Professor Lyndall Strazdins

Director - Research School of Population Health

Biography

Dr Strazdins is an Professor and ARC Future Fellow (PhD Psychology, M Clinical Psych) at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, the Australian National University. She is a recognised leader in the field of work, family and child wellbeing, especially the role played by the quality of parents’ jobs and the pressures and challanges on families to combine work with caring. She leads the work and family component of the Federally funded Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, a study of 10,000 families, and has or currently serves as a scientific consultant to Government, including the ACT Health Promotion Branch, the Department of Veteran Affairs Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and the Defence forces and a consultant to the Paid Parental Leave Evaluation. She also collaborates with National NGO organisations regarding social policy for Australian families. In 2011 Strazdins was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship investigating time as a resource for health.

Her research focuses on contemporary predicaments of work and care and their health and equity consequences, viewing health as inter-linked within families. More recently she has been developing theory on time as a social determinant of health and seeking to understand the significance of time as a resource, like money, which not only structures power relations and gender inequality but also peoples’ capacity to be healthy.

Research

Research interests

Time as a social determinant of health

Social, intergenerational and gendered health inequality

Work, family and health

Groups

Publications

  • Bennetts, S, Cooklin, A, Crawford, S et al 2018, 'What influences parents' fear about children's independent mobility? Evidence from a state-wide survey of Australian parents', American Journal of Health Promotion, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 667-676.
  • Banwell, C, Sargent, G, Dixon, J et al 2018, 'A cultural economy approach to workplace health promotion in Australian small and medium sized workplaces: a critical qualitative study [IN PRESS]', Critical Public Health, pp. 10pp.
  • Zulfiqar, T, Strazdins, L, Banwell, C et al 2018, 'Paradox of overweight/obesity in children of immigrants from lowâ€?andâ€?middleâ€?income countries in press', Obesity Science & Practice.
  • Zulfiqar, T, Strazdins, L, Banwell, C et al 2018, 'Growing up in Australia: paradox of overweight/obesity in children of immigrants from low-and-middle -income countries', Obesity Science & Practice.
  • Nguyen, C, Strazdins, L, Nicholson, J et al 2018, 'Impact of missing data strategies in studies of parental employment and health: Missing items, missing waves, and missing mothers', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 209, pp. 160-168.
  • Baker, P, Friel, S, Kay, A et al 2018, 'What Enables and Constrains the Inclusion of the Social Determinants of Health Inequities in Government Policy Agendas? A Narrative Review', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 101-111.
  • Dinh, H, Cooklin, A, Leach, L et al 2017, 'Parents' transitions into and out of work-family conflict and children's mental health: Longitudinal influence via family functioning', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 194, pp. 42-50.
  • Venn, D, Dixon, J, Banwell, C et al 2017, 'Social determinants of food expenditure in Australia: the role of education, income, geography and time [IN PRESS]', Public Health Nutrition, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 902-911.
  • Dinh, H, Strazdins, L & Welsh, J 2017, 'Hour -glass ceilings: Work-hour thresholds, gendered health inequities', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 176, no. -, pp. 42-51.
  • Baxter, J, Strazdins, L & Li, J 2017, 'Long Hours and Longings: Australian Children's Views of Fathers' Work and Family Time', Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 965-982.
  • Hewitt, B, Strazdins, L & Martin, B 2017, 'The benefits of paid maternity leave for mothers' post-partum health and wellbeing: Evidence from an Australian evaluation', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 182, pp. 97-105pp.
  • Crawford, S, Bennetts, S, Hackworth, N et al 2017, 'Worries, 'weirdos', neighborhoods and knowing people: a qualitative study with children and parents regarding children's independent mobility', Health & Place: An International Journal, vol. 45, no. online, pp. 131-139pp.
  • Venn, D & Strazdins, L 2017, 'Your money or your time? How both types of scarcity matter to physical activity and healthy eating', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 172, no. January 2017, pp. 98-106pp.
  • Kyaw-Myint, S, Strazdins, L, Clements, M et al 2017, 'A method of identifying health-based benchmarks for psychosocial risks at work: A tool for risk assessment', Safety Science, vol. 93, pp. 143-151.
  • Li, J, Akaliyski, P, Schafer, J et al 2017, 'Non-linear relationship between maternal work hours and child body weight: Evidence from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 186, pp. 52-60.
  • Banwell, C, Sargent, G, Dixon, J, Strazdins, L. 2017, Cultural economy approach to workplace health promotion in Australian small and medium sized workplaces: A critical qualitative study', Critical Public Health https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2017.1414152
  • Venn, D, Dixon, J, Banwell, C et al 2017, 'Social determinants of household food expenditure in Australia: the role of education, income, geography and time', Public Health Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017003342 pp. 1-10.
  • Jowsey, T, Strazdins, L & Yen, L 2016, 'WORRY AND TIME THE UNSEEN COSTS OF INFORMAL CARE', Chronic Illness, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 249-260pp.
  • Cooklin, A, Dinh, H, Strazdins, L et al 2016, 'Change and stability in work-family conflict and mothers' and fathers' mental health: Longitudinal evidence from an Australian cohort', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 155, pp. 24-34.
  • Strazdins, L, Welsh, J, Hinde, S et al 2016, 'Intergenerational policy and workforce participation in Australia: using health as a metric', Health Promotion International, pp. 1-9.
  • Strazdins, L, Welsh, J, Korda, R et al 2016, 'Not all hours are equal: could time be a social determinant of health?', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 21-42.
  • Welsh, J, Strazdins, L, Charlesworth, S et al 2016, 'Health or harm? A cohort study of the importance of job quality in extended workforce participation by older adults', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 885-885.
  • Cooklin, A, Westrupp, E, Strazdins, L et al 2016, 'Fathers at Work: Work-Family Conflict, Work-Family Enrichment and Parenting in an Australian Cohort', Journal of Family Issues, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 1611-1635.
  • Gubhaju, B, Rodgers, B, Butterworth, P et al 2016, 'Consistency and continuity in material and psychosocial adversity among Australian families with young children', Social Indicators Research, vol. 128, no. 1, pp. 35-57.
  • Westrupp, E, Strazdins, L, Martin, A et al 2016, 'Maternal Work-Family Conflict and Psychological Distress: Reciprocal Relationships Over 8 Years', Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 78, no. 1, pp. 107-126.
  • Strazdins, L, Welsh, J, Korda, R et al 2016, 'Not all hours are equal: could time be a social determinant of health?', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 21-42.
  • Sargent, G, Banwell, C, Strazdins, L., Dixon, J. 2016, Time and participation in workplace health promotion: Australian qualitative study', Health Promotion International, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daw078, pp. 1-12.
  • Venn, D, Carey, G & Strazdins, L 2016, 'What Explains Trends in Australian Working-Time Arrangements in the 2000s?', Labour and Industry. Online first https://www.academia.edu/24804309/What_explains_trends_in_Australian_wor...
  • Wakabayashi M, Berecki-Gisolf J, Banwell C,... Yiengprugsawan V. 2016, Non-fatal injury in Thailand from 2005 to 2013: Incidence trends and links to alcohol consumption patterns in the Thai Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology. vol.26, no.9, pp.471-480.
  • Yiengprugsawan, V, Strazdins, L, Lim, L et al 2015, 'Physically and psychologically hazardous jobs and mental health in Thailand', Health Promotion International, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 531-541.
  • Martin, B, Baird, M, Brady, M et al 2015, Paid Parental Leave Evaluation: Final Report.
  • Dixon, J, Corr, L, Strazdins, L et al 2015, Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework.
  • Welsh, J, Ford, L, Strazdins, L et al 2015, Addressing the social determinants of inequities in mental wellbeing of children and adolescents.
  • Cooklin, A, Giallo, R, Strazdins, L et al 2015, 'What matters for working fathers? Job characteristics, work-family conflict and enrichment, and fathers' postpartum mental health in an Australian cohort', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 146, no. 2015, pp. 214-222.
  • Cooklin, A, Westrupp, E, Strazdins, L et al 2015, 'Mothers' work-family conflict and enrichment: Associations with parenting quality and couple relationship', Child: Care, Health and Development, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 266-277.
  • Spencer, N & Strazdins, L 2015, 'Socioeconomic disadvantage and onset of childhood chronic disabling conditions: A cohort study', Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 100, no. 4, pp. 317-322.
  • McQuoid, J, Welsh, J, Strazdins, L et al 2015, 'Integrating paid work and chronic illness in daily life: A space-time approach to understanding the challenges', Health & Place: An International Journal, vol. 34, pp. 83-91.
  • Welsh, J, Strazdins, L, Ford, L et al 2015, 'Promoting equity in the mental wellbeing of children and young people: A scoping review', Health Promotion International, vol. 30, no. S2, pp. 36-76.
  • Charlesworth, S, Welsh, J, Strazdins, L et al 2014, 'Measuring poor job quality amongst employees: the VicWAL job quality index', Labour and Industry, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 103-123.
  • Jianghong, L, Johnson, S, Han, W et al 2014, 'Parents' nonstandard work schedules and child well-being: A critical review of the literature', The Journal of Primary Prevention, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 53-73.
  • Cooklin, A, Lucas, N, Strazdins, L et al 2014, 'Heightened Maternal Separation Anxiety in the Postpartum: The Role of Socioeconomic Disadvantage', Journal of Family Issues, vol. 35, no. 11, pp. 1497-1519.
  • Dixon, J, Carey, G, Strazdins, L et al 2014, 'Contemporary contestations over working time: time for health to weigh in', BMC Public Health. 14: 1068
  • Dixon, J, Woodman, D, Strazdins, L et al 2013, 'Flexible employment, flexible eating and health risks', Critical Public Health, vol. Online DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2013.852162.
  • Yiengprugsawan V, Berecki-Gisolf J, Bain C, et al. 2014. Predictors of injury mortality: findings from a large national cohort in Thailand. BMJ Open; 4(6):e004668.
  • Zhao, J, Seubsman, S, Sleigh, A et al [Harley D] 2014, 'Timing of urbanisation and cardiovascular risks in Thailand: Evidence from 51 936 members of the Thai Cohort Study, 2005-2009', Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 484-493.
  • Johnson, S, Li, J, Kendall, G et al 2013, 'Mothers' and Fathers' Work Hours, Child Gender, and Behavior in Middle Childhood', Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 56-74.
  • Smith, J, McIntyre, E, Craig, L et al 2013, 'Workplace support, breast feeding and health', Family Matters, vol. 93, no. 93, pp. 58-73.
  • Yiengprugsawan, V, Hogan, E & Strazdins, L 2013, 'Longitudinal analysis of ear infection and hearing impairment: findings from 6-year prospective cohorts of Australian children', BMC Pediatrics, vol. 13, no. 28, pp. 1-13.
  • Strazdins, L, O'Brien, L, Lucas, N et al 2013, 'Combining work and family: rewards or risks for children's mental health?', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 87, pp. 99-107.
  • Gubhaju, B, Rodgers, B, Strazdins, L, Davidson, T, Butterworth, P, Crosier, T, (2013). 'Developing prospective measures of adversity among Australian families with young children ', Social Indicators Research 113: 1171-1191.
  • Birecki-Gisolf, J, McClure, R, Seubsman, S et al 2012, 'Reporting of lifetime fractures: Methodological considerations and results from the Thai Cohort Study', BMJ Open, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 1-6.
  • Birecki-Gisolf, J, McClure, R, Seubsman, S et al 2012, 'Reporting of lifetime fractures: Methodological considerations and results from the Thai Cohort Study', BMJ Open, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 1-6.
  • Strazdins, L, Shipley, M, Leach, L et al 2012, 'The way families work: jobs, hours, income and children's well-being', in A. Kalil, R. Haskins and J. Chesters (ed.), Investing in Children: Work, Education, and Social Policy in Two Rich Countries, Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C., pp. 79-99.
  • Reeve, B, Broom, D, Strazdins, L et al 2012, 'Regulation, Managerial Discretion and Family-Friendliness in Australia's Changing Industrial Relations Environment', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 57-74.
  • Nicholson, J, Strazdins, L, Brown, J et al 2012, 'How parents' income, time and job quality affect children's health and development', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 505-525.
  • Charlesworth, S, Strazdins, L, O'Brien, L et al 2011, 'Parents' Jobs in Australia: Work Hours Polarisation and the Consequences for Job Quality and Gender Equality', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 35-57.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L, Strazdins, L et al 2011, 'The psychosocial quality of work determines whether employment has benefits for mental health: Results from a longitudinal national household panel survey', Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 68, no. 11, pp. 806-812.
  • Butterworth, P, Leach, L, Rodgers, B et al 2011, 'Psychosocial job adversity and health in Australia: analysis of data from the HILDA Survey', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 564-571.
  • Cooklin, A, Canterford, L, Strazdins, L et al 2011, 'Employment conditions and maternal postpartum mental health: results from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children', Archives of Women's Mental Health, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 217-225.
  • Strazdins, L, Broom, D, Banwell, C et al 2011, 'Time limits? Reflecting and responding to time barriers for healthy, active living in Australia', Health Promotion International, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 46-54.
  • Strazdins, L, Griffin, A, Broom, D et al 2011, 'Time scarcity: Another health inequality?', Environment and Planning A, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 545-559.
  • Strazdins, L, D'Souza, R, Clements, M et al 2011, 'Could better jobs improve mental health? A prospective study of change in work conditions and mental health in mid-aged adults', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 65, no. 6, pp. 529-534.
  • Hogan, A, Shipley, M, Strazdins, L et al 2011, 'Communication and behavioural disorders among children with hearing loss increases risk of mental health disorders', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 377-383.
  • Leach, L, Butterworth, P, Rodgers, B et al 2010, Pathways to social inclusion: considering the relationship between unemployment, job quality and personal disadvantage.
  • Gubhaju, B, Rodgers, B, Sims, S et al 2010, Developing prospective measures of childhood adversity: a profile of risk in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.
  • Leach, L, Butterworth, P, Rodgers, B et al 2010, 'Deriving an evidence-based measure of job quality from the HILDA survey', Australian Social Policy, vol. 9, pp. 67-86.
  • Hanna, E, McCubbin, J, Strazdins, L et al 2010, 'Australia, Lucky Country or Climate Change Canary: what future for her rural children?', International Journal of Public Health, vol. 2, no. 4s, pp. 501-512.
  • Davis, E, Priest, N, Davies, B et al 2010, 'Promoting children's social and emotional wellbeing in childcare centres within low socioeconomic areas: Strategies, facilitators and challenges', Australian Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 77-86.
  • Strazdins, L, Shipley, M, Clements, M et al 2010, 'Job quality and inequality: Parents' jobs and children's emotional and behavioural difficulties', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 70, no. 12, pp. 2052-2060.
  • Leach, L, Butterworth, P, Strazdins, L et al 2010, 'The limitations of employment as a tool for social inclusion', BMC Public Health, vol. 10, no. 621, pp. 1-13.
  • Davis, E, Priest, N, Davies, B et al 2010, 'Promoting children's social and emotional wellbeing in childcare centers within low socioeconomic areas: strategies, facilitators and challenges', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 77-86.
  • Dockery, A, Kendall, G, Li, J et al 2010, Housing and Development Outcomes for Children: A Scoping Study.
  • Dockery, A, Kendell, G, Jianghong, L et al 2010, 'Housing and children's development and wellbeing: A scoping study', AHURI Final Report, no. 149, pp. 1-96.
  • Bammer, G, Strazdins, L, McDonald, D et al 2010, 'Expanding the deliberations about the research-policy gap: useful lessons from the literature', in Bammer, G. Michaux, A. Sanson, A. (ed.), Bridging the 'know-do' gap : knowledge brokering to improve child wellbeing, ANU ePress, Canberra, pp. 135-155.
  • Strazdins, L, Friel, S, McMichael, A , Hanna E.G. 2010, 'Climate change and child health in Australia: Likely futures, new inequalities?', International Public Health Journal, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 493-500.
  • Blakemore, T, Strazdins, L & Gibbings, J 2009, 'Measuring family socio-economic position', Australian Social Policy, vol. 8, pp. 121-168.
  • Baxter, J, Gray, M, Alexander, M et al 2007, 'Mothers and fathers with young children: Paid employment, caring and wellbeing', Social Policy Research Papers, vol. 30.
  • Seubsman S, Kelly M, Yiengprugsawan V. 2010. Gender, socioeconomic status, and self-rated health: evidence from Thailand. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 23(5): 754-765.
  • Kelly, M, Strazdins, L, Dellora, T et al 2010, 'Thailand's work and health transition', International Labour Review, vol. 149, no. 3, pp. 373-386.
  • Sleigh, A, Seubsman, S, Bain, C et al 2008, 'Cohort Profile: The Thai Cohort of 87 134 Open University students', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 266-272.
  • Banwell, C, Shipley, M & Strazdins, L 2007, 'The pressured parenting environment: Parents as piggy in the middle', in Jane Dixon and Dorothy.H Broom (ed.), The seven deadly sins of obesity: how the modern world is making us fat, UNSW Press, Sydney, p. 18.
  • Strazdins, L & Broom, D 2007, 'The mental health costs and benefits of giving social support', International Journal of Stress Management, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 370-385.
  • Strazdins, L, Shipley, M & Broom, D 2007, 'What does family-friendly really mean? Wellbeing, time, and the quality of parents' jobs', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 202-225.
  • Broom, D & Strazdins, L 2007, 'The Harried Environment: Is time pressure making us fat? Sin #2', in Jane Dixon and Dorothy.H Broom (ed.), The seven deadly sins of obesity: how the modern world is making us fat, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 35-45.
  • Strazdins, L, Broom, D, Meyerkort, S et al 2006, 'Voting with their feet: family friendliness and parent employment in Australian industries, 1981-2001', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 381-400.
  • D'Souza, R, Strazdins, L, Broom, D et al 2006, 'Work demands, job insecurity and sickness absence from work: How productive is the new, flexible labour force?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 205-212.
  • Strazdins, L, Clements, M, Korda, R et al 2006, 'Unsociable work? Non standard work schedules, family relationships and children's well-being', Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 394-410.
  • Broom, D, D'Souza, R, Strazdins, L et al 2006, 'The Lesser Evil: Bad jobs or unemployment? A survey of Mid-aged Australians', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 575-586.
  • Strazdins, L, Meyerkort, S, Brent, V et al 2005, 'Impact of saliva collection methods on sIgA and cortisol assays and acceptability to participants', Journal of Immunological Methods, vol. 307, pp. 167-171.
  • D'Souza, R, Strazdins, L, Clements, M et al 2005, 'The Health Effects of jobs: Status, working conditions, or both?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 222-228.
  • Parslow, R, Jorm, A, Christensen, H et al 2004, 'The associations between work stress and mental health: A comparison of organizationally employed and self- employed workers', Work and Stress, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 231-244.
  • Strazdins, L & Broom, D 2004, 'Acts of Love (and Work): Gender Imbalance in Emotional Work and Womens' Psychology Distress', Journal of Family Issues, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 356-378.
  • Strazdins, L & Bammer, G 2004, 'Women, work and musculoskeletal health', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 58, pp. 997-1005.
  • Strazdins, L, Korda, R, Lim, L et al 2004, 'Around-the-clock: Parent work schedules and childrens' well-being in a 24-h economy', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 59, pp. 1517-1527.
  • Parslow, R, Jorm, A, Christensen, H et al 2004, 'The impact of employee level and work stress on mental health and GP service use: an analysis of a sample of Australian government employees', BMC Public Health, vol. 4, p. 41.
  • Strazdins, L, D'Souza, R, Lim, L et al 2004, 'Job Strain, Job Insecurity, and Health: Rethinking the Relationship', Journal of Occupational health Psychology, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 296-305.
  • D'Souza, R, Strazdins, L, Lim, L et al 2003, 'Work and health in a contemporary society: demands, control, and insecurity', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 57, pp. 849-854.
  • Korda, R, Strazdins, L, Broom, D et al 2002, 'The health of the Australian workforce: 1998-2001', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 325-331.
  • Strazdins, L 2002, 'Emotional work and emotional contagion', in Ashkanasy N.M., Zerbe W.J., Hartel C.E.J. (ed.), Managing emotions in the workplace, M E Sharpe Inc, New York, USA, pp. 232-250.
  • Sanson, A, Nicholson, J, Ungerer, J et al 2002, Introducing the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children: LSAC DISCUSSION PAPER N0.1, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne Australia.
  • Strazdins, L 2000, 'Integrating emotions: multiple role measurement of emotional work', Australian Journal of Psychology, vol. 52, pp. 41-50.

Teaching

Supervised students