Tania King is a social epidemiologist whose work is broadly focussed on understanding the way mental health and suicide is patterned across society. A central focus of this research is examining the role of paid and unpaid work in shaping mental health outcomes, particularly in relation to male-dominated occupational settings. A quantitative researcher, she has led data linkage studies examining the relationship between work stressors and hospital presentations for self-harm, and has been a Chief Investigator on suicide prevention randomized control trials in the workplace. Her work on gender equality centres on the way gender normative divisions of paid and unpaid labour are related to mental health and suicide.
Accepting HRD students: Y
Current and future research projects
- Hidden in the Margins: the lives and trajectories of young carers. Australian Research Council, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
- Gender Equality in Australia. Australian Research Council Linkage Project
- Preventing suicide in Men and Boys (MATES in Manufacturing). MRFF
- Youth Employment Study. NHMRC Partnership project
- Understanding and addressing the impacts of long COVID on work participation. Melbourne -Manchester-Toronto collaborative fund