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Researcher: Easthope, G (Dr Gary Easthope)

Fields of Research

Sociology
Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
Health services and systems
Sociology of education
Social theory
Curriculum and pedagogy
Social change
Primary health care
Education assessment and evaluation
Specialist studies in education
Tourism marketing
Historical studies
Learning sciences
Education systems
Other Indigenous studies
Public policy
Policy and administration

Research Objectives

Other health
Expanding knowledge in human society
Other education and training
Pacific Peoples community services
Children's services and childcare
Women's and maternal health
Social structure and health
Behaviour and health
Health policy evaluation
Conserving collections and movable cultural heritage
Disability and functional capacity
Preventive medicine
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Tourism services
Arts
Understanding Europe's past
Other culture and society
Public services policy advice and analysis
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Neonatal and child health

Career Best Publications

Alternative, Complementary, or Intergrative?; Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Consuming health: The market for complementary and alternative medicine; Australian Journal of Primary Health
General practitioners' attitudes toward complementary therapies; Social Science & Medicine
The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Routledge
The profile of women who consult alternative health practitioners in Australia; The Medical Journal of Australia

Research Publications

Acupuncture in Australian general practice: practitioner characteristics; The Medical Journal of Australia
Acupuncture in Australian general practice: patient characteristics; The Medical Journal of Australia
Acupuncture Use in Australian General Practice; 15th WONCA World Conference
Alternative medicine; Second Opinion An Introduction to Health Sociology
Alternative Medicine; Second Opinion
Alternative Medicine; Second Opinion
Alternative Medicine; Second Opinion: an introduction to health sociology
Alternative, Complementary, or Intergrative?; Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among elderly Australian women who have cancer; Support Care in Cancer
Complementary medicine and orthodox medicine; Health in Australia
Consuming health: The market for complementary and alternative medicine; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Convergence between orthodox and alternative medicine: a theoretical elaboration and empirical test; Health
Education for Consumption or Investment? Policy implications of gender differences in study and employment outcomes; 1995 National Social Policy Conference
Effects of Needle Exchanges in Hobart, Tasmania; Drug and Alcohol Review
Equity and access in education: A discourse on welfare or a discourse of rights?; Australian Association for Research in Education 1995 Conference
Ethnicity and Health; Sociology of Health and Illness: Australian Readings
Exploring the relationship between women's health and the use of complementary and alternative medicine; Complementary Therapies in Medicine
General practitioners' attitudes toward complementary therapies; Social Science & Medicine
Health and Wellbeing - How do young people see these concepts?; Youth Studies Australia
Heritage Sailing in Australia: a preliminary schema; International Journal of Heritage Studies
History of Social Research Methods; Longman Group Ltd
Intensification, Extension and Complexity of Teachers' Workload; British Journal of Sociology of Education
Lifestyle in Medicine; Routledge
Mental Health and Ethnicity; Mental Health and Nursing Practice
Migrant Health; Health in Australia: Sociological Concepts and Issues
Migrant Health; Health in Australia
Newsletter of the Tasmanian Sail Training Association Ltd
Normal medical practice of referring patients for complementary therapies among Australian general practitioners; Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Participation and Inclusion - A discourse of welfare or a discourse of rights?; Australian Journal of Social Issues
Perceptions of Health and Post-Compulsory Educational Participation of Students with Physical and Sensory Disability
Post-Compulsory Education andTraining and Work and Study Career Paths (Australian Youth Survey Publication Series)
Post-compulsory Participation of Students with Disabilities: The Importance of Perceived Personal Control; The Australian Educational Researcher
Postmodern consumption and alternative medications; Journal of Sociology
Ritual Dynamics: Mayor Making in Early Modern Norwich; Journal of Historical Sociology
Sail Training Adventures; Water-Based Tourism, Sport, Leisure, and Recreation Experiences
Sociology of Health and Illness: TASA Teaching Resource Kit #1; School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania
Subject Choice in Schools as a Surrogate Measure of Ability; Curriculum and Teaching
Symptoms of a crisis? Trust, risk and medicine: review essay
Teacher's Stories of Change: Stress, Care and Economic Rationality; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Teachers' Perceptions of Administrative Change; Progress in Education Volume II
The Incorporation of a Complementary Therapy by Australian General Practitioners: The Case of Acupuncture; Australian Journal of Primary Health
The Influence of Student Gender and Parental Socio-economic Status on Post-school Career Paths; The Australian Journal of Social Research
The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Routledge
The Practice of Teaching - A sociological perspective; Allen and Unwin
The profile of women who consult alternative health practitioners in Australia; The Medical Journal of Australia
The Response of Orthodox Medicine to the Challenge of Alternative Medicine; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology
Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among English Speaking Australians in Sydney
What constitutes treatment effectiveness? - the differential judgements of Chinese Australian patients and doctors; Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Who are We?
Youth in Australian society; A Sociology of Australian Society

Research Projects

Adolescent Health, Wellbeing and Education Policy Project; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Children at risk and the response of alternative systems; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
The Australian Youth Survey Data Analysis Program; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
The use of alternative medicine by General Practitioners; Government Employees Medical Research Fund (GEMRF)

Research Candidate Supervision

"No man is happy who does not think himself so"- The Subjective Well-Being of Adolescents
A sociological analysis of interactive learning techniques in tertiary education
Access to power- the organisational structure of the wilderness conservation and anti-nuclear movements in Australia
At the Edges - A Place and a Space for Tears- Exploring the Framing of Depression in Contemporary Western Culture
Community and Identity amongst Tasmanian Workers
Embodiment and healing incorporating biology into culture minus western science
Ethnographic study of lay health perceptions
Fear of population decline
Feeding Young Children - The Parents' Dilemma
Four Rural Anglican Communities of Faith- An Ethnography of Hope
Investigating how man and women negotiate health concerns
MAKING A LIFE
Management of chronic illness, using Multiple Sclerosis as a specific case.
Managing Health and Masculinities - Negotiating Identities Over the Life Course
Medical understandings of lifestyle
Medicine in advanced modernity
My Heart Is In Two Places- Ontological Security, Emotions and the Health of African Refugee Women in Tasmania
Professional Closure- The case of overseas trained physicians in Tasmania.
Public Policy on Human Cloning
Reading and Life Satisfaction in the Elderly
Relationship between allied health practitioners and general medical practitioners
Risk-taking & postmodernity
Rural sociology focusing on rural health
Social Barriers to Recycling- A Sociological Study
Social Change and Teaching- A transformation in teacher's work
Social distribution of stress
Sociology of information
Sociology of popular music in Hobart 1950-1995.
The consequences of ontological insecurity for caregivers of people with elipepsy
The Rhetoric of Partnerships Involving People Who Use Illicit Drugs and the Reality of 'Partners' Experience
Welfare Configuration- The east Asican and OECD Countries Compared
Youth at Risk