World-leading Health Sociologist appointed as a Visiting Professor
Professor Broom is Head of Sociology in the School of Social Science at University of Queensland and is the world leading health sociologist focused upon issues around traditional and complementary medicine use and practice. He is an ARC Future Fellow who brings a wealth of research expertise to the Centre’s many projects and capacity building activities.
Prof Broom works regularly with a wide range of industry partners with a focus on improving people's experiences of illness and the delivery of healthcare more broadly. His program of research melds the conceptual richness of sociology with the value of applied, translational health research. HIs research interests focus upon the sociology of health and illness, with a current focus on issues related to: cancer, palliative and end-of-life care; traditional, complementary and alternative medicines; professional and inter-professional issues in health and medicine; gender and health; and, health in developing countries.
Prof Broom has published over 100 journal articles and he is an investigator on over $7 million in competitive research grants and he currently holds Honorary/Visiting Professorial positions at Brunel University London and the University of Westminster, UK.
Prof Broom will join the team as an Honorary member of ARCCIM for a 3 year term.