Dr Jacinthe Flore is a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at RMIT University.
Jacinthe Flore is an interdisciplinary scholar researching the socio-cultural and political implications of advanced technologies and health/mental health. She writes on a broad range of topics which have at their heart a concern with social inclusion, digitalisation, and wellbeing. Jacinthe's work has examined lived experiences of mental ill health and practices of care; gender and sexuality, especially in relation to technology and pharmaceuticals; the history of psychiatry; experiences of 'new' therapies for cancer; the impact of the pandemic on mental health within the arts and culture industry; and imaginaries of the city after the pandemic.
Jacinthe is an Associate Editor of Health Sociology Review and a member of The Australian Sociological Association. Her first book, A Genealogy of Appetite in the Sexual Sciences, was published in 2020, and her second book, The Artefacts of Digital Mental Health, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2023.
Beyond academia, Jacinthe and Dr Peta Murray have developed digital meditation experiences for the National Gallery of Victoria in 2020. Jacinthe has also published her research in non-scholarly outlets:
- Are people ready for a Digital CBD? The new infrastructure demands. APO, August 2022 (with Alexia Maddox, Annette Markham, Tania Lewis, et al)
- The ‘city’ is becoming increasingly digital, forcing us to rethink its role in life and work. The Conversation, August 2022 (with Alexia Maddox)
- Like Grand Designs but naughty: How to Build a Sex Room on Netflix brings kink and sex positivity into the mainstream. The Conversation, August 2022 (with Andrea Waling and Kiran Pienaar)
- COVID-19 was an unexpected intermission for creative arts workers in Victoria: But what happens next? A research snapshot. APO, October 2021 (with Natalie Ann Hendry and Averyl Gaylor)
- ‘Parts of life will be damaged forever’ – Arts workers describe the pandemic’s impact on their mental health. The Conversation, October 2020 (with Natalie Ann Hendry and Averyl Gaylor)
- PhD (Arts) – La Trobe University
- M Cultural Studies – The University of Sydney
- BArts(Hons) – The University of Mauritius
- Flore, J.,Kokanovic, R.,Broom, A.,Heynemann, S.,Lai-Kwon, J.,Jefford, M. (2023). Entanglements and imagined futures: The subject(s) of precision in oncology In: Social Science and Medicine, 317, 1 - 8
- Yeganeh, L.,Boyle, J.,Johnston-Ataata, K.,Flore, J., et al, . (2022). Positive impact of a co-designed digital resource for women with early menopause In: Menopause, 29, 671 - 679
- Flore, J. (2022). (Dis)assembling mental health through apps: The sociomaterialities of young adults’ experiences In: Media International Australia, , 1 - 18
- Maddox, A.,Flore, J.,Markham, A.,Lewis, T.,Denham, T.,Ilyushina, N.,MacDonald, T.,Waters-Lynch, J.,Holcombe-James, I.,Bailey (Nabben), K. (2022). Are people ready for a Digital CBD? The new infrastructure demands In: Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund Melbourne, Australia
- Flore, J. (2021). Ingestible sensors, data, and pharmaceuticals: Subjectivity in the era of digital mental health In: New Media & Society, 23, 2034 - 2051
- Johnston-Ataata, K.,Flore, J.,Kokanovic, R. (2021). Women's Experiences of Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Menopause and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency: A Qualitative Study In: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 38, 247 - 255
- Yeganeh, L.,Johnston-Ataata, K.,Flore, J.,Kokanovic, R., et al, . (2021). Co-designing an early menopause digital resource: Model for interdisciplinary knowledge translation In: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 38, 315 - 322
- Lai-Kwon, J.,Heynemann, S.,Flore, J.,Kokanovic, R., et al, . (2021). Living with and beyond metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: the survivorship experience for people treated with immunotherapy or targeted therapy In: Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 15, 392 - 397
- Pienaar, K.,Flore, J.,Power, J.,Murphy, D. (2021). Making publics in a pandemic: Posthuman relationalities, ‘viral' intimacies and COVID-19 In: Health Sociology Review, 30, 244 - 259
- Flore, J.,Hendry, N.,Gaylor, A. (2021). Creative arts workers during the Covid-19 pandemic: Social imaginaries in lockdown In: Journal of Sociology, , 1 - 18
- Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grants 2019 from (2021 to 2024)
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