Associate Professor, Massey University

My research is focused on the social contexts of health, health behaviours, and experiences of illness, as well as theorising the intersection of the material world (bodies, things) with the discursive world (the social realm, including the media). I am interested in gender and identities (changing masculinities and femininities) within the context of health and health-related behaviour, particularly alcohol consumption. I have also explored the ways in which health issues and health behaviours are represented in the media, and the implications of such representations for individual subjectivities, groups and institutions.