I am a social anthropologist with a focus on healthcare, particularly professional and organisational cultures of healthcare work, health worker migration, and ethnic/minority experiences in health. I hold a PhD in Social Science from The University of Queensland, Australia (2020) specialising in social anthropology and ethnography. I have previously held research positions studying migration experiences, health care resilience, and dementia family care in Australia, and held a postdoctoral fellowship in 2020-21 at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, before joining SAPPHIRE in January 2022. I also have an interest in Jewish Studies, particularly social sciences and studies of Jewish identity, and am co-editor of the Australian Journal of Jewish Studies.
My research to date has focused on hospital doctors' experiences of work, particularly around workplace communication and voice, and staff wellbeing and support. I am currently a collaborator on the Hospital Doctor Retention & Motivation (HDRM) project funded by the Health Research Board Ireland. I am particularly interested in the migration intentions and experiences of healthcare professionals, and am currently working on the experiences of migrant nurses within the NHS. I have also undertaken research on Australian Jewish identity and experiences (funded by the Australian Government Australian Postgraduate Award and Research Training Program).
• Creese, Jennifer (2016) Jewish life in Queensland: celebrating 150 years since 1865. Brisbane: Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies. 297 pp; ill.
Refereed Journal Articles
• Byrne, John-Paul, Creese, Jennifer, Matthews, Anne, McDermott, Aoife M., Costello, Richard W. & Humphries, Niamh. (2021) ‘…the way it was staffed during COVID is the way it should be staffed in real life…’: a qualitative study of the impact of COVID-19 on the working conditions of junior hospital doctors, BMJ Open 11:e050358. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050358
• Creese, Jennifer, Byrne, John-Paul, Matthews, Anne, McDermott, Aoife M., Conway, Edel and Humphries, Niamh (2021), "“I feel I have no voice”: hospital doctors' workplace silence in Ireland", Journal of Health Organization and Management, 35(9), 178-194, https://doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-08-2020-0353
• Humphries, Niamh, Creese, Jennifer, Byrne, John-Paul & Connell, John. (2021). COVID-19 and doctor emigration: the case of Ireland. Human Resources for Health 19, 29 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12960-021-00573-4
• Creese, Jennifer, Byrne, John-Paul, Conway, Edel, Barrett, Elizabeth, Prihodova, Lucia and Humphries, Niamh (2021) "“We All Really Need to just Take a Breath”: Composite Narratives of Hospital Doctors’ Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(4): 2051. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18042051
• Creese, Jennifer & Arnold, Joyce (2021) “The Architectural Provenance of the Margaret Street Synagogue, Brisbane”, in The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies XXXIV: 157-187. http://www.aajs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Intro_AJJS_XXXIV_2021_1-4_Final.pdf
• Humphries, Niamh, McDermott, Aoife M., Creese, Jennifer, Matthews, Anne, Conway, Edel and Byrne, John-Paul (2020) “Hospital doctors in Ireland and the struggle for work-life balance”. European Journal of Public Health. 30(Suppl_4):iv32-iv35. https://doi.ord/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa130
• Creese, Jennifer (2020) “Schmoozing with my sisters: the work of feminist insider at-home ethnography in a Jewish community”, Women in Judaism 17(1): https://doi.org/10.33137/wij.v17i1.34941
• Creese, Jennifer (2020) “Negotiating and Performing 'Jewish Australian' identity in South-East Queensland’s Jewish community: Creolisation, national identity and power”, Journal of International Migration and Integration 21: 1279–1294. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-019-00714-8
• Creese, Jennifer (2019). Secular Jewish Identity and Public Religious Participation within Australian Secular Multiculturalism. Religions, 10(2):69. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10020069
• Creese, Jennifer (2017) “Negotiating 'Russian-ness': Politics, Religion, Nationalism and Identity in the South Brisbane Russian Jewish Community, 1912-22”, Australian Journal of Jewish Studies 30: 74-91. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:d605cdc
• O'Dwyer, Siobhan T., Moyle, Wendy, Taylor, Tara, Creese, Jennifer and Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie (2017) “In their own words: how family carers of people with dementia understand resilience”. Behavioral Sciences 7(3): 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs7030057
• O'Dwyer, Siobhan T., Moyle, Wendy, Taylor, Tara, Creese, Jennifer and Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie J. (2016) “Homicidal ideation in family carers of people with dementia”. Aging & Mental Health, 20 11: 1174-1181. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2015.1065793
• Creese, Jennifer (2014) “A history of Jewish women's lives in Brisbane: the first hundred years”, Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, 21(4): 531-555. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:337121
Population and Social Science (MBChB)