Research Assistant, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney

I have recently been awarded my PhD and since then I have been working on publishing some of my research. I am also a casual tutor in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies and teaching courses in these subjects often tends to be both illuminating and exciting - revealing how strong many stereotypes remain but also unveiling exciting new ways we might hope to undermine those stereotypes.
My own PhD research explored the experiences of women transitioning to first-time parenthood. This involved an interdisciplinary approach which included cultural, sociological and some public health research. I intend to continue researching the impacts of new technologies on health experiences and my first two publications (in Societies and Culture, Health and Sexuality) have explored the impacts of apps and the internet on maternal subjects.
I am also assisting a number of researchers and one of the projects is a research project investigating big data, another crossover area generating a great deal of interest at present.

Experience

  • –present
    Researcher, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney
  • 2014–present
    Research assistant, University of Sydney
  • 2014–present
    Research assistant, University of Canberra

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Sydney, PhD

Publications

  • 2014
    Societies, 'Maternal Devices’, Social Media and the Self-Management of Pregnancy, Mothering and Child Health
  • 2014
    Culture, Health and Sexuality, ‘Intimate Mothering Publics’: Comparing face-to-face support groups and internet use for women seeking information and advice in the transition to first-time Motherhood