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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2020

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)

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)
2016

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)
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

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)
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)
2011

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)
2010

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)

Shaping the ethics of an emergent field: scientists' and policymakers' representations of nanotechnologies

Petersen, A. & Anderson, A., 2010, In : International Journal of Technoethics. 1, 1, January 2010, p. 32 - 44 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
2009

In Search of Immortality: The Political Economy of Anti-aging Medicine

Petersen, A. R. & Seear, K. L., 2009, In : Medicine Studies. 1, 3, p. 1 - 13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Opening the black box: scientists' views on the role of the news media in the nanotechnology debate

Petersen, A. R., Anderson, A., Allan, S. & Wilkinson, C., 2009, In : Public Understanding of Science. 18, p. 512 - 530 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

35 Citations (Scopus)

The ethics of expectations: biobanks and the promise of personalised medicine.

Petersen, A. R., 2009, In : Monash Bioethics Review. 28, 1, p. 05.1 - 05.12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

29 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Older family-carers' views on the future accommodation needs of relatives who have an intellectual disability

Gilbert, A., Lankshear, G. & Petersen, A. R., 2008, In : International Journal of Social Welfare. 17, 1, p. 54 - 64 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

31 Citations (Scopus)
2007
16 Citations (Scopus)

"Biobanks" "engagements": engendering trust or engineering consent?

Petersen, A. R., 2007, In : Genomics, Society and Policy. 1, 3, p. 243 - 256 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

From uncertainty to risk?: Scientific and news media portrayals of nanoparticle safety

Wilkinson, C., Allan, S., Anderson, A. & Petersen, A. R., 2007, In : Health Risk and Society. 9, 2, p. 145 - 157 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

34 Citations (Scopus)

Is the New Genetics Eugenic?: Interpreting the past, envisioning the future

Petersen, A. R., 2007, In : New Formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics. 60, Winter 2006-2007, p. 79 - 88 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Nanotechnologies, risk and society

Petersen, A. R., Anderson, A., Wilkinson, C. & Allan, S., 2007, In : Health Risk and Society. 9, 2, p. 117 - 124 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)
2006
18 Citations (Scopus)

Out of the dissecting room: News media portrayal of human anatomy teaching and research

Regan de Bere, S. & Petersen, A. R., 2006, In : Social Science and Medicine. 63, p. 76 - 88 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

The best experts: The narratives of those who have a genetic condition

Petersen, A. R., 2006, In : Social Science and Medicine. 63, p. 32 - 42 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

71 Citations (Scopus)

The genetic conception of health: is it as radical as claimed?

Petersen, A. R., 2006, In : Health. 10, 4, p. 481 - 500 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Biobanks: Challenges for "ethics"

Petersen, A. R., 2005, In : Critical Public Health. 15, 4, p. 303 - 310 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Science fiction/science fact: medical genetics in news stories

Petersen, A. R., Anderson, A. & Allan, S., 2005, In : New Genetics and Society. 24, 3, p. 337 - 353 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)

Securing our genetic health: engendering trust in UK Biobank

Petersen, A. R., 2005, In : Sociology of Health and Illness. 27, 2, p. 271 - 292 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

75 Citations (Scopus)

The framing of nanotechnologies in the British newspaper press

Anderson, A., Allan, S., Petersen, A. R. & Wilkinson, C., 2005, In : Science Communication. 27, 2, p. 200 - 220 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

105 Citations (Scopus)

The metaphors of risk: Biotechnology in the news

Petersen, A. R., 2005, In : Health Risk and Society. 7, 3, p. 203 - 208 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Governmentality, Critical Scholarship, and the Medical Humanities

Petersen, A. R., 2003, In : Journal of Medical Humanities. 24, 3/4, p. 187 - 201 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

67 Citations (Scopus)

Research on men and masculinities: Some implications of recent theory for future work

Petersen, A. R., 2003, In : Men and Masculinities. 6, 1, p. 54 - 69 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review