Dr Emma Muhlack
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
I am a Lecturer (teaching specialist) 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 qualitative and ethical drug and alcohol studies, particularly as relates to the social significance of alcohol and drug consumption, and the ethics of public policy.
If you're interested in working with me on a Summer Scholarship project, I have two Systematic Review projects available:
- How do illicit drug users find information about safe drug use?
- How do recreational drug users incorporate their drug use into their identity?
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 2022 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2019 - 2021 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 2015 - 2020 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2012 Deakin University Australia M Comm (PR) 2007 The University of Adelaide Australia BA (Hons) (First Class, Phil)
Date Title Institution name Country 2022 PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility Chubb Training Group - 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 Scopus17 WoS17 Europe PMC5
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. L., 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 Co-Coordinator: HLTH SC 1002 Create. Communicate. Connect with Health and Medical Sciences (2019 - present). This course teaches academic literacy skills for Health Sciences students.
Course Coordinator: HTLH SC 2012 Hacking Health (2022-ongoing). This course teaches Knowledge Translation practices.
In addition to my co-coordination of HLTH SC 1002, I lecture, teach and mark into a number of other courses across generalist public health, sociology of health, health systems, health ethics, research methods, and health communication.
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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