Dr Jacinthe Flore

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

Jacinthe’s research focuses on the intersections of technology, health and society. Her research is interdisciplinary and situated in two interrelated areas: (1) the genealogy of psychiatric diagnoses, sexuality and medical techniques, and (2) pharmaceuticals, mental health and digital technology.

Before commencing as a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jacinthe was a researcher on two projects: ‘Mental Health and Supported Decision-Making’, an ARC Linkage Project, and ‘Early Menopause: Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Professionals’, a NHMRC Partnership Project. On the latter project, she was a co-author of an innovative Healthtalk Australia digital resource, which will be launched in late 2019.

Jacinthe’s more recent work interrogates the nexus of digital technology, user design and mental health, particularly wearable devices, wellbeing apps and fourth generation pharmaceuticals. She is the author of several articles published in international journals and her first monograph, A Genealogy of Sexuality in Western Psychiatry, is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan. For further information about her publications, view her ORCID page (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3136-9236).

 

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Technology and health; mental health; histories of psychiatry and medicine; science and technology studies.