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Researcher: Ezzy, D (Professor Douglas Ezzy)

Research Fields

Sociology
Social Change
Religion and Society
Public Health and Health Services
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Studies in Human Society
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Religion and Religious Studies
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Social Policy
Social Theory
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Studies in Religious Traditions (excl. Eastern, Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions)
Surgery
Primary Health Care
Epidemiology
Urban and Regional Planning
Nursing
Race and Ethnic Relations
Health and Community Services
Political Science
Urban Sociology and Community Studies

Research Impact

Religion and Society
Social Structure and Health
Religious Structures and Ritual
Employment Patterns and Change
Health
Community Service (excl. Work)
Understanding Europe's Past
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Behaviour and Health
Religion and Ethics
Arts and Leisure
Health and Support Services
Environmental Ethics
Work and Institutional Development
Health Related to Ageing
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Injury Control
Nursing
Mental Health
Occupational Health
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Social Ethics
Government and Politics
Health Policy Economic Outcomes
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Civics and Citizenship
Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
Diabetes

Career Best Publications

A Simulacrum of Workplace Community: Individualism and Engineered Culture; Sociology
An Underworld Rite: A Pagan Re-enactment of Persephone's Descent into the Underworld; Journal of Contemporary Religion
Are qualitative methods misunderstood?; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Illness narratives: time, hope and HIV; Social Science and Medicine
Mass Media and Religious Identity: A Case Study of Young Witches; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Minimising Religious Conflict and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act in Victoria, Australia; Journal for the Academic Study of Religion
Poverty, disease progression and employment among people living with HIV/AIDS in Australia; AIDS Care
Qualitative Analysis - Practice and Innovation; Routledge
Qualitative Interviewing as an embodied emotional performance; Qualitative Inquiry
Religion, aesthetics and moral ontology; Journal of Sociology
Sex, Death and Witchcraft: A Contemporary Pagan Festival; Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Subjectivity and the Labour Process: Conceptualising 'Good Work'; Sociology
Teenage witches: magical youth and the search for the self; Rutgers University Press
Unemployment and mental health: A critical review; Social Science and Medicine
White Witches and Black Magic: Ethics and Consumerism in Contemporary Witchcraft; Journal of Contemporary Religion

Research Publications

A Simulacrum of Workplace Community: Individualism and Engineered Culture; Sociology
Aesthetic and Relational Ethics: Beyond Bauman’s Postmodern Ethics; Beyond Bauman: Critical Engagements and Creative Excursions
Alternative or Complementary? Nonallopathic Therapies for HIV/AIDS; Alternative Therapies
An Underworld Rite: A Pagan Re-enactment of Persephone's Descent into the Underworld; Journal of Contemporary Religion
Antiretroviral uptake in Australia: medical, attitudinal and cultural correlates; International Journal of STD and Aids
Are qualitative methods misunderstood?; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Australian Paganisms; Handbook of Contemporary Paganism
Becoming a Witch: Changing paths of conversion in contemporary Witchcraft; The New Generation Witches
Comorbidity and Coinfection among People Living with HIV/AIDS: The Experiences of an Australian Sample; Australian Journal of Primary Health - Interchange
Cosmopolitan Witchcraft: Reinventing the Wheel of the Year in Australian Paganism; Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Modern Paganism
Dancing Paganism: Music, Dance and Pagan Idenity; Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music
Embodied morality and performed relationships; The Handbook of Contemporary Animism
Emergency and pre-surgical band deflation in patients with laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands: variations in practice; ANZ Journal of Surgeons
Employment, accommodation, finances and combination therapy: The social consequences of living with HIV/AIDS in Australia; Aids Care: Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of Aids-Hiv
Faith and Social Science: Contrasting Victor and Edith Turner's Analyses of Spiritual Realities; Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance
Fate and Agency in Job Loss Narratives; Qualitative Sociology
Finding Life Through Facing Death; Spirituality and Palliative Care
Geographical Ontology: Levinas, Sacred Landscapes and Cities; The Pomegranate
Illness narratives: time, hope and HIV; Social Science and Medicine
Journal for the Academic Study of Religion; JOURNAL FOR THE ACADEMIC STUDY OF RELIGION
Journal for the Academic Study of Religion; Journal for the Academic Study of Religion
Journal for the Academic Study of Religion; Journal for the Academic Study of Religion
Journal for the Academic Study of Religion; Journal for the Academic study of Religion
Journal for the Academic Study of Religion; Journal for the Academic Study of Religion
Journal for the Academic Study of Religion; Journal for the Academic Study of Religion
Lived Experience and Interpretation in Narrative Theory: Experiences of Living with HIV/AIDS; Qualitative Sociology
Long Term Benefits Study Workers Compensation Research Preliminary Report
LTBS Workers Compensation Research: Phase 2 Research Report
LTBS Workers Compensation Research: Phase 3 Research Report
LTBS Workers Compensation Research: Quantitative Report for Phase 1
Mass Media and Religious Identity: A Case Study of Young Witches; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Minimising Religious Conflict and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act in Victoria, Australia; Journal for the Academic Study of Religion
Motivations for Seeking Bariatric Surgery: The Importance of Health Professionals and Social Networks; Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care
Narrating Unemployment; Ashgate Publishing Company
New Age Witchcraft? Popular spell books and the re-enchantment of everyday life; Culture and Religion
Old Traditions and New Ages; Controversies in Environmental Sociology
Pagan Studies: In Defense of Pluralism; The Pomegranate: the international journal of Pagan studies
Paganism and Wicca in Australia
Paganism and Witchcraft, Contemporary; Spirit Possession Around The World: Possession, Communion and Demon Expulsion Across Cultures
Popular Witchcraft and Environmentalism; The Pomegranate
Poverty, disease progression and employment among people living with HIV/AIDS in Australia; AIDS Care
Practicising the Witch's Craft - real magic under a southern sky; Allen and Unwin
Proposals for a Long-Term Benefits Study of Workers' Compensation Claimants
Qualitative Analysis - Practice and Innovation; Routledge
Qualitative Analysis - Practice and innovation; Allen and Unwin
Qualitative Interviewing as an embodied emotional performance; Qualitative Inquiry
Qualitative Research Methods; Oxford University Press
Qualitative Research Methods: A Health Focus; Masako ONO-KIHARA
Qualitative Research Methods: A Health Focus; Oxford University Press
Reading for the Plot, and not hearing the story: Ecological Tragedy and Heroic Capitalism; Utter Silence: Voicing the Unspeakable
Reassembling Religious Symbols; Religion: The Established Journal of The History, Structure and Theory of Religion and Religions
Reinventing Church: Stories of hope from four Anglican Parishes; Morning Star Publishing
Religion, aesthetics and moral ontology; Journal of Sociology
Religion, Aesthetics and Morality; TASA- The Australian Sociological Association conference 2013
Religions of Practice: The Case of Japanese Religions; Journal for the Academic Study of Religion
Religious Ethnography: Practicing the Witch's Craft; Researching Paganisms
Researching Health; Second Opinion
Researching Health: Methodological Traditions and Innovations; Second Opinion
Researching Paganisms; AltaMira Press
Ritual Dynamics: Mayor Making in Early Modern Norwich; Journal of Historical Sociology
Satanic Tourism: Theodicy, Suffering, and Evil; Australian Religion Studies Review
Sex, Death and Witchcraft: A Contemporary Pagan Festival; Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Sociology of Religion in Australia; Sociologies of Religion
Spirituality, Religion, and Youth: An Introduction; Handbook of Children and Youth Studies
Subjectivity and the Labour Process: Conceptualising 'Good Work'; Sociology
Teenage witches: magical youth and the search for the self; Rutgers University Press
The AIDS Crisis and the Modern Self: Biographical Self-Construction in the Awareness of Finitude; Contemporary Sociology
The Commodification of Witchcraft; Australian Religion Studies Review
The Internet as Virtual Spiritual Community: Teen Witches in the United States and Australia; Religion Online
The Ontology of Good and Evil; Summoning the Spirits, Possession and Invocation in Contemporary Religion
The pagan Studies Archipelago: Pagan studies in a cosmopolitan world; Pomegranate
The Research Process; Social Research Methods: An Australian Perspective
The support needs of patients waiting for publicly funded bariatric surgery – implications for health service planners; Clinical Obesity
Theorizing narrative identity: symbolic interactionism and hermeneutics; Organization and Identity
Theorizing Narrative Identity: Symbolic Interationism and Hermeneutics; Sociological Quarterly
Understanding gender differences in bariatric surgery: Moving beyond traditional representation and appearance concerns; 13th International Congress on Obesity
Understanding the gendered nature of weight loss surgery: insights from an Australian qualitative study; Health Sociology Review
Unemployment and individualism; TASA '98
Unemployment and Individualism: Community and Health in Australian Unemployment Policy; Health, Social Change and Communities
Unemployment and mental health: A critical review; Social Science and Medicine
What are the support experiences and needs of patients who have received bariatric surgery?; Health Expectations
What is a Witch?; Practising the Witch's Craft - real magic under a southern sky
White Witches and Black Magic: Ethics and Consumerism in Contemporary Witchcraft; Journal of Contemporary Religion
Why are sedatives prescribed in aged care homes and what are the roles of health professionals and relatives when these drugs are used?; ERA 2008: 7th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Wiccan spiritual practice; Spirited Practices
Witchcraft: Changing Patterns of participation in the early twenty-first century; The Pomegranate
Work and Community; Social Self, Global Culture: An Introduction to Sociological Ideas

Research Projects

Bariatric surgery in Tasmania: investigating health service use, costs, patient outcomes and policy options; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Long-Term Benefits Study; WorkCover Tasmania (WCT)
Socio-cultural Determinants of People Living with HIV/AIDS's Interpretations of the Prognosis; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Young Witches in Australia and England; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Scoping Study: WorkCover Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision

A Sociology of Whiteness- White Habitus
Actuarial Conundrums - Taking a Chance on RAST
At the Edges - A Place and a Space for Tears- Exploring the Framing of Depression in Contemporary Western Culture
Being a Rural Health Professional and Working with People with Chronic Conditions
Beyond Childhood Cancer- Bringing Primary Carers into Focus
Community and Identity amongst Tasmanian Workers
Electric Temple- Rave culture at the turn of the millenium
Environmental Awareness and Indigenous Knowledge- An Exploration of Indigenous-led Environment Movement Organisation/s in Australia
Feeding Young Children - The Parents' Dilemma
For the Love of Money Moral Orientations Toward Money in the 'Good Life'
Four Rural Anglican Communities of Faith- An Ethnography of Hope
I'm Not a 'Real' Risk Taker- Constructing Moral Identities Through Sexual Storytelling
Inter-Religious Interaction in Urban Australia- The Influence of Religious-Identity on Perceptions of 'The Other'
Male survivors of sexual assault
Managing Health and Masculinities - Negotiating Identities Over the Life Course
Managing Obesity in Tasmania
My Heart Is In Two Places- Ontological Security, Emotions and the Health of African Refugee Women in Tasmania
Occupational health and safety- a comparative study
People of Alternate Sexual Identity within Conservative Religious Groups
Prioritising Identity- A Grounded Theory of Employees' Evaluation of the Work-Life Interface in Multinational Corporations
Reflecting on Cosmetic Surgery- Body Image, Shame and Narcissism
Religion and participation in civic society
Roles For Pharmacists in Improving the Quality Use of Psychotropic Medicines in Residential Care Facilities
The consequences of ontological insecurity for caregivers of people with elipepsy
The Effects of Gender on School Absence and Truancy
The Evolution of Hybrid Realities- Recognising Ontological Circularity and Symmetry
The impact of dispersed working arrangements on household social relations
The Operations of Risk- The Meaning, Emotion and Morality of Risk Identities in Social Work Practice
The Rhetoric of Partnerships Involving People Who Use Illicit Drugs and the Reality of 'Partners' Experience
The Social Distribution of Internet Use in Australia- A Case Study
Turning the Tap- Drinking Water Governance & Public Health in Tasmania- A sociological Study
Unemployment and community
Virtually Real- Being in Cyberspace
Voice Magic-Questioning the Reality of the Power of Inter-Active Storytelling & Shamanic Performance & Song for Personal, Community & Cultural Healing & Transformation
What are the Meanings Non-Clinical Paid Care/Support Workers in Facilities and the Community Attach to their Work with People with Disability or Older People
Women Managing Ageing- Bodies, Gender and Identities
Working their way out of poverty? Australian sole mothers, labour market participation and welfare reform