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Douglas Ezzy

Professor, Sociology
Graduate Research Coordinator, Sociology and Criminology

Room 412, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2330 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2864 (fax)

Douglas.Ezzy@utas.edu.au

Douglas Ezzy is Professor of Sociology, Editor of The Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, and President (2015) of The Australian Association for the Study of Religion.  His research focuses on the sociology of religion and health sociology and is driven by a fascination with how people make meaningful and dignified lives. His books include Sex, Death and Witchcraft (2014), Qualitative Analysis (2002), and Teenage Witches (2007, with Helen Berger).

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDJob Loss, Narrative-Identity and the Meaning of WorkingLa Trobe UniversityAustralia1997
BA (Hons) University of TasmaniaAustralia1989

Biography

At the University of Tasmania, Douglas Ezzy has been Head of School of Sociology and Social Work (2009-2012) and Head of Discipline for Sociology (2007-2012).  Before joining the University of Tasmania he was a Research Fellow at the National Centre in HIV Social Research, and a lecturer in Sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne.

Research Themes

Douglas's research focuses on the sociology of religion and the sociology of health.  He is particularly interested in issues of embodiment, performance, and meaning.  He has just completed a series of studies on contemporary Paganism and is turning his research attention to the management of religious diversity.  In the area of health he is currently working on an NHMRC partnership grant on Bariatric surgery in Tasmania with a total funding of over $1.3 million (with Profs Alison Venn, Andrew Palmer and others).

Memberships

Professional practice

President: Australian Association for the Study of Religion

Member:

  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • The American Academy of Religion
  • The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Committee associations

The American Academy of Religion,

  • Member Steering Committee of Contemporary Pagan Studies Group 2010-present.

Administrative expertise

Head of School of Sociology and Social Work (2009-2012)

Teaching

Sociology of religion, Sociology of health

Teaching expertise

Units taught include:

  • Magic, Spirituality and Religion (HGA219)
  • Sociology B (HGA102)
  • Society, Culture and Health (HGA138)
  • Sociological Analysis of Modern Society (HGA202)

Teaching responsibility

Units taught include:

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Expertise

Douglas's research focuses on the sociology of religion and the sociology of health.  He is particularly interested in issues of embodiment, performance, and meaning.  He has just completed a series of studies on contemporary Paganism and is turning his research attention to Shinto.  In the area of health he is currently working on an NHMRC partnership grant on Bariatric surgery in Tasmania with a total funding of over $1.3 million (with Profs Alison Venn, Andrew Palmer and others).

Current projects

Douglas is currently working on an NHMRC partnership grant on Bariatric surgery in Tasmania with a total funding of over $1.3 million (with Profs Alison Venn, Andrew Palmer and others).

Douglas is also currently working on religious diversity in Australia.

Research Fields

  • Sociology (160899)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Studies in Human Society (169999)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Religion and Society (220405)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Religion and Religious Studies (220499)
  • Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807)
  • Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Social Theory (160806)
  • Studies in Religious Traditions (excl. Eastern, Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions) (220407)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (110499)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (120599)
  • Surgery (110323)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Race and Ethnic Relations (160803)
  • Political Science (160699)
  • Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)

Research Impact

  • Religion and Society (950404)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Religious Structures and Ritual (950405)
  • Employment Patterns and Change (940501)
  • Health (929999)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Understanding Europe's Past (950504)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Religion and Ethics (950499)
  • Arts and Leisure (950199)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Work and Institutional Development (940599)
  • Environmental Ethics (950403)
  • Injury Control (920409)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Occupational Health (920505)
  • Government and Politics (940299)
  • Social Ethics (950407)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Health Policy Economic Outcomes (920207)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Civics and Citizenship (940201)
  • Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services (940117)
  • Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare (940111)
  • Diabetes (920104)

Publications

Douglas is one of Australia's leading scholars in the study of religion with international standing in Pagan studies. I am known for my work on teenage Witchcraft, and emotions and embodiment in Pagan ritual. My current research focuses on new religious movements and minority religions, with a particular concern for minimising religious conflict and improving collaboration in a context of increasing religious diversity.

Douglas has a strong record of funded research in the sociology of health. This includes studies of Bariatric surgery, people living with HIV/AIDS, mental health and unemployment, and workers compensation. This work focuses on illness narratives, and the emotional and embodied experience of illness.

Third, Douglas has published extensively on qualitative research methods. His contribution examines the role of narratives, embodiment, and emotions in the research process. His textbooks develop an innovative approach to qualitative research that is widely used nationally and internationally.

Total publications

83

Highlighted publications

(15 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'Religion, aesthetics and moral ontology', Journal of Sociology pp. online. ISSN 1440-7833 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783314521884 [eCite] [Details]

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2014BookEzzy D, 'Sex, Death and Witchcraft: A Contemporary Pagan Festival', Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, United Kingdom, pp. 197. ISBN 9781472522467 (2014) [Authored Research Book]

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2013Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'Minimising Religious Conflict and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act in Victoria, Australia', Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 26, (2) pp. 198-215. ISSN 2047-704X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1558/jasr.v26i2.198 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'An Underworld Rite: A Pagan Re-enactment of Persephone's Descent into the Underworld', Journal of Contemporary Religion, 26, (2) pp. 245-259. ISSN 1353-7903 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13537903.2011.573338 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2010Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'Qualitative Interviewing as an embodied emotional performance', Qualitative Inquiry, 16, (3) pp. 163-170. ISSN 1077-8004 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1077800409351970 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 29

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2009Journal ArticleBerger HA, Ezzy D, 'Mass Media and Religious Identity: A Case Study of Young Witches', Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48, (3) pp. 501-514. ISSN 0021-8294 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5906.2009.01462.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2007BookBerger H, Ezzy D, 'Teenage witches: magical youth and the search for the self', Rutgers University Press, United States of America, pp. 278. ISBN 9780813540214 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

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2006Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'White Witches and Black Magic: Ethics and Consumerism in Contemporary Witchcraft', Journal of Contemporary Religion, 21, (1) pp. 15-31. ISSN 1353-7903 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13537900500381609 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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2002BookEzzy D, 'Qualitative Analysis - Practice and Innovation', Routledge, London, pp. 190. ISBN 0415281261 (2002) [Authored Other Book]

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2001Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'Are qualitative methods misunderstood?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25, (4) pp. 294-297. ISSN 1326-0200 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2001.tb00582.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15

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2001Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'A Simulacrum of Workplace Community: Individualism and Engineered Culture', Sociology, 35, (3) pp. 631-650. ISSN 0038-0385 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/S0038038501000323 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 33

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2000Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'Illness narratives: time, hope and HIV', Social Science and Medicine, 50, (5) pp. 605-617. ISSN 0277-9536 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(99)00306-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 147Web of Science - 121

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1999Journal ArticleEzzy D, de Visser R, Bartos M, 'Poverty, disease progression and employment among people living with HIV/AIDS in Australia', AIDS Care, 11, (4) pp. 405-414. ISSN 0954-0121 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09540129947785 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 29

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1997Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'Subjectivity and the Labour Process: Conceptualising 'Good Work'', Sociology, 31, (3) pp. 427-444. ISSN 0038-0385 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0038038597031003004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 34

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1993Journal ArticleEzzy D, 'Unemployment and mental health: A critical review', Social Science and Medicine, 37, (1) pp. 41-52. ISSN 0277-9536 (1993) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0277-9536(93)90316-V [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 116Web of Science - 101

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Ezzy D, 'The pagan Studies Archipelago: Pagan studies in a cosmopolitan world', Pomegranate, 17, (1-2) pp. 72-80. ISSN 1528-0268 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1558/pome.v17i1-2.29756 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Ezzy D, 'Religions of Practice: The Case of Japanese Religions', Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 29, (1) pp. 13-29. ISSN 2047-704X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1558/jasr.v29i1.30306 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Sharman MJ, Venn AJ, Hensher M, Wilkinson S, Palmer AJ, et al., 'Motivations for Seeking Bariatric Surgery: The Importance of Health Professionals and Social Networks', Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, 11, (3) pp. 104-109. ISSN 2168-023X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/bari.2016.0004 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Sharman MJ; Venn AJ; Palmer AJ; Williams D

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2015Sharman Melanie, Hensher M, Wilkinson S, Williams D, Palmer A, et al., 'What are the support experiences and needs of patients who have received bariatric surgery?', Health Expectations pp. 1-12. ISSN 1369-6513 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/hex.12423 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Sharman Melanie; Williams D; Palmer A; Venn A

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2015Sharman Melanie, Hensher M, Wilkinson S, Kuzminov A, Ezzy D, et al., 'Emergency and pre-surgical band deflation in patients with laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands: variations in practice', ANZ Journal of Surgeons, 85 pp. 890. ISSN 1445-1433 (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/ans.13177 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Sharman Melanie; Venn A

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2014Ezzy D, 'Reassembling Religious Symbols', Religion: The Established Journal of The History, Structure and Theory of Religion and Religions, 45, (1) pp. 24-41. ISSN 0048-721X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0048721X.2014.949898 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Ezzy D, 'Pagan Studies: In Defense of Pluralism', The Pomegranate: the international journal of Pagan studies, 16, (2) pp. 135-149. ISSN 1528-0268 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1558/pome.v16i2.27312 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Ezzy D, Halafoff A, 'Journal for the Academic Study of Religion', 27, (1) ISSN 2047-704X (2014) [Edited Journal]

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2014Ezzy D, Halafoff A, 'Journal for the Academic Study of Religion', 27, (3) ISSN 2047-704X (2014) [Edited Journal]

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2014Ezzy D, Halaoff A, 'Journal for the Academic Study of Religion', 27, (2) ISSN 2047-704X (2014) [Edited Journal]

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2014Ezzy D, 'Religion, aesthetics and moral ontology', Journal of Sociology pp. online. ISSN 1440-7833 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1440783314521884 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Ezzy D, 'Journal for the Academic Study of Religion', 26, (1) ISSN 1031-2943 (2013) [Edited Journal]

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2013Ezzy D, 'Journal for the Academic Study of Religion', 26, (2) ISSN 1031-2943 (2013) [Edited Journal]

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2013Ezzy D, 'Journal for the Academic Study of Religion' ISSN 1031-2943 (2013) [Edited Journal]

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2013Ezzy D, 'Minimising Religious Conflict and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act in Victoria, Australia', Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 26, (2) pp. 198-215. ISSN 2047-704X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1558/jasr.v26i2.198 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Ezzy D, 'An Underworld Rite: A Pagan Re-enactment of Persephone's Descent into the Underworld', Journal of Contemporary Religion, 26, (2) pp. 245-259. ISSN 1353-7903 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13537903.2011.573338 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2011Ezzy D, 'Satanic Tourism: Theodicy, Suffering, and Evil', Australian Religion Studies Review, 24, (2) pp. 194-210. ISSN 1031-2943 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2010Ezzy D, 'Qualitative Interviewing as an embodied emotional performance', Qualitative Inquiry, 16, (3) pp. 163-170. ISSN 1077-8004 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1077800409351970 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 29

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2009Berger HA, Ezzy D, 'Mass Media and Religious Identity: A Case Study of Young Witches', Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48, (3) pp. 501-514. ISSN 0021-8294 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5906.2009.01462.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2009Ezzy D, Berger HA, 'Witchcraft: Changing Patterns of participation in the early twenty-first century', The Pomegranate, 11, (2) pp. 165-180. ISSN 1528-0268 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1558/pome.v11i2.165 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2009Ezzy D, Easthope G, Morgan V, 'Ritual Dynamics: Mayor Making in Early Modern Norwich', Journal of Historical Sociology, 22, (3) pp. 396-419. ISSN 0952-1909 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6443.2009.01355.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Easthope G

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2006Ezzy D, 'White Witches and Black Magic: Ethics and Consumerism in Contemporary Witchcraft', Journal of Contemporary Religion, 21, (1) pp. 15-31. ISSN 1353-7903 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13537900500381609 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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2006Ezzy D, 'Popular Witchcraft and Environmentalism', The Pomegranate, 8, (1) pp. 29-53. ISSN 1528-0268 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1558/pome.2006.8.1.29 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2004Ezzy D, 'Geographical Ontology: Levinas, Sacred Landscapes and Cities', The Pomegranate, 6, (1) pp. 19-33. ISSN 1528-0268 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2003Ezzy D, 'New Age Witchcraft? Popular spell books and the re-enchantment of everyday life', Culture and Religion, 4, (1) pp. 47-65. ISSN 1475-5610 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2001Ezzy D, 'Are qualitative methods misunderstood?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 25, (4) pp. 294-297. ISSN 1326-0200 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2001.tb00582.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15

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2001Ezzy D, 'The Commodification of Witchcraft', Australian Religion Studies Review, 14, (1) pp. 31-44. ISSN 1031-2934 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2001Ezzy D, 'The AIDS Crisis and the Modern Self: Biographical Self-Construction in the Awareness of Finitude', Contemporary Sociology, 30, (5) pp. 528-529. ISSN 0094-3061 (2001) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2001Ezzy D, 'A Simulacrum of Workplace Community: Individualism and Engineered Culture', Sociology, 35, (3) pp. 631-650. ISSN 0038-0385 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/S0038038501000323 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 33

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2000Ezzy D, 'Fate and Agency in Job Loss Narratives', Qualitative Sociology, 23, (1) pp. 121-134. ISSN 0162-0436 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 23

2000Ezzy D, 'Illness narratives: time, hope and HIV', Social Science and Medicine, 50, (5) pp. 605-617. ISSN 0277-9536 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(99)00306-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 147Web of Science - 121

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2000de Visser R, Ezzy D, Bartos M, 'Alternative or Complementary? Nonallopathic Therapies for HIV/AIDS', Alternative Therapies, 6, (5) pp. 44-52. ISSN 1078-6791 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 19

2000de Visser R, Ezzy D, Bartos M, 'Comorbidity and Coinfection among People Living with HIV/AIDS: The Experiences of an Australian Sample', Australian Journal of Primary Health - Interchange, 6, (1) pp. 48-56. ISSN 1324-2296 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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1999Ezzy D, de Visser R, Bartos M, 'Poverty, disease progression and employment among people living with HIV/AIDS in Australia', AIDS Care, 11, (4) pp. 405-414. ISSN 0954-0121 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09540129947785 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 29

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1998Ezzy D, 'Theorizing Narrative Identity: Symbolic Interationism and Hermeneutics', Sociological Quarterly, 39, (2) pp. 239-252. ISSN 0038-0253 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1533-8525.1998.tb00502.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 131Web of Science - 82

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1998Ezzy D, 'Lived Experience and Interpretation in Narrative Theory: Experiences of Living with HIV/AIDS', Qualitative Sociology, 21, (2) pp. 169-180. ISSN 0162-0436 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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1998Ezzy D, Bartos M, de Visser R, Rosenthal D, 'Antiretroviral uptake in Australia: medical, attitudinal and cultural correlates', International Journal of STD and Aids, 9, (10) pp. 579-586. ISSN 0956-4624 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1258/0956462981921152 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20

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1998Ezzy D, de Visser R, Grubb I, McConachy D, 'Employment, accommodation, finances and combination therapy: The social consequences of living with HIV/AIDS in Australia', Aids Care: Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of Aids-Hiv, 10, (2) pp. S189-S199. ISSN 0954-0121 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 15

1997Ezzy D, 'Subjectivity and the Labour Process: Conceptualising 'Good Work'', Sociology, 31, (3) pp. 427-444. ISSN 0038-0385 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0038038597031003004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 34

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1993Ezzy D, 'Unemployment and mental health: A critical review', Social Science and Medicine, 37, (1) pp. 41-52. ISSN 0277-9536 (1993) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0277-9536(93)90316-V [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 116Web of Science - 101

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Book

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Collins J, Collins H, Ezzy D, 'Reinventing Church: Stories of hope from four Anglican Parishes', Morning Star Publishing, Australia, pp. 207. ISBN 9780994470737 (2016) [Authored Research Book]

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2014Ezzy D, 'Sex, Death and Witchcraft: A Contemporary Pagan Festival', Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, United Kingdom, pp. 197. ISBN 9781472522467 (2014) [Authored Research Book]

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2007Berger H, Ezzy D, 'Teenage witches: magical youth and the search for the self', Rutgers University Press, United States of America, pp. 278. ISBN 9780813540214 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

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2007Liamputtong Rice P, Ezzy D, 'Qualitative Research Methods: A Health Focus', Masako ONO-KIHARA, Japan, pp. 297. ISBN 9784901433037 (2007) [Revision/New Edition]

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2005Liamputtong P, Ezzy D, 'Qualitative Research Methods', Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 404. ISBN 019551744X (2005) [Revision/New Edition]

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2004Blain J, Ezzy D, Harvey G, 'Researching Paganisms', AltaMira Press, Oxford, pp. 273. ISBN 0759105227 (2004) [Authored Other Book]

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2003Ezzy D, 'Practicising the Witch's Craft - real magic under a southern sky', Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, pp. 256. ISBN 1865089125 (2003) [Edited Book]

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2002Ezzy D, 'Qualitative Analysis - Practice and innovation', Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, pp. 190. ISBN 1865085235 (2002) [Authored Other Book]

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2002Ezzy D, 'Qualitative Analysis - Practice and Innovation', Routledge, London, pp. 190. ISBN 0415281261 (2002) [Authored Other Book]

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2001Ezzy D, 'Narrating Unemployment', Ashgate Publishing Company, Burlington, USA, pp. 168. ISBN 0-7546-1528-6 (2001) [Authored Research Book]

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1999Liamputtong Rice P, Ezzy D, 'Qualitative Research Methods: A Health Focus', Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 295. ISBN 0-19-550610-3 (1999) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

(23 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Hookway N, Ezzy D, 'Aesthetic and Relational Ethics: Beyond Bauman's Postmodern Ethics', Beyond Bauman: Critical Engagements and Creative Excursions, Routledge, MH Jacobsen (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 29-45. ISBN 9781472476111 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Hookway N

2015Bouma GD, Ezzy D, Halafoff A, Possamai A, 'Sociology of Religion in Australia', Sociologies of Religion, Brill, Blasi, A and Giordan G (ed), Leiden, Boston, pp. 377-403. ISBN 9789004297296 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1163/9789004297586_016 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Ezzy D, Harloff A, 'Spirituality, Religion, and Youth: An Introduction', Handbook of Children and Youth Studies, Springer Science and Business Media Singapore, Wyn, J and Cahill H (ed), Singapore, pp. 845-860. ISBN 978-981-4451-14-7 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-4451-15-4_38 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Ezzy D, 'Paganism and Witchcraft, Contemporary', Spirit Possession Around The World: Possession, Communion and Demon Expulsion Across Cultures, ABC-CLio, Laycock, JP (ed), United States, pp. 269-271. ISBN 978-1-610695893 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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2013Ezzy D, 'Embodied morality and performed relationships', The Handbook of Contemporary Animism, Acumen Publishing Limited, Graham Harvey (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 181-190. ISBN 978-1-84465-711-7 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Ezzy D, 'Dancing Paganism: Music, Dance and Pagan Idenity', Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music, Acumen Publishing Limited, Donna Weston and Andy Bennett (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 110-125. ISBN 9781844656462 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Ezzy D, 'The Ontology of Good and Evil', Summoning the Spirits, Possession and Invocation in Contemporary Religion, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, A Dawson (ed), Cornwall, Great Britain, pp. 179-197. ISBN 9781848851627 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Ezzy D, 'Australian Paganisms', Handbook of Contemporary Paganism, Brill, M. Pizza & J.R .Lewis (ed), Boston, pp. 463-478. ISBN 978-90-04-16373-7 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Ezzy D, 'Faith and Social Science: Contrasting Victor and Edith Turner's Analyses of Spiritual Realities', Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance, Berghahn, G. St John (ed), New York, pp. 309-323. ISBN 978-1-84545-462-3 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Ezzy D, 'Wiccan spiritual practice', Spirited Practices, Allen and Unwin, F Gale, N Bolzan & D McRae-McMahon (ed), Crows Nest, NSW, pp. 178-186. ISBN 9781741750614 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Ezzy D, Berger H, 'Becoming a Witch: Changing paths of conversion in contemporary Witchcraft', The New Generation Witches, Ashgate, H Johnston and P Aloi (ed), Burlington, USA, pp. 41-55. ISBN 9780754657842 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Ezzy D, 'The Research Process', Social Research Methods: An Australian Perspective, Oxford, Maggie Walter (ed), Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 29-52. ISBN 9780195555301 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2005Ezzy D, 'Theorizing narrative identity: symbolic interactionism and hermeneutics', Organization and Identity, Routledge, Alison Pullen and Stephen Linstead (ed), Abingdon, UK, pp. 43-59. ISBN 0415322316 (2005) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2005Ezzy D, 'Researching Health: Methodological Traditions and Innovations', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, John Germov (ed), South Melbourne, VIC, pp. 51-64. ISBN 0195517415 (2005) [Other Book Chapter]

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2004Berger H, Ezzy D, 'The Internet as Virtual Spiritual Community: Teen Witches in the United States and Australia', Religion Online, Routledge, L Dawson and D Cowan (ed), New York, NY, pp. 175-188. ISBN 0-415-97022-9 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Ezzy D, 'Old Traditions and New Ages', Controversies in Environmental Sociology, Cambridge University Press, Rob White (ed), Cambridge, UK, pp. 8-25. ISBN 0521601029 (2004) [Other Book Chapter]

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2004Ezzy D, 'Religious Ethnography: Practicing the Witch's Craft', Researching Paganisms, AltaMira Press, J Blain, D Ezzy, G Harvey (ed), Oxford, pp. 113-128. ISBN 0759105227 (2004) [Other Book Chapter]

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2003Ezzy D, 'Unemployment and Individualism: Community and Health in Australian Unemployment Policy', Health, Social Change and Communities, Oxford University Press, P Liamputtong and H Gardner (ed), South Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 74-87. ISBN 0195515463 (2003) [Other Book Chapter]

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2003Ezzy D, 'What is a Witch?', Practising the Witch's Craft - real magic under a southern sky, Allen and Unwin, Douglas Ezzy (ed), Crows Nest, NSW, pp. 1-22. ISBN 1865089125 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002Ezzy D, 'Finding Life Through Facing Death', Spirituality and Palliative Care, Oxford University Press, Bruce Rumbold (ed), South Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 64-84. ISBN 0195513525 (2002) [Other Book Chapter]

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2002Ezzy D, 'Researching Health', Second Opinion, Oxford Univeristy Press, John Germov (ed), South Melbourne, pp. 49-64. ISBN 019551369 (2002) [Other Book Chapter]

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2002Ezzy D, 'Work and Community', Social Self, Global Culture: An Introduction to Sociological Ideas, Oxford University Press, Peter Beiharz and Trevor Hogan (ed), Melbourne, pp. 108-116. ISBN 0195537408 (2002) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2001Ezzy D, 'Reading for the Plot, and not hearing the story: Ecological Tragedy and Heroic Capitalism', Utter Silence: Voicing the Unspeakable, Peter Lang, Alice Mills and Jeremy Smith (ed), New York, pp. 67-82. ISBN 0820451134 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Ezzy D, 'Religion, Aesthetics and Morality', TASA 2013 Conference proceedings, 25th-28th November 2013, Melbourne, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780646911267 (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2008Westbury JL, Peterson GM, Robinson AL, Ezzy D, 'Why are sedatives prescribed in aged care homes and what are the roles of health professionals and relatives when these drugs are used?', Shaping Research Landscape, 18 November 2008, Perth, WA, pp. 62. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Westbury JL; Peterson GM; Robinson AL

1998Ezzy D, 'Unemployment and individualism', Refashioning Sociology: Responses to a New World Order, 4-7 December 1998, Brisbane, pp. 256-261. ISBN 1 86435 429 1 (1998) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Ezzy D, Walter MM, Welch A, 'LTBS Workers Compensation Research: Quantitative Report for Phase 1', WorkCover Tasmania, Hobart (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Walter MM; Welch A

2008Welch A, Ezzy D, Walter MM, 'LTBS Workers Compensation Research: Phase 3 Research Report', WorkCover Tasmania, Tasmania (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Welch A; Walter MM

2008Welch A, Walter MM, Ezzy D, 'LTBS Workers Compensation Research: Phase 2 Research Report', WorkCover Tasmania, Hobart (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Welch A; Walter MM

2007Ezzy D, Walter MM, Welch A, 'Long Term Benefits Study Workers Compensation Research Preliminary Report', Workplace Standards, 1 (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Walter MM; Welch A

2005Ezzy D, Walter MM, 'Proposals for a Long-Term Benefits Study of Workers' Compensation Claimants', WorkCover Tasmania, 1 (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Walter MM

Entry

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Ezzy D, 'Paganism and Wicca in Australia', The Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia, J. Jupp (ed), Melbourne, 1, pp. 515-516 (2009) [Entry]

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Grants & Funding

From 2007 to 2009 Ezzy was the lead Chief Investigator on the $272,000 WorkCover Long Term Benefits Study commissioned by WorkCover Tasmania to examine the outcomes of the workers compensation process in Tasmania. We examined whether lump sum compensation or ongoing benefits produced superior outcomes.

Most recently, Ezzy is the third named Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Partnership Grant for Bariatric surgery in Tasmania: Investigating health service use, costs, patient outcomes and policy options. Funding granted: $644,000 plus partner funds of $695,000, makinga total of $1,339,000 over 5 years: 2014 – 2019. Ezzy has a leading role in this project with primary responsibility managing the qualitative research phases that constitute approximately one third of the project.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$1,160,350

Projects

Bariatric surgery in Tasmania: investigating health service use, costs, patient outcomes and policy options (2014 - 2019)$839,027
Description
About 1 in 20 Tasmanians are severely obese. Bariatric surgery can improve health for individuals with severe obesity but access to surgery is poor for most public patients. This study will investigate the pathways of patients referred for bariatric surgery in the Tasmanian public and private hospital systems to better understand the demand for surgery, the health outcomes, and costs associated with these different pathways. The findings will inform public policy and resource allocation.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($644,027)
Collaborators
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($150,000); Department of Premier and Cabinet ($45,000)
Scheme
Grant-Partnership Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Venn A; Palmer AJ; Ezzy D; Blizzard CL; Nelson MR; Neil A
Period
2014 - 2019
Grant Reference
1076899
Long-Term Benefits Study (2007 - 2010)$272,728
Funding
WorkCover Tasmania ($272,728)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ezzy D; Walter MM
Period
2007 - 2010
Scoping Study: WorkCover Tasmania (2005)$14,568
Funding
Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources ($14,568)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ezzy D; Walter MM
Year
2005
Young Witches in Australia and England (2004)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ezzy D
Year
2004
Socio-cultural Determinants of People Living with HIV/AIDS's Interpretations of the Prognosis (1999 - 2000)$24,027
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($24,027)
Scheme
Grant-HIV/AIDS-Priming
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ezzy D
Period
1999 - 2000
Grant Reference
990621

Research Supervision

Ezzy has a strong record of supervising PhD students to completion. He is currently interested in supervising students in the sociology of religion and health sociology.

Current

8

Completed

22

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same: Representations of whiteness in Australian history narratives 1950-20102012
PhD"Becoming People to Each Other": How practice and meaning intersect in the delivery of aged care and disability support2012
PhDReligion and Participation in Civic Society2013
PhDManaging Obesity in Tasmania2013
PhDThe Conceptualisation of Environmentalism as Threat in Tasmanian Minds and Media2015
PhDBuilding the Kingdom: The Mormon Work Ethic and Post-Industrialism2016
PhDEmbodiment of Queer Youth in Australia On and Off-line2016
MastersHeretics and Heresies: The making of a heretic2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Negotiation of Religious, Sexual and Gendered Identities among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Attendees of Four Church Congregations in Australia
Candidate: Bronwyn Joan Fielder
2015
PhDSwimming in the Stream: Being a Health Professional and Doing Chronic Conditions Healthcare
Candidate: Anna Catherine Spinaze
2015
PhDVirtually Real: Being in Cyberspace
Candidate: Morgan Leigh
2014
PhDPrioritising Identity: A Grounded Theory of Employees' Evaluation of the Work-Life Interface in Multinational Corporations
Candidate: Karin Anne Mathison
2012
PhDBeyond Childhood Cancer: Bringing Primary Carers into Focus
Candidate: Terrance David Cox
2012
PhDRoles For Pharmacists in Improving the Quality Use of Psychotropic Medicines in Residential Care Facilities
Candidate: Juanita Louise Westbury
2011
MastersInter-Religious Interaction in Urban Australia: The Influence of Religious-Identity on Perceptions of 'The Other'
Candidate: Elizabeth Irene Mary Chittock
2011
PhDThe Rhetoric of Partnerships Involving People Who Use Illicit Drugs and the Reality of 'Partners' Experience
Candidate: Peter Vincent Lucas
2011
PhDFour Rural Anglican Communities of Faith: An Ethnography of Hope
Candidate: James Anthony Collins
2010
PhDMy Heart Is In Two Places: Ontological Security, Emotions and the Health of African Refugee Women in Tasmania
Candidate: Helen Elizabeth Hutchinson
2010
PhDAt the Edges - A Place and a Space for Tears: Exploring the Framing of Depression in Contemporary Western Culture
Candidate: Helen Elizabeth Collins
2010
PhDReflecting on Cosmetic Surgery: Body Image, Shame and Narcissism
Candidate: Jane Megan Northrop
2010
MastersActuarial Conundrums - Taking a Chance on RAST
Candidate: Ronald Leslie Mason
2009
PhDTurning the Tap: Drinking Water Governance & Public Health in Tasmania: A sociological Study
Candidate: Jessica Jo-Anne Whelan
2009
PhDFor the Love of Money Moral Orientations Toward Money in the 'Good Life'
Candidate: Julia Joanne Verdouw
2008
PhDI'm Not a 'Real' Risk Taker: Constructing Moral Identities Through Sexual Storytelling
Candidate: Emily Caroline Bishop
2008
PhDThe Social Distribution of Internet Use in Australia: A Case Study
Candidate: Suzanne Maree Mallick
2008
PhDThe Operations of Risk: The Meaning, Emotion and Morality of Risk Identities in Social Work Practice
Candidate: Sonya Nicolle Stanford
2007
PhDManaging Health and Masculinities - Negotiating Identities Over the Life Course
Candidate: Tony Gordon Coles
2006
MastersFeeding Young Children - The Parents' Dilemma
Candidate: Dorothy Jean McCartney
2005
PhDWorking their way out of poverty? Australian sole mothers, labour market participation and welfare reform
Candidate: Margaret May Walter
2003
MastersThe consequences of ontological insecurity for caregivers of people with elipepsy
Candidate: Helen Elizabeth Hutchinson
2002