Broken Narratives and the Lived Body conference, 18-20 April 2016, Monash Prato Centre, Italy
Renata Kokanovic, Monash Fellow, is Associate Professor of Sociology of Health and Illness. Renata leads the Social Studies in Health and Medicine (SSHM) Research Program, a unique, interdisciplinary research program dedicated to the understanding of health and illness experiences in social context.
Renata obtained a BA (Hons) at The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and her PhD at Murdoch University, WA. Prior to coming to Monash University in 2010, Renata was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her research focussed on experiences diagnosed as psychiatric illness and explored the phenomenology of depression.
In 2010 Renata was awarded a Monash Fellowship. In 2011 and 2013, Renata was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Innovation and External Collaboration, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.
Renata is Honorary Senior Fellow of the General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre at the University of Melbourne, member of The Australian Sociological Association, founding member of DIPEx International, Co-Director of Healthtalk Australia, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Mental Health.
DIPEx International is an international research collaboration led by the University of Oxford, established to highlight, using narrative research, the importance of understanding personal health and illness experiences in developing 21st century health care.
A member of DIPEx International, Healthtalk Australia is an Australian research collaboration across Monash University, University of Sydney and University of New South Wales to foster high quality narrative research on health and illness experiences. This research underpins the production of websites aimed at supporting people facing illness, as well as their families and friends, and contributing to the improvement of health care delivery.
Renata’s research has been included in the following books:
- Two innovative new online resources – one on lived experiences of severe mental health problems and the second on experiences of family carers – were ... Read more
- The ARC-funded Supported Decision-Making project led by Associate Professor Kokanovic is the subject of a story in the Autumn 2016 issue of ‘Mind View’, Mind Australia‘s newsletter ... Read more
- The annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) was held in Canberra on 25-28 November 2015. The (very ... Read more
- Associate Professor Kokanovic addressed ‘Practical Justice in Cancer and Palliative Care’ workshop on 20 November 2015Associate Professor Renata Kokanovic presented at the Practical Justice in Cancer and Palliative Care: Suffering, Hope, Survivorship workshop in Sydney on 20 November 2015. A platform to ... Read more
- Presentation by Associate Professor Kokanovic at Supported Decision-Making Research Symposium, July 2015SDM Project team leader Associate Professor Renata Kokanovic addressed the Future Directions in Supported Decision-Making Research Symposium, hosted by the Hallmark Disability Research Initiative in ... Read more
- An article titled ‘I didn’t know who I was anymore’ – myths vs realities of early parenthood based on our research exploring emotional experiences of early parenthood ... Read more
- The Emotional Experiences of Early Parenthood in Australian Families project was featured on Life Matters (Radio National) on Friday 19 September 2014, as part of ... Read more