Sociology of Health and Illness, Qualitative Methodology, New Media, Science and Technology Studies.
- SSA003 Sociological Imagination
- SSB036 Digital Lives and Society
- SSC022 Health, the Body and Culture
- SSP319 Digital Cultures
Paula has completed 8 PhD students (7 as first supervisor) since 2014 and welcomes PhD students, particularly in areas of health and/or digital media.
Current postgraduate research students
- Depounti, Iliana (2020-) “Commercial AI chatbots and mental health self-care: An ethnography of contemporary AI companionship” (ESRC 1+3 funded). With S. Natale
- Moreton, Christie (2019-) "Digital media use among women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Intersections of health, gender identity and new technology" (ESRC 1+3 funded). With K. Coveney
- Salem, Basma Yaser (2020-) “Analysis of use of social media as a health communication tool to improve awareness of breast cancer in Egypt“ With C. Butler
Recent postgraduate research students
- Weedon, Amie (2019) "The temporalities of tracking sitting time: an exploration of the influence of rhythms and biographies on behaviour change in chronically ill adults and office workers" (funded by Loughborough University, doctoral training centre on chronic diseases) With J. Downey
- Lewis, Sian (2019) "Sexual harassment on the London Underground: mobilities, temporalities and knowledges of gendered violence in public transport" (funded by Loughborough University, doctoral training centre on policing research) With K. Lumsden
- A-Rahman, Suria (2019) "Screening Islam: The representations of religion and gender in different genres of Islamic films in Malaysia" (funded by the Malaysian government), with S. Natale
- Didziokaite, Gabija (2018) "Mundane self-tracking: calorie counting practices with MyFitnessPal" (funded by Loughborough University, School of Social Sciences doctoral studentship) With C. Greiffenhagen
- Scott-Arthur, Tom (2018) "Exploring deprivation, locality and health: a qualitative study on St Ann's Nottingham" with K. O’Reilly
- Kaur, Herminder (2017) "Journeys and politics in and around digital media: an ethnographic study of how teenagers with physical disabilities use the internet" (funded by Loughborough University, School of Social Sciences and Humanities doctoral studentship) With K. Lumsden
- Lewis, Sarah (2014) "A grounded theory analysis of the forms of support on two online anorexia forums" (ESRC funded) With L. Nyhagen
- Pitcher, Jane (2014) "Diversity in sexual labour: an occupational study of indoor sex work in Great Britain" (ESRC funded) With J. Aldridge
- Saukko, P. (2018) Digital health – a new medical cosmology? The case of 23andMe online genetic testing platform, Sociology of Health and Illness, 40(8), 1312-1326.
- Didžiokaitė, G, Saukko, PM, Greiffenhagen, C (2018) The mundane experience of everyday calorie trackers: Beyond the metaphor of Quantified Self, New Media and Society, 20(4), 1470-1487.
- Qureshi, N., Armstrong, S., Dhiman, P., Saukko, P, Middlemass, J., Evans, PH, Kai, J. (2012). Effect of adding systematic family history enquiry to cardiovascular disease risk assessment in primary care: matched-pair cluster randomized controlled trial, Annals of Internal Medicine, 156(4), 253-62.
- Saukko, P. Farrimond, H., Evans, P. & Qureshi, N. (2012). Beyond beliefs: Risk assessment technologies shaping patient experiences of heart disease prevention, Sociology of Health and Illness, 34, 4, 560-75.
- Saukko, P., Reed, M., Britten, N. & Hogarth, S. (2010) Negotiating the boundary between medicine and consumer culture: Online marketing of nutrigenetic tests, Social Science & Medicine, 70, 5, 744-753.
- Saukko, P. (2008). The Anorexic Self: A Personal, Political Analysis of a Diagnostic Discourse. Albany, NY: State University of New York (SUNY) Press.
- Saukko, P., Richards, S., Shepherd, M. & Campbell, J. (2006). Are genetic tests exceptional? Lessons from a qualitative study on thrombophilia, Social Science & Medicine, 63, 7, 1947-1959.
- Saukko, P. (2003). Doing Research in Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Classical and New Methodological Approached. London: Sage