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Researcher: Palmer, C (Professor Catherine Palmer)

Fields of Research

Social and cultural anthropology
Urban sociology and community studies
Social policy
Gender studies
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Gender, sexuality and education
Gender relations
Sociological methodology and research methods
Other Indigenous studies
Consumption and everyday life
Sociology of culture
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Media studies
Journalism studies
Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Sociology of education
Sport and leisure management
Social change
Social work
Economic geography

Research Objectives

Organised sports
Expanding knowledge in human society
Tourism services
Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise)
Social ethics
The media
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Gender aspects in education
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Pacific Peoples community services
Policies and development
Social structure and health
Gender and sexualities
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Expanding knowledge in education

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Running for mum': sports charity challenges and therapeutic places; Advances in Sociology Research
'We close towns for a living': spatial transformation and the Tour de France; Social and Cultural Geography
A world of fine difference: sport and identity among young refugee women’; Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Journal Of
Alcool et addiction dans le sport : des relations troubles; Penser l’alcool au cœur des sciences sociales
Alsace & Lorraine; Cycling France
An uneven playing field: sport and inequities in Australia; Australian Journal of Social Issues
Assessing the sociology of sport: On controversies and scandals; International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Becoming and being a Master's athlete; 2018 World Congress for the Sociology of Sport
Becoming and being a Masters athlete; 51st Australian Association of Gerontology Conference
Body shaming and associated practices as abuse: athlete entourage as perpetrators of abuse; Sport, Education and Society
Burgundy; Cycling France
Challenging the stigma of public housing: preliminary findings from a qualitative study in South Australia; Urban Policy and Research: An Australian and New Zealand Guide to Urban Affairs
Charity, social justice and sporting celebrity foundations; Celebrity Studies
Commercialization; Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports
Cycling Australia; Lonely Planets Publications Pty Ltd
Cycling France; Lonely Planet
Danger lurks around every corner’: fear of crime and its impact on opportunities for social interaction in stigmatised Australian suburbs; Urban Policy and Research: An Australian and New Zealand Guide to Urban Affairs
Death, danger and the selling of risk in adventure sports; Understanding Lifestyle Sport: Consumption, Identity, Difference
Disciplinary Power, the Oligopticon and Rhizomatic Surveillance in Elite Sports Academies; Surveillance & Society
Discrimination, sport and nation building among Indonesian Chinese in the 1950s; Indonesia and The Malay World
Drinkers, non-drinkers and deferrers:Reconsidering the beer⁄footy couplet amongst Australian Rules football fans; The Australian Journal of Anthropology
Drinking like a guy? Women and sport related drinking; Journal of Gender Studies
Drinking stories among climbers and older athletes in France and Australia; International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure
Drinking, downfall and redemption: biographies and 'athlete addicts'; Celebrity Studies
Drugs, alcohol, and addiction in sport; Research in the Sociology of Sport
Engaging participants in qualitative research: methodological reflections on studying active older lives in Scotland and Australia; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
Ethics in sport and exercise research: from research ethics committees to ethics in the field; Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise
Everyday risks and professional dilemmas: Fieldwork with alcohol based (sporting) subcultures; Approaches to Fieldwork. SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Series
Everyday risks and professional dilemmas; Fieldwork with alcohol-based (sporting) subcultures; Qualitative Research
Families, social capital and health; Social Capital and Social Policy in Australia
Fitness philanthropy and social capital: an emerging research agenda for sport and community well-being; International Journal of Community Well-Being
Fitness Philanthropy: Sport, Charity and Everyday Giving; Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Football's culture of intoxication : implications for health promotion; European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference
Framing gender: representing male teachers in the Australian and New Zealand press; Australian Journalism Review
French Alps & the Jura; Cycling France
Global Sports Policy; Sage
Good running?: The rise of fitness philanthropy and sports-based charity events; Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Introduction to special issue on sport and alcohol: On the contemporary agenda of research on alcohol within the sociology of sport; International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Introduction: special issue: alcohol and leisure, sport and tourism; International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure
Introduction: Sport, Feminism and the Global South; Sociology of Sport Journal
Invisible (women’s) bodies; Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies
Key Themes and Research Agendas in the Sport-Alcohol Nexus; Journal of Sport and Social Issues
Le Tour de France; Cycling France
Le Tour du Monde: towards an anthropology of the global mega-event; The Australian Journal of Anthropology
Looking back, moving forward? Reflections from early action sport researchers; Women in Action Sport Cultures: Identity, Politics and Experience
Male primary school teachers, masculinity and identity work in regional Australia; Sport Education and Society
Muslim Women and Sport
Neighbourhood life, social capital and perceptions of safety in an Australian city; Australian Journal of Social Issues
New approaches for studies of Muslim women and sport; International Review for The Sociology of Sport
Opportunity structures: urban landscape, social capital and health promotion in Australia’; Health Promotion International
Outside the imagined community: Basque terrorism, political activism and the Tour de France; Sociology of Sport Journal
Policy from the pitch?: Soccer and young refugee women in a shifting policy climate; Social Policy Review 20
Reflexivity in global popular culture: the case of the Tour de France; Anthropological Forum: An International Journal of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Comparative Sociology
Research on the run: moving methods and the charity ‘thon’; Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
Research on the run: moving methods and the charity “thon”; Physical Culture, Ethnography and the Body: Theory, Method and Praxis
Rethinking Drinking and Sport : New Approaches to Sport and Alcohol; Ashgate
Review of Sport and Society: History, Power and Culture. Graham Scambler Open University Press
Review of The Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics and the Games (eds.) Kay Schaffer and Sidonne Smith, Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick
Review of Ethics: Contemporary Challenges in Health and Social Care. (eds.) Audrey Leathard and Susan McLaren. Policy Press
Smells like extreme spirit: Punk music, skate culture and the packaging of extreme sports; 6th National Australian/New Zealand IASPN and Inaugural Arnhem Land Conference
Soccer and the politics of identity among young refugee women; Fencing off Soccer: the Containment of the World Game in Australia
Soccer and the politics of identity for young Muslim refugee women in South Australia; Soccer and Society
South Australia; Cycling Australia
Spin doctors and sports brokers: researching elites in contemporary sport – a research note on the Tour de France; International Review for The Sociology of Sport
Sport and alcohol - Who's missing? New directions for a sociology of sport-related drinking; International Review for The Sociology of Sport
Sport, alcohol and older athletes; Sport, Alcohol and Social Inquiry: A Global Cocktail
Sport, alcohol and women: an emerging research agenda; Journal of Australian Studies
Sports, Beer, and Promotional Culture; The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment
Taste, ambiguity and the Cultural Olympiad; Watching the Olympics: Politics, Power and Representation in the London Olympiad
The framing of men in teaching in the New Zealand and Australian press; Annual Conference of the Journalism, Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA)
The influence of sport and the media on perceptions of acceptable masculinity in different education contexts; Australian association for research in education (AARE) conference 2018
The paradoxes of football spectatorship: on field and on line expressions of social capital among the 'Grog Squad'; Sociology of Sport Journal
Wheels of fortune: nation, culture and the Tour de France; Hop on Pop: the Pleasure and Politics of Popular Culture
Women and Sport in Australia—New Times?; Journal of Australian Studies
‘Introduction’ to Anthropology and Sport Special Edition; The Australian Journal of Anthropology
‘”The Grog Squad”: An ethnography of beer consumption at Australian Rules football matches; Sport, Beer and Gender in Promotional Culture: Explorations of a Holy Trinity
”Shit happens”– the selling of risk in extreme sports’, Anthropology and Sport Special Edition; The Australian Journal of Anthropology

Research Projects

A Game Changer? Alcohol and Women's Sport in Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Becoming and Being a Master's Athlete; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Fitness Philanthropy: Assessing sport, charity and everyday giving in USA and Australia; Australian-American Fulbright Commission (AAFC)
Investigating the influence of sport and the media on perceptions of acceptable masculinity in different education contexts; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Mobilities and Active Experiences in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Consumer Engagement Project Hearing and listening: Developing a consumer engagement strategy to foster active participation of people who are, or who have experienced, homelessness
Sports Betting Research
Compositional and contextual determinants of urban health inequities: An Indigenous perspective
Social capital and public policy: how social capital can inform public sector interventions to improve health and reduce inequities
The Culture of Alcohol in Australian Ruels Football: social meanings and public health implications

Research Candidate Supervision

Articulation of Practice Framework's
Communications, Leadership, Identity and the Knitting Nannas in the Lock the Gate social movement
Constructing a Model of Resilience in Relation to Chronic Illness for Social Work Practice
Queering Disability- Heteronormativity in Social Work Practice with Individuals Experiencing Disability