Dr Jacinthe Flore

Dr Jacinthe Flore is a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in RMIT's Social and Global Studies Centre.

Jacinthe's research focuses on the socio-political dimensions of technology and health. Her research is interdisciplinary and situated in two interrelated areas: (1) mental health and digital technology, and (2) sexuality and medical techniques/technology. Jacinthe is also a co-convenor of the Health thematic group of The Australian Sociological Association and an Associate Editor of Health Sociology Review.

Jacinthe's more recent work examines the nexus of digital technology, design and mental health, particularly wearable devices, wellbeing apps, artificial intelligence, and fourth-generation pharmaceuticals. She is the author of several articles published in international journals including New Media & Society, Social Science & Medicine, and Sexualities. Her first monograph, A Genealogy of Appetite in the Sexual Sciences, was published in 2020. Her second monograph, Digital Mental Health: Technologies, Algorithms and Smart Devices, is in preparation and will be published with Palgrave Macmillan (2021). Jacinthe was awarded the 2020 School of Global, Urban and Social Studies Early Career Research Excellence Award.

Before commencing as a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jacinthe was a researcher on two projects: 'Mental Health and Supported Decision-Making', an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project, and 'Early Menopause: Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Professionals', a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project. On the latter project, she was a co-author of an innovative Healthtalk Australia digital resource.

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Dr Jacinthe Flore

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.