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Peta Cook

Senior Lecturer, Sociology
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Dr Peta Cook is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology at the School of Social Sciences. She is a sociologist of knowledge, with a specific focus on ageing, medical science, health and illness, and identity and embodiment. Her research is primarily concerned with what forms of knowledge count and why; how this knowledge is produced; and personal mean-making and experiences of ageing, and health and illness. She has wide expertise in qualitative research methods, including interviews, focus groups, observation, discourse analysis, and photography. Experienced at sole and collaborative research, Peta frequently works in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary teams.

Biography

Peta joined the University of Tasmania in January 2009, prior to which she was a lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology (2007-2008). Her contributions to sociological scholarship have focused on addressing pressing social issues and problems raised by controversial medical sciences, widely experienced health conditions, and ageing. This includes examining how knowledge production affects medical practices and decision-making, and what makes people's lives meaningful.

Peta's contributions to understanding the social aspects of xenotransplantation (animal-to-human transplantation) have been acknowledged through an invited article for Sociology Compass and an invited presentation at the World Health Organization in 2012. She has also been a Visiting Researcher at the Brocher Foundation and the Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane); the latter of which she applied sociology to the cancer treatment of older people in collaboration with cancer nurses and oncology teams. Peta has expertise in researching delicate and sensitive topics, which she manages with sensitivity, compassion and care. This has included working with people who have chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and people have donated organs of a deceased family member.  She has extensive experience in semi-structured and unstructured in-depth interviewing, having conducted well over 200 interviews with a diversity of populations.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDConstructing and Fracturing Alliances: The Australian Xenotransplantation NetworkQueensland University of TechnologyAustralia2009
BSocSci (Hons)Being Cyborg: Embodiment, Desire and the (re) Creation of Body DualismsQueensland University of TechnologyAustralia2003
BSocSci Queensland University of TechnologyAustralia2002
BPhoto Griffith UniversityAustralia1997
GradCertULT University of TasmaniaAustralia2012

Memberships

Committee associations

  • The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
  • Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • Australian Association for Gerontology  (AAG)
  • Asia-Pacific Science and Technology Studies Network (APSTSN)

Administrative expertise

  • Deputy Head of Discipline
  • Honours coordinator
  • First year coordinator
  • Harassment and Discrimination officer
  • Thematic group convenor (Teaching Sociology; The Australian Sociological Association)
  • Managing and delivering content and staff in large intercampus units (face-to-face and online), including cross-Faculty units
  • Managing off-campus cohorts
  • Academic senate
  • Executive Committee (The Australian Sociological Association)
  • Thematic Group Portfolio Leader (The Australian Sociological Association)

Teaching

Sociology of health and illness, Sociology of the body, Sociology of science and technology, Sociology of sex and gender, Social research methods, Introductory sociology, Advanced sociological theory

Teaching expertise

Peta has extensive experience teaching undergraduate and Honours students, and a supervisory record for Honours and higher degree research students.  She has extensive experience in curriculum design, including online methods, and teaching large intercampus and cross-Faculty units. Peta explores the innovations of technology for enhancing teaching and learning without sacrificing the valuable learning experiences gained though face-to-face interaction. The effort she has invested in teaching and learning has been reflected in her receipt of numerous teaching awards. Peta has also successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (GradCertULT).

Teaching responsibility

Peta teaches across the following courses:

Bachelor of Arts (13A), Bachelor of Social Sciences (13E), and Bachelor of General Studies (X3G)

Peta also teaches in the following units:

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Expertise

Peta uses theoretical and empirical approaches to examine how meaning and knowledge are generated, privileged, and marginalised; how this impacts practices and decision-making; and what people who are ageing, or are ill, experience, want and need.  She has expertise in the following topics:

  • The social perceptions of ageing
  • The personal experiences of ageing
  • The  personal management and experience of illness, such as cancer
  • The social acceptance and integration of cosmetic enhancement technologies, such as Botox and cosmetic surgery
  • The social problems and impacts of ageism

Research Themes

Peta's research aligns with the University's research themes of Better Health and Creativity, Culture and Society. Her interests in the sociologies of medicine, health, illness, ageing, embodiment and identity, are focused on exploring and analysing what forms of knowledge count and why, the implications of this (including on decision-making practices such treatment pathways), and how people make sense of themselves and their life. Her research is also focused on understanding and empowering individuals in their healthcare choices and experiences, and their ageing.

Her current projects, which include collaborative and transdisciplinary research, are:

  • Cancer treatment and care, particularly for older populations
  • Identity and mean-making in the lives of older people
  • The social challenges, changes and consequences related to Botox treatments
  • Examining attitudes about ageing and older people, including ageism

Current projects

Peta's current projects, which include collaborative and transdisciplinary research, include:

  • Cancer treatment and care, particularly for older populations
  • Identity and mean-making in the lives of older people
  • The social challenges, changes and consequences related to Botox treatments and cosmetic enhancement technologies
  • Examining attitudes about ageing and older people, including ageism

She is keen to explore disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations in any of the above areas.

Fields of Research

  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Consumption and Everyday Life (200203)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)

Publications

Total publications

144

Journal Article

(42 outputs)
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2018Cook PS, 'Continuity, change and possibility in older age: identity and ageing-as-discovery', Journal of Sociology, 54, (2) pp. 178-190. ISSN 1440-7833 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783318766147 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Cook PS, 'Book Review: Kate O'Loughlin, Collette Browning and Hal Kendig (eds), Ageing in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities', Journal of Sociology, 54, (3) pp. NP6-NP8. ISSN 1440-7833 (2018) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783318762673 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Cook PS, McCarthy AL, 'Cancer treatment decision-making with/for older adults with dementia: the intersections of autonomy, capital, and power', Health Sociology Review, 27, (2) pp. 184-198. ISSN 1446-1242 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2018.1466187 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2018Cook PS, Vreugdenhil A, Macnish B, 'Confronting ageism: The potential of intergenerational contemporary art events to increase understandings of older adults and ageing', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37, (3) pp. E110-E115. ISSN 1440-6381 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12561 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Vreugdenhil A

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2018Olson RE, Cook PS, 'Genomics: the clinical encounter and parallels across complementary and personalized medicine', Sociology Compass, 12, (9) Article e12621. ISSN 1751-9020 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/soc4.12621 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Cook PS, 'Update on thematic group activities', Nexus, 30, (1) (2018) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2017Cook P, 'Thematic Group Report', 2016/17 Annual Report of The Australian Sociological Association pp. 30-31. (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2017Cook P, 'Report from the Thematic Group portfolio leader', Nexus: Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Assocation ISSN 0728-1595 (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2017Cook PS, Dwyer A, 'No longer raising eyebrows: the contexts and domestication of Botox as a mundane medical and cultural artefact', Journal of Consumer Culture, 17, (3) pp. 887-909. ISSN 1469-5405 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1469540516634414 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Dwyer A

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2015Cook AL, Snow ET, Binns HA, Cook PS, 'Self-reported Student Confidence in Troubleshooting Ability Increases After Completion of an Inquiry-Based PCR Practical', Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 43, (5) pp. 316-323. ISSN 1470-8175 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/bmb.20881 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cook AL; Snow ET; Binns HA

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2015Lee A, Cook P, 'The conditions of exposure and immediacy: Internet surveillance and Generation Y', Journal of Sociology, 51, (3) pp. 674-688. ISSN 1440-7833 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783314522870 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Lee A

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2014Cook PS, 'It's a risk that requires evaluation and rational appraisal': emotion and infectious risk in xenotransplantation', New Genetics and Society, 33, (1) pp. 1-20. ISSN 1463-6778 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14636778.2014.882762 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Cook PS, 'My Approach to Teaching Sociology: A Reply to Gary Wickham', Nexus, 26, (1) pp. 10-11. ISSN 0728-1595 (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2014Cook PS, ''To actually be sociological': Autoethnography as an assessment and learning tool', Journal of Sociology, 50, (3) pp. 269-282. ISSN 1741-2978 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783312451780 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4

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2014Cook PS, 'Converting our innovative teaching and learning into publications', Nexus, 26, (3) pp. 24-25. ISSN 0728-1595 (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2014McCarthy AL, Cook PS, Yates P, 'Engineering the fitness of older patients for chemotherapy: An exploration of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in practice', Health, 18, (2) pp. 196-212. ISSN 1363-4593 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1363459313488007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2014Cook PS, 'Institutional frameworks and terms of reference: The public discussion on clinical xenotransplantation in Australia', Science and Public Policy, 41, (5) pp. 673-684. ISSN 0302-3427 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scu002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

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2013Cook PS, 'The social aspects of xenotransplantation', Sociology Compass, 7, (3) pp. 237-254. ISSN 1751-9020 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/soc4.12022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2013Cook PS, 'Generic Graduate Attributes meet Threshold Learning Outcomes and Minimum Qualification Standards or Why being generic is so last century', Nexis, 25, (2) pp. 22-24. ISSN 0728-1595 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2013McCarthy A, Berry R, Stone L, Walpole E, Thomson D, et al., 'Princess Alexandra Hospital model of comprehensive geriatric assessment of cancer patients : methodological and practical aspects', Cancer Forum, 37, (3) pp. 206-209. ISSN 0311-306X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

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2013Parer J, Harley K, Aird R, Collyer F, Cook PS, et al., 'Teaching Health Sociology in Australia', Nexus, 25, (3) pp. 12-18. ISSN 0728-1595 (2013) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Cook PS, 'What constitutes adequate public consultation? Xenotransplantation proceeds in Australia', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 8, (1) pp. 67-70. ISSN 1176-7529 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11673-010-9269-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

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2011Cook PS, 'Fighting for Fair Work Conditions at UNSW and Macquarie University', NEXUS, 23, (1) pp. 6-7. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Cook PS, Kendall G, Michael M, Brown N, 'The textures of globalization: biopolitics and the closure of xenotourism', New Genetics and Society, 30, (1) pp. 101-114. ISSN 1463-6778 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14636778.2011.552303 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

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2011Cook PS, Osbaldiston N, 'Letter from the Editors', Nexus, 23, (1) pp. 1. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Osbaldiston N

2011Cook PS, Osbaldiston N, 'Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association', 23, (1) pp. 1-21. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Edited Journal]

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Co-authors: Osbaldiston N

2011Cook PS, Osbaldiston N, 'Nexus', 23, (2) ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Edited Journal]

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Co-authors: Osbaldiston N

2011Cook PS, Osbaldiston N, 'NEXUS - Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association', 23, (3) pp. 1-18. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Edited Journal]

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2011Cook PS, Osbaldiston N, 'Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association', NEXUS, 23, (3) pp. 1. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2011Cook PS, Osbaldiston N, 'Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association', Nexus, 23, (4) pp. 1. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Osbaldiston N

2011Cook PS, Osbaldiston N, 'Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association', 23, (4) ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Edited Journal]

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2011Osbaldiston N, Cook PS, 'Sociology and ERA: A Report on the Implications and Steps for the Discipline', Nexus, 23, (2) pp. 12-13. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Osbaldiston N, Cook PS, 'Letter from the Editors', Nexus, 23, (2) pp. 1. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2011Osbaldiston N, Cook PS, 'Nexus', Nexus, 23, (3) pp. 1. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2011Osbaldiston N, Cook PS, 'Nexus - Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association', 23, (3) pp. 1-20. ISSN 0728-1595 (2011) [Edited Journal]

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Co-authors: Osbaldiston N

2010Cook PS, 'Constructions and Experiences of Authenticity in Medical Tourism: The Performances of Places, Spaces, Practices, Objects and Bodies', Tourist Studies: An International Journal, 10, (2) pp. 135-153. ISSN 1468-7976 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1468797611403048 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

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2010Cook PS, Osbaldiston N, 'Pigs Hearts and Human Bodies: A Cultural Approach to Xenotransplantation', M / C Journal, 13, (5) EJ ISSN 1441-2616 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2009Cook PS, 'When Species Meet', EASST Review, 28, (3) pp. 4-5. ISSN 1384-5160 (2009) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009McCarthy A, Cook PS, Fairweather C, Shaban R, Martin-McDonald K, 'Compliance in peritoneal dialysis: A qualitative study of renal nurses', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15, (3) pp. 219-226. ISSN 1322-7114 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01747.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11

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2007Cook PS, 'Informed Consent and Human Rights: Some Regulatory Challenges of Xenotransplantation', Social Alternatives, 26, (4) pp. 29-35. ISSN 0155-0306 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Cook PS, McCarthy A, 'A delicate balance: negotiating renal transplantation, immunosuppression and adherence to medical regimen', Health, 11, (4) pp. 497-512. ISSN 1363-4593 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1363459307080875 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2006Cook PS, 'Reviewing Humanness: Bodies, Technologies, And Spaces', EASST Review, 25, (3) pp. 20-22. ISSN 1384-5160 (2006) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Chapter in Book

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2019Cook PS, 'Theme box 54: Haraway: crossing the boundaries: some thoughts about cyborgs', History of Illustration, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, S Doyle, J Grove, and W Sherman (ed), London, pp. 480-481. ISBN 9781501342110 (2019) [Other Book Chapter]

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2013Cook PS, Kendall G, Michael M, Brown N, 'Medical tourism, xenotourism and client expectations: between bioscience and responsibilisation', Medical Tourism: The ethics, regulation, and marketing of health mobility, Routledge, C Michael Hall (ed), Abingdon, UK, pp. 61-74. ISBN 978-0-415-66575-9 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(58 outputs)
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2018Cook P, 'Ageing and life-long learning', U3A Clarence: 25th Anniversary Event Program, 4 October 2018, Bludstone Arena (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2018Cook P, 'Experiencing older age, gender, and the body: Challenging and reinforcing positive ageing' discourses', TASA Conference 2018: Precarity, Rights and Resistance: Book of Abstracts, 19-22 November 2018, Deakin University, pp. 58-59. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Cook PS, 'Xeno-what? Animal-to-human transplantation', Howrah School for Seniors, 24 August 2018, Howrah Recreation Centre (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2018Cook PS, 'Confronting ageism in society and in medicine: What can be done?', CSRH Seminar Series, 28 August 2018, University of New South Wales (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2018Cook PS, 'What is Ageism, and what can we do about it?', Social Sciences Week, 12 September 2018, University of Tasmania (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2018Cook PS, 'Xeno-what? Animal-to-human transplantation', U3A Hobart, 29 October 2018, Rosny LINC, Tasmania (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2018Cook PS, McCarthy A, 'How are Cancer Treatment Recommendations and Decisions Reached with/ For older adults with dementia?', Program abstracts, 29 August - 1 September 2018, sydney, pp. 157. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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2018Nicholas J, Gaylor E, Cook PS, 'Loneliness in the Digital Age: Sustaining healthy communities in the 21st Century', Red Cross Oration, 23 August 2018, University of Tasmania (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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2018Cook PS, 'R(e)examining ageing as a 'lived experience'', Glenorchy School for Seniors, 4 July 2018, Glenorchy LINC (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017Cook PS, James S, 'Tutorial examples', TASA 2017 Postgraduate Day, 28 November, 2017, Perth, Australia (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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2017Cook P, 'Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', NARI/MH/AUPOA 2017 Tuesday Seminar Series, 25 July 2017, Melbourne (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017Cook P, 'What's in a number? As a community, how do we tackle ageism?', COTA TAs Annual General Meeting, 15 November 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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2017Cook P, 'Reclaiming the self', 2nd National Forum Age Friendly Cities Australia, 3-4 October 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017Cook P, 'Reclaiming the self', Reclaiming the self - Exhibition and Presentation, 14 March 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017Cook P, 'Confronting ageism through research: Translating research for the community', Ageing and New Media Symposium, 1-2 December 2017, The University of Western Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Cook PS, 'Proof of life: Studio Sessions', The Homesickness Project, 18 March 2017, Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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2017Cook PS, 'Reclaiming the Self', 2nd National Forum: Age Friendly Cities Australia, 3-4 October 2017, Bellerive, Tasmania (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017Cook PS, 'Managing a PhD Project', Postgraduate Day - TASA Postgraduates 2017, 27 November 2017 (2017) [Plenary Presentation]

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2017Cook P, '(Re)examining ageing as a lived experience'', Probus Club of Launceston Inc., 14 August 2017, Launceston, Tasmania (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2017Cook P, 'Continuity and change in older age: Identity and ageing-as-discovery', The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, 27-30 November 2017, Perth, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2016Cook P, 'Reclaiminmg the Self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', Connect North: Spotlight Symposium: Research in the North, 29 August, Queen Victoria Museum an Art gallery (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2016Cook PS, 'Living with and experiencing ageing as an older person', 13Th Global Conference: International Federation on Ageing, 21-23 June, Brisbane Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Cook PS, 'Panel discussion member', Health Sociology in the 21st century: Innovative Approaches to Researching Health and Society, 2 December, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2016Cook PS, 'Perspectives from older people: What does it mean to age?', Cities and Successful Societies, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, 28 November - 1 December, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Cook PS, 'Living with and experiencing ageing as an older person', Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-Imagining Our Future, 49th Australian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference, 2-4 November, 2016, Canberra, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Cook PS, 'Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', COTA TAS Annual General Meeting, 23 November, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Keynote Presentation]

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2016Pinkard BC, Cook PS, 'Agency and the Interaction Order: The Feminine Tattooed Body', Cities and Successful Societies - Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association Conference, 28 November - 1 December 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 270-275. ISBN 978-0-646-96480-5 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Cook PS, 'Reflections on teaching sociology to first-year nursing students', Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific, annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA), 23-26 November 2015, Cairns, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Cook PS, 'Creating the publics, medical science and knowledge: Xenotransplantation and Botox', The Politics of Knowledge in Health Care: Science, Evidence and Experience, TASA (the Australian Sociological Association) Health Symposium, 26 June, Newcastle (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2015Cook PS, 'How can Sociology inform and improve teh clinically-based Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) of older people with cancer?', Alumni Meeting 2015, 16-19 June, Geneva (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2014Cook PS, 'Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: Determining the functionality of the older', Health Service Improvemnet Reaserch Seminar, 7 May 2014, Hobart, pp. 1. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Cook PS, 'Visual Methods for Assessment in Sociology', Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities: the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, 24-27 November 2014, University of South Australia, pp. Session 5. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2013Cook PS, Wickham G, Harley K, Germov J, 'Teaching Sociology: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future', Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, 25-28 November 2013, Monash University, pp. 1-15. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2013Cook PS, McCarthy A, Yates P, 'Engineering the fitness of older patients for chemotherapy: an exploration of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in pratice', Biopolitics of Science and Medicine Symposium, 29th November 2013, Monash University, pp. 1-15. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2012Cook PS, 'The impact of animal-to-human transplantation on altruistic organ donation', Emerging and Enduring Inequalities: the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association 2012, 26-29 November 2012, University of Queensland, pp. Session 2 on 27 Nov. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Cook PS, McCarthy A, Yates P, 'Engineering the Fitness of Older Cancer Patients for Chemotherapy', Design and Displacement - social studies of science and technology 4S/EASST Joint Conference 2012, 17-20 October 2012, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, pp. 160/13. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012McCarthy AL, Yates P, Skerman H, Cook PS, Walpole P, et al., 'Nurse-led model of assessment and care for older people with cancer', 23rd International Nursing Congress, 31 July - 3 August 2012, Brisbane, pp. G06. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Cook PS, 'Facilitating the use of the sociological imagination: exploring the use of autoethnography in sociological education', Emerging and Enduring Inequalities: the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association 2012, 30 November 2012, University of Queensland, pp. Session 1. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011Cook PS, 'Should we proceed? The constraints of public consultation on xenotransplantation in Australia', Local Lives/Global Networks, 28 November - 1 December 2011, Newcastle, pp. 87. ISBN 9780646567792 (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2010Cook PS, 'Leisurely pursuit or hard work? Theorising health and medical tourism', Ethics, Environment & Sustainability - Medical Tourism, 8-11 February 2010, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1. ISBN 9781862955608 (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Cook PS, 'Contagion or cure? Regulating Xenotransplantation', Global Health Security, 1-2 February 2010, Canberra, pp. 13. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Cook PS, 'Should we proceed? The constraints of public consultation on xenotransplantation in Australia', Social Causes, Private Lives, 6-9 December 2010, Sydney, Australia, pp. 65. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Cook PS, Osbaldiston N, 'The Boundaries of Cleanliness: Animal Bodies in Xenotransplantation', Crossing Boundaries between Machines, Animals and Humans, 25-29 August 2010, Tokyo, pp. 98. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2009Cook PS, ''It's a risk that requires evaluation and rational appraisal': Scientific Constructions of Infectious Risk in Xenotransplantation ', Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network Conference, 23-25 November 2009, Griffith University, Queensland (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2009Cook PS, Dwyer A, ''Small Pricks' at Lunchtime: Some notes on Botox', The Future of Sociology: The Australian Sociological Association 2009 Annual Conference, 1-4 December 2009, Canberra EJ ISBN 9780646525013 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Cook PS, 'We've Got Enough Problems: Subjective Understandings of Infectious Risk in Xenotransplantation', Book of Abstracts. The Europena Association for the Study of Science and Technology, 2008, Rotterdam, pp. 390-391. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Cook PS, 'What is health and medical tourism?', Re-imagining sociology : the annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2008, 2-5 December 2008, The University of Melbourne, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-0-7340-3984-2 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Cook PS, 'Why pigs? Science stories on animals in xenotransplantation ', Animals and Society Study Group (Australia) and the University of Tasmania, 3-6 July 2007, Old Woolstore, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 47. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2006Cook PS, 'Xenotransplantation and the fragility of human rights', Australasian Bioethics Association & Australian & New Zealand Institute of Health, Law & Ethics Conference 2006, 5-8 July 2006, Queensland University of Technology, pp. 33. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Cook PS, 'Overcoming and Reinforcing Dichotomies: The Animal/Human Divide and Xenotransplantation', Book of Abstracts. European Association for the Study of Science and Technology 2006, 23-26 August 2006, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 79. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Cook PS, 'Animals in Xenotransplantation', 10th Annual Postgraduate Forum on Genetics and Society, 10 August to 1 September 2006, University of York, United Kingdom, pp. 13. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Cook PS, 'Challenges and Hurdles for Xenotransplantation Regulation in Australia', Abstracts from the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 29-31 March 2006, Canberra, ACT, pp. A1-A34. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Cook PS, 'Science Stories: Selecting the Source Animal for Xenotransplantation', Conference Proceedings. Social Change in the 21st Century , 27 October 2006, Queensland University of Technology, pp. 1-16. ISBN 1-74107-129-1 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Cook PS, 'Human Rights and Globalizing Technology: The Case of Xenotransplantation and Xenotourism', Conference Proceedings. Talking Biotechnology ... Reflecting on Science in Society , 29 November to 2 December 2005, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 1-10. ISBN 0-475-12279-8 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Cook PS, 'Medical Marginalisation of Aboriginal Australians: Renal Transplantation and Xenotransplantation', Conference Proceedings. The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, 5 - 8 December 2005, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, pp. 1-11. ISBN 0-9598460-5-0 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Cook PS, Kendall G, Michael M, Brown N, 'Xenotourism and Xenotravel: Some notes on global regulation', Conference Proceedings. Social Change in the 21st Century, 28 October 2005, Queensland University of Technology, pp. 1-11. ISBN 1-74107-1089 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Cook PS, 'Gender (un)Certainty in Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines', Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference, 9-11 December 2004, Murdoch University, Western Australia, pp. 94. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2004Cook PS, 'The Modernistic Posthuman Prophecy of Donna Haraway', Conference Proceedings. Social Change in the 21st Century, 29 October 2004, Queensland University of Technology, pp. 1-12. ISBN 1-74107-081-3 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Major Creative Work

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Cook PS, Vince J, Stanford S, 'May contain traces of…', Burnie Regional Art Gallery (2017) [Repeat Exhibition]

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2017Cook P, 'Riding against the Silver Tsunami: What does it mean to age'?', Institute for the Study of Social Change: Seniors Week Public exhibition and talk, Glenorchy LINC (2017) [Repeat Exhibition]

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2017Cook PS, 'Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', Clarence City Council Chambers (2017) [Repeat Exhibition]

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2017Cook PS, 'Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', Alma's Activity Centre, Bellerive, Tasmania (2017) [Other Exhibition]

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2017Cook PS, 'Proof of Life: Studio Sessions', Salamanca Arts Centre, Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Other Exhibition]

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2017Cook PS, 'Reclaiming the self', Mather's Place, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Repeat Exhibition]

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2017Cook PS, 'Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', Child Health and Parenting Service, Clarendon Vale, Tas (2017) [Repeat Exhibition]

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2017Cook P, 'Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', Wilsmore Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia, Perth (2017) [Repeat Exhibition]

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2017Cook PS, Vince JZ, Stanford SN, 'May contain traces of…', 10 Days on the Island, Academy Gallery - Inveresk (2017) [Other Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Vince JZ; Stanford SN

2016Cook PS, 'Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Acacdemy Gallery, Inveresk (2016) [Curated Exhibition]

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2016Cook PS, 'Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Acacdemy Gallery, Inveresk (2016) [Other Exhibition]

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2015Cook PS, 'Reclaiming the self: How do older people experience and perceive their ageing?', University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus, Launceston, Australia (2015) [Other Exhibition]

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2015Cook PS, 'Images of ageing by older people: An exhibition', Launceston LINC, Launceston, Australia (2015) [Other Exhibition]

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2015Cook PS, 'What does it mean to be an older person?', The Australian Sociological Association, The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns (2015) [Other Exhibition]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Cook PS, 'Constructing and fracturing alliance: actant stories and the Australian xenotransplantation network' (2008) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(27 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Cook P, 'Deaths of men living alone prompt calls for greater sense of community: interview with Tamara Glumac', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 21 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Cook PS, 'Interview on ABC Breakfast - Inter-generational Project', ABC radio (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Cook PS, 'Clarence study probes ageism', The Mercury, 15 April 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Cook PS, 'Exploring ageism in Clarence', Eastern Shore Sun, April 2018, p. 7. (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Cook PS, 'Clarence takes centre stage in ageism survey', The Senior News, p. 7. (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Cook PS, 'Expressions of interest: Clarence Community Project', South Arm Peninsula News, Tasmania, 3 (July 2018), p. 5. (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Cook PS, 'Snap it, Chat it, Share it, Show it', Coal River Valley News, Tasmania, June 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Cook PS, 'Age Awareness - Interview with Alison Costelloe', WIN News Tasmania, 29 June 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Cook P, 'Poke the couch potatoes: Interview with Rex Gardner', The Mercury, News Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 14 October 2018, p. 22. (2018) [Media Interview]

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2017Cook PS, 'A friendly place to age', Hobart Observer, Hobart, Tasmania, Summer, p. 7. (2017) [Media Interview]

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2016Cook P, 'Perceptions of ageing critiqued in exhibition', Sunday Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Australia, Sept 4, 2016 (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Cook P, 'Exhibition puts focus on ageing', The Senior Newspaper, fiarfax Media, Australia, Oct, p. 9. (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Cook PS, ''Live-to-air interview, Reclaiming the self: How older people perceive and experience their ageing', Breakfast with Belinda King, Tasmania, Australian Broadcasting Company, Tasmania, 12 Sept (2016) [Media Interview]

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2016Cook PS, 'Best Poster award AAG 2016 Conference', 49th Australian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference (2016) [Award]

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2015Cook PS, 'Project on seniors will show what it means to age', The Sunday Examiner, The Examiner, Tasmania, October 11, 2015, P5 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Cook PS, 'Interview: Ageing through the eyes of older Tasmanians', UTAS University News, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, 12 Oct 2015, Online (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Cook PS, 'Live-to-air interview, Ageing through the eyes of older Tasmanians'', Breakfast with Belinda King, ABC Northern Tasmania, Tasmania, 12 Oct 2015 (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Cook PS, 'Interview, Older Tasmanians reveal thoughts on ageing through the lens for research project'', ABC News, ABC, Tasmania, 13 Oct 2015 (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Cook PS, 'Interview: LINC groups help make learning easy', The Senior, Fairfax, NSW, October 12-18, 2015, P.21 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2014Lee AJ, Cook PS, 'Why Reset the Net falls short in protecting you from surveillance', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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2013Lee A, Cook PS, 'Seeing through the PRISM: the history of everyday surveillance', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Australia, 13 June 2013 (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Lee A, Cook PS, 'Watching me watching you (and liking it): surveillance isn't all bad', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, online, 28th October 2013, pp. 1-3. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2011Cook PS, 'George Clooney is the exception - the rest of us need Botox', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Online, 1 (2011) [Magazine Article]

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2011Cook PS, 'Tasmanian kidney donors needed for organ transplant survey', UniTas, University of Tasmania, 2011, 354, p. 6. (2011) [Magazine Article]

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2011Cook PS, 'George Clooney is the exception - the rest of us need botox', UniTas, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 2011, 354, pp. 4-4. (2011) [Magazine Article]

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2010Cook PS, ''Getting inked' no longer taboo', The Advocate newspaper, Fairfax Limited, Burnie, Tasmania, 13/02/2010 (2010) [Newspaper Article]

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2009Cook PS, 'Don't let zoonosis bug you', The DailyTelegraph, News Limited, Sydney, NSW, 31 May 2009 (2009) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$74,601

Projects

Examining community needs and wants for an age-friendly, intergenerational city (2018)$43,409
Description
This project will share experiences of ageing in Clarence City Council to support an ageing population, build intergenerational awareness and understanding, and to combat ageism.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($33,409)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cook PS
Year
2018
Ageing, ageism, and intergenerational relations: Exploring the experiences, dynamics, and potentials (2017)$5,024
Description
This project will enable the development of a community program on ageing and intergenerational relationships with Clarence City Council and aims:1) To examine, challenge, and confront ageism, including the stereotypes and myths of ageing;2) To examine and facilitate intergenerational dialogue and relationships; and3) To empower older people in representing themselves and their lives in and to the broader community.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,024)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cook PS; Andersson J
Year
2017
Reclaiming the self: How do older people perceive and experience their ageing? (2015)$13,932
Description
This research aims to make a significant contribution to the sociology of ageing and critical gerontology. It will empower older people to record and capture their sense of self, identity and embodiment. Consequently, the project will confront the potential discrepancies in how older age is interpreted and portrayed as compared to how older people perceive and portray themselves. This will provide novel understandings of what it means to be an older person. As older people form a significant proportion of Tasmanias population, it is integral to understand what it means to be an older person in this social context. Therefore, the research values older people for who they are by confronting and lifting the social mask that has fallen over ageing. These three forms of research significance directly relate to the studys three aims: 1) to understand older peoples embodiment, perceptions and experiences of their ageing in Tasmania; 2) to empower older people to document their lives and experiences from their own perspective; 3) to increase the visibility of older people and their experiences of ageing.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($13,932)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cook PS
Year
2015
2012: Emerging and Enduring Inequalities (Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association TASA), Brisbane (2012)$900
Funding
University of Tasmania ($900)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cook PS
Year
2012
The impact of Xenotransplantation on Altruistic Organ Donation Rates in Australia (2011)$8,456
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,456)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cook PS
Year
2011
Constructing and Fracturing Alliances: Actant Stories and the Australian Xenotransplantation Network (2009)$2,880
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,880)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cook PS
Year
2009

Research Supervision

Peta is currently supervising a number of higher degree research and Honours students. She is keen to work with higher degree research students seeking to use qualitative research methods in any of her current research interests.

Current

3

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDEmbodiment of Queer Youth in Australia On and Off-line2016
PhDThe Universal Family Portrait: Art as a Catalyst for Reflection of the Immigrants Experience2018
PhDRefugee Settlement in Tasmania: Understanding the implications of recent changes in the policy and delivery of refugee settlement services in a regional context2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDContextual and Contingent: Critical care nurses professional identities
Candidate: Melissa-Jane Belle
2017
PhDDefining the Informatic Person: Exploring how Socio-technical relationships are created and negotiated in informatic contexts
Candidate: Ashlin James Lee
2016