Professor Lyndall Strazdins' research centres on work, family and health, with a focus on time as a social determinant of health. Lack of time is the most common reason for not eating healthy food or being active and her work shows why time is a problem, and for whom. Most recently she has been using new methods to reveal the health harms of long work hours, and how they are driving social and gender inequality.
Her approach to research has been through partnerships and generating engagement, leading or co-lead on multiple competitive grants, consultancies which have been partnership based. She has served as an expert scientific advisor for Government boards and panels nationally and internationally, and awarded an ARC Future Fellowship and EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie International Fellowship Seal of Excellence. Her papers have been ranked among the top 5 in their year in her field.
Professor Strazdins has been a senior leader at ANU and started as an ECR living year-to-year on contracts. She is currently a Professor at the National Centre of Epidemiology and Population Health. She is also leading Engaged ANU, a pilot project for resourcing ANU academics to communicate research through collaborating with creative experts.