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.
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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.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Academic Staff Member University of Adelaide 2016 - 2019 Senior Research Associate University of Adelaide 2013 - 2016 ARC DECRA Fellow University of Adelaide 2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Adelaide 2006 - 2011 Graduate Assistant Arizona State University
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2012 Fellowship Brown International Advanced Research Institutes Brown University United States — 2009 Fellowship Population Policy Fellwoship Population Reference Bureau United States —
Language Competency Armenian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Russian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2006 - 2011 Arizona State University United States PhD 2004 - 2006 Yerevan State University Armenia MA 2000 - 2004 Yerevan State University Armenia BA
Report for External Bodies
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.
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
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Academic staff mobility and migration: Ex-USSR academic migrants in South Australian higher education Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Anna Morozov
Date Role Membership Country 2017 - ongoing Member The Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Robinson Research Institute Australia 2009 - ongoing Member International Union for the Scientific Study of Population — 2008 - ongoing Member European Association for Population Studies — 2006 - ongoing Member Population Association of America United States
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