Dr Sandrine Thérèse
Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Sandrine Thérèse (née Llabrès) completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology at the University of Queensland where her Honours thesis focussed on the role of the thin body ideal in biomedical and wider cultural discourses that construct hegemonic Western femininity. Her PhD, completed at the University of Wollongong in the Science, Technology and Society Program, involved an anthropological and sociological analysis of scientific boundary drawing and uncertainty discourses in specific cases of scientific controversy. Sandrine’s recent post-doctoral position (University of Wollongong) involved collaboration with an intervarsity and interdisciplinary team working to innovate the engineering undergraduate curriculum for outcomes of systems thinking and reflective practice in engineer graduate attributes.
Her current research activities continue her interest in the politics and symbolics of scientific discourses through the investigation of competing definitions of sustainability deployed by organisations involved in sustainable infrastructure initiatives.
Sandrine has worked as a social researcher in the University, non-governmental and private sectors including work as a freelance oral historian. She has lectured across a range of subjects including anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies and communications.