Professor Deborah Lupton is an internationally renowned sociologist and foremost advocate for engagement with digital spaces and methods.
Deborah Lupton joined the university in early 2014 as a Centenary Research Professor associated with the News & Media Research Centre in the Faculty of Arts & Design. Her research and teaching is multidisciplinary, incorporating sociology, media and communication and cultural studies. Deborah has previously held academic appointments at the University of Sydney, Charles Sturt University and Western Sydney University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, the co-convenor of the national Digital Data & Society Consortium, and the director of the Smart Technology Living Lab at UC.
Deborah is the author/co-author of 16 books, editor/co-editor of six edited books, and has published over 170 journal articles and book chapters on topics including the social and cultural dimensions of: medicine and public health; risk; the body; parenting cultures; digital sociology; food; obesity politics; and the emotions. She is an advocate of using social media for academic research and engagement, including Twitter (@DALupton) and her blog This Sociological Life. Deborah was one of the founding co-editors of the journal Health, and currently serves on that journal’s editorial board, as well as those of the journals Health, Risk & Society, Journal of Sociology, Digital Health, Social Theory & Health, Health Sociology Review, Societies and Big Data & Society.