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Social and Political impacts of the pandemic

Thursday, July 27, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Ballroom 1


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Dr Monique Lewis
Griffith University

Communicating COVID-19: International Experiences and Insights

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM


Monique is a communication scholar, sociologist, and lecturer at Griffith University. Her communication research spans media, health, and medicine, with a focus on mediatised representations of health. She is the lead editor of Communicating COVID-19: Interdisciplinary perspectives (Lewis, Govender & Holland, 2021) and a second volume being published in 2023.
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Dr Mia Harrison
Research Associate

Situating 'best practice' in Covid-19: Making familiar, good-enough, and better care

1:50 AM - 2:10 PM

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Mia Harrison is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW Sydney. Her current research draws on approaches in science and technology studies (STS) to explore practices and embodied experiences of Covid-19 as part of the Evidence-Making Interventions in Health program of research at UNSW, in collaboration with the ADAPT Covid-19 Study at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. Mia is the convener of the Australasian Science and Technology Studies Network (AusSTS) and a foundation member of the UNSW Science and Society Research Group.
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Dr Sophie Lewis
The University of Sydney

Supporting mental health during crisis: Frontline health workers’ experiences

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM


Dr Sophie Lewis is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. A qualitative researcher and health sociologist, her research takes a person-centred approach, focusing on experiences of people living with long-term, often debilitating, conditions. Her current research explores loneliness and social connectedness for those living with chronic illness, social perspectives on end-of-life care, death and dying, living with incurable cancers and navigating care, and the experiences of Australian frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19.

Chair Person

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Kari Lancaster
Scientia Associate Professor

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Dean Murphy
Senior Research Fellow
ARCSHS, La Trobe University