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Associate Professor in Sociology, Australian National University

I have a background in Sociology, with a specific penchant for social theory, applied sociology, data cultures and socio-ecological research. Over the past five years, I have worked as licensed snake catcher and educator in the ACT and in NSW.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Sociology, ANU


  • 2009 
    The University of Aberdeen, PhD in Sociology


  • 2021
    Pre-crime, control and mass preventive justice, The Pre-Crime Society: Crime Culture and Control in the Ultramodern Age
  • 2020
    The politics of algorithmic governance in the black box city, Big Data & Society
  • 2020
    Mapping Platform Urbanism: Charting the Nuance of the Platform Pivot, Urban Planning
  • 2020
    Digital Health Tools and Patients with Drug Use Disorders: Qualitative Patient Experience Study of the Electronic Case - Finding and Help Assessment Tool (eCHAT), Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • 2020
    Promoting interdisciplinary research through transversality - an aid to communicating more effectively with health sociologists, Family Practice
  • 2020
    'Smart’ Crime Prevention? Digitization and Racialized Crime Control in a Smart City, Theoretical Criminology
  • 2019
    Conversations about obesity need to be realistic and informed, Australian Journal of General Practice
  • 2018
    Data doxa: The affective consequences of data practices, Big Data & Society
  • 2018
    'A Much Better Person': The Agential Capacities of Self-Tracking Practices, Metric Culture: Ontologies of Self-Tracking Practices
  • 2017
    Driving politics: data-driven governance and resistance, The British Journal of Criminology
  • 2017
    The challenges of doing criminology in the Big Data era: towards a digital and data-driven approach, The British Journal of Criminology
  • 2017
    Health by Numbers? Exploring the practice and experience of datafied health, Health Sociology Review
  • 2017
    Theorising digital media cultures: The politics of watching and being watched, The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights
  • 2016
    Companion Surveillance and Surveillant Subjectivities: On the Seduction of Seeing and Being Seen, Media Fields Journal: Critical Explorations in Media and Space
  • 2015
    Surveillance, datafication and embodiment: On the work of being watched, Body & Society
  • 2015
    Exposing Bodies: Surveillance and Embodiment, Body & Society
  • 2015
    Opening the Black Box: The Work of Watching, Routledge
  • 2015
    Life through a Lens: on the cultural resonances of the disciplinary gaze, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
  • 2013
    Health surveillance: new modes of monitoring bodies, populations, and polities, Critical Public Health

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    When your face is your ID: Public responses to automated facial recognition
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Criminology (1602)
  • Social Theory (160806)
  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology (160808)
  • Criminological Theories (160204)
  • Environmental Sociology (160802)