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Researcher: Nash, MB (Dr Meredith Nash)

Fields of Research

Social Change
Sociology
Studies in Human Society
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Social Theory
Gender Specific Studies
Health Promotion
Public Health and Health Services
Epidemiology
Visual Cultures
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Clinical Sciences
Family and Household Studies
Algebra and Number Theory
Sociology of Education
Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
Rural Sociology
Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Women's Health
Families and Family Services
Men's Health
Social Structure and Health
Behaviour and Health
Recreation
Health Inequalities
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Mental Health
Visual Communication
Health Protection and/or Disaster Response
Air Force
Health and Support Services
Pedagogy
Arts and Leisure
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Health
Cultural Understanding
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Recreational Services
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Injury Control
Preventive Medicine
Rural Health
Child Health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Fat, bland, boring incubators': most pregnant women don't feel like Beyonce
'Fat, bland, boring incubators': Most pregnant women don't feel like Beyonce
'Fat, bland, boring incubators’: ordinary pregnant women don’t feel like Beyoncé
'It's just good to get a bit of man-talk out in the open': Men's experiences of father-only antenatal preparation classes in Tasmania, Australia; Psychology of Men & Masculinity
'Working out' for two: performances of 'fitness' and femininity in Australian prenatal aerobics classes; Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography
'You don't train for a marathon sitting on the couch': Performances of pregnancy 'fitness' and 'good' motherhood in Melbourne, Australia; Women's Studies International Forum
3D Fetuses and Disappearing Mothers: Rethinking the Politics of Ultrasonography; Mother Knows Best: Talking Back to the
936 ABC Radio Interview, Your afternoons with Penny Terry
A brand for social change? The myth of Dove's 'real beauty'
ABC News
Addressing the needs of first-time fathers in Tasmania: A qualitative study of father-only antenatal groups; Australian Journal of Rural Health
Are women's bodies still beautiful after pregnancy?
Baby bellies come out of hiding
Baby bump pictures: Are nude maternity photos touching or tacky?
Beyoncé y el auge de las fotografías de embarazadas
Birth of the Bump
Birth of the Bump
Birth of the bump
Birth of the bump
Birth of the bump
Birth of the Bump
Birthing Practices
Blood bones and spirit: Aboriginal christianity in an East Kimberley town by Heather McDonald
Book Review - Understanding Reproductive Loss
Brain death during pregnancy and prolonged corporeal support of the body: a critical discussion; Women and Birth
Breakfast with Ryk Goddard
Breasted experiences in pregnancy: an examination through photographs; Visual Studies
Brides N' Bumps; Feminist Media Studies
Celebrity Influence on pregnant women studied
Concern over dearth in IVF donors
Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?; Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving Gendered Experiences
Dr Meredith Nash: Poser nue et enceinte est une 'endance malsaine
Edited Book Insights
Emerging visual methodologies to better understand the process of care in hypertension management in Australian general practice; 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the HBPRCA and the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AAS
Expanding Seams: Experiences of Australian Maternity Shopping; The Globetrotting Shopaholic: Consumer Spaces, Products and their Cultural Places
Exploring Body Image
Fat, bland, boring incubators’: ordinary pregnant women don’t feel like Beyoncé
Fathers to be survey
Fetal Rights
Fit Mum Obsession
From 'Bump' to 'Baby': Gazing at the Foetus in 4D; Philament
From Sex and the City to Girls: Paving the Way for ‘Post? Feminism’; Reading Lena Dunham's Girls: Feminism, postfeminism, authenticity and gendered performance in contemporary television
Gender bias, sexual harassment and the myth of meritocracy. Women still underrepresented in science
Gender on the ropes: An autoethnographic account of boxing in Tasmania, Australia; International Review for The Sociology of Sport
Girls may be flawed, but its feminist legacy will last
Girls may be flawed, but its feminist legacy will last
Grande-Bretagne:poser nue pendant sa grossesse, la nouvelle tendance?
Homeward Bound's all-female Antarctic expedition sets sail in December
I just think something like the “Bubs and Pubs” class is what men should be having’: Paternal subjectivities and preparing for first-time fatherhood in Australia and the United Kingdom; Journal of Sociology
Indulgence versus restraint: a discussion of embodied eating practices of pregnant Australian women; Journal of Sociology
Interview with Hobart 7HoFM
Interview with Ryk Goddard ABC 936 Hobart
Interview with Simon Lauder
Introduction to the special issue: Eating like a 'man': Food and the performance and regulation of masculinities; Women'S Studies International Forum: A Multidisciplinary Journal for The Rapid Publication of Research Communications and Review Articles in Women's Studies
Introduction: Conceiving of Postmodern Reproduction; Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving Gendered Experiences
Kampf der baby-Beule
Launceston gym fight: gloves are off
Lay off Chrissie Swan for smoking while pregnant
Lay off Chrissie Swan for smoking while pregnant
Making 'postmodern' mothers: pregnant embodiment, baby bumps and body image; Palgrave Macmillan
Meeting of the minds aims to inspire
Melinda Tankard Reist, Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics
Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters
Mum's the word for photo project of pregnancy in Tasmania
Mum's the word for photo project of pregnancy in Tasmania
Mum's the word for photo project of pregnancy in Tasmania
Mum's the word for photo project of pregnancy in Tasmania
My Wedge, My Self; Third Space: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Culture
Naked baby bump photos are the latest pregnancy trend. But are they a precious memento or just plain tacky?
New project needs your photos
New study puts fathers under the parenthood microscope
Oh Baby Baby: (Un)veiling Britney Spears' Pregnant Body; Michigan Feminist Studies
On Fat Stigma, Prejudice, and Strategies for Resistance. Review of Acceptable Prejudice? Fat, Rhetoric and Social Justice; Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society
Picturing mothers: A photovoice study of body image in pregnancy; Health Sociology Review
Picturing Postpartum Body Image: A Photovoice Study; Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving Gendered Experiences
Picturing Pregnancy: A Photovoice Exhibition
Picturing Pregnancy: Meredith Nash at TEDxHobart
Pregnancy photo project
Pregnancy: A precarious perch
Pregnant women urged to join study
Profile: From Illinois to Antarctica with Meredith Nash, champion of women in STEMM
Reading Lena Dunham’s Girls: Feminism, postfeminism, authenticity and gendered performance in contemporary television; Palgrave Macmillan
Reflections on teaching gender to Australian sociology undergraduates in the neoliberal postfeminist classroom; Journal of Sociology
Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving Gendered Experiences; Palgrave Macmillan
Reliving virginity: sexual double standards and hymenoplasty
Researching baby bump body image
Review of Reed, Lori and Saukko, Paula (eds.), Governing the Female Body: Gender, Health and Networks of Power
Rosalind Petchesky, global prescriptions: Gendering health and human rights
Ryk Goddard
School chaplain sacked over Facebook post calling homosexuality 'not normal'
Selling health and fitness to sporty sisters: A critical feminist multi-modal discourse analysis of the Lorna Jane retail website; Sociology of Sport Journal
Sex industry reform looks at New Zealand laws
Shapes of motherhood: exploring postnatal body image through photographs; Journal of Gender Studies
Shapes of motherhood: female body image before and after pregnancy
Should Women Scientists Really Need to Know How To Bake To Become Leaders?
Six Tasmanian-based scientists in all-female Antarctic expedition
Snow Sisters
Squeezed between identity politics and intersectionality: A critique of ‘thin privilege’ in Fat Studies; Feminist Theory
Study examines changing attitudes to the 'baby bump'
Study examines changing attitudes to the 'baby bump'
Study to examine support for new dads
Tas IVF says egg freezing inquiries up
The Australian Pregnancy Pictures Project: Memory, Motherhood, and Photography
The challenges of participant photography: a critical reflection on methodology and ethics in two cultural contexts; Qualitative Health Research
The Conversation
The fetished fetus: Creating 'life' with ultrasound; Traffic: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Journal
The Fetishised Fetus: Creating 'Life' with Ultrasound; Traffic
The myth of Dove's 'Real Beauty' campaign
The Otherside
The perils of announcing a pregnancy in public
The perils of announcing a pregnancy in public
Tutoring in interdisciplinary subjects; The University of Melbourne
Twenty-something girls v. thirty-something Sex And The City women: paving the way for ‘post? feminism’?; Feminist Media Studies
United Nations Academic Impact Digital Discussion Series with Homeward Bound Expedition Female Scientists
University of Tasmania study to put dads in the parenting picture
UTAS parkrun research project
Views on pregnancy to be studied
Weighty matters: Negotiating 'fatness' and 'in-betweeness' in early pregnancy; Feminism and Psychology: An International Journal
What does pregnancy look like through the eyes of everyday mums?
What to expect when you're expecting: Photo project gives twelve pregnant women cameras to reveal what it's REALLY like to have a baby
When the going gets tough
Where does the term 'baby bump' come from?
White pregnant bodies on the Australian beach: a visual discourse analysis of family photographs; Journal of Gender Studies
Why Girls? Why Now?; Reading Lena Dunham's Girls: Feminism, postfeminism, authenticity and gendered performance in contemporary television
WIN Television interview
Women lead way to Antarctica
Women lead way to Antarctica
Women who donate their eggs deserve compensation - here's why
Women'S Studies International Forum: A Multidisciplinary Journal for The Rapid Publication of Research Communications and Review Articles in Women'S Studies; Women'S Studies International Forum: A Multidisciplinary Journal for The Rapid Publication of Research Communications and Review Articles in Women's Studies
‘Fat, bland, boring incubators’: ordinary pregnant women don’t feel like Beyoncé
‘Fat, bland, boring incubators’: ordinary pregnant women don’t feel like Beyoncé
‘Fat, bland, boring incubators’: ordinary pregnant women don’t feel like Beyoncé

Research Projects

British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Conference ; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Expectation versus experience: How do Tasmanian men narrate their transition to first-time fatherhood?; Tasmanian Early Years Foundation (TEYF)
Exploring Pregnant Embodiment in Hobart, Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Exploring the public health potential of parkrun in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Five Colleges Women's Studies Research Center Conference, Boston, April 4-6, 2013.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Making guidelines meet the challenge of multimorbidity in general practice: development of an evidence-based approach to integration of disease specific guidelines to better manage multimorbidity; Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Remembering Mothers: Photography and Tasmanian Cultural Memory; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Queering Disability- Heteronormativity in Social Work Practice with Individuals Experiencing Disability
Understanding Clinical Decision Making in the Management of Hypertension in Australian Primary Care- A Mixed Methods Study