Centre for Health Initiatives (CHI)

DR Lyn Phillipson


Dr Lyn Phillipson is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Initiatives and a lecturer in Population Health. Lyn is an early career researcher with a particular interest in consumer empowerment and the way that stigma associated with health conditions affect people’s willingness to seek help and assistance from health and social services. In 2011, she was involved in the first published Australian research regarding stigma and dementia attitudes in Australian adults (funded by Alzheimer’s Australia). Her PhD utilised mixed methods to explore factors (including stigma) that influence the use of support services by carers of people with dementia. Lyn’s current projects include:  research funded by the Cancer Institute NSW to address stigma and promote help-seeking for cancer within CALD communities and a funded pilot project working partnership with a local sexual health service to reduce the stigma associated with the use of Chlamydia screening services. In 2011 she also received a grant from the Organ and Tissue Authority to work with orthodox religious communities to address the stigma, myths and misconceptions associated with organ and tissue donation.

More broadly, Lyn has experience and expertise in the area of social marketing as an approach to promote health and help-seeking across a broad range of issues including: dementia risk reduction, organ donation and sun protection. She also has expertise in the conduct of both focus groups and interviews, including the use of interview dyads, friendship pairs and research within family units.

Email:    lphillip@uow.edu.au
Phone:  +61 (02) 4221 4773
Office:   Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233




Last reviewed: 26 September, 2014

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