Doctor Emilee Gilbert

Doctor Emilee Gilbert

Associate Dean, Research,
Dean's Unit, School of Psychology

Associate Dean, Higher Degree Research,
Dean's Unit, School of Psychology

Senior Lecturer in Psychological Science,
Psychological Science

Biography

Emilee is an expert across a range of qualitative research methods, public health policies and practices, and the application of post-structural feminist theory to the analysis of issues surrounding gender, health and sexuality. Her research interests are gender and health, with a focus both on young women's experiences of cigarette smoking, and issues surrounding sexuality in the context of cancer, and more recently women's negotiation of paid and unpaid work. Emilee has contributed to the field of gender and health through the publication of research and theory papers examining sexual subjectivity in relation to health issues, and the examination of women's health in the context of health promotion. Emilee currently lectures in postgraduate research methods for the social sciences and psychology, having also lectured in genders and sexualities. Emilee has presented papers nationally and internationally which address areas including: cancer caring, cancer and sexuality, cigarette smoking as a gendered practice; and young women's resistance to anti-smoking campaigns, and has been significantly involved in media discussions and interviews, and professional service in the area of gender and health and public health policies.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Gilbert.

Qualifications

  • PhD Macquarie University

Professional Memberships

  • International Academy of Sex Research (2011 - 2019)
  • The Australian Sociological Association (2011)

Interests

  • Gender
  • Health
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Sexualities
  • Visual Culture

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Psychology
  • Dean's Unit, School of Psychology
  • Psychological Science

Committees

  • SoP MyVoice
  • SSAP MyVoice

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: (02) 9964 6568
Mobile:
Location: 24.G.26
Bankstown

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Ussher, J., Gilbert, E. and Perz, J. (2014), ' Sex after cancer : women renegotiating sex outside the coital imperative', The Praeger Handbook on Women's Cancers: Personal and Psychosocial Insights, Praeger 9781440828133.
  • Perz, J., Ussher, J. and Gilbert, E. (2014), 'The experience and construction of changes in women's sexuality after breast cancer : a material-discursive-intrapsychic analysis', The Praeger Handbook on Women's Cancers: Personal and Psychosocial Insights, Praeger 9781440828133.
  • Ussher, J., Gilbert, E. and Perz, J. (2013), 'The experience and construction of changes to women's sexuality after breast cancer', The Essential Handbook of Women's Sexuality, Praeger 9780313397097.
  • Ussher, J., Perz, J., Gilbert, E., Hawkins, Y. and Wong, W. (2012), 'Sexuality and intimacy in the context of cancer', Topics in Cancer Survivorship, InTech 9789533078946.

Journal Articles

  • Gilbert, E. and Ewald, A. (2021), 'Fresher with flavour : young women smokers' constructions and experiences of menthol capsule cigarettes and regular cigarettes', BMC Women's Health, vol 21 .
  • Ewald, A., Gilbert, E. and Huppatz, K. (2020), 'Fathering and flexible working arrangements : a systematic interdisciplinary review', Journal of Family Theory and Review, vol 12, no 1 , pp 27 - 40.
  • Gilbert, E., Perz, J. and Ussher, J. (2016), 'Talking about sex with health professionals : the experience of people with cancer and their partners', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol 25, no 2 , pp 280 - 293.
  • Ussher, J., Perz, J., Gilbert, E., Australian Cancer and Sexuality Study Team, .. and Wong, W. (2015), 'Perceived causes and consequences of sexual changes after cancer for women and men : a mixed method study', BMC Cancer, vol 15, no 1 .
  • Perz, J., Ussher, J., Gilbert, E. and The Australian Cancer and Sexuality Study Team, .. (2014), 'Feeling well and talking about sex : psycho-social predictors of sexual functioning after cancer', BMC Cancer, vol 14 .
  • Perz, J., Ussher, J. and Gilbert, E. (2014), 'Loss, uncertainty, or acceptance : subjective experience of changes to fertility after breast cancer', European Journal of Cancer Care, vol 23, no 4 , pp 514 - 522.
  • Ussher, J., Perz, J. and Gilbert, E. (2014), 'Women's sexuality after cancer : a qualitative analysis of sexual changes and renegotiation', Women and Therapy, vol 37, no 3-4 , pp 205 - 211.
  • Gilbert, E., Ussher, J. and Perz, J. (2014), ''Not that I want to be thought of as a hero' : narrative analysis of performative masculinities and the experience of informal cancer caring', Psychology and Health, vol 29, no 12 , pp 1442 - 1457.
  • Ussher, J., Perz, J. and Gilbert, E. (2013), 'Information needs associated with changes to sexual well-being after breast cancer', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 69, no 2 , pp 327 - 337.
  • Perz, J., Ussher, J. and Gilbert, E. (2013), 'Constructions of sex and intimacy after cancer : Q methodology study of people with cancer, their partners, and health professionals', BMC Cancer, vol 13, no 270 , pp 1 - 13.
  • Gilbert, E., Ussher, J. and Perz, J. (2013), 'Embodying sexual subjectivity after cancer : a qualitative study of people with cancer and intimate partners', Psychology & Health, vol 28, no 6 , pp 603 - 619.
  • Gilbert, E., Ussher, J., Perz, J., Wong, W., Hobbs, K. and Mason, C. (2013), 'Men's experiences of sexuality after cancer : a material discursive intra-psychic approach', Culture, Health & Sexuality, vol 15, no 8 , pp 881 - 895.
  • Ussher, J., Perz, J., Gilbert, E., Wong, W. and Hobbs, K. (2013), 'Renegotiating sex and intimacy after cancer : resisting the coital imperative', Cancer Nursing, vol 36, no 6 , pp 454 - 462.
  • Ussher, J., Perz, J., Gilbert, E., Wong, W., Mason, C., Hobbs, K. and Kirsten, L. (2013), 'Talking about sex after cancer : a discourse analytic study of health care professional accounts of sexual communication with patients', Psychology and Health, vol 28, no 12 , pp 1370 - 1390.
  • Ussher, J., Perz, J. and Gilbert, E. (2012), 'Changes to sexual well-being and intimacy after breast cancer', Cancer Nursing, vol 35, no 6 , pp 456 - 465.
  • Gilbert, E., Ussher, J. and Perz, J. (2011), 'Sexuality after gynaecological cancer: A reviw of the material, intrapsychic, and discursive aspects of treatment on women's sexual wellbeing', Maturitas, vol 70, no 1 , pp 42 - 57.
  • Gilbert, E., Chessor, D., Perz, J. and Ussher, J. (2010), 'The classroom project : an Australian intervention programme working with students "at risk" of school disengagement', The International Journal of Learning, vol 17, no 4 , pp 283 - 296.
  • Gilbert, E., Ussher, J. and Perz, J. (2010), 'Sexuality after breast cancer : a review', Maturitas, vol 66, no 4 , pp 397 - 407.
  • Gilbert, E., Ussher, J. and Perz, J. (2010), 'Renegotiating sexuality and intimacy in the context of cancer : the experiences of carers', Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol 39, no 4 , pp 998 - 1009.
  • Gilbert, E., Ussher, J., Perz, J., Hobbs, K. and Kirsten, L. (2010), 'Positive and negative interactions with health professionals : a qualitative investigation of the experiences of informal cancer carers', Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care, vol 33, no 6 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Gilbert, E., Ussher, J. and Hawkins, Y. (2009), 'Accounts of disruptions to sexuality following cancer: the perspecive of informal careres who are partners of a person with cancer', Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine, vol 13, no 5 , pp 523 - 541.
  • Hawkins, Y., Ussher, J., Gilbert, E., Perz, J., Sandoval, M. and Sundquist, K. (2009), 'Changes in sexuality and intimacy after the diagnosis and treatment of cancer', Cancer Nursing: An international journal for cancer care, vol 32, no 4 , pp 271 - 280.
  • Aslam, H., Kemp, L., Harris, E. and Gilbert, E. (2009), 'Socio-cultural perceptions of sudden infant death syndrome among migrant Indian mothers: ORIGINAL ARTICLE', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol 45, no 11 , pp 670 - 675.
  • Gilbert, E. (2008), 'The art of governing smoking : discourse analysis of Australian anti-smoking campaigns', Social Theory and Health, vol 6, no 2 , pp 97 - 116.
  • Pullen, S., Gilbert, E., Olsen, S., Lang, E. and Doolan, K. (2008), 'An in situ rapid heat-quench cell for small-angle neutron scattering', Measurement Science and Technology, vol 19, no 6 , pp 65707 - 65715.
  • Chessor, D., Gilbert, E., Perz, J. and Ussher, J. (2008), 'Celebrity football players as teacher's aides to enhance the learning of children displaying challenging behaviours', The International Journal of Learning, vol 15, no 4 , pp 285 - 292.
  • Gilbert, E. (2007), 'Constructing 'Fashionable' Youth Identities: Australian Young Women Smokers', Journal of Youth Studies, vol 10, no 1 , pp 1 - 15.
  • Gilbert, E. (2007), 'Performing Femininity: Young Women's Gendered Practice of Cigarette Smoking', Journal of Gender Studies, vol 16, no 2 , pp 121 - 137.
  • Gilbert, E. (2005), 'Contextualising the medical risks of cigarette smoking : Australian young women's perceptions of anti-smoking campaigns', Risk, vol 7, no 3 , pp 227 - 245.

Conference Papers

  • Gilbert, E. (2006), 'Cancer Caring, sexuality and negotiating a sense of self in intimate relationships', 8th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Venice, Italy..

Other Publications

  • 2020, 'Negotiating Mothering and Academic Work: A Mixed Methods Intersectional Feminist Study', Report
  • 2015, 'Multiple Perspectives on Sexuality and Intimacy Post-cancer, Leading to the Development and Evaluation of Supportive Interventions: ARC Linkage Grant 2008-2012: Publications Arising From the Project and Executive Summary', Report
  • 2011, 'Sexual Wellbeing and Breast Cancer in Australia: Experiences of People with Breast Cancer and Health Professionals', Report
  • 2010, 'An Evaluation of Concerns, Self-perceived Needs, and Supportive Interventions, for Informal Cancer Carers: A Comparative Study of Female and Male Carers', Report
  • 2008, 'The Local Answers Initiative Evaluation Report 2008: An Evaluation Conducted for Panthers on the Prowl', Report

Gender, sexuality, cigarette smoking, health policy and practice, feminisms, post-structualism.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Gilbert.

Previous Projects

Title: 'Local Answers' - A pilot study examining the effects and impact of a school community support program
Funder:
  • Panthers On The Prowl Ltd
Western Researchers: Janette Perz, Danuta Chessor, Emilee Gilbert and Jane Ussher
Years: 2007-04-27 - 2008-01-31
ID: P0015632
Title: Multiple perspectives on sexuality and intimacy post-cancer, leading to the development and evaluation of supportive interventions
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • The Cancer Council NSW
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation (non ACRG)
  • Sydney West Area Health Service
  • Sydney West Area Health Service
Western Researchers: Jane Ussher, Janette Perz and Emilee Gilbert
Years: 2008-08-19 - 2012-12-31
ID: P0015969
Title: Cancer caring, sexuality and negotiating a sense of self in intimate relationships: An examination of the subjective experiences of gender practices and sexuality for cancer carers in couple relations
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Emilee Gilbert
Years: 2005-12-21 - 2006-12-20
ID: P0014973
Title: Sexual Wellbeing and Breast Cancer Research
Funder:
  • Breast Cancer Network Australia
Western Researchers: Jane Ussher, Janette Perz and Emilee Gilbert
Years: 2010-12-14 - 2013-01-31
ID: P00020033
Title: Family Friendly Workplaces Survey Review
Funder:
  • PARENTS AND CARERS AT WORK
Western Researchers: Emilee Gilbert
Years: 2021-02-08 - 2021-05-01
ID: P00027028

Supervision

Doctor Gilbert is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Cancer and Fertility
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Talking about Sex: Deconstructing Nurse/Patient Interactions about Sexuality and Intimacy in the Context of Palliative Cancer Care
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Women's Experiences of Sexual Embodiment in the Context of Cancer
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Facilitating Access to Fertility Preservation for Women with Cancer
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Communicating about Sex in the Context of Cancer: Perspectives from People with Cancer and Health Professionals
Field of Research: Community Health; Health Promotion

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