Gender and health
Ageing and health
Narelle is a medical anthropologist whose research explores the everyday experiences of chronic conditions and disability, including how care is arranged, negotiated, and deployed in practice. Her current research focuses on understanding the relationship between the lived experience of neurological conditions, biomedical representations of the brain and temporality, from both the perspectives of people living with such conditions and their informal carers.
Narelle is also interested in the social construction of ageing, and the role of gender in this. Much of her work to date has been concerned with understanding how people’s experiences of chronic conditions, including disabilities, vary by gender, age, geographical location, and culture.