Alan Petersen

Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

sociology of health and medicine; science and technology studies; gender studies

1983 …2021

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Research Output

2020

Big promise, big business: The sociocultural and regulatory dynamics of stem cell tourism

Tanner, C., Petersen, A., MacGregor, C. & Munsie, M., 2020, The Matrix of Stem Cell Research: An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society. Hauskeller, C., Manzeschke, A. & Pichl, A. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 20-32 13 p. (Genetics and Society).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Managing risks or generating uncertaities? Ambiguous ontologies of testing in Australian healthcare

Pienaar, K. & Petersen, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Health. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2019

Citizens’ use of digital media to connect with health care: Socio-ethical and regulatory implications

Petersen, A., Tanner, C. & Munsie, M., Jul 2019, In : Health. 23, 4, p. 367-384 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

From the margins to mainstream: How providers of autologous ‘stem cell treatments’ legitimise their practice in Australia

MacGregor, C., Petersen, A. & Munsie, M., 13 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Health. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Matters of fact and politics: Generating expectations of cancer screening

Pienaar, K., Petersen, A. & Bowman, D., 2019, In : Social Science and Medicine. 232, p. 408-416 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Navigating the cartographies of trust: how patients and carers establish the credibility of online treatment claims

Petersen, A., Tanner, C. & Munsie, M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Sociology of Health and Illness. 41, S1, p. 50-64 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Recovery within injury compensation schemes: a system mapping study

Collie, A., Newnam, S., Keleher, H., Petersen, A., Kosny, A., Vogel, A. P. & Thompson, J., 15 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 29, 1, p. 52-63 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

The knowing mother: Maternal knowledge and the reinforcement of the feminine consuming subject in magazine advertisements

Davis, T., Hogg, M. K., Marshall, D., Petersen, A. & Schneider, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Consumer Culture. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The shifting politics of patient activism: From bio-sociality to bio-digital citizenship

Petersen, A. R., Schermuly, A. C. & Anderson, A., 2019, In : Health. 23, 4, p. 478-494 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
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

2 Citations (Scopus)

Digital Health and Technological Promise: A Sociological Inquiry

Petersen, A. R., 2018, 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 144 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-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

3 Citations (Scopus)

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., 2018, In : European Journal of Marketing. 52, 12, p. 2273-2288 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

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

2017

'No one here's helping me, what do you do?': Addressing patient need for support and advice about stem cell treatments

Tanner, C. E., Petersen, A. R. & Munsie, M., Oct 2017, In : Regenerative Medicine. 12, 7, p. 791-801 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Stem Cell Tourism and the Political Economy of Hope

Petersen, A., Munsie, M., Tanner, C., MacGregor, C. & Brophy, J., 2017, London UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 218 p. (Health, Technology and Society)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The importance of reliable information sources for prospective medical travellers

Fisher, J., Petersen, A. & Burstein, F., 4 Dec 2017, Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2017, Hobart, Australia. Riemer, K., Indulska, M. & Tuunainen, V. K. (eds.). Hobart Tas Australia: Australasian Conference on Information Systems, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

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2016

Consuming the family and the meal: Representations of the family meal in women's magazines over 60 years

Davis, T., Marshall, D., Hogg, M. K., Schneider, T. & Petersen, A. R., 2016, The Practice of the Meal: Food, Families and the Market Place. Cappellini, B., Marshall, D. & Parsons, E. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 137 - 150 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring the influence of compensable injury on recovery

Allen, A. R., Newnam, S., Petersen, A., Vogel, A. P. & Collie, A., 2016, In : Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 45, 3, p. 315-325 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Stem cell miracles or Russian roulette?: Patients' use of digital media to campaign for access to clinically unproven treatments

Petersen, A., MacGregor, C. & Munsie, M., 2016, In : Health Risk and Society. 17, 7-8, p. 592 - 604 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)

Stuck in the middle: The emotional labours of case managers in the personal injury compensation system

Newnam, S., Petersen, A., Keleher, H., Collie, A., Vogel, A. & McClure, R., 17 Oct 2016, In : Work. 55, 2, p. 347-357 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Unlocking the energy of the amazon? The need for a food fraud policy approach to the regulation of anti-ageing health claims on superfood labelling

Curll, J., Parker, C., MacGregor, C. & Petersen, A., 2016, In : Federal Law Review. 44, 3, p. 419-449 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2015

Assembling 'the bioeconomy': exploiting the power of the promissory life sciences

Petersen, A. R. & Krisjansen, I. A., 2015, In : Journal of Sociology. 51, 1, p. 28 - 46 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

37 Citations (Scopus)

Between hope and evidence: how community advisors demarcate the boundary between legitimate and illegitimate stem cell treatments

Petersen, A., Tanner, C. & Munsie, M., 1 Mar 2015, In : Health. 19, 2, p. 188 - 206 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)

Hope in Health: The Socio-politics of Optimism

Petersen, A. R., 2015, Basingstoke UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 175 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)

Sociology of bio-knowledge at the limits of life

Kowal, E. & Petersen, A. R., 2015, In : Journal of Sociology. 51, 1, p. 3 - 8 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOther

The sociology of hope in contexts of health, medicine, and healthcare (Editorial introduction)

Petersen, A. R. & Wilkinson, I., 2015, In : Health. 19, 2, p. 113 - 118 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOther

10 Citations (Scopus)
2014

A fortunate meeting: Working with Herbert on biobanks

Petersen, A., 11 Nov 2014, In : BioSocieties. 9, 4, p. 477-480 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Food, fat and family: thinking fathers through mothers' words

Tanner, C. E., Petersen, A. R. & Fraser, S. M., 2014, In : Women's Studies International Forum. 44, May-June 2014, p. 209 - 219 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)

From overt provider to invisible presence: discursive shifts in advertising portrayals of the father in Good Housekeeping, 1950–2010

Marshall, D., Davis, T., Hogg, M. K., Schneider, T. & Petersen, A., 3 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Marketing Management. 30, 15-16, p. 1654-1679 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)

Practicing food anxiety: making Australian mothers responsible for their families' dietary decisions

Petersen, A., Tanner, C. & Fraser, S., 2014, In : Food and Foodways: explorations in the history and culture of human nutrition. 22, 3, p. 175 - 197 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Therapeutic journeys: the hopeful travails of stem cell tourists

Petersen, A. R., Seear, K. L. & Munsie, M. J., 2014, In : Sociology of Health and Illness. 36, 5, p. 670 - 685 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

51 Citations (Scopus)
2013

A framework for assessing the social and ethical, environmental and economic impacts of emerging technologies

Lowe, I., Dodds, S. & Petersen, A. R., 2013, 1 ed. Brisbane QLD Australia: Griffith University, Monash University, University of Tasmania. 56 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Aging Men, Masculinities, and Modern Medicine

Kampf, A., Marshall, B. L. & Petersen, A. R., 2013, London and New York: Routledge. 211 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOther

6 Citations (Scopus)

Aging men, masculinities and modern medicine: An introduction

Kampf, A., Marshall, B. L. & Petersen, A. R., 2013, Aging Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine. Kampf, A., Marshall, B. L. & Petersen, A. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 1 - 17 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

From bioethics to a sociology of bio-knowledge

Petersen, A. R., 2013, In : Social Science and Medicine. 98, December, p. 264 - 270 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)

Images of motherhood: Food advertising in Good Housekeeping magazine 1950-2010

Marshall, D., Hogg, M., Davis, T., Schneider, T. & Petersen, A. R., 2013, Motherhoods, Markets and Consumption: The Making of Mothers in Contemporary Western Cultures. O'Donohoe, S., Hogg, M., Maclaran, P., Martens, L. & Stevens, L. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 116 - 128 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Nanotechnologies and trust

Anderson, A. G. & Petersen, A. R., 2013, Discourses of Trust. Candlin, C. N. & Crichton, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Hampshire England UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 237 - 251 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The vicissitudes of 'healthy aging': the experiences of older migrant men in a rural Australian community

Feldman, S. E., Petersen, A. R. & Radermacher, H. L., 2013, Aging Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine. Kampf, A., Marshall, B. L. & Petersen, A. (eds.). First ed. UK: Routledge, p. 86 - 104 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Engaging whom and for what ends? Australian stakeholders' constructions of public engagement in relation to nanotechnologies

Petersen, A. R. & Bowman, D., 2012, In : Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics. 12, 2, p. 67 - 79 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

Foucault, health and healthcare

Petersen, A. R., 2012, Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology. Scambler, G. (ed.). 1 ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 7 - 19 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Can and should sociology save bioethics?

Petersen, A., 2011, Medical Sociology Online - A Journal of the BSA MedSoc Group. Watts, J. (ed.). UK: British Sociological Association, Vol. 6. p. 2 - 14 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Discourse analysis

Lee, A. & Petersen, A., 2011, Theory and Methods in Social Research. Somekh, B. & Lewin, C. (eds.). second ed. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 139 - 146 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Technologies of hope: techniques of the online advertising of stem cell treatments

Petersen, A. & Seear, K., 2011, In : New Genetics and Society. 30, 4, p. 329 - 346 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

44 Citations (Scopus)

The Politics of Bioethics

Petersen, A., 2011, New York US: Routledge. 159 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Communicating with citizens about nanotechnologies: Views of key stakeholders in Australia

Petersen, A., Seear, K. & Bowman, D., 2010, Melbourne, Australia: Monash University. 22 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Framing risk: nanotechnologies in the news

Petersen, A., Anderson, A. & Allan, S., 2010, In : Journal of Risk Research. 13, 1, January 2010, p. 29 - 44 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

34 Citations (Scopus)

Healthy living and citizenship: An overview

Petersen, A., Davis, M., Fraser, S. & Lindsay, J., 2010, In : Critical Public Health. 20, 4, December 2010, p. 391 - 400 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

57 Citations (Scopus)

Hopeful Journeys: Experiences of stem cell treatment offered outside Australia

Seear, K., Petersen, A., Munsie, M. & Skinner, R., 2010, Melbourne, Australia: Monash University. 25 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch