Suzanne Goopy

Adjunct Associate Professor



Griffith University, 2001

BA (Honours)

Griffith University, 1994


Griffith University, 1989

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Research Interests

  • Health, built environment, and culture
  • Visually mapping communities
  • Artist


Dr Suzanne Goopy hails from Brisbane, Australia and joined the Faculty of Nursing in July 2014. With over 20 years experience in social science and health related research Dr Goopy is a social anthropologist, visual ethnographer, and artist who brings a fresh approach to understanding and engaging community through her emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to research. Of particular interest to her is the role that the visual can play in research as both a data collection tool and a research outcome.

Dr Goopy’s research program is focused around the theme of journey with a special interest in visually mapping communities. Her most recent works have focused on life history and exploring the relationships between well-being, health, youth, ageing, culture, and identity.

Suzanne’s work (and that of her collaborators) has been exhibited in galleries, included in cultural festivals and touring exhibitions, as well as being published and recognized in international journals, books, and magazines.


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