Dr Stephenson is an Associate Professor in Social Science the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, whose research examines the relationships between public health and social and political change. Her current book project (co-authored with Prof. Susan Kippax) examines the global response to HIV and the role that response has played in the broader securitization of global public.
Her first book, Analysing Everyday Experience: Social Research and Political Change examines how HIV positive people's experiences are both shaped by and can subvert dominant understandings of HIV, health and illness (co-authored with Dimitris Papadopoulos, published by Palgrave, 2006).
Her second book, Escape Routes: Control and Subversion in the 21st Century, examines recent shifts in the politics of experience in the fields of health, labour and migration (co-authored with Dimitris Papadopoulos and Vassilis Tsianos, Pluto, 2008).
She has published in the fields of sociology of health & medicine, social research, cultural studies and qualitative research methods and is currently researching pandemic influenza and biosecurity.
Broad Research Areas:
HIV - AIDS, Global Health, Infectious Diseases, Health Promotion
BA Hons TCD, PhD Macquarie
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Editorial Boards: Culture,Health & Sexuality; Theory & Psychology, Subjectivity
Specific Research Keywords:
Social Change, Psychosocial Issues, Health Inequalities, Research methods, Social Determinants of Health