Co-Convenors

Meet the Health TG Co-Convenors:

Dr Sophie Lewis, ARC DECRA Fellow, UNSW Sydney

Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow within the Practical Justice Initiative. Sophie is a health sociologist and qualitative researcher with a background in public health. Her research broadly focuses on sociological understandings of the experiences of living with long term conditions including cancer and obesity. Her current research looks at the ways people navigate the Australian healthcare system and make choices about public and private health service; how social interactions and social context enable people to manage chronic conditions; and the lived experience of advanced cancer.

Dr Ally Gibson, Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney

Ally Gibson is a research fellow in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW Sydney, Australia. She is primarily involved in co-ordinating the Qualitative Research Network Hub at UNSW, promoting rigour and innovation in qualitative research through consultation services, seminars, and workshops.

Ally has ten years’ experience conducting a range of qualitative research projects relating to health, illness, and the practice of medicine. She is particularly interested in: people’s experience and responses to pressing health challenges or global health risks (e.g., antimicrobial resistance, cancer); sexual and reproductive health; issues of gender, sexuality and identity; concerns and experiences of inequity, marginalisation, and vulnerability in health.