BA (hons) (Carelton College), MA (U. Illinois), PhD (ANU)

Dorothy Broom is Professor Emeritus at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University. She conducted health research and taught and supervised graduate students in population health. Her work concentrated on the following areas:

  • inequalities in health
  • parental working conditions and children's well-being
  • sex/gender and health
  • social trends underlying the rise in population obesity
  • chronic conditions
  • theories of health and embodiment
  • health consequences of international trade regimes.
  • National Public Health Partnership, Chairs of National Strategies Coordinating Committee

  • (In press), Jane Dixon, Cathy Banwell, Dorothy H. Broom and Anna Davies, The Weight of Modernity: An Intergenerational Study. Springer: Dordrecht.
  • 2011 Dorothy H. Broom and Megan Warin. Gendered and class relations of obesity. Australian Feminist Studies 26 (70):453-567.
  • 2010 Lyndal Strazdins, Dorothy H. Broom, Cathy Banwell, Tessa McDonald and Helen Skeat. Time limits? Reflecting and responding to time barriers for healthy, sustainable living. Health Promotion International 26(1): 46-54.
  • 2010 Liana Leach, Peter Butterworth, Lyndall Strazdins, Bryan Rodgers, Dorothy H. Broom and Sarah C. Olesen. The limitations of employment as a tool for social inclusion policy. BMC Public Health 10: 621
  • 2010 Cathy Banwell, Jane Dixon, Dorothy H. Broom and Anna Davies. Habits of a lifetime: family dining patterns over the life course of older Australians. Health Sociology Review 19(3):343-355.
  • 2010 Judith E. Brown, Dorothy H. Broom, Jan M. Nicholson and Michael Bittman, Do working mothers grow couch potato kids? Maternal employment and children’s lifestyle behaviours and weight in early childhood. Social Science & Medicine 70(11): 1816-1824
  • 2010 Lyndal Strazdins, Megan Shipley, Mark Clements, Lean O'Brien, Dorothy H. Broom Job quality and inequality: Parents' jobs and children's emotional and behavioural difficulties Social Science & Medicine 70(12): 2052-2060.
  • 2010 Dorothy H. Broom and Aodhamair Lenagh-Maguire, Gendered configurations of diabetes: from rules to exceptions. Journal of Gender Studies 19(2):195-209.
  • 2009 Dorothy H. Broom Men’s and women’s health: deadly enemies or strategic allies? CriticalPublic Health 19(3): 269-277.
  • 2008 Dorothy H. Broom and Jane Dixon, The sex of slimming: mobilising gender in weight-loss programs and fat acceptance. Social Theory and Health 6(2): 148-166.
  • 2008 Dorothy Broom, Gender in/and/of health inequalities Australian Journal of Social Issues 34(1): 11-28.
  • 2007 Jane Dixon and Dorothy H Broom (editors) - The Seven Deadly Sins of Obesity: How the Modern World is Making Us Fat. Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • D Broom, R D'Souza, L Strazdins, P Butterworth, R Parslow, B.Rodgers (2006) The lesser evil: bad jobs or unemployment? A survey of mid-aged Australians, Social Science & Medicine 63 (3): 575-586.
  • Dorothy H. Broom (2003) Big yellow taxi, or, unhealthy terms of trade, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health 27 (3):271-2.
  • Dorothy H. Broom and Andrea Whittaker (2003) Controlling diabetes, controlling diabetics: moral language in the management of diabetes type 2, Social Science & Medicine 58(11): 2371-2382.
  • Dorothy H. Broom (2003) Familiarity breeds neglect? Unanticipated benefits of discontinuous primary care, Family Practice 20(5): 503-507.
  • Dorothy H. Broom (2001) Reading breast cancer, Health, 5(2):249-268.
  • Dorothy H. Broom (2001) Public health, private body, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25(1):5-8.
  • Dorothy H. Broom (1998) By women, for women: the continuing appeal of women's health centres, Women & Health, 28(1):5-22.
  • Dorothy H. Broom and Roslyn V. Woodward (1996) Medicalisation reconsidered: toward a collaborative model of care, Sociology of Health & Illness, 18(3):358-378.
  • Dorothy H. Broom (1991) Damned If We Do: Contradictions in Women's Health Care. St Leonards: Allen & Unwin.