Online event: Risky Business: The politics of preparing for a pandemic

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A bold discussion about risk, and how dynamics of fear and mistrust impact equality and access during a pandemic. Hear our expert panel discuss the drivers of ‘panic-buying,’ from supermarket squabbles over toilet paper to global grabs for vaccines. What can we learn from our mistakes in past epidemics and the COVID-19 crisis so far?

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Date:
Tuesday 13 October 2020 10:00 am until Tuesday 13 October 2020 11:00 am (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Lauren Elliott - University Events
events@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Bold Thinking Series
Type of Event:
Community Event; Public Lecture; Public
Cost:
Free to register

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A bold discussion about risk, and how dynamics of fear and mistrust impact equality and access during a pandemic. Hear our expert panel discuss the drivers of ‘panic-buying,’ from supermarket squabbles over toilet paper to global grabs for vaccines. What can we learn from our mistakes in past epidemics and the COVID-19 crisis so far?

Join our expert panel of Professor Deborah Lupton, SHARP Professor and Leader of the Vitalities Lab; Dr Deborah Gleeson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Public Health; and Dr Tarryn Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies. La Trobe’s Associate Provost (Research and Industry Engagement) for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, Professor Lawrie Zion will moderate the discussion.

Panel of experts

Deborah Lupton

Professor Deborah Lupton

Deborah Lupton is a SHARP Professor in the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre and Leader of the Vitalities Lab.

She has a background in sociology and media and cultural studies, and her research combines qualitative and innovative social research methods with sociocultural theory. Deborah is the author/co-author of 17 books and editor/co-editor of six book collections, as well as many chapters and articles, ranging across such topics as health and medicine, food, the body, the emotions and affect, risk, parenthood, digital technologies and digital data. She blogs at This Sociological Life.

Deborah Gleeson

Dr Deborah Gleeson

Deborah Gleeson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University.

Deborah's research interests focus primarily on the impact of international trade agreements on public health and access to medicines. Deborah is co-convener of the Political Economy of Health Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). In this capacity, she plays a key role in PHAA's advocacy for healthy trade agreements.

Tarryn Phillips

Dr Tarryn Phillips

Tarryn Phillips is an anthropologist and Senior Lecturer in Crime, Justice & Legal Studies.

With an interdisciplinary focus on power, inequality and social justice, Tarryn’s research interests are about how societies understand, respond to and govern new forms of illness. Drawing on ethnographic research methods, Tarryn’s work focuses primarily on the socio-cultural, medico-scientific and legal response to environmental illnesses, non-communicable diseases, and COVID-19 in Australia and Fiji.

Moderator

Lawrie Zion

Professor Lawrie Zion

Professor Lawrie Zion is the Associate Provost (Research and Industry Engagement) for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce.

Lawrie is a professor of journalism and leads the ARC-funded research project, New Beats, which is investigating the aftermath of journalism job loss. HIs 2017 book, The Weather Obsession, examines how digital media has changed the way we connect to the weather.

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