Megan Warin

Professor Megan Warin

Professor

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Megan is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences and has held academic positions in Anthropology (Durham University), Gender Studies, Public Health, and Psychiatry. Her research investigates gender and class differences in obesity, public understandings of obesity science (developmental origins of health and disease and epigenetics), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander views on health, eating and intergenerational transmission, phenomenological approaches to embodiment and the nature of desire in disordered eating. Much of her research is interdisciplinary and works across biosocial approaches to cultural practices, embodiment and health, drawing on a range of scholarship (anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, lifecourse, philosophy, feminism & sociology) that seeks to engage with the social and life sciences.

Her recent Australia Research Council Future Fellowship (2015-2019) and ARC Linkage project explores how people in a community targeted as ‘obesogenic’ respond to obesity interventions, and why obesity interventions continue to have limited reach. As an anthropologist she situates eating and food in the practice of everyday lives, where social relationships, place and cultural understandings are valued over decontextualized information about nutrients. Megan continues this work through industry-funded projects.

Her research in eating and embodiment examines gender and responsibility in discourses of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and epigenetics, and the ways in which women's reproductive bodies and behaviours are positioned as key environments of temporality and health for future generations. A current ARC Discovery project (with Prof Emma Kowal, A/Prof Maurizio Meloni, Dr Jaya Keaney (Deakin) and PhD scholar Henrietta Moore) examines both the productive and limiting discourses of environmental epigenetics as an explanatory framework for Indigenous Australians in linking the social past with the biological present to understand the intergenerational effects of historical trauma.

With colleagues at Flinders University (and at La Trobe, Universities of Waterloo (Canada), Huddersfield (England) and Glasgow) Megan is a Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery project investigating how women in mid-life understand alcohol-related breast cancer risk. This project was underway during COVID-19 and the stress of the pandemic became an important factor in relation to alcohol consumption. More information on this project can be found at: https://sites.flinders.edu.au/alcohol-bc-prevent/

Megan welcomes inquiries from Masters and PhD candidates interested in: food and eating, health, bodies, eating disorders, sensory anthropology, phenomenology, obesity, lifecourse perspectives, biosocial approaches, the anthropology of epigenetics and the First 1000 days..

My current projects include:

Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Workshop Grant, From Theory to Practice: Leveraging Feminist Approaches to Care at a Time of Crisis. Prof Megan Warin, Dr Sophie Chao and Emerita Prof Chris Beasley (for The Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender)​​​​​​​

RACGP Foundation Grant, The Care Project - Improving the wellbeing of older Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri women. Dr Annapurna Nori, Prof Vivienne Moore, Dr Odette Pearson and Prof Megan Warin

ARC Future Fellow, Food/Body encounters: new approaches and alternative solutions to obesity prevention and policy (Warin, M)
There is growing recognition of the need for new ways of tackling the obesity problem, and for forms of intervention that move beyond the limitations of individual behavioural changes. This research project provides a paradigm for re-orientating how we come to know obesity by investigating the cultural and institutional processes that shape everyday food and activity practices. Understanding and intervening in these dynamics of social practice are central to the challenges of reversing trends in the prevalence of obesity. Cultural understandings of food, eating and obesity, and the key role of health inequalities that contribute to obesity, were presented to the Senate Select Committee into obesity in 2018, and included in the Senate's final report and recommendations on interventions and policy directions for obesity in Australia.

ARC Discovery, Epigenetic Charisma: The Politics of Epigenetic Hope and Hype in Australia  (Kowal, E.; Warin, M & Meloni, M)
This project seeks to examine the ways in which epigenetic discourses are strategically taken up and used in Indigenous Australian contexts. Unlike genetic research, epigenetics offers the promise of hope through environmental change, but also carries the dangerous potential of biosocial damage.

ARC Discovery, Risk, Trust and Socio-economic Status: Understanding middle-aged women’s responses to alcohol/breast cancer risks (Ward, P; Warin, M; Wilson C; Olver I; Miller, E; Bissell P; Meyer, S & Macdonald, S)

This project aims to identify and understand the nature of alcohol consumption patterns by ‘middle-aged’ Australian women in different socio-economic status (SES) groups, and if/how these are shaped in response to considerations of trust and future health risks. We will focus on the known risk of alcohol for the development of breast cancer, which is particularly important given that Australian culture is seemingly saturated by alcohol use, marketing and social acceptability.

Family by Family: Addressing childhood obesity through local understandings and local solutions (Channel 7 Children's Research Fund) (Warin M; Zivkovic T & Maher J)
Research demonstrates that individual approaches telling people to eat less and exercise more do not work.  This project seeks to understand how an innovative and community led initiative that focuses on aspects of people’s lives that impact on health (such as housing, under-employment, mental health) enables people to engage in social change around food and family eating. 

NHMRC, Improving nutrition and health outcomes for women and babies in the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program (Aboriginal Families and Baby Bundles) (Prof Philippa Middleton (HMBC, SAHMRI); Deana Stuart-Butler (Women's and Children's Health Network); Jackie Ah Kit (Women's and Children's Health Network); Prof Stephanie Brown (Murdoch Children's Research Institute); A/Prof Alice Rumbold (SAHMRI); Prof Maria Makrides (HMBC, SAHMRI); Prof Megan Warin (University of Adelaide); Prof Alex brown (WARU, SAHMRI); Dr Fiona Mensah (Murdoch Children's Research Institute); Janiene Deverix (Women's and Children's Health Network)

Many Aboriginal women in SA give birth before they are 25 years old, and the recent strong policy on improving the quality of pregnancy care has focused on reducing low birthweight. This project broadens support during pregnancy and in antenatal care by offering a novel package of culturally appropriate nutrition and well-being strategies, embedded in the SA Aboriginal Family Birthing Program at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH), a model highly accepted by Aboriginal women. Key partnerships include Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Care Workers, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, the Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

 

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Warin, M. (2022). Flexible Kinship. Medical Anthropology Quarterly: international journal for the cultural and social analysis of health.
    2021 Warin, M. J., & Moore, V. (2021). Epistemic conflicts and Achilles' heels: constraints of a university and public sector partnership to research obesity in Australia. Critical Public Health, 31(5), 617-628.
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    2021 Foley, K., Warin, M., Meyer, S., Miller, E., & Ward, P. (2021). Alcohol and flourishing for Australian women in midlife: a qualitative study of negotiating (un)happiness. Sociology, 55(4), 1-17.
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    2021 Hockin-Boyers, H., & Warin, M. (2021). Women, exercise and eating disorder recovery: The normal and the pathological. Qualitative Health Research, 31(6), 1029-1042.
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    2021 Allison, S., Warin, M., Bastiampillai, T., Looi, J., & Strand, M. (2021). Recovery from anorexia nervosa: the influence of women’s sociocultural milieux. Australasian Psychiatry, 29(5), 513-515.
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    2021 Allison, S., Warin, M., Bastiampillai, T., & Looi, J. C. L. (2021). Sociocultural influences on interventions for anorexia nervosa. The Lancet Psychiatry, 8(5), 362-363.
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    2021 Lunnay, B., Foley, K., Meyer, S. B., Warin, M., Wilson, C., Olver, I., . . . Ward, P. R. (2021). Alcohol consumption and perceptions of health risks during COVID-19: a qualitative study of middle-aged women in South Australia. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, 1-11.
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    2021 Allison, S., Wade, T., Warin, M., Long, R., Bastiampillai, T., & Looi, J. C. L. (2021). Tertiary eating disorder services: is it time to integrate specialty care across the life span?. Australasian Psychiatry, 29(5), 516-518.
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    2021 Zizzo, G., Warin, M., Zivkovic, T., & Maher, J. (2021). Productive exposures: Vulnerability as a parallel practice of care in ethnographic and community spaces.. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 32(2), 150-165.
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    2021 Warin, M. (2021). No Appetite for Change: Culture, Liberalism, and Other Acts of Depoliticization in the Australian Obesity Debate. Sociological Research Online, 17 pages.
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    2021 Warin, M., Keaney, J., Kowal, E., & Byrne, H. (2021). Circuits of time: enacting postgenomics in Indigenous Australia. Body and Society.
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    2021 Allison, S., Wade, T., Warin, M., Long, R., Bastiampillai, T., & Looi, J. C. L. (2021). Response to Treasure and Schmidt: joined-up care for youth-onset eating disorders. Australasian Psychiatry, 103985622110435.
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    2020 Musolino, C., Warin, M., & Gilchrist, P. (2020). Embodiment as a paradigm for understanding and treating SE-AN: Locating the self in culture. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 534-1-534-11.
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    2020 Warin, M. J., & Valdez, N. (2020). #My(white)BodyMyChoice. Thesis Eleven (Online Special: Living and Thinking Crisis).
    2020 Nutrire CoLab., Burnett, D., Carney, M. A., Carruth, L., Chard, S., Dickinson, M., . . . Yates-Doerr, E. (2020). Anthropologists Respond to The Lancet EAT Commission. Bionatura, 5(1), 1023-1-1023-2.
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    2020 Warin, M. J. (2020). The "gentle and invisible" violence of obesity prevention. American Anthropologist, 122(3), 663-664.
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    2020 Warin, M. J., Kowal, E., & Meloni, M. (2020). Indigenous knowledge in a postgenomic landscape: The politics of epigenetic hope and reparation in Australia. Science, Technology, and Human Values, 45(1), 87-111.
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    2019 Warin, M. (2019). The politics of disease: Obesity in historical perspective. Australian journal of general practice, 48(10), 728-731.
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    2019 Warin, M. J., Jay, B., & Zivkovic, T. (2019). “Ready-made” assumptions: Situating convenience as care in the Australian obesity debate. Food and Foodways, 27(4), 273-295.
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    2019 Farrell, L., Moore, V., Warin, M., & Street, J. (2019). Why do the public support or oppose obesity prevention regulations? Results from a South Australian population survey. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 30(1), 47-59.
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    2018 Eli, K., & Warin, M. (2018). Anthropological Perspectives on Eating Disorders: Deciphering Cultural Logics. Transcultural Psychiatry, 55(4), 443-453.
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    2018 Kowal, E., & Warin, M. (2018). Anthropology, Indigeneity, and the Epigenome. American Anthropologist, 120(4), 822-825.
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    2018 Zivkovic, T., Warin, M., Moore, V., Ward, P., & Jones, M. (2018). Fat as productive: Enactments of fat in an Australian suburb. Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness, 37(5), 373-386.
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    2018 Musolino, C., Warin, M., & Gilchrist, P. (2018). Positioning relapse and recovery through a cultural lens of desire: A South Australian case study of disordered eating. Transcultural Psychiatry, 55(4), 534-550.
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    2018 Warin, M. J. (2018). Information is not knowledge: Cooking and eating as skilled practice in Australian obesity education. Australian Journal of Anthropology, 29(1), 108-124.
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    2018 Warin, M. J., & Hammarström, A. (2018). Material feminism and epigenetics: A ‘critical window for engagement’?. Australian Feminist Studies, 33(97), 299-315.
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    2017 Gunson, J., Warin, M., & Moore, V. (2017). Visceral politics: obesity and children’s embodied experiences of food and hunger. Critical Public Health, 27(4), 407-418.
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    2017 Warin, M. (2017). Incisive Gutting – and Tolerating a Capacity for Harm [Review of Elizabeth Wilson's 'Gut Feminism']. Somatosphere.
    2017 Nash, M., & Warin, M. (2017). Squeezed between identity politics and intersectionality: A critique of ‘thin privilege’ in Fat Studies. Feminist Theory, 18(1), 69-87.
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    2017 Warin, M., Zivkovic, T., Moore, V., & Ward, P. (2017). Moral Fiber: Breakfast as a Symbol of 'A Good Start' in an Australian Obesity Intervention. Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness, 36(3), 217-230.
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    2016 Musolino, C., Warin, M., Wade, T., & Gilchrist, P. (2016). Developing shared understandings of recovery and care: a qualitative study of women with eating disorders who resist therapeutic care. Journal of Eating Disorders, 4(1), 1-10.
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    2016 Jones, M., Cargo, M., Warin, M., & Verity, F. (2016). OPALesence: Epistemological pluralism in the evaluation of a systems-wide childhood obesity prevention program. Evaluation International Journal of Theory Research and Practice, 22(1), 29-48.
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    2016 Farrell, L., Warin, M., Moore, V., & Street, J. (2016). Emotion in obesity discourse: understanding public attitudes towards regulations for obesity prevention. Sociology of Health & Illness, 38(4), 543-558.
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    2016 Farrell, L., Warin, M., Moore, V., & Street, J. (2016). Socio-economic divergence in public opinions about preventive obesity regulations: Is the purpose to ‘make some things cheaper, more affordable’ or to ‘help them get over their own ignorance’?. Social Science and Medicine, 154, 1-8.
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    2016 Warin, M., Moore, V., Davies, M., & Ulijaszek, S. (2016). Epigenetics and Obesity: The Reproduction of Habitus through Intracellular and Social Environments. Body and Society, 22(4), 53-78.
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    2016 Gunson, J. S., Warin, M., Zivkovic, T., & Moore, V. (2016). Participant observation in obesity research with children: Striated and smooth spaces. Children's Geographies, 14(1), 20-34.
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    2015 Warin, M. (2015). Material Feminism, Obesity Science and the Limits of Discursive Critique. Body and Society, 21(4), 48-76.
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    2015 Warin, M., Zivkovic, T., Moore, V., Ward, P., & Jones, M. (2015). Short horizons and obesity futures: disjunctures between public health interventions and everyday temporalities. Social Science & Medicine, 128, 309-315.
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    2015 Musolino, C., Warin, M., Wade, T., & Gilchrist, P. (2015). ‘Healthy anorexia’: the complexity of care in disordered eating. Social Science & Medicine, 139, 18-25.
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    2015 Musolino, C., Warin, M., Wade, T., & Gilchrist, P. (2015). Disordered eating and choice in postfeminist spaces. Outskirts, 33, 1-20.
    2014 Platten, B., Warin, M., & Coggrave, S. (2014). Mouthing disgust and pleasure in eating disorders: the sensorial agency and gendered dimensions of consuming bodies. The Senses and Society, 9(2), 194-211.
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    2014 Allison, S., Warin, M., & Bastiampillai, T. (2014). Anorexia nervosa and social contagion: clinical implications. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48(2), 116-120.
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    2013 Warin, M., & Gunson, J. (2013). The weight of the word: knowing silences in obesity research. Qualitative Health Research, 23(12), 1686-1696.
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    2012 Warin, M., Zivkovic, T., Moore, V., & Davies, M. (2012). Mothers as smoking guns: fetal overnutrition and the reproduction of obesity. Feminism & Psychology, 22(3), 360-375.
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    2011 Broom, D., & Warin, M. (2011). Gendered and class relations of obesity: Confusing findings, deficient explanations. Australian Feminist Studies, 26(70), 453-467.
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    2011 Giles, L., Davies, M., Whitrow, M., Warin, M., & Moore, V. (2011). Maternal depressive symptoms and child care during toddlerhood relate to child behavior at age 5 years. Pediatrics, 128(1), 78-84.
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    2011 Warin, M., Moore, V., Zivkovic, T., & Davies, M. (2011). Telescoping the origins of obesity to women's bodies: How gender inequalities are being squeezed out of Barker's hypothesis. Annals of Human Biology, 38(4), 453-460.
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    2011 Warin, M. (2011). Foucault's progeny: Jamie Oliver and the art of governing obesity. Social Theory and Health, 9(1), 24-40.
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    2010 Zivkovic, T., Warin, M., Davies, M., & Moore, V. (2010). In the name of the child: the gendered politics of childhood obesity. Journal of Sociology, 46(4 Sp Iss), 375-392.
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    2010 Dennis, S., & Warin, M. (2010). Honeyed tongues and hostile intimacy: Engaging trauma across migrant worlds. Emotion, Space and Society, 3(1), 50-55.
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    2009 Warin, M., & Dennis, S. (2009). Telling silences: unspeakable trauma and the unremarkable practices of everyday life. The Sociological Review, 56(Issue suppl s2), 100-116.
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    2008 Beasley, C., & Warin, M. (2008). Guest editorial: Re-imaginging preventive health. Health Sociology Review, 17(2), 124-128.
    2008 Smith, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., Wittert, G., & Warin, M. (2008). Qualities men value when communicating with general practitioners: implications for primary care settings. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(11-12), 618-621.
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    2008 Warin, M., Moore, V., Davies, M., & Turner, K. (2008). Consuming bodies: Mall walking and the possibilities of consumption. Health Sociology Review, 17(2), 187-198.
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    2008 Smith, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., Wittert, G., & Warin, M. (2008). It's sort of like being a detective: Understanding how Australian men self-monitor their health prior to seeking help. BMC Health Services Research, 8(1), WWW 1-WWW 10.
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    2008 Warin, M., Turner, K., Moore, V., & Davies, M. (2008). Bodies mothers and identities: rethinking obesity and the BMI. Sociology of Health & Illness, 30(1), 97-111.
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    2007 Dennis, S., & Warin, M. (2007). Domestic temporalities: sensual patterning in Persian migratory landscapes. Indo - Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 7(2), 1-9.
    2007 Smith, J., Braunack-Mayer, A., Wittert, G., & Warin, M. (2007). 'I've been independent for so damn long!': Independence, masculinity and aging in a help seeking context. Journal of Aging Studies, 21(4), 325-335.
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    2006 Warin, M. (2006). Reconfiguring Relatedness in Anorexia. Anthropology & Medicine, 13(1), 41-54.
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    2005 Warin, M. (2005). Transformations of intimacy and sociality in anorexia: bedrooms in public institutions. Body and Society, 11(3), 97-113.
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    2005 Warin, M., & Dennis, S. (2005). Threads of memory: reproducing the cypress tree through sensual consumption. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 26(1-2), 159-170.
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    2004 Warin, M. (2004). Primitivising anorexia: the irresistible spectacle of not eating. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 15(1), 95-104.
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    2003 Warin, M. (2003). Be-coming clean: the logic of hygiene in anorexia. Sites, 1(1), 109-132.
    2003 Warin, M. (2003). Miasmatic calories and saturating fats: Fear of contamination in anorexia. Culture Medicine and Psychiatry, 27(1), 77-93.
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    2000 Warin, M. (2000). The glass cage: an ethnography of exposure in schizophrenia. Health, 4(1), 115-133.
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    2000 Warin, M., Baum, F., Kalucy, E., Murray, C., & Veale, B. (2000). The power of place: space and time in women's and community health centres in South Australia. Social Science & Medicine, 50(12), 1869-1875.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2019 Warin, M., & Zivkovic, T. (2019). Fatness, obesity and disadvantage in the Australian suburbs: unpalatable politics. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
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    2010 Warin, M. (2010). Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia. USA: Rutgers University Press.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Warin, M. J. (2022). Kristeva, anorexia and hunger’s abject desires. In N. Bubandt, & T. Schwarz Wentzer (Eds.), Philosophy on Fieldwork: Case Studies in Anthropological Analysis.. London: Routledge.
    2020 Warin, M. J. (2020). Beyond carrot sticks and sermons: The practice of education in obesity interventions. In D. Leahy, K. Fitzpatrick, & J. Wright (Eds.), Social Theory and Health Education: Forging New Insights in Research (pp. 230-240). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
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    2018 Warin, M., & Martin, A. (2018). Emergent postgenomic bodies and their (non)scalable environments. In M. Meloni, J. Cromby, D. Fitzgerald, & S. Lloyd (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society (pp. 703-725). London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.
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    2016 Warin, M. (2016). Relatedness in Anorexia. In L. Manderson, A. Hardon, & E. Cartwright (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology (1 ed., pp. 125-129). London: Routledge.
    2015 Zivkovic, T., Warin, M., Moore, V., Ward, P., & Jones, M. (2015). The sweetness of care: biographies, bodies and place. In E. Abbotts, A. Lavis, & L. Attala (Eds.), Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care (pp. 109-12). Surrey: Ashgate Publishing.
    2014 Warin, M., Zivkovic, T., Moore, V., & Davies, M. (2014). Mothers as smoking guns: fetal overnutrition and the reproduction of obesity.. In D. K. Eli, & P. S. Ulijaszek (Eds.), Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Media (pp. 73-89). Ashgate Publishing, Ltd..
    2011 Warin, M., Moore, V., & Davies, M. (2011). The Traffic in 'Nature': Maternal Bodies and Obesity. In M. Unnithan Kumar, & S. Tremayne (Eds.), Fatness and the Maternal Body: Women's Experiences of Corporeality and the Shaping of Social Policy (Vol. 22, 1 ed., pp. 22-42). United States of America: Berghahn Books.
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    Gard, M., Powell, D., & Tenorio, J. (n.d.). Routledge Handbook of Critical Obesity Studies. Routledge.
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Date

Project Name Investigators Funding Body Amount
2021-2022 From Theory to Practice: Leveraging Feminist Approaches to Care at a Time of Crisis Prof Megan Warin, Dr Sophie Chao and Emerita Prof Chris Beasley (for The Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender)​​​​​​​ Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Workshop Grant $9000

2020-2021

The Care Project - Improving the wellbeing of older Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri women. Dr Annapurna Nori, Prof Vivienne Moore, Dr Odette Pearson and Prof Megan Warin RACGP Foundation Grant $8973
2019 - 2022 Epigenetic Charisma: The Politics of Epigenetic Hope and Hype in Australia Kowal, E.; Warin, M & Meloni, M ARC Discovery $348,000
2019 - 2022 Risk, Trust and Socio-economic Status: Understanding middle-aged women’s responses to alcohol/breast cancer risks Ward, P; Warin, M; Wilson C; Olver I; Miller, E; Bissell P; Meyer, S & Macdonald, S ARC Discovery $461,000
2018 - 2020 Family by Family: Addressing childhood obesity through local understandings and local solutions Warin M; Zivkovic T & Maher J Channel 7 Children's Research Fund $74,000
2016 - 2022 Improving nutrition and health outcomes for women and babies in the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program Middleton, P; Stuart-Butler, D; Ah Kit, J; Brown, S; Rumbold, A; Makrides, M; Warin, M; Brown, A; Mensah, F & Deverix J NHMRC $975,881
2016 Indigenous knowledge in a postgenomic landscape: The politics of epigenetic reparation Warin, M Faculty Active Research Grant $3,992
2015 - 2019 Food/Body encounters: new approaches and alternative solutions to obesity prevention and policy Warin, M ARC Future Fellow $789,729
2013 Developing a new biocultural framework to address 'wicked public health problems. Warin, M; V Moore, J Dodd, A Chong (Ypih) Yaitya Purruna Indigenous Health Unit. Interdisciplinary Research Fund $22,000
2012 - 2015 Steward or nanny state: Consulting the public about the use of regulations and laws to address childhood obesity. Braunack-Mayer, A; Street, J; Reynolds, C; Moore, V; Warin, M; Carter, D; Moss, J & Merlin, T Australian National Preventive Health Agency Research Grants Program $288,381
2012 - 2015 An ethnographic study of obesity risk in a disadvantaged community. Warin, M; Moore, V; Ward, P; Jones, M & RA: Zivkovic, T ARC Linkage $162,885
2012 Biological postcards: The popularisation of Barker’s hypothesis Warin, M Faculty Research Active Grant Scheme $7396
2012 - 2013 Food stories: How children from socially disadvantaged areas engage with childhood obesity prevention programs. Warin, M Channel 7 Children's Research Fund $75,000
2011 - 2014 Dynamics of denial: Why are people with eating disorders reluctant to engage with treatment services?

Warin, M; Wade, T & Gilchrist, P 

ARC Linkage $108,000

2007- 2010

Early life influences on obesity and fat patterning in children: critical periods, environmental determinants, and socio-cultural context Moore V; Davies, M; Robinson J; Warin, M & Worsley, T National Health and Medical Research Council $1.1 million
2006-2008 The Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study: Promoting Health Wellbeing and Utilisation of Health Services by Middle aged and Older Men

Wittert, G; Hiller, J; Taylor, A; Warin, M; Braunack-Mayer, A, & Nettelbeck T..

Premiers Science Research Award $300,000
2004-2007 Florey Adelaide Male Aging Study Wittert, G; Marshall, V; Hiller, J; Warin, M; Taylor, A; O’Loughlin, P; Tilley, W; Choong, C; Wallace, J; Forbes, B; Sugarman, R. Florey Medical Research Grant $450, 000

 

Introduction to Gender Studies

Introduction to Gender Studies OL

Gender, Bodies and Health

Gender and Crime

Gender and Crime OL

Contemporary Theories in Gender Studies

Honours Co-ordinator

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor Disruptive Bodies in Discursive Spaces: Radical Fat Acceptance and Fat Bodies on Instagram Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tarmia Klass
    2019 Co-Supervisor The Care Project - Improving the Wellbeing of Older Kaurna Ngarrindjeri Women Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Annapurna Nori
    2019 Principal Supervisor Curing Diabetes Through Motherly Care: the Gendered Politics of Homemade Food in Hyderabad Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Pallavi Laxmikanth
    2019 Principal Supervisor Exploring epigenetics in response to intergenerational trauma in Indigenous Australia: race, gender, and the production of scientific knowledge. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Henrietta Rose Byrne
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Enacting Knowledge, Power, and Equity: Understanding the Public Appetite for Preventive Obesity Regulations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Lucy Farrell
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Assemblages of Care: Why Women with Disordered Eating are Ambivalent to Seek Therapeutic Care Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Connie Marguerite Musolino
    2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Navigating “madness” and “fatness”: distorted spatiotemporalities in experiences of antipsychotic-induced weight gain Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Tara Lee Bates
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Gender and Invested Agency: Cultural Expressions in the United Arab Emirates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jillian Schedneck
    2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor To Entrap and Empower: Maternal Responsibility in an Age of Neo-Liberal Health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Toni Delany
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Negotiating Perceptions of Failure, Risk and Redemption in an Australian Breast Milk Bank Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Gabbie Zizzo
    2005 - 2007 Co-Supervisor The Trouble with White Pants: Medicalisation and Agency in the Context of Menstrual Suppression Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jessica Gunson
    2004 - 2005 Co-Supervisor What is Social Support? A Grounded Theory of Social Interaction in the Context of the New Family Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Philippa Williams
    2003 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Beyond Masculinity: A Qualitative Study of Men's Help Seeking and Health Service Use in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr James Smith
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83134864
  • Email: megan.warin@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 1
  • Room: 1 40a
  • Org Unit: Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies

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