Dr Kate Cregan
Ph: 9905 8779
W217, Menzies Building
Kate Cregan is the coordinator of the Graduate Researchers in Print program for the Arts Graduate Resarch School, which involve facilitating the GRiP workshops throughout the year. From 2011 she will also be facilitating a program in Thesis Writing Workshops for ARGS. Both these programs have nomination forms available on this website. In addition, Kate currently lectures in Sociology for the Faculty of Arts.
Kate has a taught, researched and published in a number of disciplines (literary studies, drama and theatre studies, journalism and sociology). All Kate’s research has been based in the cultural and social analysis of embodiment, with particular attention to medical interpretations, constructions and representations of the human body. Her doctoral dissertation and subsequent articles are situated in the social, cultural and historical analysis of the body as it has been interpreted and shaped within authoritative, pedagogical institutions (such as law courts and anatomy schools) and popular or public arena (newspapers, popular entertainment). Following the submission of her PhD she widened her research base to encompass contemporary issues affecting the human body, with particular reference to issues of exchange and commodification, focussing on analyses of medical technologies, their globalization, and their impact on embodiment. Since that time she has also conducted fieldwork interviews in Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea, and contributed to the development of community development policy in PNG. Between April 2008 and December 2010 she was the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (Springer - 5(3) to 8(1)). In 2011 she accepted an invitation to be the essayist of the annual Australian Review for the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. Recently, as a result of her involvement in GRiP, she has begun research in the area of graduate teaching and has presented a paper on HDR writing skills at a symposium at the ANU in Canberra in September 2010.
For additional information and to see Kate's publications, please visit her Researcher Profile.