Abeysinghe, S. (2015). Pandemics, Science and Policy: H1N1 and the World Health Organisation. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Abeysinghe, S. Leppold, C., Ozaki, A., Morita, M., Tsubokura, M. (2017) ‘Disappearing Everyday Materials: The Displacement of Medical Resources Following Disaster in Fukushima, Japan,’ Social Science & Medicine, 191:117-124
Abeysinghe, S. (2017) ‘Contesting a Pandemic: The WHO and the Council of Europe’, Science as Culture, 26(2):161-184
Abeysinghe, S. (2016) ‘Ebola at the Borders: Newspaper Representation and the Politics of Border Control’ Third World Quarterly, 37(3): 452-467
Abeysinghe, S. (2015) ‘Vaccine Narratives and Public Health: Investigating Criticisms of H1N1 Pandemic Vaccination’ PLoS Currents: Outbreaks doi/10.1371/currents.outbreaks.17b6007099e92486483872ff39ede178
Abeysinghe, S. (2014) ‘An Uncertain Risk: The World Health Organisation’s Account of H1N1’ Science in Context 27(3):511-529
Abeysinghe, S. (2013) ‘When the Spread of Disease Becomes a Global Event: The Classification of Pandemics’ Social Studies of Science. 43 (6): 905-926
Abeysinghe, S. (2012) ‘‘Because we all know that vaccines are an extremely effective public health tool’: Path dependency, H1N1 and the World Health Organisation.’ Policy Studies 33(5): 381-397
Abeysinghe, S. and White, K. (2011). ‘The Avian Influenza Pandemic: Discourses of Risk, Contagion and Preparation in Australia.’ Health, Risk & Society 13(4):311-326
Abeysinghe, S. and White, K. (2010). ‘Framing Disease: The Avian Influenza Pandemic in Australia.’ Health Sociology Review 19(3):369-381
Olson, R. and Abeysinghe, S. (2014). ‘None of the Above: Uncertainty and Diagnosis’ in: Jutel, A. M. and Dew, K. (eds) Social Issues in Diagnosis: An Introduction for Students and Clinicians, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press
Health and disaster, infectious disease, risk and uncertainty, sociology of scientific knowledge
Sudeepa's current research focuses upon the relationship between knowledge and policy in the global management of risk. She is particularly interested in the social construction of risk and uncertainty, social and policy responses to disaster, infectious disease governace, the political sociology of institutions, and the social classification of disease.
Topics interested in supervising
I am intersted in the political sociology of global health. I would be particular interested in projects looking at pandemic and epidemic disease governance, ignorance/non-knowledge or uncertainty in global health, disease classificatory systems, or risk, disasters and health as well as the wider sociology of global public health.
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