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Researcher: Donaghue, N (Associate Professor Ngaire Donaghue)

Fields of Research

Public health
Social change
Sport and exercise psychology
Gender psychology
Screen media
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Media studies
Health policy

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in psychology
Gender and sexualities
Social class and inequalities
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Social structure and health
Other health
Organised sports
Behaviour and health
Health education and promotion

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Aesthetic salience and flow in young athletes: exploring the moderating role of personality, gender, and age; Australian Journal of Psychology
Changing Attitudes: A Review and Critique of Weight Stigma Intervention Research; Routledge Handbook of Critical Obesity Studies
Concerns, culprits, counsel, and conflict: a thematic analysis of “obesity” and fat discourse in digital news media; Fat Studies
Discursive Psychological Approaches to the (Un)making of Sex/Gender; Gender, Sex, and Sexualities: Psychological Perspectives
How activists respond to social structure in offline and online contexts; Journal of Social Issues
Political and health messages are differently palatable: A critical discourse analysis of women’s engagement with Health At Every Size and fat acceptance messages; Fat Studies
Quantifying or Contributing to Antifat Attitudes?; The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies
Resilience, apps and reluctant individualism: technologies of self in the neoliberal academy; Women's Studies International Forum
Seriously stylish: academic femininities and the politics of fashion and feminism in academia; Aesthetic Labour
Working hard on the outside: a multimodal critical discourse analysis of The Biggest Loser Australia; Social Semiotics
“I don't really want to be associated with the self-righteous left extreme”: disincentives to participation in collective action; Journal of Social and Political Psychology
“People don’t care as much about their health as they do about their looks”: Personal trainers as intermediaries between aesthetic and healthbased discourses of exercise participation and weight management; International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision