Dr Chiara Broccatelli

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Music
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Chiara Broccatelli is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research at University of Queensland and a member of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA).

Chiara’s research focuses on the understanding of human relationships and social contexts through the applications of social network analysis theories and methods. Currently, she is looking at how people social context influence their behaviours and which are the policy implications of that in public health. In her past research she applied social network analysis to analyse environmental social movements, online networks, criminal and terrorist networks, and health behaviours such as obesity and sexual health. Chiara is always interested in broadening her methodological skills, including mix methods approaches as well as advanced statistical techniques and expanding her research interests in different areas.

Chiara held a master in Sociology and Social Research at University of Trento and she received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester, where she studied at the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis.

Prior to coming to ISSR, Chiara was a Research Assistant at MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at University of Glasgow and visiting Fellow at MelNet at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, funded by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF).


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester


  • Pedrana, Alisa, Bowring, Anna, Heath, Katherine, Thomas, Alexander J., Wilkinson, Anna, Fletcher-Lartey, Stephanie, Saich, Freya, Munari, Stephanie, Oliver, Jane, Merner, Bronwen, Altermatt, Aimee, Nguyen, Thi, Nguyen, Long, Young, Kathryn, Kerr, Phoebe, Osborne, Deborah, Kwong, Edwin Jit Leung, Corona, Martha Vazquez, Ke, Tianhui, Zhang, Yanqin, Eisa, Limya, Al-Qassas, Adil, Malith, Deng, Davis, Angela, Gibbs, Lisa, Block, Karen, Horyniak, Danielle, Wallace, Jack, Power, Robert ... Hellard, Margaret (2024). Priority populations' experiences of isolation, quarantine and distancing for COVID-19: protocol for a longitudinal cohort study (Optimise Study). BMJ open, 14 (1) e076907, e076907. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-076907

  • Voggenreiter, A, Rossa, K, Smith, S, Maravilla, J, Broccatelli, C and Pfeffer, J (2023). O047 Representations of sleep in social media: A Tik Tok case study. 2023 Sleep DownUnder: 34th annual scientific meeting of Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) & Australian and New Zealand Sleep Science Association (ANZSSA), Adelaide, SA Australia, 9 - 11 November 2023. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/sleepadvances/zpad035.047

  • Lam, Jack, Broccatelli, Chiara and Baxter, Janeen (2023). Diversity of strong and weak ties and loneliness in older adults. Journal of Aging Studies, 64 101097, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaging.2022.101097

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Book Chapter

  • Broccatelli, Chiara, Everett, Martin and Koskinen, Johan (2020). Sticking together: evidence of co-offending partnerships in two-mode covert networks. Criminal networks and law enforcement: global perspectives on illegal enterprise. (pp. 28-51) edited by Saskia Hufnagel and Anton Moiseienko. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781351176194-3

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor