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Professor Naomi Priest
Professor Naomi Priest is a lifecourse and social epidemiologist. She is Group Leader of Social-Biological Research at the Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University, co-located at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
She has extensive experience in qualitative, mixed methods, and large-scale quantitative analysis, as well as in the conduct of collaborative research and policy and practice implementation related to child and adolescent health and health inequalities.
Her research program is focused on examining how social forces and social exposures become biologically embedded and embodied, and on understanding and addressing inequalities in health and development, throughout the life course. Much of this work focuses on social determinants of health and health inequalities in mental health and cardiovascular disease for Aboriginal and ethnic minoritised children and adolescents.
Korda R, Biddle N, Lynch J, Eynstone-Hinkens J, Soga K, Banks E, Priest N, Moon L, Blakely T. Education inequalities in adult all-cause mortality: first national data for Australia using linked census and mortality data. International Journal of Epidemiology, 2020.
Priest N, Truong M, Chong S, Paradies Y, King T, Kavanagh A, Olds T, Craig J.M, Burgner D. Experiences of racial discrimination and cardiometabolic risk among Australian children. Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity 2020.
O'Connor M, Slopen N, Becares L, Burgner D, Williams D, Priest N. Inequalities in the distribution of childhood adversity from birth to 11 years. Academic Pediatrics. 2019.
Priest N, Kavanagh A, Becares L, King T. Cumulative effects of bullying and racial discrimination on adolescent health in Australia. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 2019. 60(3) 344–361
Priest N, Slopen N, Woolford S, Philip J, Singer D, Kauffman A, Moseley, K, Davis M, Ransome Y, Williams D. Stereotyping across intersections of race and age: Racial stereotyping among White adults working with children, PLoS One (IF 3.057), 13(9): e0201696. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201696
Priest N, Thompson L, Mackean T, Baker A, Waters E. Yarning up with Koori Kids – Hearing the voices of urban Aboriginal children about their health and wellbeing. Ethnicity and Health (IF 2.055). 22:6, 631-647, 2017. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2016.1246418
Priest N, King T, Becares L, Kavanagh A. Bullying victimization and racial discrimination in Australian Children. American Journal of Public Health (IF 4.138). 106:10, 1882-1884 2016, DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303328
Priest N, Perry R, Ferdinand A, Kelaher M, Paradies Y. Differential effects of racial discrimination on depression and loneliness among school students over time. BMC Psychiatry (IF 2.613), 2017, 17:50. DOI: 10.1186/s12888-017-1216-3
Priest N, Esmail A, Kline R, Rao M, Coghill Y, Williams D. Promoting equality for ethnic minority NHS staff – what works? British Medical Journal (IF 20.7), 2015, 351: h3297. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.h3297