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Meredith Nash

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Meredith Nash

Senior Lecturer, Sociology

Room 485, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2715 (phone)

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Meredith.Nash@utas.edu.au

Meredith Nash is an interdisciplinary research leader in the fields of sociology of gender, health sociology, and human geography. Her work focuses on the gendered body as a way of understanding the relationships between people, place, politics, and culture. Her research has informed Australian government and health practice and has received international recognition through the global media, quotation, and award. She is a member of the UTAS Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team and the University Learning and Teaching Committee. You can follow her research updates on Twitter.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD University of MelbourneAustralia2009
MA University of MelbourneAustralia2005
BA University of IllinoisUnited States2001
GradCertUniversity TeachingUniversity of MelbourneAustralia2010

Research Themes

Meredith's research aligns with the University research themes of Better Health and Creativity, Culture and Society.

Teaching

feminist theory, social theory, gender, sexuality, reproduction, sport, fitness, health and illness, social policy, social and cultural analysis

Teaching expertise

Meredith has ten years of experience in tertiary teaching including coordinating large first year undergraduate units as well as developing second and third year electives at several universities in Victoria and Tasmania.

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

Sociology of gender: Nash’s most significant contribution to international scholarship has been in the study of gender and embodiment using pregnancy as a case study. She has published extensively in the field including one monograph, Making ‘Postmodern’ Mothers: Pregnant Embodiment, Baby Bumps, and Body Image, that comprehensively examines how women negotiate social expectations that frame the pregnant body. Nash has also published research on pregnant brides, the role of self-photography on pregnancy body image, and reproductive technology. Her edited book, Reframing Reproduction: Conceived Gendered Experiences, was published by Palgrave in 2014. This book refocuses the ways in which reproduction is theorised sociologically and widens the empirical and geographical bases from which reproduction is studied. Nash has also examined rural masculinities in first-time fatherhood as lead CI on a funded project (Tasmanian Early Years Foundation) involving collaboration with two state-wide organisations. This qualitative study breaks new ground by addressing the framing of masculinities in father-only antenatal groups and by providing strategies for shifting antenatal care practices.

Health sociology: ‘Fatness’ and ‘obesity’ are dominant motifs across Nash’s research, leading to significant theoretical innovation centered on body image in health sociology. She has contributed uniquely to the field by showing how pregnant bodies are the subject of popular discourses around ‘risk’ and ‘health’ in relation to ‘obesity’, ‘fatness’, and ‘fitness’. Her more recent work on bodily privilege makes a significant intervention into current scholarship on the gendered nature of body size by providing a multi-dimensional framing of fat, fat politics, and bodily privilege.

Human geography: Nash’s investigations of gendered and embodied geographies form an important foundation for her current work on gym spaces. She has examined the experiences and uses of fitness spaces by women and the role that these sites play in the construction of self-identities. Her use of an ethnographic approach in this research offers a unique consideration of dominant ‘fitness’ discourses and demonstrates how Australian women negotiate the physical and emotional geographies of fitness spaces (e.g. gyms, boxing clubs). Nash also uses visual methods to examine how gendered ‘healthist’ discourses are visually and ideologically produced on fitness fashion websites. This work importantly demonstrates how visual methods can be used to reveal the strategies and assumptions that underpin the textual and visual features of websites, as well as revealing the gendered power relations embedded within them.

Current projects

Leadership for women in STEMM: This project focuses on science leadership for women through the lens of Homeward Bound, a 21 day transformational leadership program for 76 women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) fields in Antarctica that launched in December 2016. Meredith is following 25 of the 76 women from took part in the inaugural voyage as part of a longitudinal study that uses an intersectional analysis framework to examine how categories of identity interact with the contexts and backgrounds of participants to shape and influence their experiences of Homeward Bound. Specifically, she is examining how these women conceptualise ‘successful’ leadership, the extent to which the adventure-based experiential course design facilitates their leadership development, how they exercise leadership over time, and how women make meaning of their Homeward Bound experiences and transfer their learning from the programme to other women post-voyage.

Postfeminism/contemporary television: Meredith’s co-edited book (w/Imelda Whelehan), Reading Lena Dunham’s Girls: Postfeminism, Feminism, Authenticity, and Gendered Performance in Contemporary Television will be published by Palgrave in May 2017.

Public health potential of parkrun: Using an online survey, this project aims to describe the socio-demographic and health characteristics of Tasmanian parkrun participants (e.g. age, gender, location, health status), parkrun characteristics (e.g. number of runs, length of involvement), and their reasons for participating in parkrun (e.g. enjoyment, social interaction, ease of access).

Research Fields

  • Social Change (160805)
  • Sociology (160899)
  • Studies in Human Society (169999)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Social Theory (160806)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Visual Cultures (190104)
  • Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Algebra and Number Theory (010101)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management) (130205)
  • Family and Household Studies (160301)
  • Sociology of Education (160809)
  • Clinical Sciences (110399)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography (160402)
  • Rural Sociology (160804)
  • Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine (111499)

Research Impact

  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Women's Health (920507)
  • Families and Family Services (940112)
  • Men's Health (920504)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Recreation (950103)
  • Health Inequalities (920206)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Resourcing of Education and Training Systems (930503)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Visual Communication (950205)
  • Health Protection and/or Disaster Response (920407)
  • Health (929999)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
  • Air Force (810101)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Arts and Leisure (950199)
  • Recreational Services (909902)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Injury Control (920409)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Child Health (920501)

Publications

Total publications

127

Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Nash MB, ''It's just good to get a bit of man-talk out in the open': Men's experiences of father-only antenatal preparation classes in Tasmania, Australia', Psychology of Men & Masculinity pp. 1-10. ISSN 1524-9220 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1037/men0000102 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Staff LB, Nash MB, 'Brain death during pregnancy and prolonged corporeal support of the body: a critical discussion', Women and Birth pp. 1-7. ISSN 1871-5192 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2017.01.009 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Staff LB

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2016Miller T, Nash M, 'I just think something like the 'Bubs and Pubs' class is what men should be having': Paternal subjectivities and preparing for first-time fatherhood in Australia and the United Kingdom', Journal of Sociology pp. 1-17. ISSN 1440-7833 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783316667638 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Murray L, Nash M, 'The Challenges of Participant Photography: A Critical Reflection on Methodology and Ethics in Two Cultural Contexts', Qualitative Health Research pp. 1-15. ISSN 1049-7323 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1049732316668819 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Murray L

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2016Nash M, 'Selling health and fitness to sporty sisters: A critical feminist multi-modal discourse analysis of the Lorna Jane retail website', Sociology of Sport Journal, 33, (3) pp. 219-229. ISSN 0741-1235 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2015-0105 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Nash M, 'White pregnant bodies on the Australian beach: a visual discourse analysis of family photographs', Journal of Gender Studies ISSN 0958-9236 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2016.1264297 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Nash M, Warin M, 'Squeezed between identity politics and intersectionality: A critique of thin privilege' in Fat Studies', Feminist Theory pp. 1-19. ISSN 1464-7001 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1464700116666253 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Nash M, 'Gender on the ropes: An autoethnographic account of boxing in Tasmania, Australia', International Review for The Sociology of Sport pp. 1-17. ISSN 1461-7218 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1012690215615198 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Nash MB, 'Shapes of motherhood: exploring postnatal body image through photographs', Journal of Gender Studies, 24, (1) pp. 18-37. ISSN 1465-3869 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2013.797340 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3

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2015Nash MB, Grant R, 'Twenty-something girls v. thirty-something Sex And The City women: paving the way for post? feminism'?', Feminist Media Studies, 15, (6) pp. 976-991. ISSN 1471-5902 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2015.1050596 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Grant R

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2014Nash M, 'Breasted experiences in pregnancy: an examination through photographs', Visual Studies, 29, (1) pp. 40-53. ISSN 1472-586X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2014.862992 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2014Nash M, 'Picturing mothers: A photovoice study of body image in pregnancy', Health Sociology Review, 23, (3) pp. 242-253. ISSN 1446-1242 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2014.11081977 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2014Nash MB, 'On Fat Stigma, Prejudice, and Strategies for Resistance. Review of Acceptable Prejudice? Fat, Rhetoric and Social Justice', Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, 3, (1) pp. 76-78. ISSN 2160-4851 (2014) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2014Nash MB, Phillipov MM, 'Introduction to the special issue: Eating like a 'man': Food and the performance and regulation of masculinities', Women'S Studies International Forum: A Multidisciplinary Journal for The Rapid Publication of Research Communications and Review Articles in Women's Studies, 44 pp. 205-208. ISSN 0277-5395 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

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2014Nash MB, Phillipov MM, 'Women'S Studies International Forum: A Multidisciplinary Journal for The Rapid Publication of Research Communications and Review Articles in Women'S Studies', 44 pp. 205-208. ISSN 0277-5395 (2014) [Edited Journal]

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2013Nash M, 'Indulgence versus restraint: a discussion of embodied eating practices of pregnant Australian women', Journal of Sociology, 51, (3) pp. 478-491. ISSN 1440-7833 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783312474357 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Nash MB, 'Reflections on teaching gender to Australian sociology undergraduates in the neoliberal postfeminist classroom', Journal of Sociology, 49, (4) pp. 411-425. ISSN 1440-7833 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783313504053 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2012Nash M, 'The Fetishised Fetus: Creating 'Life' with Ultrasound', Traffic pp. 49-70. ISSN 1447-2538 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Nash M, 'Brides N' Bumps', Feminist Media Studies, 13, (4) pp. 593-612. ISSN 1468-0777 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2012.678877 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2012Nash M, 'Weighty matters: Negotiating 'fatness' and 'in-betweeness' in early pregnancy', Feminism and Psychology: An International Journal, 22, (3) pp. 307-323. ISSN 0959-3535 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0959353512445361 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2011Nash M, ''Working out' for two: performances of 'fitness' and femininity in Australian prenatal aerobics classes', Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, Online, (Oct) EJ ISSN 1360-0524 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2011.624589 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 9

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2010Nash MB, ''You don't train for a marathon sitting on the couch': Performances of pregnancy 'fitness' and 'good' motherhood in Melbourne, Australia', Women's Studies International Forum, 34, (1) pp. 50-65. ISSN 0277-5395 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2010.10.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 20

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2009Nash MB, 'My Wedge, My Self', Third Space: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Culture, 9, (1) EJ ISSN 1499-8513 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2007Nash MB, 'From 'Bump' to 'Baby': Gazing at the Foetus in 4D', Philament, June 2007, (10) EJ ISSN 1449-0471 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2006Nash MB, 'Oh Baby Baby: (Un)veiling Britney Spears' Pregnant Body', Michigan Feminist Studies, Fall 2005 - Spring 2006, (19) pp. 27-50. ISSN 1055-856X (2006) [Non Refereed Article]

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2005Nash MB, 'The fetished fetus: Creating 'life' with ultrasound', Traffic: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Journal, 7 pp. 37-56. ISSN 1447-2538 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Nash MB, 'Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving Gendered Experiences', Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 288. ISBN 9781137267122 (2014) [Edited Book]

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2012Nash M, 'Making 'postmodern' mothers: pregnant embodiment, baby bumps and body image', Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 264. ISBN 9780230355439 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

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2011Nash MB, 'Tutoring in interdisciplinary subjects', The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, pp. 32. ISBN 9780987235206 (2011) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Nash M, 'Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?', Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving Gendered Experiences, Palgrave Macmillan, Meredith Nash (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 251-254. ISBN 9781137267122 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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2014Nash M, 'Picturing Postpartum Body Image: A Photovoice Study', Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving Gendered Experiences, Palgrave Macmillan, Meredith Nash (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 115-134. ISBN 9781137267122 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Nash MB, 'Introduction: Conceiving of Postmodern Reproduction', Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving Gendered Experiences, Palgrave Macmillan, Meredith Nash (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781137267122 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Nash MB, 'Expanding Seams: Experiences of Australian Maternity Shopping', The Globetrotting Shopaholic: Consumer Spaces, Products and their Cultural Places, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Tanfer Emin Tunc and Annessa Ann Babic (ed), Newcastle, UK, pp. 205-219. ISBN 1443800279 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Nash MB, '3D Fetuses and Disappearing Mothers: Rethinking the Politics of Ultrasonography', Mother Knows Best: Talking Back to the , Demeter Press, Jessica Nathanson and Laura Camille Tuley (ed), Toronto, Canada, pp. 46-57. ISBN 9781550144871 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Nash MB, 'Book Review - Understanding Reproductive Loss', Sociology of Health and Illness: A Journal of Medical Sociology, 35, (7) pp. 1129-1130. ISSN 0141-9889 (2013) [Review Single Work]

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2011Nash MB, 'Review of Reed, Lori and Saukko, Paula (eds.), Governing the Female Body: Gender, Health and Networks of Power', H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, May, (1) pp. 1-2. (2011) [Other Review]

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2008Nash MB, 'Melinda Tankard Reist, Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics', Traffic: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Journal, 9 pp. 172-174. (2008) [Other Review]

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2004Nash MB, 'Blood bones and spirit: Aboriginal christianity in an East Kimberley town by Heather McDonald', Melbourne Historical Journal, 32 pp. 105-107. (2004) [Other Review]

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2004Nash MB, 'Rosalind Petchesky, global prescriptions: Gendering health and human rights', Traffic: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Journal, 5 pp. 165-168. (2004) [Other Review]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Howes FS, Nash M, Walters J, Nelson MR, 'Emerging visual methodologies to better understand the process of care in hypertension management in Australian general practice', Abstracts From the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the HBPRCA and the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AAS, pp. e152. ISSN 0194-911X (2014) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1161/HYP.0000000000000010 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Howes FS; Walters J; Nelson MR

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Major Creative Work

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Nash MB, 'Picturing Pregnancy: Meredith Nash at TEDxHobart', TEDx Talks, Hobart (2014) [Performance]

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2014Nash MB, 'The Australian Pregnancy Pictures Project: Memory, Motherhood, and Photography', Pregnant Pics Project, website, 1 (2014) [Other Exhibition]

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2013Nash MB, 'Picturing Pregnancy: A Photovoice Exhibition', Morris Miller Library, University of Tasmania (2013) [Other Exhibition]

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Entry

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Nash MB, 'Birthing Practices', Battleground: Women and Gender, Amy Lind and Stephanie Brzuzy (ed), Wesport, 1, pp. 45-54 (2008) [Entry]

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2008Nash MB, 'Fetal Rights', Battleground: Women and Gender, Amy Lind and Stephanie Brzuzy (ed), Wesport, 1, pp. 194-199 (2008) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

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2017Nash MB, ''Fat, bland, boring incubators': Most pregnant women don't feel like Beyonce', Stuff, online, Feb 10, 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Nash MB, ' Fat, bland, boring incubators': ordinary pregnant women don't feel like Beyonce', The Age, Melbourne, Australia, 8 Feb, 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Nash MB, ' Fat, bland, boring incubators': ordinary pregnant women don't feel like Beyonce', Canberra Times, online, Feb 8, 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Nash MB, ''Fat, bland, boring incubators': ordinary pregnant women don't feel like Beyonce', Brisbane Times, Online, Feb 8, 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Nash MB, ' Fat, bland, boring incubators': ordinary pregnant women don't feel like Beyonce', Sydney Morning Herald, online, Feb 8, 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Nash MB, 'Interview with Simon Lauder', Breakfast with Simon Lauder, ABC South East, 9 Feb, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nash MB, 'United Nations Academic Impact Digital Discussion Series with Homeward Bound Expedition Female Scientists', United Nations Academic Impact, United Nations, Feb 4, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nash MB, 'Girls may be flawed, but its feminist legacy will last', The Independent, London, 16 Feb, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nash MB, 'What to expect when you're expecting: Photo project gives twelve pregnant women cameras to reveal what it's REALLY like to have a baby', Daily Mail Australia, online, 18 February, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nash MB, 'Beyonce y el auge de las fotografias de embarazadas', BBC World, online, 3 February, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nash MB, 'Girls may be flawed, but its feminist legacy will last', The Independent, online, 15 February, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nash MB, 'Shapes of motherhood: female body image before and after pregnancy', Radio National Life Matters, 23 February, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nash MB, 'Profile: From Illinois to Antarctica with Meredith Nash, champion of women in STEMM', Campus Review, 22 March, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nash MB, 'Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters', Tasmania 40 South Magazine, Forty South Publishing, Australia, 84 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Nash MB, ''Fat, bland, boring incubators': most pregnant women don't feel like Beyonce', WA Today.com.au, online, Feb 8, 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Nash MB, 'Fat, bland, boring incubators': ordinary pregnant women don't feel like Beyonce', Th Conversation, online, Feb 8, 2017 (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Nash MB, 'UTAS parkrun research project', Mornings with Leon Compton ABC 936, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, 16 June (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Davies A, Nash M, McLean N, 'Should Women Scientists Really Need to Know How To Bake To Become Leaders?', New Matilda, At Large Media Pty Ltd, Sydney, 15 June (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Nash MB, 'Interview with Hobart 7HoFM', Hobart 7HoFM, Nov 18, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Nash MB, 'Six Tasmanian-based scientists in all-female Antarctic expedition', The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Nov 10, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Nash MB, 'Women lead way to Antarctica', The Mercury, Hobart, Australia, Nov 24, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Nash MB, 'Women lead way to Antarctica', Herald Sun, online, Nov 24, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Nash MB, 'WIN Television interview', WIN Television, Hobart, Nov 23, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Nash MB, 'Homeward Bound's all-female Antarctic expedition sets sail in December', The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Nov 25, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Nash MB, 'Snow Sisters', Tas Weekend, Hobart, Australia, Nov 26-27, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Nash MB, 'Tas IVF says egg freezing inquiries up', The Examiner, Fairfax Media, Launceston, 1 August (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Nash MB, 'Interview with Ryk Goddard ABC 936 Hobart', ABC Hobart 936AM, Nov 11, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2014Nash MB, 'Meeting of the minds aims to inspire', The Mercury, Hobart Tasmania, p. 9. (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Nash MB, 'University of Tasmania study to put dads in the parenting picture', The Mercury, News Ltd, Australia, 7 May (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Nash MB, 'Fathers to be survey', Breakfast with Belinda King, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Launceston, 24 April (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Nash MB, 'New study puts fathers under the parenthood microscope', Health Canal, Health Canal, Australia, 23 April (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Nash MB, 'Breakfast with Ryk Goddard', 936 Hobart, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, 24 April (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Nash MB, 'Study to examine support for new dads', Launceston Examiner, Alexandra Humphries, Hobart, 24 April, p. 7. (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Nash MB, 'School chaplain sacked over Facebook post calling homosexuality 'not normal'', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, 8th April (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Nash MB, 'Edited Book Insights', Nexus, The Australian Sociological Association, Melbourne, 26, 3 (2014) [Internal Newsletter]

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2013Nash MB, 'ABC News', Mornings with Geoff Hutchinson, Australian Broadcasting Company, Perth, 2013, 8 February 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Lay off Chrissie Swan for smoking while pregnant', Open Forum, Strawberry Fields, NSW, 2013, Fri, 08/02/2013, p. 1. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Nash MB, 'Lay off Chrissie Swan for smoking while pregnant', The Conversation, The Conversation, Melbourne, 2013, 7 Feb 2013 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Nash MB, '936 ABC Radio Interview, Your afternoons with Penny Terry', ABC Radio, Hobart (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Pregnancy photo project', Burnie Advocate, Fairfax Regional media, Burnie, 16 April 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Baby bellies come out of hiding', Sunday Examiner, Launceston, Fairfax Regional media, Launceston, 28 April 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'New project needs your photos', Campus Daily, University of Queensland, online, 28th March 2013, March 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Dr Meredith Nash: Poser nue et enceinte est une 'endance malsaine', LeMag.Ma, Marrakech, Morocco, 27 June 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Baby bump pictures: Are nude maternity photos touching or tacky?', New York Daily News, USA, 26 June 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Grande-Bretagne:poser nue pendant sa grossesse, la nouvelle tendance?', Magicmaman.com, online, 26 June 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Reliving virginity: sexual double standards and hymenoplasty', The Conversation, online, 25 June 2013, pp. 1-5. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Nash MB, 'Naked baby bump photos are the latest pregnancy trend. But are they a precious memento or just plain tacky?', The Daily Mail, UK, 23 June 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Are women's bodies still beautiful after pregnancy?', BBC News Magazine, BBC world service, online, 16 July 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'A brand for social change? The myth of Dove's 'real beauty'', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, online, 9 July 2013 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Nash MB, 'The myth of Dove's 'Real Beauty' campaign', Radio Adelaide, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 17 July 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Mum's the word for photo project of pregnancy in Tasmania', The Herald Sun, The Herald Sun, Melbourne, 29th September 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Mum's the word for photo project of pregnancy in Tasmania', The Courier Mail, Brisbane, 29th September 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Mum's the word for photo project of pregnancy in Tasmania', The Sunday Tasmanian, Hobart, 29th September 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Mum's the word for photo project of pregnancy in Tasmania', The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, NSW, 29th September 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'The Otherside', The Mercury, Davis Brothers, Hobart, Tasmania, 5th October 2013 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Nash MB, 'Concern over dearth in IVF donors', The Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Launceston, 9th October 2013 (2013) [Newspaper Article]

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2013Nash MB, 'Exploring Body Image', Nightlife with Tony Delroy, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 1 (2013) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Birth of the Bump', Illawarra Mercury, Fairfax Media, Illawarra, 22 May 2012 (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Kampf der baby-Beule', Tages Anzeiger, Tages Anzeiger, Zurich, Switzerland, 27 January 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Newspaper Article]

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2012Nash MB, 'Birth of the bump', Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 22 May 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Birth of the bump', The Launceston Times, Fairfax Media, Launceston, Tasmania, 22 May 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Sex industry reform looks at New Zealand laws', The Examiner, Fairfax Media, Launceston, Tasmania, 21 Janauary 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Birth of the bump', Batemans Bay Post, Fairfax Media, Batemans Bay, NSW, 22 May 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Celebrity Influence on pregnant women studied', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 28 January 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'When the going gets tough', The Mercury, Davies Brothers Pty Ltd, Hobart, Tasmania, 17 April 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Researching baby bump body image', Unitas, The University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, December 2011, 356, p. 7. (2012) [Internal Newsletter]

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2012Nash MB, 'Fit Mum Obsession', EmilyWebb.net, Emily Webb, Online, 10 May 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Birth of the Bump', Stock and Land, Fairfax Media, Tullamarine, Victoria, 1, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Birth of the Bump', LaTrobe Valley Express, Fairfax Media, Morwell, Victoria, 22 May 2012 (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Where does the term 'baby bump' come from?', Slate Magazine, Slate Magazine, New York, 18 May 2012, p. 94. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'Launceston gym fight: gloves are off', The Examiner, Fairfax Media, Launceston, Tasmania, 30 July 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Nash MB, 'The Conversation', Hilarious or horrifying? Foetuses Photoshopped onto bellies, The Conversation, Melbourne, 18 October 2012, online (2012) [Magazine Article]

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2012Nash MB, 'Women who donate their eggs deserve compensation - here's why', The Conversation, The Conversation, Melbourne, VIC, 9 November 2012 (2012) [Magazine Article]

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2012Nash MB, 'Pregnancy: A precarious perch', The New Zealand Herald, The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, Thursday Dec 6 2012 (2012) [Magazine Article]

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2012Nash MB, 'The perils of announcing a pregnancy in public', The Conversation, The Conversation, Melbourne, 4 December 2012 (2012) [Magazine Article]

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2012Nash MB, 'The perils of announcing a pregnancy in public', Mamamia, Mamamia, Sydney, Tues 4 December 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Newspaper Article]

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2011Nash MB, 'Pregnant women urged to join study', The Mercury, Davies Brothers Pty Ltd, Hobart, Tasmania, 14 October 2011, p. 1. (2011) [Media Interview]

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2011Nash MB, 'What does pregnancy look like through the eyes of everyday mums?', Campus Daily, Australia's Uni Jobs Website, Australia, 13 October 2011, p. 1. (2011) [Media Interview]

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2011Nash MB, 'Study examines changing attitudes to the 'baby bump'', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 13 October 2011, p. 1. (2011) [Media Interview]

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2011Nash MB, 'Views on pregnancy to be studied', Views on pregnancy to be studied, Launceston Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, 14 October 2011, p. 12. (2011) [Media Interview]

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2011Nash MB, 'Ryk Goddard', ABC 936 News Breakfast, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart Tasmania, 14 October 2011, p. 1. (2011) [Media Interview]

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2011Nash MB, 'Study examines changing attitudes to the 'baby bump'', Yahoo! News Australia, Yahoo, Australia, 13 October 2011, p. 1. (2011) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$134,928

Projects

Exploring the public health potential of parkrun in Tasmania (2016)$6,935
Description
Regular physical activity is essential for preventing chronic diseases, yet only 30% of Australians exercise adequately for good health. However, older adults, who are at risk for obesity and chronic disease, are least likely to exercise. Understanding the reasons for physical activity participation among this population group is a fundamental first step in developing approaches to improve population health and wellbeing. Using a data-driven approach, this project will examine interpersonal, intrapersonal and environmental reasons for participating in parkrun, an Australia-wide network of free, weekly timed 5km runs/walks in public parks. Parkrun is notable because it has minimal barriers to participation it requires no payment, specialised equipment/clothing, it has no upper/lower age limit, nor does it require previous experience with running. As a mass participation community running/walking event, parkrun may have significant untapped potential for public health gain. By identifying strategies for widening social accessibility of physical activity in Tasmania, this project will has the potential to improve health outcomes for Tasmanians, which would provide long-term social and economic benefits including reductions in the preventable disease burden and significant savings in health care costs.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,935)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash MB; Cleland V
Year
2016
Making guidelines meet the challenge of multimorbidity in general practice: development of an evidence-based approach to integration of disease specific guidelines to better manage multimorbidity (2015)$80,453
Description
The aim of this study is to design an evidence-based approach to developing and implementing clinical guidelines for GPs that incorporate the complexities of managing multimorbidity. The project will do this by using answers from the following research questions: 1) is multimorbidity addressed within major Australian chronic disease guidelines? If so, how?; 2) is multimorbidity addressed specifically in prevention and treatment recommendations for physical activity promotion/exercise prescription?; 3) how do physical activity promotion/exercise prescription recommendations compare across different disease guidelines and what are the identifiable areas of commonality and/or contradiction across guidelines?; 4) how might physical activity promotion/exercise prescription recommendations in different guidelines be integrated in a way which will better support GPs management of multimorbidity? This study will focus on common chronic diseases which account for around 60% of the total chronic problems managed in general practice and which are also commonly seen as co-morbidities, namely: cardiovascular disease and its risk factors (hypertension and lipid abnormalities); musculoskeletal diseases (osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and back pain); diabetes mellitus; asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease; and depression. For research questions 1 to 3, the project will conduct content analysis of Australian evidence-based guidelines for management of chronic disease in primary care. Steps in this will include: 1) a systematic search of both the scientific and grey literature to identify existing Australian guidelines; 2) assessment of guideline quality against the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) methodology; 3) data extraction and content analysis. For research question 4, the data from content analysis will be used to develop potential models of integrating recommendations from multiple guidelines into a form that is readily usable by GPs. The project will explore how to present information on multimorbidity in guidelines for primary care, with reference to physical activity/exercise qualitatively using key stakeholder interviews and focus groups with general practitioners to test alternative methods of presentation of guidelines information on managing physical activity recommendations in the presence of multimorbidity. Feedback will be sought on clinical relevance, usability, applicability to different multimorbidity scenarios, and applicability of existing tools to help practitioners discuss management of multiple diseases with their patients. The project will develop a guideline model for physical activity which as a next step will be ready for formal testing by randomised controlled trial.
Funding
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners ($80,453)
Scheme
Grant-RACGP/Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Sanderson Kristy; Warnecke E; Nash MB
Year
2015
Expectation versus experience: How do Tasmanian men narrate their transition to first-time fatherhood? (2014)$24,840
Funding
Tasmanian Early Years Foundation ($24,840)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash MB
Year
2014
Remembering Mothers: Photography and Tasmanian Cultural Memory (2013)$13,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($13,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash MB
Year
2013
Five Colleges Women's Studies Research Center Conference, Boston, April 4-6, 2013. (2013)$2,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash MB
Year
2013
British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Conference (2013)$2,200
Description
Conference funding to attend British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Conference, York, England, 11-13 September 2013.
Funding
Ian Potter Foundation ($2,200)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash MB
Year
2013
Exploring Pregnant Embodiment in Hobart, Tasmania (2011)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nash MB
Year
2011

Research Supervision

Current

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDChoosing Caesarean Section or Choosing Not to Labour or Birth Vaginally: What is the choice that healthy nulliparous women are actually making?2015
PhDEmbodied Femininity and Sexual Selfhood in Tasmania2015
PhDPromotions Through the Pink Ceiling: How does coming out impact leadership trajectories of sexuality diverse men and women in senior leadership roles?2016
PhDWomen's Leadership in STEMM Fields2017
PhDComing Out Later in Life and Help-seeking: Exploring the experiences of older lesbian and bisexual women2017