Doctor Irena Veljanova

Doctor Irena Veljanova

Academic Course Advisor,
Sociology (SSAP)

Lecturer in Sociology,
Sociology (SSAP)

Lecturer in Sociology,
Sociology (SSAP)

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BSocSci University of Western Sydney
  • BSocSci University of Western Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Sociology (SSAP)
  • Sociology (SSAP)
  • Sociology (SSAP)

Contact

Email: I.Veljanova@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6740
Mobile:
Location: 3.8.11
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Publications

Books

  • Veljanova, I., Mills, C. and Emmanuel, G. (2014), 'Health, Agency and Wellbeing', : Inter-Disciplinary Press 9781848883130.
  • Veljanova, I. (2010), 'Perception, Meaning and Identity', : Inter-Disciplinary Press 9781848880429.

Chapters in Books

  • Birch, P. and Veljanova, I. (2018), 'Raising awareness, improving victim safety : exploring the efficacy of proactive domestic and family violence prevention measures', Routledge International Handbook of Human Aggression: Current Issues and Perspectives, Routledge 9781138668188.
  • Veljanova, I., Mills, C. and Emmanuel, G. (2014), 'Introduction', Health, Agency and Wellbeing, Inter-Disciplinary Press 9781848883130.
  • Veljanova, I. (2010), 'In-Effect Dissociative Policies in Australia: Macedonian Ethnicity and Empty Shelled Slav-Macedonian Ethnicity', Perception, Meaning and Identity, Inter-Disciplinary Press 9781848880429.

Journal Articles

  • Brady, B., Veljanova, I. and Chipchase, L. (2019), 'The intersections of chronic noncancer pain : culturally diverse perspectives on disease burden', Pain Medicine, vol 20, no 3 , pp 434 - 445.
  • Brady, B., Veljanova, I., Andary, T., Southwell, T. and Chipchase, L. (2019), 'Recognising ethnocultural diversity in chronic pain assessment : validation of the Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self Measure (PRISM) for use with culturally diverse communities', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol 17 .
  • Brady, B., Veljanova, I., Schabrun, S. and Chipchase, L. (2018), 'Integrating culturally informed approaches into physiotherapy assessment and treatment of chronic pain : a pilot randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol 8, no 7 .
  • Brady, B., Veljanova, I., Schabrun, S. and Chipchase, L. (2017), 'Integrating culturally informed approaches into the physiotherapy assessment and treatment of chronic pain : protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol 7, no 5 .
  • Brady, B., Veljanova, I. and Chipchase, L. (2017), 'An exploration of the experience of pain among culturally diverse migrant communities', Rheumatology Advances in Practice, vol 1, no 1 .
  • Brady, B., Veljanova, I. and Chipchase, L. (2016), 'Are multidisciplinary interventions multicultural? : a topical review of the pain literature as it relates to culturally diverse patient groups', Pain, vol 157, no 2 , pp 321 - 328.
  • Brady, B., Veljanova, I. and Chipchase, L. (2016), 'Culturally informed practice and physiotherapy', Journal of Physiotherapy, vol 62, no 3 , pp 121 - 123.
  • Iedema, R. and Veljanova, I. (2013), 'Lifestyle science : self-healing, co-production and DIY', Health Sociology Review, vol 22, no 1 , pp 2 - 7.
  • Veljanova, I. (2011), 'From Ethno-cultural Capital to Health Capital: Ethno-specific Health Capital Accumulation Practices amongst Macedonians in Australia', The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, vol 10, no 5 , pp 117 - 131.
  • Veljanova, I. (2010), 'Conceptualize and Construction of a People: Enacted Macedoniansness in Australia', Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, vol 4, no 2 , pp 61 - 81.

Conference Papers

  • Veljanova, I. (2012), 'Embodied 'ethnicity' and informal sanctioning mechanisms : sanctioning of embodied Macedonianness in Australia', Identity in the Era of Globalization and Europeanization, Skopje, Macedonia.

Previous Projects

Title: The inequities of chronic pain - responding with culturally responsive physiotherapy
Funder:
  • The Menzies Foundation
Western Researchers: Irena Veljanova
Years: 2017-01-01 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00023626
Title: The inequities of chronic pain - responding with culturally responsive physiotherapy
Funder:
  • Physiotherapy Research Foundation
Western Researchers: Lucy Chipchase and Irena Veljanova
Years: 2016-06-01 - 2017-06-01
ID: P00023711

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Indigenous Cultural and Language Mechanisms Assisting Health Workers in Remote Communities in Reducing the Level of Indigenous Persons within the Criminal Justice System through the Promotion of Good Health Practices
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: 'Music as Therapy' for Addressing Complex Needs and Offending Behaviour
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: When the 'Other' others another 'Other'. Racism Between Immigrant Minority Groups Residing in Greater Western Sydney: an Intergenerational Comparison
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: The Experience of Pain and Pain Management Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Living in Australia
Field of Research: Physiotherapy; Other Natural And Physical Sciences
Thesis Title: Identity under Construction: The Construction and Reconstruction of the Assyrian Identity in the Age of Social Media
Field of Research:

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