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Personal profile

Research interests

Sociology of health and illness, including sociology of public health and health promotion

Sociology of new and emerging technologies, particularly biomedical technologies

Sociology of risk

Sociology of the body

Constructions of sex/gender

Sociology of emotions, including constructions of gender differences of emotionality

Sociology of food

Contemporary social theory

Sustainable Societies

Supervision interests

I am interested in supervising students in all of the above areas. Over the years, I have supervised a wide ranage of projects, including on gynaecological governance and endometriosis, the construction of dyslexia, the discourse of weight control, smoking culture in Indonesia, the history of palliative care, podiatric surgery and medical dominance, and discourses of sustainability.

Monash teaching commitment

ATS2717/3717 Sociology of Health and Medicine

ATS2730/3730 Sustainable Societies

APGS468 Qualitative Research Strategies

Community service

Member, National Council, National Tertiary Education Committee (2016-)

Member, Strategic and Scientific Advisory Committee, Centre for Research in Health, Sex and Society (2014-)

Member, National Enabling Technologies Strategy Stakeholders Advisory Council (DIISRHE) (2011-2012)

Member, Gene Technology Regulator Ethics and Community Consultative Committee (Dept Health and Aging) (2011-2014)

Member, Executive, The Australian Sociological Association (2008-2012)

 

External positions

Member, Strategic and Scientific Advisory Committee, Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University

2014 → …

Keywords

  • Construction of Sex/Gender
  • Ethical Issues - Scientific Research
  • Sociology of Science
  • Research Training, Practice
  • Biomedicine
  • Men and Aging
  • Social Inequalities
  • Inequalities in Health
  • Socio-cultural perspectives
  • Sociology of Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Sociology of Emotion
  • Sociology of Risk
  • Sociology of the Body
  • Stem Cell Technologies
  • Stem Cell Tourism

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Projects 2008 2019

Research Output 2002 2018

Capitalising on ageing anxieties: Promissory discourse and the creation of an ‘anti-ageing treatment’ market

Petersen, A. 2018 In : Journal of Sociology. 54, 2, p. 191-202 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hyping the market for ‘anti-ageing’ in the news: From medical failure to success in self-transformation

MacGregor, C., Petersen, A. & Parker, C. Mar 2018 In : BioSocieties. 13, 1, p. 64-80 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Intersectional research stories of responsibilising the family for food, feeding and health in the twenty-first century

Davis, T., Hogg, M. K., Marshall, D., Petersen, A. & Schneider, T. 1 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Marketing. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Promoting a healthier, younger you: The media marketing of anti-ageing superfoods

MacGregor, C. H., Petersen, A. R. & Parker, C. E. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Consumer Culture. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Recovery Within Injury Compensation Schemes: A System Mapping Study

Petersen, A. R. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. p. 1-14

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences (UK)

Alan Robert Petersen (Recipient), 1 Oct 2016

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences Australia

Alan Robert Petersen (Recipient), 19 Oct 2017

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2010 2010

  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Critical Public Health (Journal)

Davis, M. D. M. (Guest editor), Petersen, A. R. (Guest editor), Suzanne Fraser (Guest editor), Lindsay, J. M. (Guest editor)
2010

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Press / Media

Towards a sociology of "anti-ageing"

Alan Robert Petersen

15/09/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research