Catherine MacKenzie

Senior Research Fellow

Catherine is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact Flinders and has more than 15 years’ experience in social and public health research.

She has a background in anthropology and politics and obtained her PhD in Public Health in 2010.

Catherine has a particular interest in co-design and community participation and has been developing methods to improve participant engagement and interaction with research topics (such as using interactive maps and emoji, and critical realist reviews).

With her colleagues at Flinders University, Catherine works with people and communities to drive evidence-led change in the social, health and service sectors. Her program of research investigates contemporary questions generated with government and non-government industry partners and communities.

The majority of her research focus is directed towards the Hearing Country Voices Research Partnership with Uniting Country South Australia. In this work, she brings together her passions for participatory and applied research with the capacity to address important questions for regional, rural and remote communities.

Catherine has experience teaching in Public Health (Social Determinants of Health), in the Graduate Entry Medical Program and in Speech Pathology at Flinders University using problem-based learning.

Catherine spent her childhood in remote South Australia and New South Wales, has two adult sons and is a practising artist.

catherine.mackenzie@flinders.edu.au

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