Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Tasmania

Peta Cook is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Tasmania. Her research is based upon how knowledge is produced, circulated and experienced in relation to science, technology, medicine, health and illness. Her research traverses science and technology studies; health, medicine and illness; and embodiment. Peta’s current work includes an examination of sociocultural assessments of and reactions to xenotransplantation (animal-to-human transplantation), the sociology of cancer, Botox, and ageing.

Peta is a member of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA), Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), the Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Studies (APSTS) Network, and the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Senior Lecturer of Sociology, University of Tasmania
  • 2009–2014
    Lecturer of Sociology, University of Tasmania
  • 2007–2008
    Associate Lecturer of Sociology, Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Tasmania, Graduate Certificate of University Learning and Teaching
  • 2008 
    Queensland University of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2004 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology ) (Hons)
  • 2003 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology)
  • 1997 
    Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Bachelor of Photography

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Social Theory (160806)
  • Sociology And Social Studies Of Science And Technology (160808)
  • Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified (160899)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)