Maria Zadoroznyj, PhD is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Queensland, where she has a joint appointment in the Institute of Social Science Research and in the School of Social Science. Maria has longstanding interests in the sociology of health, gender and work. In recent years her research has focused on the analysis of health and social policies which shape the experiences of care provision to families following the birth of a child.

Maria is currently a CI on the evaluations of the Paid Parental Leave Scheme, Dad and Partner Pay, the Queensland based evaluation of the Universal Postnatal Contact Services (with collaborators from the Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies). Previously Maria contributed to the evaluation of the South Australian ‘Communities for Children’ program, and the introduction of paid home carers into the maternity care system in South Australia. Maria is currently working with Canadian collaborators on the cross national comparison of state policies and their impact on the health and wellbeing of new mothers and their families.

2009 – present Associate Professor, University of Queensland
1991 – 2009 Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA
2007 – 2008 Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Sociology McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
1995 – 1996 Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Sociology, Australian National University
1988 – 1990 Lecturer La Trobe University, Melbourne

Research Interests:

  • Sociology of health and illness
  • Sociology of work: care work and health care work
  • Social aspects of childbirth and maternity care provision
  • Community involvement in social policy

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Adjunct Associate Professor

  • BA , Flinders University of South Australia
  • MSc, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
  • PhD (Sociology) University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA