Dr Stefanie Plage

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 334 67350


Dr Stefanie Plage is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Life Course Centre at the School of Social Science at UQ. Her expertise is in qualitative research methods, including longitudinal and visual methods. Her research interests span the sociology of emotions, disadvantage and health and illness. Stefanie has taught introductory and advanced courses in sociology and medical sociology, research design and qualitative inquiry, including the use of software for qualitative research (i.e. NVivo). Her work is multi-disciplinary. She completed her PhD at the Centre for Social Research in Health at The University of New South Wales. In her study she employed a mix of longitudinal qualitative interviews and visual elicitation methods to explore the lived experience of people with cancer. Currently, her research seeks to understand and improve the interactions of families experiencing social disadvantage with the social and health care systems.

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Health and Illness
    Health and homelessness
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
    Lived experience of chronic illness and cancer
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
    Educational inclusion, participation and outcomes of children with cancer


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
  • Master of Arts in Politics, University of Essex
  • Master of Arts in Media, Culture and Society, University of Essex


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