Two Sociology academics have been awarded ARC Linkage grants for 2014. Associate Professor Renata Kokanovic will lead a team investigating options for supported decision-making to enhance the recovery of people with severe mental health problems. The project will examine the views of people with severe mental health problems, carers and mental health practitioners concerning appropriate supports for making treatment decisions. The project will produce an internet-based resource and training materials that explain supported decision-making and how it can contribute to the process of recovery.
Dr Amy Dobson is part of a team who will elucidate the increasing demand for genital cosmetic surgery among girls and women in Australia. The project will identify the psychosocial context of and public communication about the dramatic rise in female genital cosmetic surgery in Australia. Results will contribute to programs for sexuality and body image education, public health campaigns about normal genital diversity, and professional development for doctors and beauty therapists.
Testing times: new research project looks at expectations in healthcare testing
Australians have high expectations of tests in healthcare. But are they higher than warranted? And are they impacting on healthcare expenditure?
PewDiePie, new media stars and the court of public opinion
PewDiePie is the username of the world’s most famous YouTube video blogger, 27-year-old Swede, Felix Kjellberg. PewDiePie’s vlogs, centred on his comedic video game commentaries, attract more than 53 million (mostly young) subscribers.
Let’s talk about sex: inclusion in the classroom and beyond with Dr Kirsten McLean
Dr Kirsten McLean received a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2016 – one of the top awards from Monash University for teaching – for creating an inclusive environment for teaching Sexuality and Society.
- Kirsten McLean recognised in 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Teaching awards
Alan Petersen elected to the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Alan Petersen who has recently been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in … Continue reading Alan Petersen elected to the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett welcomed to the Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)
Helen will help build this interdisciplinary Community of Practice (COP) and participate in research, policy and program development, and enhance the dialogue around social cohesion, multiculturalism, community resilience and preventing violent extremism.
Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
Congratulations to Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett who has been awarded the honour of MPA Supervisor of … Continue reading Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
Dr Kirsten McLean wins Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a 2015 Faculty of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
Sociology Honours student in the media
Carley Fraser, one of the 2015 Honours cohort in Sociology, was recently interviewed by ABC … Continue reading Sociology Honours student in the media
Public Lecture: Dialogues on hope and health
In this public lecture, renowned health sociologists, Alan Petersen and Alex Broom, will discuss the … Continue reading Public Lecture: Dialogues on hope and health
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett launches her latest book
Sociology recently hosted the launch of the recent Palgrave Macmillan published book – International Students … Continue reading Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett launches her latest book
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett delivers an Accredited Training Presentation to CUPIC in the USA
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett presented her work on international students and crime at the College and … Continue reading Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett delivers an Accredited Training Presentation to CUPIC in the USA