Cultural - medical anthropologist
Dr Pranee Liamputtong is a medical anthropologist whose interests include the health of women, children, immigrants, refugees, older people, and transgender individuals. In terms of health issues, Pranee is very interested in issues relating to motherhood, reproductive health, sexuality, sexual health, and mental health. She has carried out a number of research projects with refugee and immigrant women in Australia and women in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand. Recently, Pranee has focused her research on the sexuality and sexual health issues of Asian women and refugee/immigrant groups. She is currently undertaking qualitative research with women living with HIV/AIDS and women living with breast cancer in Thailand. Pranee’s interests also include online research and she has studied the area of online dating and the implications for sexual health. She has been supervising a large number of research students, both local and international, who are interested in conducting qualitative research in the areas of gender, sexuality, reproductive health, sexual health and cross-cultural studies. Pranee is a qualitative researcher and has written several texts on this approach. Some of her textbooks have been widely adopted, both in Australia and overseas. She has been teaching research method subjects within the Honours and postgraduate programs, as well as in the area of gender and health.
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