School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Connie Musolino is a Research Fellow at Stretton Health Equity in the Stretton Institute. She is an early career researcher with expertise in social science, gender studies and public health. Connie completed a PhD in Social Science with a focus on young women with eating disorders and examined the gendered and socio-cultural factors of their experiences to understand why they were reluctant to seek therapeutic help.
Connie previously worked at the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity in the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University from 2017-2022 as a Research Fellow and Project Manager. Connie is currently a Research Fellow on Prof Fran Baum's NHMRC Investigator Fellowship entitled "Restoring the Fair Go: which policies and practices are likely to reverse growing health inequities in Australia post-COVID-19". She is working across a range of projects examining health inequities, the social determinants of health, gender and health, health promotion and community health services, and civil society and social movements.
Connie has experience in a wide range of research methods including semi-structured interviewing, focus groups, community consultation, observations, diary writing, world cafe and surveying. She is also experienced in project managing complex and interdisciplinary teams, including organising project advisory committee's, and community and policy engagement to enhance evidence translation.
Stretton Health Equity https://www.adelaide.edu.au/stretton/our-research/stretton-health-equity
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher Fellow Stretton Health Equity, Stretton Institute 2017 - 2022 Research Fellow Flinders University 2017 - 2017 Tutor Flinders University 2016 - 2016 Tutor University of Adelaide 2016 - 2016 Research Assistant Central Queensland University 2016 - 2016 Research Assistant South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS)
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Development Studies
Year Citation 2023 McGreevy, M., Musolino, C., & Baum, F. (2023). Liveability transitioning: results of a pilot study of walking, accessibility, and social connection strengths weaknesses in established suburbs in Adelaide. Cities and Health, 7(3), 433-462.
2023 Lunnay, B., Seymour, J., Foley, K., Musolino, C., & Ward, P. R. (2023). Through the wine glass: How biographical midlife transitions and women's affective interpretations interact with alcohol consumption.. International Journal of Drug Policy, 117, 104046-1-104046-9.
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2023 Freeman, T., Baum, F., Musolino, C., Flavel, J., McKee, M., Chi, C., . . . Villar, E. (2023). Illustrating the impact of commercial determinants of health on the global COVID-19 pandemic: Thematic analysis of 16 country case studies. Health Policy, 134, 104860-1-104860-11.
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2023 McLean, C., Musolino, C., Rose, A., & Ward, P. R. (2023). The management of cognitive labour in same-gender couples. PLoS ONE, 18(7 July), 27 pages.
2023 McGreevy, M., Musolino, C., & Baum, F. (2023). Will neighbourhood liveability be promoted by new housing related planning policy in Adelaide, South Australia?. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 38(2), 699-726.
2022 Musolino, C., Van Eyk, H., Freeman, T., Fisher, M., MacDougall, C., Williams, C., & Baum, F. (2022). Reviving health promotion in South Australia: The role of ideas, actors and institutional forces. Health Promotion International, 37(6), 12 pages.
2022 Freeman, T., Townsend, B., Mackean, T., Musolino, C., Friel, S., McDermott, D., & Baum, F. (2022). Why are Indigenous Affairs Policies Framed in ways that Undermine Indigenous Health and Equity? Examining Australia’s Northern Territory Emergency Response. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 13(2).
2022 Flavel, J., McKee, M., Tesfay, F. H., Musolino, C., Freeman, T., van Eyk, H., & Baum, F. (2022). Explaining health inequalities in Australia: the contribution of income, wealth and employment. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 28(6), 474-481.
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2022 Freeman, T., Townsend, B., Mackean, T., Musolino, C., Friel, S., & Baum, F. (2022). Advancing Indigenous self-determination and health equity: Lessons from a failed Australian public policy. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 2, 1-10.
2022 Flavel, J., Musolino, C., & Freeman, T. (2022). The need for improved Australian data on social determinants of health inequities. Medical Journal of Australia, 217(6), 325.
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2022 Roesler, A., Musolino, C., Eyk, H., Flavel, J., Freeman, T., Fisher, M., . . . Baum, F. (2022). Conducting a rapid health promotion audit in suburban Adelaide, South Australia: Can it contribute to revitalising health promotion?. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 33(2), 488-498.
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2022 Foley, K., Dean, N., Musolino, C., Long, R., & Ward, P. (2022). Modifying my self: A qualitative study exploring agency, structure and identity for women seeking publicly funded plastic surgery in Australia. Journal of Sociology, 59(3), 1-16.
2022 Flavel, J., McKee, M., Freeman, T., Musolino, C., Van Eyk, H., Tesfay, F. H., & Baum, F. (2022). The need for improved Australian data on social determinants of health inequities. Medical Journal of Australia, 216(8), 388-391.
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2022 Baum, F., Paremoer, L., Flavel, J., Musolino, C., & Labonte, R. (2022). Can the world become a place where the planet and all people flourish after the pandemic?. BMJ, 377, e067872.
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2021 Baum, F., Freeman, T., Musolino, C., Abramovitz, M., De Ceukelaire, W., Flavel, J., . . . Villar, E. (2021). Explaining covid-19 performance: What factors might predict national responses?. The BMJ, 372, 4 pages.
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2021 McGreevy, M., Musolino, C., Udell, T., & Baum, F. (2021). The Feasibility of Transitioning Low-density Suburbs into Healthy Walkable Neighbourhoods: The Case of Adelaide, South Australia. Urban Policy and Research, 39(4), 377-396.
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2021 Baum, F., Musolino, C., Gesesew, H. A., & Popay, J. (2021). New perspective on why women live longer than men: An exploration of power, gender, social determinants, and capitals. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(2), 1-23.
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2020 Musolino, C., Baum, F., Freeman, T., Labonté, R., Bodini, C., & Sanders, D. (2020). Global health activists' lessons on building social movements for Health for All. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19(1), 14 pages.
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2020 Freeman, T., Gesesew, H. A., Bambra, C., Giugliani, E. R. J., Popay, J., Sanders, D., . . . Baum, F. (2020). Why do some countries do better or worse in life expectancy relative to income? An analysis of Brazil, Ethiopia, and the United States of America. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19(1), 19 pages.
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2020 Mateos, J. T., Fernandez-Saez, J., Marcos-Marcos, J., alvarez-Dardet, C., Bambra, C., Popay, J., . . . Baum, F. (2020). Gender Equality and the Global Gender Gap in Life Expectancy: An Exploratory Analysis of 152 Countries. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, 11(6), 740-746.
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2020 Musolino, C., Warin, M., & Gilchrist, P. (2020). Embodiment as a paradigm for understanding and treating SE-AN: Locating the self in culture. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 534-1-534-11.
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2020 Van Eyk, H., Friel, S., Sainsbury, P., Boyd-Caine, T., Harris, P., MacDougall, C., . . . Baum, F. (2020). How do advisory groups contribute to healthy public policy research?. International Journal of Public Health, 65(9), 1581-1591.
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2018 Baum, F., Popay, J., Delany-Crowe, T., Freeman, T., Musolino, C., Alvarez-Dardet, C., . . . Sanders, D. (2018). Punching above their weight: A network to understand broader determinants of increasing life expectancy. International Journal for Equity in Health, 17(1), 5 pages.
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2018 Musolino, C., Warin, M., & Gilchrist, P. (2018). Positioning relapse and recovery through a cultural lens of desire: A South Australian case study of disordered eating. Transcultural Psychiatry, 55(4), 534-550.
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2016 Musolino, C., Warin, M., Wade, T., & Gilchrist, P. (2016). Developing shared understandings of recovery and care: A qualitative study of women with eating disorders who resist therapeutic care. Journal of Eating Disorders, 4(1), 1-10.
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2015 Musolino, C., Warin, M. J., Wade, T., & Gilchrist, P. (2015). ‘Healthy anorexia’: The complexity of care in disordered eating. Social Science & Medicine, 139, 18-25.
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2015 Musolino, C., Warin, M., Wade, T., & Gilchrist, P. (2015). Disordered eating and choice in postfeminist spaces. Outskirts, 33, 1-20. 2015 Musolino, C., Warin, M., Wade, T., & Gilchrist, P. (2015). Orthorexia and deprivation as ‘care’: how people with disordered eating understand care. Journal of eating disorders, 3(Suppl 1), O31.
2013 Musolino, C., Warin, M., Wade, T., & Gilchrist, P. (2013). "Healthy Anorexia": rationalising contradictions. Journal of eating disorders, 1(Suppl 1), O67.
- Musolino, C. M., Baum, F., Freeman, T., Labonté, R., Bodini, C., & Sanders, D. (n.d.). Global health activists’ lessons on building social movements for Health for All.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2020 Musolino, C., Baum, F., Womersley, R., Van Eyk, H., Freeman, T., Flavel, J., & Earl, C. (2020). SA: The Heaps Unfair State: Why have Health Inequities Increased in South Australia and how can this be Reversed?. 2019 Flavel, J., Baum, F., Musolino, C., Freeman, T., & van Eyk, H. (2019). SA: The Heaps Unfair State: The Statistical Report..
Musolino, C. (Chief Investigator) The University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics Research Establishment Grants, 'A pilot study on the role of community advocacy in government decision making about Covid-19 and the impacts on women’s health' 2022, $5000
Warin, M., Barclay, K, Moore, V., Musolino, C., Peralta, A., Rogers, D., Torresi, T. (2022), The University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics Research grant, 'Feminist Mentoring for the Contemporary University' $10,000
F Baum, J Popay, R Labonte, M Kidd, T Freeman, H Gesewe, M Fisher, S Friel, E Miller, C Musolino. World Bank funded grant “Do Punching Above Weight Countries respond better to pandemic?”, (2020-2021).Funding US$50,000
Freeman, T., Baum, F,. Musolino, C. Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant, What are good practice examples from countries in the Western Pacific region that ‘punch above their weight’ for life expectancy relative to national income?’ (2020-2021), $24968
Flavel, F. Baum, F., Freeman, T, Musolino, C. Flinders Foundation grant 'Examining increasing health inequities in Australia: the contribution of employment, income and wealth' 2019-2020, $25,000
Baum, F., Delany-Crowe, T., van Eyk, H., Williams, C., Freeman, T., MacDougall, C., Fisher, M., Musolino, C., McGreevy, M., Barredo, M., Phillips, P., & Craig, J. (2018). Healthy South: Testing the feasibility of the rapid translation of Health in All Policies (HiAP) ideas to create healthy urban environments, create health promoting health services and stem the non-communicable disease epidemic in the Southern area of Adelaide. SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grant, $199,863.
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