Deborah Lupton is a sociologist and media studies researcher who has researched the social and cultural aspects of medicine and public health, parenting culture, the body, risk, fear of crime, digital technologies, the emotions, fat politics, food and HIV/AIDS. Her latest research focuses on critical digital health studies, big data cultures, the sociology of self-tracking and digital sociology. She is the author/co-author of 15 books and over 150 articles and book chapters on these topics. Her latest books are 'Medicine as Culture, 3rd edition' (2012), 'Fat' (2013), 'Risk, 2nd edition' (2013), 'The Social Worlds of the Unborn' (2013), 'The Unborn Human' (edited, 2013), 'Digital Sociology' (2015) and 'The Quantified Self' (2016).
Deborah blogs on sociological issues at 'This Sociological Life' and tweets @DALupton. She is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).