Speaker: Professor Deborah Lupton, Centenary Research Professor, News and Media Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Design & Leader, Smart Technology Living Lab, University of Canberra; Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences & Co-Leader, Digital Data & Society Consortium, Australia
Digital technologies have risen to meet the challenge of delivering better healthcare, containing medical costs and getting people to engage more actively in the promotion of health, fitness, well-being as well as self-care for chronic conditions. In medical journals, public health literature, industry forums and ministries, discussion has been intense, but mired in an overly utopian and individualistic approach to digital health technologies. In this talk, Professor Deborah Lupton will outline what defines critical digital health studies, in which the socio-cultural, ethical and political implications are identified. She will then delve into her current research, and share some ideas to shape the future of digital health studies.