Our People

Dr Emma Kirby

UNSW Scientia Fellow, Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow
PhD (Sociology) University of Newcastle (Australia) 2009; BSc - Hons (Human Geography) Loughborough University (UK) 2003
Centre for Social Research in Health

Contact

02 9385 9065
305 Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus
Fields: Studies in Human Society

Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Broom A;Kirby E, 2014, 'Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in developing countries', in Cockerham W; Dingwall R; Quah S (ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
    • Broom A;Kirby E, 2014, 'Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in Western countries', in Cockerham W; Dingwall R; Quah S (ed.), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford

    Journal articles

    • Broom A;Kenny K;Kirby E;Lwin Z, 2018, 'The collective/affective practice of cancer survivorship', British Journal of Sociology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12616
    • Broom A;Kenny K;Kirby E, 2018, 'On waiting, hauntings and surviving: Chronicling life with cancer through solicited diaries', SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, vol. 66, pp. 682 - 699, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038026117719216
    • Wong WK T;Kirby E;Broom A;Sibbritt D;Francis K;Karapetis CS;Karikios D;Harrup R;Lwin Z, 2018, 'A mixed methods analysis of experiences and expectations among early-career medical oncologists in Australia', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 14, pp. e521 - e527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12844
    • Broom A;Kenny K;Kirby E;George N;Chittem M, 2018, 'Improvisation, therapeutic brokerage and antibiotic (mis)use in India: a qualitative interview study of Hyderabadi physicians and pharmacists', Critical Public Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2018.1516032
    • Broom J;Broom A;Kirby E, 2018, 'Context-sensitive antibiotic optimization: a qualitative interviews study of a remote Australian hospital setting', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 100, pp. 265 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.06.002
    • Kirby E;Lwin Z;Kenny K;Broom A;Birman H;Good P, 2018, '"It doesn't exist...": Negotiating palliative care from a culturally and linguistically diverse patient and caregiver perspective', BMC Palliative Care, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12904-018-0343-z
    • Broom J;Broom A;Kirby E;Post JJ, 2018, 'Improvisation versus guideline concordance in surgical antibiotic prophylaxis: a qualitative study', Infection, vol. 46, pp. 541 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-018-1156-y
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Gibson A;Broom J;Yarwood T;Post J, 2018, 'Medical authority, managerial power and political will: A Bourdieusian analysis of antibiotics in the hospital', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 22, pp. 500 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459317715775
    • Broom A;Gibson A;Kirby E;Davis M;Broom J, 2018, 'The private life of medicine: accounting for antibiotics in the ‘for-profit’ hospital setting', Social Theory and Health, vol. 16, pp. 379 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41285-018-0063-8
    • Broom JK;Broom AF;Kirby ER;Post JJ, 2018, 'How do professional relationships influence surgical antibiotic prophylaxis decision making? A qualitative study', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 46, pp. 311 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.09.004
    • Kirby E;Kenny K;Broom A;Macartney J;Good P, 2018, 'The meaning and experience of bereavement support: A qualitative interview study of bereaved family caregivers', Palliative and Supportive Care, vol. 16, pp. 396 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951517000475
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Gibson A;Davis M, 2017, 'Antibiotic optimisation in ‘the bush’: Local know-how and core-periphery relations', Health and Place, vol. 48, pp. 56 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.003
    • Kenny K;Broom A;Kirby E;Wyld D;Lwin Z, 2017, 'Terminal anticipation: Entanglements of affect and temporality in living with advanced cancer', Subjectivity, vol. 10, pp. 374 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41286-017-0034-x
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Gibson AF;Post JJ;Broom J, 2017, 'Myth, Manners, and Medical Ritual: Defensive Medicine and the Fetish of Antibiotics', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 1994 - 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732317721478
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Scambler G, 2017, 'Nurses as Antibiotic Brokers: Institutionalized Praxis in the Hospital', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 1924 - 1935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316679953
    • kenny K;Broom A;Kirby E;Ridge D, 2017, 'In one’s own time: Contesting the temporality and linearity of bereavement', Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459317724854
    • Broom J;Broom A;Kirby E;Gibson AF;Post JJ, 2017, 'Individual care versus broader public health: A qualitative study of hospital doctors' antibiotic decisions', Infection, Disease and Health, vol. 22, pp. 97 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2017.05.003
    • Gibson AF;Broom A;Kirby E;Wyld DK;Lwin Z, 2017, '‘… My biggest worry now is how my husband is going to cope’: women’s relational experiences of cancer ‘care’ during illness', Journal of Gender Studies, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1340154
    • Gibson AF;Broom A;Kirby E;Wyld DK;Lwin Z, 2017, 'The social reception of women with cancer', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 983 - 993, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316637591
    • Broom J;Broom A;Kirby E;Gibson AF;Post JJ, 2017, 'How do hospital respiratory clinicians perceive antimicrobial stewardship (AMS)? A qualitative study highlighting barriers to AMS in respiratory medicine', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 96, pp. 316 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.05.001
    • Broom JK;Broom AF;Kirby ER;Gibson AF;Post JJ, 2017, 'Clinical and social barriers to antimicrobial stewardship in pulmonary medicine: A qualitative study', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 45, pp. 911 - 916, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.03.003
    • MacArtney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J, 2017, 'The Liminal and the Parallax: Living and Dying at the End of Life', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 27, pp. 623 - 633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732315618938
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Good P;Bowden V;Lwin Z, 2017, 'Experiences of interpreters in supporting the transition from oncology to palliative care: A qualitative study', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 13, pp. e497 - e505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12563
    • Murthy V;Adams J;Broom A;Kirby E;Refshauge KM;Sibbritt D, 2017, 'The influence of communication and information sources upon decision-making around complementary and alternative medicine use for back pain among Australian women aged 60–65 years', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 25, pp. 114 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12275
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Adams J, 2016, 'The social dynamics of antibiotic use in an Australian hospital', Journal of Sociology, vol. 52, pp. 824 - 839, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783315594486
    • Broom A;Wong WK T;Kirby E;Sibbritt D;Karikios D;Harrup R;Lwin Z, 2016, 'A qualitative study of medical oncologists' experiences of their profession and workforce sustainability', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166302
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Lwin Z, 2016, 'Nursing futility, managing medicine: Nurses’ perspectives on the transition from life-prolonging to palliative care', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 20, pp. 653 - 670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459315595845
    • Broom A;Gibson AF;Broom J;Kirby E;Yarwood T;Post JJ, 2016, 'Optimizing antibiotic usage in hospitals: a qualitative study of the perspectives of hospital managers', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. 94, pp. 230 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2016.08.021
    • Sibbritt D;Lauche R;Sundberg T;Peng W;Moore C;Broom A;Kirby E;Adams J, 2016, 'Severity of back pain may influence choice and order of practitioner consultations across conventional, allied and complementary health care: A cross-sectional study of 1851 mid-age Australian women', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-016-1251-0
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Kenny K;MacArtney J;Good P, 2016, 'Moral ambivalence and informal care for the dying', Sociological Review, vol. 64, pp. 987 - 1004, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12400
    • Brosnan C;Kirby E, 2016, 'Sociological perspectives on the politics of knowledge in health care: introduction to themed issue', Health Sociology Review, vol. 25, pp. 139 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2016.1174055
    • Macartney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2016, 'Locating care at the end of life: Burden, vulnerability, and the practical accomplishment of dying', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, pp. 479 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12375
    • Macartney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2016, 'Locating care at the end of life: Burden, vulnerability, and the practical accomplishment of dying', Sociology of Health and Illness, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12375
    • Broom A;Plage S;Broom J;Kirby E;Adams J, 2016, 'A qualitative study of hospital pharmacists and antibiotic governance: Negotiating interprofessional responsibilities, expertise and resource constraints Organization, structure and delivery of health', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1290-0
    • Murthy V;Sibbritt D;Broom A;Kirby E;Frawley J;Refshauge KM;Adams J, 2015, 'Back pain sufferers' attitudes toward consultations with CAM practitioners and self- prescribed CAM products: A study of a nationally representative sample of 1310 Australian women aged 60-65 years', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 23, pp. 782 - 788, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2015.09.003
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Plage S;Adams J, 2015, 'What role do pharmacists play in mediating antibiotic use in hospitals? A qualitative study', BMJ open, vol. 5, pp. e008326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008326
    • MacArtney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Yates PM;Adams J, 2015, 'On resilience and acceptance in the transition to palliative care at the end of life', Health (London, England : 1997), vol. 19, pp. 263 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459314545696
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E;Scambler G, 2015, 'The path of least resistance? Jurisdictions, responsibility and professional asymmetries in pharmacists' accounts of antibiotic decisions in hospitals', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 146, pp. 95 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.037
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Sibbritt D;Refshauge K;Adams J, 2015, 'Suffering, recognition and reframing: Healthcare choices and plural care pathways for women with chronic back pain', Current Sociology, vol. 63, pp. 652 - 668, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0011392115590076
    • Broom AF;Kirby ER;Adams J;Refshauge KM, 2015, 'On Illegitimacy, Suffering and Recognition: A Diary Study of Women Living with Chronic Pain', Sociology, vol. 49, pp. 712 - 731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038514551090
    • MacArtney JI;Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Yates PM;Adams J, 2015, 'On resilience and acceptance in the transition to palliative care at the end of life', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 19, pp. 263 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459314545696
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Yates P;Hardy J, 2015, 'Negotiating futility, managing emotions: Nursing the transition to palliative care', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 25, pp. 299 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732314553123
    • Lwin Z;Broom A;Cosman R;Livingstone A;Sawkins K;Good P;Kirby E;Koh ES;Hovey E, 2014, 'Culturally and linguistically diverse patient participation in glioma research', Neuro-Oncology Practice, vol. 1, pp. 101 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nop/npu009
    • Murthy V;Sibbritt D;Adams J;Broom A;Kirby E;Refshauge KM, 2014, 'Self-prescribed complementary and alternative medicine use for back pain amongst a range of care options: Results from a nationally representative sample of 1310 women aged 60-65 years', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 22, pp. 133 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2013.11.013
    • Murthy V;Sibbritt D;Adams J;Broom A;Kirby E;Refshauge KM, 2014, 'Consultations with complementary and alternative medicine practitioners amongst wider care options for back pain: A study of a nationally representative sample of 1,310 Australian women aged 60-65 yea', Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 33, pp. 253 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-013-2357-5
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2014, 'The troubles of telling: Managing communication about the end of life', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 24, pp. 151 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732313519709
    • Kirby ER;Broom AF;Adams J;Sibbritt DW;Refshauge KM, 2014, 'A qualitative study of influences on older women's practitioner choices for back pain care', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-131
    • Broom A;Broom J;Kirby E, 2014, 'Cultures of resistance? A Bourdieusian analysis of doctors' antibiotic prescribing', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 110, pp. 81 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.03.030
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2014, 'Medical specialists' motivations for referral to specialist palliative care: A qualitative study', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 4, pp. 277 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000376
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Good P, 2014, 'The role and significance of nurses in managing transitions to palliative care: A qualitative study', BMJ Open, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006026
    • Kirby E;Broom A;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2014, 'Families and the transition to specialist palliative care', Mortality, vol. 19, pp. 323 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2014.916258
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2013, 'The art of letting go: Referral to palliative care and its discontents', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 78, pp. 9 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.008
    • Kirby ER;Broom AF;Sibbritt DW;Adams J;Refshauge KM, 2013, 'A national cross-sectional survey of back pain care amongst Australian women aged 60-65', European Journal of Integrative Medicine, vol. 5, pp. 36 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2012.08.005
    • Broom A;Kirby E, 2013, 'The end of life and the family: Hospice patients' views on dying as relational', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 35, pp. 499 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9566.2012.01497.x
    • Broom A;Good P;Kirby E;Lwin Z, 2013, 'Negotiating palliative care in the context of culturally and linguistically diverse patients', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 43, pp. 1043 - 1046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.12244
    • Kirby ER;Broom AF;Sibbritt DW;Refshauge KM;Adams J, 2013, 'Health care utilisation and out-of-pocket expenditure associated with back pain: A nationally representative survey of Australian women', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0083559
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P;Wootton J;Adams J, 2012, 'Specialists' experiences and perspectives on the timing of referral to palliative care: A qualitative study', Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol. 15, pp. 1248 - 1253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2012.0264
    • Broom AF;Kirby ER;Sibbritt DW;Adams J;Refshauge KM, 2012, 'Back pain amongst mid-age Australian women: A longitudinal analysis of provider use and self-prescribed treatments', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 20, pp. 275 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2012.05.003
    • Broom AF;Kirby ER;Sibbritt DW;Adams J;Refshauge KM, 2012, 'Use of complementary and alternative medicine by mid-age women with back pain: a national cross-sectional survey', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-12-98
    • Broom A;Sibbritt D;Nayar KR;Nilan P;Kirby E, 2012, 'What factors predict exposure to caste, political and religious violence in India? A cross - Sectional survey of 1000 Indian Men', Asian Social Science, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n1p1
    • Broom A;Kirby E;Good P, 2012, 'Referral to specialist palliative care', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 42, pp. 1040 - 1042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02879.x

Teaching and Supervision

SRAP2002: Policy Analysis

Honours and prizes

2014: University of Queensland Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Early Career Reseacher Award

Engagement and Professional contributions

Member: The Australian Sociological Association, 2005-present

Member: Editorial Board, Health Sociology Review (2015-present)

National Co-Convenor: Health Thematic Group, The Australian Sociological Association (2014-2016)

Co-Convenor: The Australian Sociological Association Conference, 2011, hosted by the University of Newcastle, NSW

Co-Convenor: UQualHealth Network, 2014-present

Member: Research Management Committee: Endeavour Colleges of Natural Health (2014-present)

Refereed Conference Papers

Broom, A.,Kirby, E., Adams, J. and Good, P. (2011) On gender and morality in modern dying. Refereed Proceedings ofThe Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Local Lives/Global Networks, University of Newcastle: Australia. ISBN: 978-0-646-56779-2

Kirby, E.(2008) Coexisting detraditionalization and retraditionalization in young white middle class women's marriage attitudes, Refereed Proceedings ofThe Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Re-imagining Sociology, University of Melbourne, Victoria.

Conference and Poster Presentations

Lwin, Z.,Kirby, E., Broom, A., Adams, J., & Good, P. (2014) Negotiating palliative care in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity: a qualitative study of interpreters’ experiences.Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, 6-8 August, 2014.Awarded Best Consultant Poster Prize ($5000).

Broom, A.,Kirby, E.,& Broom, J. (2014 forthcoming) Why are we unable to change antibiotic prescribing over time? A sociological analysis of the factors underpinning antibiotic use hospitals.III International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2014, Madrid (Spain), 1-3 October.

Broom, A.,Kirby, E., & MacArtney, J. (2013) Nursing toward the end of life.The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference. Monash University, Melbourne, 25-28 November, 2013.

MacArtney, J., Broom, A., &Kirby, E.(2013) Pathways to the end of life: Precariousness, uncertainty and fragmentation.The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference. Monash University, Melbourne, 25-28 November, 2013.

Kirby, E., & Broom, A. (2013) The terminal diagnosis in perspective: Medical specialists’ experiences of discussing the transition to palliative care. Presentation:Death, Dying and Disposal 11 International conference- Theory meets practice, 5th – 8th September 2013, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

Kirby, E. (2013) “I’m not a malingerer”. Women’s experiences of chronic back pain and the challenges to identity and credibility. Presentation: ICCMR 2013: Long Term Conditions: developing global, integrative and sustainable solutions,8th annual congress of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research(ISCMR),11-13 April, 2013, Institute for Education, London, UK

Broom, A., &Kirby, E. Time to die? (2012) Presentation:The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Queensland.

Broom, A., &Kirby, E.(2012) The art of letting go: Referral to palliative care and its discontents. Presentation:British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Annual Conference, University of Leicester, UK. 5-7 September, 2012.

Kirby, E., & Broom, A. (2012) Navigating back pain care: and sociological study of women’s illness pathways within and between intersecting social worlds. Presentation:The Second ISA Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1-4 August, 2012.

Broom, A., &Kirby, E.(2012) Masculinity, moralities and being cared for: An exploration of experiences of living and dying in a hospice. Presentation:The Second ISA Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1-4 August, 2012.

Kirby, E.(2010) ‘Young Middle Class Women’s attitudes towards marriage: preliminary analysis of a qualitative longitudinal study’TASA Annual Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney

Kirby, E.(2005) ‘The meanings of marriage for young women in the Newcastle and Lower Hunter region. The quest for love, commitment, and a husband.TASA Annual Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Related news