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Annemarie trained as a Nurse at l'Ecole d infirmieres in Nantes, France and has practiced in France, the US and now New Zealand. She left clinical work in 2000 to focus on sociological aspects of health and illness. Her ground-breaking work in the sociology of diagnosis focuses on how medical classification interacts with social and cultural interests. Her current interests are in the diagnostic moment and its narratives.


  • –present
    Professor of Health, Victoria University of Wellington


  • 2000 
    University of Otago, PhD Physiclal Education