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Dr. Marilys Guillemin

University of Melbourne

Marilys Guillemin is a sociologist of health and illness, and Professor in the Centre for Health Equity, School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Marilys is also the Associate Dean Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) and is leading the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN initiative for the University. She has conducted research and published widely in the areas of sociology of health, illness and technology, innovative research methodologies, research practice, narrative ethics, and ethical practice in research and in health care. Marilys works with visual and sensory methodologies, and she is particularly interested in the ethical and methodological challenges of visual and sensory research. Marilys has completed research projects encompassing: the management of menopause within specialised clinic settings; mid-age women and heart disease; deafness and genetic testing; research on how ethics committee members and health researchers understand research ethics and how they address ethical issues in practice; and the role of trust in human research from the perspectives of researchers and research participants