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Patient Subjectivity

One of my main areas of interest is the impact of health and illness on how subjectivities are constituted. I have primarily explored this through my comparative work on childhood asthma, focusing on how global, reforms of health policies are redefining patienthood,  in particular, how we allocate personal and collective responsibility over health, care, and the environment – and the effects of these changes on our experiences of self.

Currently, I am exploring various facets of patient subjectivity in my research on how young New Zealanders employ digital technologies to engage in a range of health activities, expanding our understandings of health to include optimizing our emotions, tending to our, and others’, mental wellbeing, and cultivating fitness and beauty.


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