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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Prevention of chronic diseases through public health policy approaches
  • Health inequality
  • Diversity & social inclusion
  • Active living & public health
  • Sociology and urban studies

Available to supervise research students

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About Jora Broerse

Jora Broerse is a Research Fellow in Health Policy. Her professional passion is to reduce health inequalities and achieve better health outcomes for all through policy change. Jora has a research track record in sociology and public health. She has communicated research results at international academic conferences, as well as peer-reviewed publications and policy reports.

Jora is near completion of her PhD in the Institute for Health and Sport (expected graduation: October 2021). Her PhD is an ethnography that takes an interdisciplinary approach by bridging sociological and urban studies to discuss the use of public space for physical activity in the context of multiculturalism. Jora holds a research master in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam (2015-2017).

Jora has lectured at Victoria University in:

  • Health Policy Promotion
  • Growth, Development & Ageing
  • Sociology of Sport and Active Recreation
  • Social Dimensions of Sport and Exercise
  • Professional Ethics.


  • MSc, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2017
  • BSc, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, 2014

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 Broerse, J. (211222). Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward. JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 58(4), (610-611).

doi: 10.1177/14407833211050422

2019 Spaaij, R., Broerse, J., Oxford, S., Luguetti, C., McLachlan, F., McDonald, B., Klepac, B., Lymbery, L., Bishara, J., & Pankowiak, A. (191011). Sport, Refugees, and Forced Migration: A Critical Review of the Literature. FRONTIERS IN SPORTS AND ACTIVE LIVING, 1

doi: 10.3389/fspor.2019.00047

2019 Broerse, J., & Spaaij, R. (190704). Co-Ethnic in Private, Multicultural in Public: Group-Making Practices and Normative Multiculturalism in a Community Sports Club. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 40(4), (417-433).

doi: 10.1080/07256868.2019.1628724

2019 Spaaij, R., & Broerse, J. (190404). Diaspora as aesthetic formation: community sports events and the making of a Somali diaspora. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45(5), (752-769).

doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1427052

2019 Broerse, J. (190228). How do we put him in the system?: Client construction at a sport-based migrant settlement service in melbourne, australia. Social Inclusion, 7(1), (238-247).

doi: 10.17645/si.v7i1.1803

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.


Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Institute for Health and Sport
  • Australian Postgraduate Research Intern

Supervision of research students at VU

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