Researcher

Ms Catherine Mary Thomson

My Expertise

Background in psychology and sociology. Her research interests include access to health and community care services; the impact of informal care on employment, health and financial security; informal care and time use; aged care issues; and young carers.

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Biography

Cathy Thomson is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She has a BA (Sydney University) and an MA (UNSW). She has been actively involved in research in the field of community services, social care and carer issues for a number of years. Her research interests include access to health and community care services; the impact of informal care on employment, health and financial security;...view more

Cathy Thomson is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She has a BA (Sydney University) and an MA (UNSW). She has been actively involved in research in the field of community services, social care and carer issues for a number of years. Her research interests include access to health and community care services; the impact of informal care on employment, health and financial security; informal care and time use; aged care issues; and children’s services. Her expertise in the field of informal care has been recognised through the award of Australian Research Council grants where she is a co-Chief Investigator including:Time for Care, 2000, Identifying Isolated Carers, 2002, Negotiating Caring and Employment, 2004 and Young Carers, 2006. Her current research focuses carers and social inclusion and young carers. Cathy is a co-editor of the SPRC newsletter and a member of the UNSW Human Ethics Research Advisory Panel. She is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate supported by a research scholarship from the Australian Institute for Population Ageing at UNSW. Her research field is ‘Carers and the costs of care in an ageing society’.
 

 


My Qualifications

BA (Syd), MA (UNSW)

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Location

213 Goodsell Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 7827
+61 2 9385 7838