Dr Jacinthe Flore is a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Social and Global Studies Centre, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University.
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.
- PhD (Arts) – La Trobe University
- M Cultural Studies – The University of Sydney
- BArts(Hons) – The University of Mauritius
- Duff, C.,Kokanovic, R.,Flore, J.,Thomas, S.,Callard, F.,Blackman, L. (2020). Perspectives on person-centred care for borderline personality disorder: a critical research agenda In: Health Sociology Review, 29, 1 - 15
- Flore, J.,Kokanovic, R.,Duff, C.,Callard, F. (2020). (In Press) The antidepressant in women�s lifeworlds: Feminist materialist encounters In: BioSocieties, , 1 - 19
- Flore, J. (2020). A Genealogy of Appetite in the Sexual Sciences, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland
- Flore, J. (2020). (In Press) Ingestible sensors, data, and pharmaceuticals: Subjectivity in the era of digital mental health In: New Media & Society, , 1 - 18
- Johnston-Ataata, K.,Flore, J.,Kokanovic, R.,Hickey, M.,Teede, H.,Boyle, J.,Vincent, A. (2020). �My relationships have changed because I�ve changed�: Biographical disruption, personal relationships and the formation of an early menopausal subjectivity In: Sociology of Health and Illness, 42, 1516 - 1531
- Flore, J.,Pienaar, K. (2020). (In Press) Data-driven intimacy: emerging technologies in the (re)making of sexual subjects and �healthy� sexuality In: Health Sociology Review, , 1 - 15
- Flore, J. (2019). Intimate tablets: digital advocacy and post-feminist pharmaceuticals In: Feminist Media Studies, 19, 3 - 18
- Flore, J.,Kokanovic, R.,Callard, F.,Broom, A.,Duff, C. (2019). Unravelling subjectivity, embodied experience and (taking) psychotropic medication In: Social Science and Medicine, 230, 66 - 73
- Brophy, L.,Kokanovic, R.,Flore, J.,McSherry, B.,Herrman, H. (2019). Community Treatment Orders and Supported Decision-Making In: Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 1 - 12
- Kokanovic, R.,Brophy, L.,McSherry, B.,Flore, J.,Moeller-Saxone, K.,Herrman, H. (2018). Supported decision-making from the perspectives of mental health service users, family members supporting them and mental health practitioners In: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52, 826 - 833
- Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grants 2019 from (2021 to 2023)