Welcome to my blog!
I see myself principally as a sociologist, but my work is often interdisciplinary, especially engaging with media, communication and cultural studies. My current position is Centenary Research Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra, Australia. My undergraduate training was in sociology and anthropology at the Australian National University, and I have a Master of Public Health and a doctorate from the University of Sydney. For over two decades now I have written about the sociocultural dimensions of medicine and public health; risk; the body; parenting cultures and childhood; food; obesity politics and critical weight studies; and the emotions. I have authored 15 books, edited two others and published around 150 academic journal articles and book chapters on these topics.
My current research is focusing on digital sociology, particularly on these topics: critical digital health studies; critical data studies; self-tracking cultures; the digitisation of pregnancy, parenting and children; the sociology of 3D printing; and social media and academia.
I can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org and my Twitter handle is @DALupton.
I am a longstanding and active member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).