Sharni Goldman is a social science health researcher and PhD scholar at RegNet. She is interested in the social dimensions of efforts to address climate change including the impacts of mitigation actions on human society and health, and the impacts of social issues, such as growing inequality, on actions to address climate change. Sharni is a part-time Research Officer with the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at RegNet, working on regulatory and governance focused research on the social, ecological and commercial determinants of health.
Covid-19 has shone a spotlight on health inequities in society. Despite claims that ‘we are all in this together’, just like other historical pandemics, inequalities in Covid-19 mortality and morbidity reflect existing social and economic inequalities. Australia’s Federal and State/Territory policy response to the pandemic reveals some positive short-term policies. However, there is an urgent… Continue reading »