Ms Giselle May Newton
Casual Academic

Ms Giselle May Newton

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

Giselle Newton (she/her) is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney. Giselle's PhD study explores donor-conceived people's experiences, views and support needs in a digital age.

Giselle was invited to take part in the 30-year anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child at the United Nations with a delegation of donor-conceived people which resulted in the International Principles for Donor Conception and Surrogacy. Giselle has also contributed expertise to the Review of Human Reproductive Technology Act (Western Australia), Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Bill (South Australia), and Mitochondrial Donation Reform Bill (Australia) and the development of the South Australian Donor Conception Register (2022).

Beyond her research and advocacy on donor conception, Giselle's research interests span health, families and relationships, care and support. In her role as a Research Assistant, Giselle has contributed to a number of projects related to: interpreters experiences in end of life contexts, family members’ experiences of accessing coronial case files, and informal carers experiences and transitions. 

 

Location
John Goodsell Building, F20
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Newton G, 2023, 'On familial haunting: donor-conceived people’s experiences of living with anonymity and absence', in Donor-linked families in the digital age: Relatedness and regulation
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Newton G, 2022, 'Doing reflexivity in research on donor conception: examining moments of bonding and becoming', in Reproductive Citizenship: Technologies, Rights and Relationships
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Newton G; Zappavigna M; Drysdale K; Newman CE, 2022, 'More than Humor: Memes as Bonding Icons for Belonging in Donor-Conceived People', Social Media and Society, vol. 8, pp. 205630512110690 - 205630512110690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/20563051211069055
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kirby E; Newton G; Hofstätter L; Judd-Lam S; Strnadova I; Newman C, 2021, '(How) Will it end? A qualitative analysis of free-text survey data on informal care endings', International Journal of Care and Caring, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/239788221X16357694113165
    Journal articles | 2021
    Newton G; Southerton C, 2021, 'Situated Talk: a method for a reflexive encounter with #donorconceived on TikTok', Media International Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1329878X211064646
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Newton G, 2020, 'THE ‘SEARCH-FOR METHOD’: EXAMINING INSTANCES OF SUPPORT IN FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR DONOR-CONCEIVED PEOPLE', Online, presented at Association of Internet Researchers, Online, 03 May 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11289
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Newton G, 2020, '“Telling It Like It Is”; Examining Donor-Conceived Witnesses’ Participation in Public Hearings.', in “Telling It Like It Is”; Examining Donor-Conceived Witnesses’ Participation in Public Hearings., presented at International Communication Association Pre-conference: Storytelling, Persuasion and Mobilization in the Digital Age
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Newton G; Newton G, 2020, '“It’s Terrible That Some People Have 300 Siblings But You Can Make A Really Funny Meme About National Sibling Day”: Bonding Around Donor Conception Memes.', in “It’s Terrible That Some People Have 300 Siblings But You Can Make A Really Funny Meme About National Sibling Day”: Bonding Around Donor Conception Memes., Sydney, presented at Digital Intimacies 6: Connection in Crisis, Sydney, 07 December 2020
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Newton G; Newman C; Zappavigna M; Drysdale K, 2019, '“I would like to think that we – the donor-conceived people – are the real experts”: using linguistic methods to examine donor-conceived people’s accounts in public hearings', presented at The Australian Sociological Association 2019 Conference: Creativity and Methodological Innovation in the Sociology of Familial and Intimate Relationships Workshop, Sydney, 29 November 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Newton G; Zappavigna M; Drysdale K; Newman C, 2019, 'Evaluating contraceptive methods using peer support from Reddit', presented at 2019 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019