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Researcher: Cook, PS (Dr Peta Cook)

Fields of Research

Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Sociology
Social Change
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Higher Education
Social Theory
Nursing
Consumption and Everyday Life
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Health Policy
Sociology of Education
Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Aged Health Care

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Health Related to Ageing
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Social Structure and Health
Learner and Learning Achievement
Learner Development
Child Health
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Cultural Understanding

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Getting inked' no longer taboo
'It's a risk that requires evaluation and rational appraisal': Scientific Constructions of Infectious Risk in Xenotransplantation ; Our Lands, Our Waters, Our Peoples
'Live-to-air interview, Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing
'Small Pricks' at Lunchtime: Some notes on Botox; TASA
'To actually be sociological': Autoethnography as an assessment and learning tool; Journal of Sociology
(Re)examining ageing as a ‘lived experience'; Probus Club of Launceston Inc.
A delicate balance: negotiating renal transplantation, immunosuppression and adherence to medical regimen; Health
Agency and the Interaction Order: The Feminine Tattooed Body; TASA 2016 Conference
Animals in Xenotransplantation; Implications and Implementation: The Meanings and Use of Our Research
Best Poster award AAG 2016 Conference
Challenges and Hurdles for Xenotransplantation Regulation in Australia; 24th Annual Scientific Meeting
Compliance in peritoneal dialysis: A qualitative study of renal nurses; International Journal of Nursing Practice
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: Determining the functionality of the older; Health Service Improvemnet Reaserch Seminar
Constructing and fracturing alliance: actant stories and the Australian xenotransplantation network
Constructions and Experiences of Authenticity in Medical Tourism: The Performances of Places, Spaces, Practices, Objects and Bodies; Tourist Studies: An International Journal
Contagion or cure? Regulating Xenotransplantation; 3rd Annual Biosecurity Symposium
Converting our innovative teaching and learning into publications; Nexus
Creating the publics, medical science and knowledge: Xenotransplantation and Botox; The Politics of Knowledge in Health Care: Science, Evidence and Experience, TASA (the Australian Sociological Association) Health Symposium
Don't let zoonosis bug you
Engineering the Fitness of Older Cancer Patients for Chemotherapy; Design and Displacement - social studies of science and technology 4S/EASST Joint Conference 2012
Engineering the fitness of older patients for chemotherapy: An exploration of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in practice; Health
Engineering the fitness of older patients for chemotherapy: an exploration of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in pratice; Biopolitics of Science and Medicine Symposium
Exhibition puts focus on ageing
Facilitating the use of the sociological imagination: exploring the use of autoethnography in sociological education; Diverse Sociologies - Teaching Sociology Workshop
Fighting for Fair Work Conditions at UNSW and Macquarie University; NEXUS
Gender (un)Certainty in Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines; Everday Transformation: The Twenty-First Century Quotidian
Generic Graduate Attributes meet Threshold Learning Outcomes and Minimum Qualification Standards … or Why being generic is so last century; Nexis
George Clooney is the exception - the rest of us need botox
George Clooney is the exception - the rest of us need Botox
How can Sociology inform and improve teh clinically-based Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) of older people with cancer?; Brocher Foundation Alumni Meeting
Human Rights and Globalizing Technology: The Case of Xenotransplantation and Xenotourism; Talking Biotechnology ... Reflecting on Science in Society
Images of ageing by older people: An exhibition
Informed Consent and Human Rights: Some Regulatory Challenges of Xenotransplantation; Social Alternatives
Institutional frameworks and terms of reference: The public discussion on clinical xenotransplantation in Australia; Science and Public Policy
Interview, ‘Older Tasmanians reveal thoughts on ageing through the lens for research project’
Interview: Ageing through the eyes of older Tasmanians
Interview: LINC groups help make learning easy
It's a risk that requires evaluation and rational appraisal': emotion and infectious risk in xenotransplantation; New Genetics and Society
Leisurely pursuit or hard work? Theorising health and medical tourism; 20th Annual Conference Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
Letter from the Editors; Nexus
Letter from the Editors; Nexus
Live-to-air interview, ‘Ageing through the eyes of older Tasmanians’
Living with and experiencing ageing as an older person; 13Th Global Conference: International Federation on Ageing
Living with and experiencing ageing as an older person; Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-Imagining Our Future, 49th Australian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference
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Medical Marginalisation of Aboriginal Australians: Renal Transplantation and Xenotransplantation; TASA
Medical tourism, xenotourism and client expectations: between bioscience and responsibilisation; Medical Tourism: The ethics, regulation, and marketing of health mobility
My Approach to Teaching Sociology: A Reply to Gary Wickham; Nexus
Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association; Nexus
Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association; Nexus
Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association; Nexus
Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association; NEXUS
Nexus; NEXUS
Nexus; Nexus
Nexus - Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association; Nexus
NEXUS - Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association; Nexus
No longer raising eyebrows: The domestication of Botox as a mundane medical and cultural artefact; Journal of Consumer Culture
Nurse-led model of assessment and care for older people with cancer; 23rd International Nursing Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing
Overcoming and Reinforcing Dichotomies: The Animal/Human Divide and Xenotransplantation; Reviewing Humanness: Bodies, Technologies and Spaces
Panel discussion member; Health Sociology in the 21st century: Innovative Approaches to Researching Health and Society
Perceptions of ageing critiqued in exhibition
Perspectives from older people: What does it mean to age?; Cities and Successful Societies, The Australian Sociological Association Conference
Pigs Hearts and Human Bodies: A Cultural Approach to Xenotransplantation; M / C Journal
Princess Alexandra Hospital model of comprehensive geriatric assessment of cancer patients : methodological and practical aspects; Cancer Forum
Project on seniors will show what it means to age
Proof of Life: Studio Sessions
Proof of life: Studio Sessions; The Homesickness Project
Reclaiming the self
Reclaiming the self; Reclaiming the self – Exhibition and Presentation
Reclaiming the Self; 2nd National Forum: Age Friendly Cities Australia
Reclaiming the self: How do older people experience and perceive their ageing?
Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing
Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing
Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing; COTA TAS Annual General Meeting
Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing
Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing
Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing
Reclaiminmg the Self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing; Connect North: Spotlight Symposium: Research in the North
Reflections on teaching sociology to first-year nursing students; Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific, annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Report from the Thematic Group portfolio leader; Nexus: Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Assocation
Reviewing Humanness: Bodies, Technologies, And Spaces; EASST Review
Riding against the Silver Tsunami: What does it mean to ‘age’?
Science Stories: Selecting the Source Animal for Xenotransplantation; Social Change in the 21st Century
Seeing through the PRISM: the history of everyday surveillance
Self-reported Student Confidence in Troubleshooting Ability Increases After Completion of an Inquiry-Based PCR Practical; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Should we proceed? The constraints of public consultation on xenotransplantation in Australia; The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference
Should we proceed? The constraints of public consultation on xenotransplantation in Australia; The Australian Sociological Association 2011
Sociology and ERA: A Report on the Implications and Steps for the Discipline; Nexus
Tasmanian kidney donors needed for organ transplant survey
Teaching Health Sociology in Australia; Nexus
Teaching Sociology: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future; Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations: 50 years of Australian Sociology
The Boundaries of Cleanliness: Animal Bodies in Xenotransplantation; Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting with JSSTS
The conditions of exposure and immediacy: Internet surveillance and Generation Y; Journal of Sociology
The impact of animal-to-human transplantation on altruistic organ donation; Emerging and Enduring Inequalities: the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association 2012
The Modernistic Posthuman Prophecy of Donna Haraway; Social Change in the 21st Century
The social aspects of xenotransplantation; Sociology Compass
The textures of globalization: biopolitics and the closure of xenotourism; New Genetics and Society
Tutorial examples; TASA 2017 Postgraduate Day
Visual Methods for Assessment in Sociology; Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities: the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association
Watching me watching you (and liking it): surveillance isn't all bad
We've Got Enough Problems: Subjective Understandings of Infectious Risk in Xenotransplantation; Society for Social Studies of Science and theEuropean Association for the Study of Science and Technology, Rotterdam Conference
What constitutes adequate public consultation? Xenotransplantation proceeds in Australia; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
What does it mean to be an older person?
What is health and medical tourism?; TASA
When Species Meet; EASST Review
Why pigs? Science stories on animals in xenotransplantation ; Animals and Society II. Considering Animals
Why Reset the Net falls short in protecting you from surveillance
Xenotourism and Xenotravel: Some notes on global regulation; Social Change in the 21st Century
Xenotransplantation and the fragility of human rights; life, death and human nature: bioethics and biolaw in the twenty-first century

Research Projects

2012: Emerging and Enduring Inequalities (Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association TASA), Brisbane; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Ageing, ageism, and intergenerational relations: Exploring the experiences, dynamics, and potentials; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Constructing and Fracturing Alliances: Actant Stories and the Australian Xenotransplantation Network; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Reclaiming the self: How do older people perceive and experience their ageing?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The impact of Xenotransplantation on Altruistic Organ Donation Rates in Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

A study into 'personalised' health treatments and intervention strategies through the lens of biomedicalisation
Grey Nomads in Australia- Technologies of Mobility and the Transformation of Ageing
The Construction and Experience of Smartphones by Users
Women Managing Ageing- Bodies, Gender and Identities