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Professor Deborah Lupton

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Biography

Deborah Lupton is a SHARP Professor in the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre and Leader of the Vitalities Lab. Professor Lupton is also the UNSW Node Leader, Health Focus Area Leader and People Co-Leader of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. She has a background in sociology and media and cultural studies, and her research combines qualitative...view more

Deborah Lupton is a SHARP Professor in the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre and Leader of the Vitalities Lab. Professor Lupton is also the UNSW Node Leader, Health Focus Area Leader and People Co-Leader of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. She has a background in sociology and media and cultural studies, and her research combines qualitative and innovative social research methods with sociocultural theory. Deborah is the author/co-author of 17 books and editor/co-editor of eight book collections, as well as over 200 book chapters and articles. She blogs at This Sociological Life.


My Grants

 

  • 2015-2018 Australian Research Council Discovery Grants Awarded for the project ‘Small technology, big data and the business of young people’s health: an international investigation of the digitisation of school health and physical education’ (second chief investigator with Associate Professor Michael Gard, University of Queensland, Dr Deana Leahy, Monash University and Dr Carolyn Pluim, Northern Illinois University)
  • 2016-2018 The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences Awarded for the project ‘Self-tracking and automatised bodies’ to fund an international network (with Associate Professor Martin Berg (co-ordinator), Malmo University, Sweden, Associate Professor Vaike Fors and Christopher Martin, all of Halmstad University, Sweden, Professor Tom O’Dell, Lund University, Sweden, Professor Sarah Pink, RMIT University, Dr Minna Ruckenstein, Dr Mika Pantzar, both of the University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • 2017-2018 Wellcome Trust Grant (UK) Awarded for the project ‘The digital health generation: the impact of healthy lifestyle technologies on young people’s learning identities and health practices’ (third chief investigator with Associate Professor Emma Rich, University of Bath, UK and Professor Andy Miah, University of Salford, UK)
  • 2019-2020 Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grants Awarded for the project ‘Living with personal data: Australians’ understandings and practices’ (first chief investigator with Professor Mike Michael, University of Exeter, UK)
  • 2019-2021 The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences Awarded for the project ‘Re-humanising automated decision making’ to fund an international network (with Associate Professor Martin Berg (co-ordinator) and Professor Jakob Svenssen, both at Malmo University, Sweden, Professor Magnus Bergquist and Associate Professor Vaike Fors, both at Halmstad University, Sweden, Dr Debora Lanzeni and Professor Sarah Pink, both of Monash University, Australia, Associate Professor Bertil Rolandsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Associate Professor Minna Ruckenstein and Dr Julia Velkova, both at University of Helsinki, Finland, and Associate Professor Rachel Smith, Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • 2020-2026 Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Grants Awarded for the Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society CE200100005, led by Professor Julian Thomas, RMIT University (one of 18 Chief Investigators, leader of the UNSW node, leader of the Health Focus Area and co-leader of the People program)

My Qualifications

BA, LittB, MPH, PhD, FASSA, DSocSc (honoris causa)


My Awards

  • Honorary Doctorate of Social Science, University of Copenhagen, awarded for outstanding contribution to sociological research (conferred 16 November 2018)
  • Elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2017
  • Nominee, Women with Heart Awards, Heart Foundation ACT, 2017, 2018
  • Shortlisted for the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize, 2017 (for The Quantified Self)
  • Commendation, University of Canberra Excellence in Research Awards (Social Sciences) 2017

My Research Activities

In addition to the major funded projects listed in the My Grants section, Deborah is currently working on several social research projects exploring Australians' experiences of the COVID-19 crisis.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Deborah is available to supervise postgraduate research students in the areas of research outlined above.

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Location

Vitalities Lab
Room 303
Centre for Social Research in Health and Social Policy Research Centre
Goodsell Building

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Contact

+61(0)403 076 791