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Professor Deborah Lupton

SHARP Professor, Vitalities Lab, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia

Professor Deborah Lupton (@DALupton) is SHARP Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney, working in the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre and leading the Vitalities Lab. She is the author/co-author of 17 books, the latest of which are Digital Sociology (Routledge, 2015), The Quantified Self (Polity, 2016), Digital Health (Routledge, 2017), Fat, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2018), and Data Selves (Polity, 2019). Prof Lupton is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and holds an Honorary Doctor of Social Science degree awarded by the University of Copenhagen. She is an advocate of using social media for academic research and engagement, including through her engagement on Twitter and her blog entitled This Sociological Life. Prof Lupton 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. Research interests include: critical digital health studies, digital data cultures, surveillance society and digital technologies, the digitisation of children, social analysis of sensor-based and wearable technologies, digital food cultures and media, risk, health, and medicine.

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