Dr Luke Gahan
As a sociologist, Luke’s interests lie in the sociology of health and illness, as well as relationships and family, ethnicity and culture, religion and spirituality, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) health. It’s a natural fit for Luke to lead the InROADs project which explores ethnicity and blood donation. We hope to use the research from this project to increase representation of ethnic minorities among the Australian donor panel.
Luke was awarded his PhD from La Trobe University where he’s currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow. He’s lectured and taught in Sociology at Melbourne, La Trobe, Swinburne, and Federation Universities. He’s a big believer in translational research and previously turned his doctoral research into workshops and seminars that he’s delivered around Australia.
- Professor Anthony Smith Conference Award (2013)
- Study Abroad Scholarship for Academic Achievement (2008)
- Sociology Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ)
- International Sociological Association (ISA)
- Associate Editor – Health Sociology Review journal
- Representative on the Ballarat Health Community Advisory Committee
- Former Secretary and executive member of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
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* This research was completed prior to starting with Lifeblood