Joan Garvan

My blogs

About me

Industry Education
Occupation Research and Advocacy
Location Australia
Introduction My research is in Sociology & Gender. I was awarded a doctorate from the Australian National University in 2010, my thesis was titled: Maternal Ambivalence in contemporary Australia: navigating equity & care. I launched an internet site at: hosted an online Professional Dev course, & presented a series of webinars with Nurses for Nurses. I have given papers at a dozen conferences, including the Australian Institute for Family Studies, the Australian Sociology Association, & the Association for Research on Mothering- Australia (now Maternal Scholars Australia), & MIRCI in Toronto, New York & Florence. I completed a Master of Arts in the early 1990s & worked with both Asia Partnership for Human Dev & Aust Council for Overseas Aid. I was an Online Moderator for a course in Gender & Development at the ANU & completed a semester with ACU as a Lecturer on Intro to Sociology. I was both a mature aged student & a mature aged mum & my two off-spring have now blossomed into wonderful adults.
Favorite Movies Love and Anarchy, Lambs of God series
Favorite Music Doors, Joni Mitchell
Favorite Books The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irvine Stone, Uhuru, Robert Ruhart, The Grass is Singing, Doris Lessing