Gender equality in Australia: An exploration of the impact on sleep and health

Project Details

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, this PhD project will explore the relationship between gender equality, sleep and health outcomes.

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Dr Tania King, Disability and Health Unit, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Adrienne O'Neil, Deakin University
Professor Belinda Hewitt, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
Professor Tea Lallukka, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki


National Health and Medical Research Council PhD Scholarship

Research Group

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

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Centre for Health Equity

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