Anna Ziersch

Anna Ziersch is a qualitative and quantitative social scientist with a background in social psychology. She holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, based at the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, and has an overarching interest in health inequities, in particular multidisciplinary and multimethod approaches to understanding the social determinants of health.
Journal article

Collaborative population health planning between Australian primary health care organisations and local government: lost opportunity

Improving primary health care and local government collaboration has great potential to improve the quality of health planning and action on social determinants, thus advancing population health and health equity.
Conference paper

We Don't Have Access to That': Social mix and the right to the city

The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research. This paper was presented at SOAC 6, held in Sydney from 26-29 November 2013. SOAC 6was the largest conference to date, with over 180 papers...
Journal article

The interplay between structure and agency in shaping the mental health consequences of job loss

This article explores the consequences of job loss for retrenched workers’ mental health by examining the interplay between their agency and the structures shaping their job loss experiences. The results suggest the need for policies to put more focus on social, emotional and financial investment...
Journal article

Policy environments and job loss: lived experiences of retrenched Australian automotive workers

Job loss has negative consequences for health and evidence shows that the agency of workers experiencing job loss is affected by labour market and welfare policy. The policy environment into which workers emerge after losing their jobs strongly influences the way job loss and its...

In our own backyard: urban health inequities and Aboriginal experiences of neighbourhood life, social capital and racism

Compared to the general South Australian urban population, people in this study reported lower levels of physical and mental health and experience of racism was associated with poorer health outcomes of participants.