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Biography

I am a digital sociologist and Research Fellow with the Emerging Technologies Research Lab (Faculty of IT) and the School of Social Sciences (Faculty of Arts). I am interested in how social lives are impacted by digital infrastructures, smart devices, and policies associated with these. My work cuts across sectors of technology, wellbeing, health and safety, employment and social policy.

My current projects include:

  • Workers in transition through automation, digitalization and robotization of work (AUTOWORK): Through fieldwork in Australia and Norway, this project explores the future of work in the construction industry. I am working with Prof Sarah Pink, Dr Debora Lanzeni and international partners, conducting ethnographic fieldwork that explores current and future roles for automation in the construction industry.
  • Australians’ experiences with public services: Funded by Commonwealth public services, this series of projects is mixed method exploration of how people experiences and perceive Australian public services. The projects are framed by sociological understandings of various institutions (including education, work and family life), but also explore specific service outcomes and the policy implications of these.
  • Antimicrobial Futures and Societies: This project contributes to the global and multi-sector response to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). My work is focussed on how news media communicates the threat of AMR, as well as the role online pharmacy plays in the circulation and consumption of antibiotics. This project is funded by Australian Research Council Discovery Project grants.

I am a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR).

Research area keywords

  • Digital Health
  • Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • Internet of Things
  • Social Media
  • Mixed Methods
  • internet research

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