;Kirby E, 2018, 'Context-sensitive antibiotic optimization: a qualitative interviews study of a remote Australian hospital setting', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 100, pp. 265 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.002
    • Oliffe JL;Broom A;Kelly MT;Bottorff JL;Creighton GM;Ferlatte O, 2018, 'Men on Losing a Male to Suicide: A Gender Analysis', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 28, pp. 1383 - 1394, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732318769600
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Gibson A;Broom J;Yarwood T;Post J, 2018, 'Medical authority, managerial power and political will: A Bourdieusian analysis of antibiotics in the hospital', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 22, pp. 500 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459317715775
    • Stone M;Kokanović R;Broom A, 2018, 'Care(less) encounters: Early maternal distress and the haunted clinic', Subjectivity, vol. 11, pp. 108 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41286-018-0047-0
    • Oliffe JL;Rice S;Kelly MT;Ogrodniczuk JS;Broom A;Robertson S;Black N, 2018, 'A Mixed-Methods Study of the Health-Related Masculine Values Among Young Canadian Men', Psychology of Men and Masculinity, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000157
    • Broom J;Tee CL;Broom A;Kelly MD;Scott T;Grieve DA, 2018, 'Addressing social influences reduces antibiotic duration in complicated abdominal infection: A mixed methods study', ANZ Journal of Surgery, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.14414
    • Trondsen MV;Tjora A;Broom A;Scambler G, 2018, 'The symbolic affordances of a video-mediated gaze in emergency psychiatry', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 197, pp. 87 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.11.056
    • Creighton G;Oliffe JL;Ferlatte O;Bottorff J;Broom A;Jenkins EK, 2018, 'Photovoice Ethics: Critical Reflections From Men’s Mental Health Research', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 28, pp. 446 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732317729137
    • Broom J;Broom A, 2018, 'Fear and hierarchy: critical influences on antibiotic decision-making in the operating theatre', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 99, pp. 124 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.12.007
    • Broom A;Gibson A;Kirby E;Davis M;Broom J, 2018, 'The private life of medicine: accounting for antibiotics in the ‘for-profit’ hospital setting', Social Theory and Health, vol. 16, pp. 379 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41285-018-0063-8
    • Broom JK;Broom AF;Kirby ER;Post JJ, 2018, 'How do professional relationships influence surgical antibiotic prophylaxis decision making? A qualitative study', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 46, pp. 311 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.09.004
    • Broom A;Kenny K;Bowden V;Muppavaram N;Chittem M, 2018, 'Cultural ontologies of cancer in India', Critical Public Health, vol. 28, pp. 48 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2017.1288288
    • Kirby E;Kenny K;Broom A;Macartney J;Good P, 2018, 'The meaning and experience of bereavement support: A qualitative interview study of bereaved family caregivers', Palliative and Supportive Care, vol. 16, pp. 396 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951517000475
    • Ridge D;Broom A;Kokanović R;Ziebland S;Hill N, 2017, 'Depression at work, authenticity in question: Experiencing, concealing and revealing', Health (United Kingdom), http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459317739437
    • Broom A;Broom J, 2017, 'Fear, duty and the moralities of care: The ebola 2014 threat', Journal of Sociology, vol. 53, pp. 201 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783316634215
    • Oliffe JL;Creighton G;Robertson S;Broom A;Jenkins EK;Ogrodniczuk JS;Ferlatte O, 2017, 'Injury, Interiority, and Isolation in Men’s Suicidality', American Journal of Men's Health, vol. 11, pp. 888 - 899, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1557988316679576
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Gibson A;Davis M, 2017, 'Antibiotic optimisation in ‘the bush’: Local know-how and core-periphery relations', Health and Place, vol. 48, pp. 56 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.003
    • Kenny K;Broom A;Kirby E;Wyld D;Lwin Z, 2017, 'Terminal anticipation: Entanglements of affect and temporality in living with advanced cancer', Subjectivity, vol. 10, pp. 374 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41286-017-0034-x
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Gibson AF;Post JJ;Broom J, 2017, 'Myth, Manners, and Medical Ritual: Defensive Medicine and the Fetish of Antibiotics', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 1994 - 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732317721478
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Scambler G, 2017, 'Nurses as Antibiotic Brokers: Institutionalized Praxis in the Hospital', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 1924 - 1935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316679953
    • Broom J;Broom A;Bowden V, 2017, 'Ebola outbreak preparedness planning: a qualitative study of clinicians' experiences', Public Health, vol. 143, pp. 103 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.11.008
    • Broom A;Chittem M;Bowden V;Muppavaram N;Rajappa S, 2017, 'Illness experiences, collective decisions, and the therapeutic encounter in Indian oncology', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 951 - 963, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316648125
    • kenny K;Broom A;Kirby E;Ridge D, 2017, 'In one’s own time: Contesting the temporality and linearity of bereavement', Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459317724854
    • Broom J;Broom A;Kirby E;Gibson AF;Post JJ, 2017, 'Individual care versus broader public health: A qualitative study of hospital doctors' antibiotic decisions', Infection, Disease and Health, vol. 22, pp. 97 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2017.05.003
    • Gibson AF;Broom A;Kirby E;Wyld DK;Lwin Z, 2017, '‘… My biggest worry now is how my husband is going to cope’: women’s relational experiences of cancer ‘care’ during illness', Journal of Gender Studies, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1340154
    • Gibson AF;Broom A;Kirby E;Wyld DK;Lwin Z, 2017, 'The social reception of women with cancer', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 983 - 993, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316637591
    • Broom J;Broom A;Kirby E;Gibson AF;Post JJ, 2017, 'How do hospital respiratory clinicians perceive antimicrobial stewardship (AMS)? A qualitative study highlighting barriers to AMS in respiratory medicine', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 96, pp. 316 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.05.001
    • Broom JK;Broom AF;Kirby ER;Gibson AF;Post JJ, 2017, 'Clinical and social barriers to antimicrobial stewardship in pulmonary medicine: A qualitative study', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 45, pp. 911 - 916, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.03.003
    • MacArtney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J, 2017, 'The Liminal and the Parallax: Living and Dying at the End of Life', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 623 - 633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732315618938
    • Broom A, 2017, 'The right to medicalization? Invited commentary on Karsoho et al. (2016)', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 173, pp. 104 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.12.001
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Good P;Bowden V;Lwin Z, 2017, 'Experiences of interpreters in supporting the transition from oncology to palliative care: A qualitative study', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 13, pp. e497 - e505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12563
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Adams J, 2016, 'The social dynamics of antibiotic use in an Australian hospital', Journal of Sociology, vol. 52, pp. 824 - 839, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783315594486
    • Broom A;Wong WK T;Kirby E;Sibbritt D;Karikios D;Harrup R;Lwin Z, 2016, 'A qualitative study of medical oncologists' experiences of their profession and workforce sustainability', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166302
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Lwin Z, 2016, 'Nursing futility, managing medicine: Nurses’ perspectives on the transition from life-prolonging to palliative care', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 20, pp. 653 - 670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459315595845
    • Broom A;Gibson AF;Broom J;Kirby E;Yarwood T;Post JJ, 2016, 'Optimizing antibiotic usage in hospitals: a qualitative study of the perspectives of hospital managers', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 94, pp. 230 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2016.08.021
    • Broom J;Broom A;Adams K;Plage S, 2016, 'What prevents the intravenous to oral antibiotic switch? A qualitative study of hospital doctors' accounts of what influences their clinical practice', Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, vol. 71, pp. 2295 - 2299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkw129
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Kenny K;MacArtney J;Good P, 2016, 'Moral ambivalence and informal care for the dying', Sociological Review, vol. 64, pp. 987 - 1004, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12400
    • Broom J;Broom A;Plage S;Adams K;Post JJ, 2016, 'Barriers to uptake of antimicrobial advice in a UK hospital: a qualitative study', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 93, pp. 418 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2016.03.011
    • Macartney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2016, 'Locating care at the end of life: Burden, vulnerability, and the practical accomplishment of dying', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, pp. 479 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12375
    • Macartney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2016, 'Locating care at the end of life: Burden, vulnerability, and the practical accomplishment of dying', Sociology of Health and Illness, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12375
    • Broom A;Plage S;Broom J;Kirby E;Adams J, 2016, 'A qualitative study of hospital pharmacists and antibiotic governance: Negotiating interprofessional responsibilities, expertise and resource constraints Organization, structure and delivery of health', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1290-0
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Plage S;Adams J, 2015, 'What role do pharmacists play in mediating antibiotic use in hospitals? A qualitative study', BMJ open, vol. 5, pp. e008326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008326
    • MacArtney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Yates PM;Adams J, 2015, 'On resilience and acceptance in the transition to palliative care at the end of life', Health (London, England : 1997), vol. 19, pp. 263 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459314545696
    • Ridge D;Kokanovic R;Broom A;Kirkpatrick S;Anderson C;Tanner C, 2015, '"My dirty little habit": Patient constructions of antidepressant use and the 'crisis' of legitimacy', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 146, pp. 53 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.012
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Scambler G, 2015, 'The path of least resistance? Jurisdictions, responsibility and professional asymmetries in pharmacists' accounts of antibiotic decisions in hospitals', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 146, pp. 95 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.037
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Sibbritt D;Refshauge K;Adams J, 2015, 'Suffering, recognition and reframing: Healthcare choices and plural care pathways for women with chronic back pain', Current Sociology, vol. 63, pp. 652 - 668, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0011392115590076
    • Broom AF;Kirby ER;Adams J;Refshauge KM, 2015, 'On Illegitimacy, Suffering and Recognition: A Diary Study of Women Living with Chronic Pain', Sociology, vol. 49, pp. 712 - 731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038514551090
    • MacArtney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Yates PM;Adams J, 2015, 'On resilience and acceptance in the transition to palliative care at the end of life', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 19, pp. 263 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459314545696
    • Niehues AN;Bundy A;Broom A;Tranter P, 2015, 'Parents’ Perceptions of Risk and the Influence on Children’s Everyday Activities', Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 24, pp. 809 - 820, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-013-9891-2
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Yates P;Hardy J, 2015, 'Negotiating futility, managing emotions: Nursing the transition to palliative care', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 25, pp. 299 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732314553123
    • Lwin Z;Broom A;Cosman R;Livingstone A;Sawkins K;Good P;Kirby E;Koh ES;Hovey E, 2014, 'Culturally and linguistically diverse patient participation in glioma research', Neuro-Oncology Practice, vol. 1, pp. 101 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nop/npu009
    • Broom A;Meurk C;Adams J;Sibbritt D, 2014, 'Networks of knowledge or just old wives' tales?: A diary-based analysis of women's self-care practices and everyday lay expertise', Health (London, England : 1997), vol. 18, pp. 335 - 351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459313497610
    • O'Brien S;Broom A, 2014, 'HIV in Harare: The role and relevance of social stigma', African Journal of AIDS Research, vol. 13, pp. 339 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2014.961941
    • Adams J;Kroll T;Broom A, 2014, 'The significance of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as self-care: Examining 'hidden' health-seeking behaviour for chronic illness in later life', Advances in Integrative Medicine, vol. 1, pp. 103 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aimed.2014.12.005
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2014, 'The troubles of telling: Managing communication about the end of life', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 24, pp. 151 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732313519709
    • Meurk C;Broom A;Adams J, 2014, 'Relative bodies of knowledge: Therapeutic dualism and maternal-foetal individuation', Social Theory and Health, vol. 12, pp. 159 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/sth.2013.26
    • Thompson VR;Stancliffe RJ;Broom A;Wilson NJ, 2014, 'Barriers to sexual health provision for people with intellectual disability: A disability service provider and clinician perspective', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol. 39, pp. 137 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2014.898742
    • Kirby ER;Broom AF;Adams J;Sibbritt DW;Refshauge KM, 2014, 'A qualitative study of influences on older women's practitioner choices for back pain care', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-131
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E, 2014, 'Cultures of resistance? A Bourdieusian analysis of doctors' antibiotic prescribing', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 110, pp. 81 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.03.030
    • Demartoto A;Nilan P;Broom A;Germov J, 2014, 'Indonesian Men's Contrasting Perceptions of How to Deal with Local Violence', Asian Journal of Criminology, vol. 9, pp. 125 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11417-013-9180-4
    • Meurk CS;Broom A;Adams J;Hall W;Lucke J, 2014, 'Factors influencing women's decisions to drink alcohol during pregnancy: Findings of a qualitative study with implications for health communication', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-246
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2014, 'Medical specialists' motivations for referral to specialist palliative care: A qualitative study', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 4, pp. 277 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000376
    • Nilan P;Demartoto A;Broom A;Germov J, 2014, 'Indonesian Men's Perceptions of Violence Against Women', Violence Against Women, vol. 20, pp. 869 - 888, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077801214543383
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Good P, 2014, 'The role and significance of nurses in managing transitions to palliative care: A qualitative study', BMJ Open, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006026
    • Broom A;Meurk C;Adams J;Sibbritt D, 2014, 'My health, my responsibility? Complementary medicine and self (health) care', Journal of Sociology, vol. 50, pp. 515 - 530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783312467098
    • O'Brien S;Broom A, 2014, 'HIV in (and out of) the clinic: Biomedicine, traditional medicine and spiritual healing in Harare', Sahara J, vol. 11, pp. 94 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17290376.2014.938102
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2014, 'Families and the transition to specialist palliative care', Mortality, vol. 19, pp. 323 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2014.916258
    • Nilan P;Demartoto A;Broom A, 2013, 'Socio-economic status and violent masculinities in Indonesia', Culture, Society and Masculinities, vol. 5, pp. 3 - 20
    • Nilan P;Demartoto A;Broom A, 2013, 'Masculinity, Violence and Socioeconomic Status in Indonesia', Culture, Society and Masculinities, vol. 5, pp. 3 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3149/CSM.0501.3
    • Broom AF;Doron A, 2013, 'Traditional medicines, collective negotiation, and representations of risk in Indian cancer care', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 23, pp. 54 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732312462242
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2013, 'The art of letting go: Referral to palliative care and its discontents', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 78, pp. 9 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.008
    • Meurk C;Broom A;Adams J;Sibbritt D, 2013, 'Rurality, mobility, identity: Women's use of complementary and alternative medicine in rural Australia', Health and Place, vol. 20, pp. 75 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.12.005
    • Doron A;Broom A, 2013, 'Gender and masculinities: New perspectives', South Asian History and Culture, vol. 4, pp. 165 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19472498.2013.768842
    • Broom A;Kirby E, 2013, 'The end of life and the family: Hospice patients' views on dying as relational', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 35, pp. 499 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9566.2012.01497.x
    • O'Brien S;Broom A, 2013, 'Gender, culture and changing attitudes: Experiences of HIV in Zimbabwe', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 15, pp. 583 - 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2013.776111
    • Meurk C;Broom A;Adams J;Sibbritt D, 2013, 'Bodies of knowledge: Nature, holism and women's plural health practices', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 17, pp. 300 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459312447258
    • Broom A;Good P;Kirby E;Lwin Z, 2013, 'Negotiating palliative care in the context of culturally and linguistically diverse patients', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 43, pp. 1043 - 1046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.12244
    • Kirby ER;Broom AF;Sibbritt DW;Refshauge KM;Adams J, 2013, 'Health care utilisation and out-of-pocket expenditure associated with back pain: A nationally representative survey of Australian women', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0083559
    • Niehues AN;Bundy A;Broom A;Tranter P;Ragen J;Engelen L, 2013, 'Everyday uncertainties: Reframing perceptions of risk in outdoor free play', Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, vol. 13, pp. 223 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2013.798588
    • Niehues AN;Bundy A;Broom A;Tranter P, 2013, 'Parents' Perceptions of Risk and the Influence on Children's Everyday Activities', Journal of Child and Family Studies, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-013-9891-2
    • Broom A, 2012, 'On euthanasia, resistance, and redemption: The moralities and politics of a hospice', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 22, pp. 226 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732311421181
    • Broom A;Doron A, 2012, 'The rise of cancer in urban India: Cultural understandings, structural inequalities and the emergence of the clinic', Health, vol. 16, pp. 250 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459311403949
    • Bonnette S;Broom A, 2012, 'On grief, fathering and the male role in men's accounts of stillbirth', Journal of Sociology, vol. 48, pp. 248 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783311413485
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2012, 'Specialists' experiences and perspectives on the timing of referral to palliative care: A qualitative study', Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol. 15, pp. 1248 - 1253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2012.0264
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P, 2012, 'Referral to specialist palliative care', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 42, pp. 1040 - 1042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02879.x
    • Broom A;Cavenagh J, 2011, 'On the meanings and experiences of living and dying in an Australian hospice', Health, vol. 15, pp. 96 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459309360797
    • O'Brien S;Broom A, 2011, 'The rise and fall of HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe: The social, political and economic context', African Journal of AIDS Research, vol. 10, pp. 281 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2011.626303
    • Doron A;Broom A, 2010, 'Health and healing in South Asia', South Asian History and Culture, vol. 1, pp. 193 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19472491003590577
    • Broom A;Wijewardena K;Sibbritt D;Adams J;Nayar KR, 2010, 'The use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine in Sri Lankan cancer care: Results from a survey of 500 cancer patients', Public Health, vol. 124, pp. 232 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2010.02.012
    • O'Brien S;Broom A, 2010, 'The prevalence and politics of HIV/ AIDS in Zimbabwe: Examining the ideological, political and historical factors behind the 'Decline'', Politikon, vol. 37, pp. 311 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02589346.2010.530448
    • Broom A;Cavenagh J, 2010, 'Masculinity, moralities and being cared for: An exploration of experiences of living and dying in a hospice', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 71, pp. 869 - 876, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.05.026
    • Broom A;Adams J, 2010, 'The reconfiguration of expertise in oncology: The practice of prediction and articulation of indeterminacy in medical consultations', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 20, pp. 1433 - 1445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732310373042
    • Spadacio C;Castellanos ME P;de Barros NF;Alegre SM;Tovey P;Broom A, 2010, 'Complementary and alternative medicines: A meta-synthesis', Cadernos de Saude Publica, vol. 26, pp. 7 - 13
    • Tamang AL;Broom A, 2010, 'The practice and meanings of spiritual healing in Nepal', South Asian History and Culture, vol. 1, pp. 328 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19472491003593084
    • Broom A;Hand K;Tovey P, 2009, 'The role of gender, environment and individual biography in shaping qualitative interview data', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, vol. 12, pp. 51 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645570701606028
    • Cheshire L;Broom A;Emmison M, 2009, 'Archiving qualitative data in australia: an introduction', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 44, pp. 239 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2009.tb00144.x
    • Broom A;Nayar K;Tovey P;Shirali R;Thakur R;Seth T;Chhetri P, 2009, 'Indian cancer patients’ use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine and delays in presentation to hospital', Oman Medical Journal, vol. 24, pp. 103 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.5001/omj.2009.24
    • Motta J;de Barros N;Castellanos M;Alegre S;Tovey P;Broom A, 2009, 'Alternative and complementary medicine and diabetes mellitus', Brasília Medica, vol. 46, pp. 36 - 45
    • Cheshire L;Broom A;Emmison M, 2009, 'Archiving qualitative data in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 45, pp. 239 - 254
    • Broom A;Adams J;Tovey P, 2009, 'Evidence-based healthcare in practice: A study of clinician resistance, professional de-skilling, and inter-specialty differentiation in oncology', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 68, pp. 192 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.10.022
    • Broom A;Adams J, 2009, 'Oncology clinicians' accounts of discussing complementary and alternative medicine with their patients', Health, vol. 13, pp. 317 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459308101806
    • Broom A;Doron A;Tovey P, 2009, 'The inequalities of medical pluralism: Hierarchies of health, the politics of tradition and the economies of care in Indian oncology', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 69, pp. 698 - 706, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.07.002
    • Adams J;Hollenberg D;Lui CW;Broom A, 2009, 'Contextualizing Integration: A Critical Social Science Approach to Integrative Health Care', Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, vol. 32, pp. 792 - 798, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2009.10.006
    • Broom A, 2009, 'Intuition, subjectivity, and Le Bricoleur: Cancer patients' accounts of negotiating a plurality of therapeutic options', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 19, pp. 1050 - 1059, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732309341190
    • Broom A, 2009, ''I'd forgotten about me in all of this': Discourses of self-healing, positivity and vulnerability in cancer patients' experiences of complementary and alternative medicine', Journal of Sociology, vol. 45, pp. 71 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783308099987
    • Broom A;Cheshire L;Emmison M, 2009, 'Qualitative researchers' understandings of their practice and the implications for data archiving and sharing', Sociology, vol. 43, pp. 1163 - 1180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038509345704
    • Adams J;Lui CW;Sibbritt D;Broom A;Wardle J;Homer C;Beck S, 2009, 'Women's use of complementary and alternative medicine during pregnancy: A critical review of the literature', Birth, vol. 36, pp. 237 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-536X.2009.00328.x
    • 2008, 'Abstracts', The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, vol. 14, pp. S-1 - S-109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2008.ISCMR.1
    • Nilan P;Broom A;Demartoto A;Doron A;Nayar K;Germov J, 2008, 'Masculinities and violence in India and Indonesia: Identifying themes and constructs for research', Journal of Health and Development, vol. 4, pp. 209 - 228
    • Broom A;Tovey P, 2008, 'Exploring the temporal dimension in cancer patients' experiences of nonbiomedical therapeutics', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 18, pp. 1650 - 1661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732308326511
    • Broom A;Tovey P, 2008, 'The role of the Internet in cancer patients' engagement with complementary and alternative treatments', Health, vol. 12, pp. 139 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459307086841
    • Tovey P;Broom A, 2008, 'The problematic nature of conflating use and advocacy in CAM integration: Complexity and differentiation in UK cancer patients' views', Health Sociology Review, vol. 17, pp. 384 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/hesr.451.17.4.384
    • Adams J;Broom A;Jennaway M, 2008, 'Qualitative Methods in Chiropractic Research: One Framework for Future Inquiry', Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, vol. 31, pp. 455 - 460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2008.06.006
    • Broom J;Broom A, 2007, 'Improving opportunities for research training for physician advanced trainees in Australasia', Medical Education Online, vol. 12, http://www.med-ed-online.org/
    • Broom A;Tovey P, 2007, 'The dialectical tension between individuation and depersonalization in cancer patients' mediation of complementary, alternative and biomedical cancer treatments', Sociology, vol. 41, pp. 1021 - 1039, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038507082313
    • Tovey P;Broom A, 2007, 'Cancer patients' negotiation of therapeutic options in Pakistan', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 17, pp. 652 - 662, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732307299994
    • Broom A;Adams J, 2007, 'Current issues and future directions in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 15, pp. 217 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2006.08.001
    • Broom A;Tovey P, 2007, 'Therapeutic pluralism? Evidence, power and legitimacy in UK cancer services', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 29, pp. 551 - 569, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9566.2007.01002.x
    • Broom A;Tovey P, 2007, 'Inter-professional conflict and strategic alliance between traditional healers and oncologists in Pakistan', Asian Journal of Social Science, vol. 35, pp. 608 - 625, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156853107X240369
    • Tovey P;Broom A, 2007, 'Oncologists' and specialist cancer nurses' approaches to complementary and alternative medicine and their impact on patient action', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 64, pp. 2550 - 2564, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.02.010
    • Broom A, 2006, 'Reflections on the centrality of power in medical sociology: An empirical test and theoretical elaboration', Health Sociology Review, vol. 15, pp. 496 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/hesr.2006.15.5.496
    • Broom A, 2006, 'Ethical issues in social research', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 14, pp. 151 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2005.11.002
    • Broom AF, 2006, 'The influence of the internet on patients' expectations', Nature Clinical Practice Urology, vol. 3, pp. 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncpuro0432
    • Broom A;Tovey P, 2005, 'Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in palliative care: Challenges and change in the UK hospice movement', Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol. 8, pp. 240 - 240
    • Broom A, 2005, 'Virtually healthy: The impact of internet use on disease experience and the doctor-patient relationship', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 15, pp. 325 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732304272916
    • Broom A, 2005, 'Using qualitative interviews in CAM research: A guide to study design, data collection and data analysis', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 13, pp. 65 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2005.01.001
    • Broom A, 2005, 'Medical specialists' accounts of the impact of the Internet on the doctor/patient relationship', Health, vol. 9, pp. 319 - 338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459305052903
    • Tovey P;Broom A;Chatwin J;Hafeez M;Ahmad S, 2005, 'Patient assessment of effectiveness and satisfaction with traditional medicine, globalized complementary and alternative medicines, and allopathic medicines for cancer in Pakistan', Integrative Cancer Therapies, vol. 4, pp. 242 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534735405279600
    • Tovey PA;Broom AF;Chatwin J;Ahmad S;Hafeez M, 2005, 'Use of traditional, complementary and allopathic medicines in Pakistan by cancer patients.', Rural and remote health, vol. 5, pp. 447
    • Broom A, 2005, 'The eMale: Prostate cancer, masculinity and online support as a challenge to medical expertise', Journal of Sociology, vol. 41, pp. 87 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783305050965
    • Broom A, 2004, 'Virtu@lly Healthy: A Study Into the Impact of Internet Use on Disease Experiences and the Doctor/patient Relationship', La Trobe University
    • Willis E;Broom A, 2004, 'State of the Art: A Decade of Health Sociology in Review', Health Sociology Review, vol. 13, pp. 122 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/hesr.13.2.122
    • Broom A, 2004, 'Prostate Cancer and Masculinity in Australian Society: A Case of Stolen Identity?', International Journal of Men's Health, vol. 3, pp. 73 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.3149/jmh.0302.73
    • Broom A;Barnes J;Tovey P, 2004, 'Introduction to the Research Methods in CAM series', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 12, pp. 126 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2004.07.041
    • Scott J;Prictor M;Harmsen M;Broom A;Entwistle V;Sowden A;Watt I, 2003, 'Interventions for improving communication with children and adolescents about a family member's cancer (Cochrane Review)', The Cochrane Library, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD004511
    • Broom A;Hill S;Stoelwinder J, 2002, 'DNAR? Do Not Attempt Resuscitation? or Do Not Attempt Review?', Cochrane Collaboration Colloquium
    • Broom A, 2002, 'Contested Territories: The construction of boundaries between ‘alternative’ and ‘conventional’ cancer treatments', New Zealand Journal of Sociology, vol. 17, pp. 215 - 234
    • Broom A, 2001, 'Making Social Science Matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol. 25, pp. 577 - 578, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000173167900029&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

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    Edited Books

    • 2019, Public Health and Health Services Research of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine: International Perspectives, Imperial College Press, London
    • 2018, Women’s Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Routledge, London and New York
    • 2014, Gender and Masculinities: Histories, texts and practices in India and Sri Lanka
    • 2013, Primary health care and complementary and integrative medicine: Practice and research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/P875
    • 2013, Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia: Critical Perspectives, Routledge
    • Adams J;Magin P;Broom A, 2013, Primary Care and Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Imperial College Press, London
    • 2012, Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Palgrave Macmillan
    • 2012, Evidence-based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
    • Doron A;Broom A, 2011, Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia: Critical Perspectives
    • 2009, Men's Health: Body, Identity and Social Context, Wiley-Blackwell, London

Teaching and Supervision

Current HDR supervision:
Stefanie Plage (PhD candidate)
Kristen Overton (PhD Candidate)
Nathan MacArthur (PhD Candidate)
Stephanie Raymond (PhD Candidate)
David Coombs (PhD Candidate)
Kathryn Lim (PhD Candidate)

Recent HDR completions:
Dr Stephen O'Brien
Dr Amie Steel
Dr Natasha Graville
Dr Anita Niehues
Dr Glenda Jessop
Dr Vanessa Jessop
Anne-Marie Snider

Grants

Selected Research Grants (total funding > $9.5 million AU):

2019-23Australian Research Council Discovery Grant [DP190100745] Precision and the Person[Broom, Wakefield, Kirby, Prainsack, Khasraw, Kenny] $470,650

2019-22Australian Research Council Discovery Grant [DP190100823]‘Superbugs’ in India: Antimicrobial resistance, inequality and development [Doron, Broom] $400,000

2018-21 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP170100300] Navigating an Uncertain Antimicrobial Future: A Sociological Study [Broom, Kirby, Davis, Dodds, Broom, Post] [ARC $318,473 and PO $100,000] Total = $418,437

2016-18 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP160100100] Cultural Biographies, Medical Knowledges: A sociological study [Broom, Kirby, Kokanovic; Adams; Lwin; Wyld; Koh; de Souza; Woodland] $210,000 [ARC contribution] + [$816,962 cash/in-kind partner contributions]

2015-17 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant [DP150100414] The changing landscapes of survivorship: A sociological study of a life with cancer [Broom, Kirby, Yates, Oliffe, Seale] $359,700

2014-16 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [ LP140100020] Unintended consequences? A sociological study of how social relations influence decisions about antibiotics [Broom, Kirby, Adams, Broom, Looke] $172,112 [Total cash and in-kind $450,396]

2014-16 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant [DP140100238] The rise of complementary self-care: A national sociological study of women's strategies for coping and living with chronic illness [Adams, Broom, Davidson, Sibbritt] $350,000

2012-15 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP120200268] Pathways to and through palliative care: A sociological study of patient, carer and clinician experiences at the end of life. [Broom, Adams, Yates, Kirby, Good, Wootton, Hardy] $164,830 [Total cash and in-kind $591,411]

2011-15 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship [FT100100294] The changing landscapes of medical pluralism: a sociological analysis of patient experiences and decision making in Australia, India and Brazil. $656,448

2011-13 Australian Research Council Discovery Project [DP110104636] Navigating back pain care: a sociological study of women's illness pathways within and between intersecting social worlds. [Broom, Adams, Refshauge, Sibbritt] $391,622

2010-12 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant [DP1094765] Therapeutic pluralism in pregnancy, labour and birthing: Decision-making, communication and interprofessional dynamics [Adams, Broom, Gallois and Sibbritt] $270,000

2009-10 AUSAID Australian Development Research Awards Masculinities and Violence in Indonesia and India [Nilan, Broom et al] $116,526

2008-11 National Health and Medical Research Council Complementary medicine use among mid-age women: a national mixed-methods study across the urban-rural divide [Adams et al, Broom] $450,777

Engagement and Professional contributions

Additional Current Positions

Visiting Professor, King's College London (Department of Global Health and Social Medicine)
Visiting Professor, University of Vienna (Department of Political Science)
Honorary Professor, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 2015-present
Honorary Professor, UQ Medicine The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 2013-present

Current editorial positions

Associate Editor, Qualitative Health Research.
2014 - present Editorial Board, Digital Health
2015 - present Editorial Board, Health Sociology Review
2007 - present Editorial Board, Complementary Therapies in Medicine

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