Dr Lynn Roarty

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Dr Lynn Roarty is an Adjunct Research Fellow with NDRI, Curtin University and has a casual appointment to work 'as needed' with the Centre for Improving Health Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families (ISAC) at UWA.

Her professional background includes 20 years working in various positions in the Commonwealth public sector, periodic sessional roles as a teacher/tutor at secondary and tertiary levels, and 15 years in research. A social scientist with particular research interests in the social determinants of health and women's mental and reproductive health, most of the research she has been involved in over the past 15 years has involved working with Indigenous and/or other groups at risk of disadvantage or marginalisation.

Dr Roarty has undertaken a number of short-term research, writing, and editing roles since leaving NDRI to pursue independent interests and projects.

  • PhD, Murdoch University
  • BA (Hons) Women's Studies, School of Media Communication & Culture, Murdoch University
  • Grad Dip Secondary Education, University of Canberra
  • BA Professional Writing, Canberra College of Advanced Education
  • Social determinants of health, women’s health
  • Epistemology
  • Interdisciplinarity/cross-disciplinary studies, feminist studies of science

Wright, M., O'Connell, M., Jones, T., Walley, R. and Roarty, L. (2015). Looking Forward Aboriginal Mental Health Project: Final Report. Telethon Kids Institute., Subiaco, Western Australia. [R350] Download PDF Abstract

Roarty, L. (2014). FASD PosterMaker: A creative response to providing health resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. [UJ199]

Roarty, L., Frances, K., Allsop, S., O'Leary, C., M., McBride, N. and Wilkes, E., T. (2014). Alcohol, pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Resources for health professionals working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care settings. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9873641-4-2 [T228] Download PDF

Roarty, L., Wildy, H., Saggers, S., Wilson, M. and Symons, M. (2014). What difference does treatment make? Developing a qualitative measure of young people's progress in residential rehabilitation: final report. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9873641-5-9 [T230] Download PDF

Saggers, S., McBride, N., Roarty, L. and Rechichi, V. (2014). NDRI submission to the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory select Committee on action to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder. National Drug Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University. [R272]

Roarty, L., Wildy, H., Saggers, S., Conigrave, K., Wilson, M., Di Nicola, K., Webb, J. and Faulkner, J. (2012). 'My Journey Map': Developing a qualitative approach to mapping young people's progress in residential rehabilitation. Contemporary Drug Problems, 39, (4), pp. 715-733. [RJ834]

Roarty, L. (2011). Mapping progress: Young people in residential treatment. CentreLines, 35, pp. 2-4. [UJ184]

Roarty, L. and Saggers, S. (2010). Evaluation of services to culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) women with comorbid mental health and drug and alcohol issues. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T201] Abstract

Breen, L., Saggers, S., Roarty, L. and Green, M. (2008). Towards embedding wellness approaches to health and disability in the policies and practices of allied health providers. Journal of Allied Health, 37, (3), pp. 173-179. [RJ606]

Hopkins, L. and Roarty, L. (2010). Among the chosen. The life story of Pat Giles. Fremantle Press, Perth, WA. ISBN: 9781921696022 [M] Abstract

Breen, L., Saggers, S., Wildy, H., Millstead, J., Roarty, L., Raghavendra, P., Murchland, S., Crowley, M., Re, M. and Hurwood, A. (2008). Towards embedding a wellness approach in the polices and practices of allied health professionals within childhood health and disability settings. Centre for Social Research, Edith Cowan University, Perth. [T]

Hopkins, L., Roarty, L. and Saggers, S. (2008). Patricia Giles as a critical actor within the trade union movement of the 1970s. Women's Studies International Forum, 31, pp. 400-412. [RJ]

Roarty, L., Saggers, S., Nelson, C., L., Atkinson, D. and Green, M. (2008). Local evaluation of ABS Census Indigenous Census count, Kimberley region, Western Australia, 2006. Centre for Social Research, Edith Cowan University, Perth. [R]