Liz Norsa

Position

Research Officer

Biography

Liz has joined THRI as Research Officer for the Evaluation of the Aboriginal Transfer of Care (ATOC) program for South West Sydney Local Health District, bringing expertise in qualitative research methods to this large mixed-methods study. Further, Liz’s anthropological training gives her insight into issues around ethnicity, race, and the socio-cultural production of knowledge. Liz’s Arts background means she is in the intersection of art, health and wellbeing. Liz is also interested in embodied cognition, phenomenology, theories of practice, sustainability and science communication.

She has done research into cathartic dance practices, which included dancers’ illness experiences and dance ethnography. Her methodologies and analytical frames include ethnography, oral histories, illness narratives and discourse analysis. She has previously worked at CIRCA, a research consultancy, that mostly does qualitative research and evaluation of health and social programs. Specifically programs for culturally and linguistic diverse communities, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

Research Interests

  • Alternative health practices and patient agency
  • Production of health and medical knowledge

Qualifications and Recognition

  • MRes Macqurarie University

Contact Details

EmailL.Norsa@westernsydney.edu.au
Telephone+61 2 4620 3674
LocationBuilding 3, Campbelltown Campus