Postgraduate - Sociology PhD student
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Kellie’s PhD thesis is Grey Nomads in Australia: Technologies of Mobility and the Transformation of Ageing. Kellie is using ethnographic research to investigate how Grey Nomads experience ageing in the context of technology and mobility. Drawing on the ‘mobilities turn’, Kellie explores four key questions about Grey Nomads:
Kellie argues that the Grey Nomads represent an Antipodean form of cosmopolitanism which is translocal and supranational in character and which challenges the Eurocentric focus of much of the extant scholarship of cosmopolitanism.
Kellie’s 2007 Honours thesis examined the representation of preimplantation genetic diagnosis in the Australian print news media and how ideas about this technology have been informed by contemporary social concepts such as risk, responsibility and autonomy. Her thesis is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in the Australian Print News Media, 1990 – 2007. Kellie continues to research and publish in this area. She has worked as a researcher with the Centre for Law and Genetics (UTAS School of Law) since 2007.
Authorised by the Interim Head of School, Social Sciences
15 October, 2012