Arusyak Sevoyan

Dr Arusyak Sevoyan

Affiliate Senior Research Associate

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Arusyak is a Sociologist with specialization in Demography and Medical Sociology. She is currently a Senior Research Associate in the Life Course and Intergenerational Health Group at the School of Public Health. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to migration, population health, fertility, reproductive health, gender, and the social aspects of climate change.

In 2013, she received the highly competitive and prestigious ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award to conduct research on Migrant Health issues in Australia.

My current research is focused on understanding migrant health disparities and the gender aspects of these disparities in Australia. This work is based on my ARC DECRA fellowship awarded for the project titled "Improving Migrant Health: Identifying and addressing Migrant Health Needs in Australia".The purpose of this research is to explore the social, economic and cultural factors affecting migrant health and to understand how health disadvantages rise among migrants in Australia. The outcomes of the project are expected to help us better understand the health risks of migrants, therefore contributing to improving population health in Australia. I have also made significant contributions to the research on reproductive and sexual health of women, and their autonomy in the context of male seasonal migration in developing countries. 

Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Reasarcher Award 2013-2016. "Improving Migrant Health: Identifying and addressing Migrant Health Needs in Australia." Value: A$322,423.

University of Adelaide Establishment Grant to Accelerate Research Momentum 2013. Vlaue: A$15,000.

University of Adelaide Travel Grant 2013. Value: A$5,000.

Brown International Advanced Research Institutes 2012. “Snapshooting vulnerability: Use of photovoice for climate change vulnerability assessment among migrant populations in Australia, Peru and Turkey". Value: $4,000.

Courses Taught
Women and health - Senior level undergraduate course (Online), Arizona State University

Courses Assisted in Teaching
Social Statistics - Senior level undergraduate course, Arizona State University
Population - Senior level undergraduate course, Arizona State University
Introduction to Sociology - Freshman level undergraduate course, Arizona State University

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