Emma Kirby

UNSW Scientia Fellow
Scientia Fellow (Level C)

Emma is a UNSW Scientia Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, and former Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow in the Centre for Social Research in Health, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She is interested in the sociology of health and illness, and her research draws on a range of case studies to provide a critical sociological analysis of advanced illness and end of life care, mapping its character and significance. Her program of research comprises a series of projects focused on relationships in/and health care, health care practice, diversity and social justice.

 

Publications

Book Chapters
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Broom A; Kirby E, 2014, 'Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in developing countries', in Cockerham W; Dingwall R; Quah S (ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
2014
Broom A; Kirby E, 2014, 'Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in Western countries', in Cockerham W; Dingwall R; Quah S (ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
2014
Journal articles
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Kenny K; Broom A; Kirby E; Oliffe JL; Wyld D; Lwin Z, 2019, 'Reciprocity, Autonomy, and Vulnerability in Men’s Experiences of Informal Cancer Care', Qualitative Health Research, pp. 1049732319855962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732319855962
2019
Kenny K; Broom A; Kirby E; Ridge D, 2019, 'In one’s own time: Contesting the temporality and linearity of bereavement', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 23, pp. 58 - 75,
2019
Kenny K; Broom A; Kirby E; Oliffe JL; Wyld D; Lwin Z, 2019, 'Reciprocity, Autonomy, and Vulnerability in Men’s Experiences of Informal Cancer Care', Qualitative Health Research,
2019
Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E, 2019, 'The drivers of antimicrobial use across institutions, stakeholders and economic settings: a paradigm shift is required for effective optimization.', J Antimicrob Chemother,
2019
Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E, 2019, 'The drivers of antimicrobial use across institutions, stakeholders and economic settings: a paradigm shift is required for effective optimization', The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, vol. 74, pp. 2803 - 2809, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz233
2019
Broom A; Kirby E; Kokanović R; Woodland L; Wyld D; de Souza P; Koh ES; Lwin Z, 2019, 'Individualising difference, negotiating culture: Intersections of culture and care', Health (United Kingdom),
2019
Broom A; Kirby E; Kokonavic R; Woodland L; Wyld D; de Souza P; Koh S; Lwin Z, 2019, 'Individualising difference, negotiating culture: Intersections of biography and cancer care', Health, pp. 1363459319829192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459319829192
2019
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,
2018
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
2018
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
2018
Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E; Post JJ, 2018, 'Improvisation versus guideline concordance in surgical antibiotic prophylaxis: a qualitative study', Infection, vol. 46, pp. 541 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-018-1156-y
2018
Gibson AF; Broom A; Kirby E; Wyld DK; Lwin Z, 2018, '‘… 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, vol. 27, pp. 901 - 913, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1340154
2018
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
2018
Wong WT; Broom A; Kirby E; Lwin Z, 2018, 'What lies beneath? Experiencing emotions and caring in oncology', Health (United Kingdom),
2018
Broom A; Kenny K; Kirby E; Lwin Z, 2018, 'The collective/affective practice of cancer survivorship', British Journal of Sociology,
2018
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
2018
Wong WT; Broom A; Kirby E; Lwin Z, 2018, 'What lies beneath? Experiencing emotions and caring in oncology.', Health (London), pp. 1363459318800168 - 1363459318800168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459318800168
2018
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
2018
Wong WKT; Kirby E; Broom A; Sibbritt D; Francis K; Karapetis CS; Karikios D; Harrup R; Lwin Z, 2018, 'A mixed methods analysis of experiences and expectations among early-career medical oncologists in Australia', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 14, pp. e521 - e527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12844
2018
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
2018
Kirby E; Lwin Z; Kenny K; Broom A; Birman H; Good P, 2018, '"It doesn't exist...": Negotiating palliative care from a culturally and linguistically diverse patient and caregiver perspective', BMC Palliative Care, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12904-018-0343-z
2018
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, vol. 23, pp. 58 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459317724854
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
Broom JK; Broom AF; Kirby ER; Post JJ, 2017, '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
2017
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
2017
Broom A; kirby E; Gibson A; Post J; Broom J, 2017, 'Myth, manners, and medical ritual: Defensive medicine and the fetishisation of antibiotics', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 1994 - 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732317721478
2017
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
2017
Broom J; Broom A; Kirby E; Gibson A; Post J, 2017, 'Individual care versus broader public health: A qualitative study of hospital doctors' antibiotic decisions', Infection, Disease & Health, vol. 22, pp. 97 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2017.05.003
2017
Murthy V; Adams J; Broom A; Kirby E; Refshauge KM; Sibbritt D, 2017, 'The influence of communication and information sources upon decision-making around complementary and alternative medicine use for back pain among Australian women aged 60–65 years', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 25, pp. 114 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12275
2017
Broom A; kenny K; Kirby E, 2017, 'On waiting, hauntings and surviving: Chronicling life with cancer through solicited diaries', The Sociological Review, vol. 66, pp. 682 - 699, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038026117719216
2017
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
2017
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
2017
Broom A; Wong WKT; 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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
Sibbritt D; Lauche R; Sundberg T; Peng W; Moore C; Broom A; Kirby E; Adams J, 2016, 'Severity of back pain may influence choice and order of practitioner consultations across conventional, allied and complementary health care: A cross-sectional study of 1851 mid-age Australian women', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-016-1251-0
2016
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
2016
Brosnan C; Kirby E, 2016, 'Sociological perspectives on the politics of knowledge in health care: introduction to themed issue', Health Sociology Review, vol. 25, pp. 139 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2016.1174055
2016
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
2016
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 healthcare', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1290-0
2016
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
2015
Broom A; Kirby E; Good P; Lwin Z, 2015, 'Nursing futility, managing medicine: Nurses' perspectives on the transition from life-prolonging to palliative care.', Health (London), vol. 20, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459315595845
2015
Murthy V; Sibbritt D; Broom A; Kirby E; Frawley J; Refshauge KM; Adams J, 2015, 'Back pain sufferers' attitudes toward consultations with CAM practitioners and self- prescribed CAM products: A study of a nationally representative sample of 1310 Australian women aged 60-65 years', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 23, pp. 782 - 788, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2015.09.003
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2014
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
2014
Murthy V; Sibbritt D; Adams J; Broom A; Kirby E; Refshauge KM, 2014, 'Self-prescribed complementary and alternative medicine use for back pain amongst a range of care options: Results from a nationally representative sample of 1310 women aged 60-65 years', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 22, pp. 133 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2013.11.013
2014
Murthy V; Sibbritt D; Adams J; Broom A; Kirby E; Refshauge KM, 2014, 'Consultations with complementary and alternative medicine practitioners amongst wider care options for back pain: A study of a nationally representative sample of 1,310 Australian women aged 60-65 years', Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 33, pp. 253 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-013-2357-5
2014
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
2014
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
2014
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
2014
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
2014
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
2014
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
2013
Kirby ER; Broom AF; Sibbritt DW; Adams J; Refshauge KM, 2013, 'A national cross-sectional survey of back pain care amongst Australian women aged 60-65', European Journal of Integrative Medicine, vol. 5, pp. 36 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2012.08.005
2013
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
2013
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
2013
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
2013
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
2012
Broom AF; Kirby ER; Sibbritt DW; Adams J; Refshauge KM, 2012, 'Back pain amongst mid-age Australian women: A longitudinal analysis of provider use and self-prescribed treatments', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 20, pp. 275 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2012.05.003
2012
Broom AF; Kirby ER; Sibbritt DW; Adams J; Refshauge KM, 2012, 'Use of complementary and alternative medicine by mid-age women with back pain: a national cross-sectional survey', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-12-98
2012
Broom A; Sibbritt D; Nayar KR; Nilan P; Kirby E, 2012, 'What factors predict exposure to caste, political and religious violence in India? A cross - Sectional survey of 1000 Indian Men', Asian Social Science, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n1p1
2012
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
2012
Harris M; Nilan P; Kirby E, 2011, 'Risk and risk management for australian sex workers', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 21, pp. 386 - 398,
2011
Harris M; Nilan P; Kirby E, 2011, 'Risk and risk management for australian sex workers', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 21, pp. 386 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732310385253
2011