Dr Kate Johnston-Ataata

Dr Kate Johnston-Ataata is a Research Fellow and Early Career Researcher Co-Lead of the Health, Society, Medicine Program.

Kate is also the Healthtalk Australia Coordinator. She has previously worked as a researcher at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

Kate is lead researcher on the Early Menopause: Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Professionals NHMRC Partnership Project, and has had key roles in the research and website production aspects of four Healthtalk Australia online resources: Experiences of Depression and Recovery, Emotional Experiences of Early Parenthood (as lead researcher), Mental Health and Supported Decision-Making, and Mental Health: Carers’ Experiences.

Kate is Editorial Associate of a forthcoming interdisciplinary edited collection entitled Paths to Parenthood: Emotions on the Journey through Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Parenthood (Palgrave ​Macmillan, 2018). Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and on The Conversation and she has also co-authored research project reports and policy submissions.

Kate’s research interests include the social, cultural and emotional dimensions of life-course transitions and social reproduction in late modernity, as well as the relational aspects of individual health and illness experiences.

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Experiences of early menopause, Transition to parenthood, Intercultural intimate relationships, Individualization, Health and illness experiences.