Dr Victoria Loblay
Victoria is an experienced ethnographer who holds a PhD in Anthropology from Macquarie University, and a MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. Victoria’s research interests are driven by a curiosity around how technological changes intersect with health policy and practice.
For her PhD research, Victoria conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Australia and India, examining conceptions of gender in relation to public discourse on the issue of sex selection and prenatal diagnostic technology. Victoria is currently a research fellow based at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney. Her research uses ethnographic methods to better understand the implementation of health promotion programs delivered at scale.
Victoria’s research interests include health activism and health promotion; health system sustainability and medical waste; conceptions of gender and bioethics in relation to prenatal diagnostic technology; audit cultures and information systems; methods of co-production and collaboration, and ethnographic methodology in the context of public health.