Olivia Monson

About me

I am an Associate Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science.

Teaching area

PSY101 Introduction to Cultural and Community Psychology

PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

PSY251 Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour

PSY285 Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour

Transnational Education (Singapore) unit coordinator:

PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

PSY248 Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour

 

 

 

Research areas

I am currently a PhD candidate in psychology working under the supervision of Associate Professor Ngaire Donaghue and Professor Rosalind Gill. My research is informed by qualitative methodology with a focus on critical health psychology,
specifically obesity and weight loss discourse.

Events and speaking engagements

Monson, O & Donaghue, N. (2013). Gender matters; a multimodal discourse analysis of work and winning on The Biggest Loser, BPS Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference 2013: London, United Kingdom.

Monson, O & Donaghue, N. (2013). Mixed messages: a multimodal analysis of the criteria for ‘success’ in The Biggest Loser. International Society of Critical Health Psychology 8th Biennial conference: Bradford, United Kingdom.

Publications

Journals

  • Monson, O., Donaghue, N., Gill, R., (2016), Working hard on the outside: a multimodal critical discourse analysis of The Biggest Loser Australia, Social Semiotics, 26, 5, pages 524 - 540.
  • Monson, O., Donaghue, N., (2015), "You Get the Baby You Need": Negotiating the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology for Social Sex Selection in Online Discussion Forums, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 12, 3, pages 298 - 313.

Monson, O. (2014) Book review: media and the rhetoric of body perfection: cosmetic surgery, weight loss and beauty in popular culture by Deborah Harris-Moore. LSE Review of Books.

Monson, O., & Donaghue, N. (2015). “You Get the Baby You Need”: Negotiating the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology for Social Sex Selection in Online Discussion Forums. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 12(3), 298-313.

Monson, O., Donaghue, N., & Gill, R. (2016). Working hard on the outside: a multimodal critical discourse analysis of The Biggest Loser Australia. Social Semiotics, 1-17.