Gender equality in Australia: An exploration of the impact on sleep and health
Dr Tania King, Disability Health Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Global Health
A/Prof Adrienne O’Neil, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Dr Belinda Hewitt, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland
Title: Gender equality in Australia: An exploration of the impact on sleep and health
Gender equality has a positive effect on the health of both males and females. Over recent years, sleep has gained attention as an important component of health. Interestingly, there is recent evidence that both men and women in countries with greater gender equality report better sleep quality. To date, there has been little research examining how gender (in)equality in Australia affects the health of Australians – and no research to date has explored how gender (in)equality affects Australians’ sleep. Therefore, as part of a larger study investigating the measurement of gender equality in Australia, my PhD project will explore the relationship between gender equality, sleep and health outcomes
Anna Scovelle has a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and Master of Philosophy (Psychology) from Monash University. From 2013-2015 Anna worked as a research assistant and sessional teaching assistant for the School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University. In 2016, she began working in public health research at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Currently, her research focuses on gender and gender (in)equality as social determinants of health, with an emphasis on chronic disease and mental health outcomes.