School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am an Associate Lecturer in the School of Public Health, with research interests in:
- the sociology of recreational drug and alcohol use
- public health ethics & medical bioethics
- health communication
My primary teaching areas are in health communication, academic literacy, and health ethics.
I am interested in drug and alcohol studies, and in particular the sociology of "low risk" consumption and how this informs the ethics of intervention.
My PhD project examined low-risk drinkers and whether it’s ethically justifiable to intervene in their alcohol consumption in connection with the ARC Linkage Project "Public and ethical responses to mandated alcohol warning labels about increased long-term risk of cancer" (LP120200175). My supervisors were Associate Professor Jaklin Eliott, Dr Drew Carter, and Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - 2019 Associate Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2016 - 2018 Marker The University of Adelaide 2015 - 2018 Tutor The University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 Deakin University Australia M Comm (PR) 2007 The University of Adelaide Australia BA (Hons) (First Class, Phil)
Date Title Institution name Country 2013 HLTGA311A Apply First Aid APL Group Australia
Year Citation 2018 Muhlack, E., Carter, D., Braunack-Mayer, A., Morfidis, N., & Eliott, J. (2018). Constructions of alcohol consumption by non-problematised middle-aged drinkers: a qualitative systematic review. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1016-1-1016-10.
DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC1
2016 Muhlack, E., Eliott, J., Carter, D., & Braunack-Mayer, A. (2016). Ethical justifications in alcohol-related health warning discourses. Cancer Forum, 40(2).
Year Citation 2017 Muhlack, E. L., Eliott, J., Carter, D., & Braunack-Mayer, A. (2017). Constructions of alcohol consumption among non-problematised middle-aged drinkers: a South Australian study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th World Congress On Public Health. Melbourne, Australia. 2016 Muhlack, E., Eliott, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., Carter, D., & Morfidis, N. (2016). Responsibility, recreation, and gender: a systematic review of middle-aged non-problematised drinkers’ constructions of their alcohol consumption. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2016, as published in Drug and Alcohol Review. Sydney, NSW: Wiley. 2016 Muhlack, E. L., Braunack-Mayer, A., Carter, D., & Eliott, J. (2016). "Responsibility, Recreation, and Gender: a systematic review of middle-aged non-problematised drinkers’ constructions of their alcohol consumption". Poster session presented at the meeting of SA State Population Health Conference. Hindmarsh, SA.
Recipient Australian Postgraduate Award, 2015-2019
Recipient Marta Dusseldorp Cancer Council Research Scholarship, 2015-2018
Course Coordinator: HLTH SC 1002 Create. Communicate. Connect with Health and Medical Sciences (2019 - present)
Tutor: MEDIC ST 1103A - Medical Professional & Personal Development I Pt 1 (S1 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Tutor: MEDIC ST 2103A - Medical Professional & Personal Development II Pt1 (S1 2018)
Tutor: HLTH SC 1002 - Create. Communicate. Connect with Health and Medical Sciences (S1 & 2, 2018)
Tutor: PUB HLTH 1006 - Saving lives or respecting rights? An introduction to health ethics (S2 2017 - 2019)
Marker: PUB HLTH 1006 - Saving lives or respecting rights? An introduction to health ethics (S2 2016)
Marker: PUB HLTH 7078/4078 - Qualitative Research Methods In Health (S1 2016, 2017)
Marker: PUB HLTH 1003 - Communication for Health Sciences (S2 2018)
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2015 - 2019 Member Health Sciences HSW Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2016 - ongoing Member Australiasian Professional Society for Alcohol and other Drugs Australia 2016 - ongoing Member Public Health Association Australia Australia 2016 - ongoing Member Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL) —
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