passionate about research initiatives that promote community development, increased social and health awareness, and the dismantling of structural and systemic barriers that harm minority and marginalised communities.
Research Fellow & Community Advocate
Advocacy, Community Service and Engagement, Education, Gender, LGBTIQ Rights/Issues, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, Sexuality, Sociology, Youth
Dr Andrea Waling is a qualitative researcher specialising in LGBTI health and well-being, studies of men and masculinity, bodies and body image, digital technologies, and studies into sexuality and sexual practice, and has published widely on the subject matter. I She has extensive experience in project development, management and delivery across her roles, and has worked on a number research-based projects that involve the promotion of health and well-being, social awareness, and access to social services for marginalised and minority communities.
Dr Waling is recognised as a ‘Rising Scholar in the Field of Sexuality’ by The Society for Sexuality Studies, and spent five years as part of the Victorian-based Zoe Belle Gender Collective working to improve the health and well-being of the trans and gender diverse community. In 2017 her research developed with Associate Professor James Roffee exploring LGBTI experiences in higher education received two awards, and was nominated for an award by GLOBE Community in 2017 in the ‘Protecting our Community’ category. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the American Men’s Studies Association, a pro-feminist organisation devoted to critical analyses of men and masculinities.