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Deborah joined the university in 2014 as a Centenary Research Professor in the News & Media Research Centre. She is the author/co-author of 16 books and over 160 book chapters and journal articles, and has edited five other books. Her research is interdisciplinary, spanning sociology and media and cultural studies. Deborah is the leader of the Smart Technology Living Lab. She sits on nine journal editorial boards, and is one of the leaders of the Digital Data & Society Consortium and the Children's Digital Futures Consortium. Over her career, her research has focused on the sociocultural dimensions of health and medicine; risk; embodiment; digital technologies; the emotions; food; parenting; and childhood. Her current research addresses the role of digital technologies in various social domains, including health and medicine, food production and consumption, and education.

External positions

Board member, Australian Privacy Foundation

12 Apr 2017 → …

Leader, Children's Digital Futures Consortium

1 Dec 2016 → …

Co-leader, Digital Data & Society Consortium

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health Social Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
digital media Social Sciences
sociology Social Sciences
personal data Social Sciences
Biomedical Technology Medicine & Life Sciences
Technology Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2026

Research Output 2011 2018

3D printing

LUPTON, D. 2018 The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ritzer, G. (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Computer hardware
Computer aided design

Digital health and health care

LUPTON, D. 1 Apr 2018 Sociology as Applied to Health and Medicine. Scambler, G. (ed.). 7 ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 277-290 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Fat: Second Edition

LUPTON, D. 2018 second ed. London: Routledge. 130 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

digital media

How do data come to matter? Living and becoming with personal data

Lupton, D. 5 Jul 2018 In : Big Data Society. 5, 2, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
body weight
food consumption