• social dimensions of climate change
• coupled social environmental change from a place-based focus
• theories of identity, place and agency
Sharni Goldman is a PhD candidate in the Resources, Environment and Development Program at the Crawford School of Public Policy. She is broadly interested in the social dimensions of climate change and decarbonisation. Her current focus is the social implications of resource industry change stemming from complex interlinkages between resources, people and place. Focal issues are social identity and place-attachment.
Sharni’s PhD project wrestles with the transition from coal in the Hunter Valley region of NSW from the perspective of communities intimately intertwined with the resource. Through the lens of people-place connection, the research seeks to foreground social issues beyond ‘the economic’ generated by resource change; issues generally elided in land use change and economic restructuring processes, yet vital to the wellbeing of people as they live, rooted in place.
Sharni contributes to research on the social and ecological determinants of health equity as a part-time Research Assistant with the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the ANU. She has co-authored various policy-oriented and commissioned research in this role. Previously, she worked on public and community health research as a Research Assistant at the University of Newcastle School of Medicine and Public Health. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science with first class honours from the University of Newcastle, for which she received the Faculty of Health and Medicine Medal.
• Dr Rebecca Colvin, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
• Prof Sharon Friel, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU
• Dr Ashley Schram, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU
• Ngqangashe, Y., Goldman, S., Schram, A. and Friel, S. (2021). ‘A narrative review of regulatory governance factors that shape food and nutrition policies’, Nutrition Reviews, nuab023, DOI: https://doi-org.virtual.anu.edu.au/10.1093/nutrit/nuab023.
• Friel, S., Goldman, S., Townsend, B. and Schram, A. (2020) Australian COVID-19 policy responses: Good for health equity or a missed opportunity? Menzies Centre for Health Governance, ANU.
• Townsend, B., Friel, S. and Goldman, S. (2020) Promoting health equity: mixed scorecard for Australia’s policy response to COVID-19. Pearls and Irritations.
• Schram, A. and Goldman, S. (2020) Paradigm Shift: New ideas for a structural approach to NCD prevention. Comment on: How neoliberalism is shaping the supply of unhealthy commodities and what this means for NCD prevention. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 9(3), 124-27.
• Friel, S. and Goldman, S. (2019) Addressing the social and commercial determinants of health. Rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the Queensland Department of Health.
• Wolfenden, L., Goldman, S., Grady, A., Kingsland, M., Lee, H., Sutherland, R. et al. (2017) For community health workers receiving pre-service training, should the duration of training be shorter versus longer? (PICO 2). Final report to the World Health Organisation Guideline Development Group. Centre for Evidence Implementation.
• Wolfenden, L., Grady, A., Goldman, S., Kingsland, M., Lee, H., Babic, M., et al. (2017) For community health workers receiving pre-service training, should the curriculum address specific versus non-specific competencies? (PICO 3). Final report to the World Health Organisation Guideline Development Group. Centre for Evidence Implementation.
Scholarships and fellowships
Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarship