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Clare Southerton

Postdoctoral Fellow, Vitalities Lab, UNSW

Clare Southerton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Vitalities Lab, Social Policy Research Centre and Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney. Her published research has explored the intersections of social media, privacy, surveillance and health. Her current research projects are focused on how intimacy and collective affects are cultivated on platforms and with devices, and potentials in these spaces for health and sexuality education. Her work has been published in New Media & Society, Social Media + Society and Girlhood Studies.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, UNSW
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Aarhus University


  • 2017 
    Australian National University, PhD Sociology