The Digital Health Generation

Professor Deborah Lupton

Deborah is Centenary Research Professor in the News & Media Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra, Australia. She is leader of the Smart Technology Living Lab at the University of Canberra, and the co-leader of the Digital Data & Society Consortium. Deborah’s research and teaching is multidisciplinary, incorporating sociology, media and communication, and cultural studies. She is the author of 16 books and more than 160 journal articles and book chapters, and has edited six other books.

She also serves on the editorial board of nine international journals. Her latest authored books are Digital Sociology (Routledge, 2015), The Quantified Self (Polity, 2016) and Digital Health (Routledge, 2017), as well as the edited volumes Digitised Health, Medicine and Risk (Routledge, 2016) and The Digital Academic (Routledge, 2017, co-edited with Inger Mewburn and Pat Thomson). Her current research interests all involve aspects of digital sociology: digital health technologies, digital data cultures, self-tracking practices, digital food cultures, and the digital surveillance of children and young people.

Deborah has held grants awarded by the Australian Research Council, the National Health & Medical Research Council, the Commonwealth AIDS Research Council, the National Heart Foundation, the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences and the Wellcome Trust (UK). She has conducted consultancies for the NSW Department of Health, the AIDS Research Council of NSW and the Australian Criminology Research Council. Her blog is ‘This Sociological Life’ and she tweets @DALupton.