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Researcher: Grant, RF (Dr Ruby Grant)

Fields of Research

Gender, sexuality and education
Sociology of education
Social change
Sociology of gender
Sociology of health
Rural sociology
Screen and media culture
Cultural geography
Gender studies
Mental health services
Gender relations
Feminist theory
Aged health care
Feminist and queer theory
Urban sociology and community studies
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Social policy
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Health and community services

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in human society
Gender and sexualities
Gender aspects in education
Women's and maternal health
Other education and training
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Other culture and society
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Equity and access to education
Health related to ageing
Evaluation of health and support services
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Social structure and health
Teacher and instructor development
Mental health services
Public services policy advice and analysis
Mental health
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Urban planning
The creative arts

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Just Listen Properly, Like with Intent': LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians: Telling us the Story
A class act? Social background and body modifications in Australia; Journal of Sociology
An exploration of perceptions of gender equity among SAGE Athena SWAN self-assessment team members in a regional Australian university; Higher Education Research and Development
Beyond ‘safety’: teachers and school staff approaches to LGBTI-inclusion in Tasmanian schools; International Journal of Inclusive Education
Context matters: Supporting staff working with LGBT students in schools; #GEACONF2018
Educating queer sexual citizens? A feminist exploration of bisexual and queer young women’s sex education in Tasmania, Australia; Sex Education: sexuality, society and learning
From Sex and the City to Girls: paving the way for ‘post? feminism’; Reading Lena Dunham's Girls: feminism, postfeminism, authenticity and gendered performance in contemporary television
Going Commando: Prosthetics and the Politics of Gender; Platform: journal of media and communication
Health practitioner and student attitudes to caring for transgender patients in Tasmania: an exploratory qualitative study; Transgender Health
Homonormativity and celebrating diversity: Australian school staff involvement in gay-straight alliances; International Journal of Inclusive Education
Homonormativity and Celebrating Diversity: Australian School Staff Involvement in Gay-Straight Alliances; The Australian Sociological Association Conference
Homonormativity or queer disidentification? rural Australian bisexual women’s identity politics; Sexualities
Inclusive Practices: Supporting Schools, Supporting Students
Male allyship in institutional STEMM gender equity initiatives; PLoS One
More than just lip service: done right, awareness-raising days can pack a punch
Multiple dimensions of safe space for LGBTQ students: school staff perceptions; Sex Education
Navigating unintelligibility: queer Australian young women’s negotiations of safe sex and risk; Journal of Health Psychology
Not going to the mainland: queer women’s narratives of place in Tasmania, Australia; Gender, Place and Culture
Older Lesbians’ experiences of ageing in place in rural Tasmania, Australia: an exploratory qualitative investigation; Health and Social Care in The Community
Place, belonging, and more-than-human community: a visual study of older lesbians in rural Tasmania; Australian Geographer
Sexual Citizenship and Queer Post-Feminism: Young Women’s Health and Identity Politics; Routledge
Studying gender in the neoliberal, postfeminist university: Australian university students’ perspectives; Journal of Sociology
Supporting gender non-conforming students: learnings from school staff from Australia; European Conference on Educational Research - ECER 2108
Tasmanian healthcare professionals' & students' capacity for LGBTI+ inclusive care: a qualitative inquiry; Health and Social Care in the Community
The spatial impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on LGBTIQ wellbeing, visibility, and belonging in Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Homosexuality
Twenty-something girls v. thirty-something Sex And The City women: paving the way for ‘post? feminism’?; Feminist Media Studies
Visualising LGBT-inclusive practices: A resource informed by teachers and support staff; #GEACONF2018
What does inclusive sexual and reproductive healthcare look like for bisexual, pansexual and queer women? Findings from an exploratory study from Tasmania, Australia; Culture, Health and Sexuality
What wellbeing means for LGBTIQ Tasmanians
Women in Philosophy, Engineering & Theology: gendered disciplines and projects of critical re-imagination; Women's Studies International Forum
Young bisexual women's sexual health care experiences in Australian rural general practice; Australian Journal of Rural Health

Research Projects

Enhancing Tasmanian Health Professionals Capacity for LGBTI-inclusive Care; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Inclusive practices: Supporting teachers, supporting students; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
LGBTIQ+ Tasmanian community survey
Rethink 2020 Implementation Plan: LGBTQIA+ Community Consultation

Research Candidate Supervision