Dr Claire Hooker

Senior Lecturer, Medical Humanities
Centre for Values, Ethics & Law in Medicine (VELIM), Central Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 90363413

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Research interests

Medical Humanities

Social Responses to Health Risks Perceptions and responses to epidemics Risk of Cancer Qualitative health research History of health and medicine Public health ethics

International links

United Kingdom

(Wellcome Centre for Medical Humanites, University of Durham) Sister institution

Selected grants

2013

  • NETWORK FOR ORGANS, BODIES AND TISSUES (NBOT); Stewart C, Anderson W, Cashman P, Cooper M, Griffiths P, Hooker C, Jordens C, Kerridge I, Lupton D, Magnusson R, Michael M, Pols J, Race K, Salkeld G, Savell K, Scott Bray R, Shewan L, Waldby C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2010

  • Strengthening frontline clinicians infection control: A multi-method study to reduce MRSA infection and transmission; Iedema R, Gilbert G, Hooker C, O'Sullivan M, Jorm C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Reconceptualising health promotion: the role of values, ethics and evidence in obesity; Carter S, Hooker C, Kerridge I, Rychetnik L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Developing clinical ethics capacity in NSW through partnership; Jordens C, Hu W, Cheung P, Hooker C, Mills C, Stewart C, Walters W, Thackway S, Clout T, Kerridge I, Letts J, Mitchell J, Carter S, Little J; Health Administration Corporation/Research Support.

2007

  • How do lay people understand the risk of developing cancer? A qualitative study using grounded theory procedures.; Carter S, Ankeny R, Kerridge I, Komesaroff P, Hu W, McCaffery K, Jordens C, Hooker C, Thomas S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2004

  • Comparing health scares in Canada and Australia: managing health risks between public fears and professional priorities; Hooker C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hooker, C. (2005). Irresistible forces: Australian Women in Science. Australia: Melbourne University Press.

Edited Books

  • Hooker, C. (2006). Two Paths to Heaven's Gate. United States: National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
  • Bashford, A., Hooker, C. (2001). Contagion. London: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Crosbie, K., Richters, J., Hooker, C., Leask, J. (2013). Filthy fingernails and friendly germs: lay concepts of contagious disease transmission in developed countries. In Cathy Banwell, Stanley Ulijaszek, Jane Dixon (Eds.), When Culture Impacts Health: Global Lessons for Effective Health Research, (pp. 67-84). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Hooker, C., Leask, J., King, C. (2012). Media Ethics and Infectious Disease. In Christian Enemark, Michael J Selgelid (Eds.), Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, (pp. 161-178). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.
  • Hooker, C. (2010). Dr. Osler and Dr. Lydgate: George Eliot's Middlemarch. In Michael A. LaCombe, David J. Elpern (Eds.), Osler's bedside library : great writers who inspired a great physician, (pp. 155-169). Philadelphia: ACP Publishing Pty, Limited.
  • Hooker, C. (2010). George Eliot. In Michael A. LaCombe, David J. Elpern (Eds.), Osler's bedside library : great writers who inspired a great physician, (pp. 153-178). Philadelphia: ACP Publishing Pty, Limited.
  • Hooker, C. (2010). History and qualitative research. In Ivy Bourgeault, Robert Dingwall, Raymond De Vries (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research, (pp. 265-286). London: Sage Publications.
  • Hooker, C. (2010). History and Social Change in Health and Medicine. In Ivy Bourgeault, Robert Dingwall, Raymond De Vries (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research, (pp. 265-286). London: Sage Publications.
  • Hooker, C. (2008). SARS as a "Health Scare". In S. Harris Ali, Roger Keil (Eds.), Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City, (pp. 123-137). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hooker, C. (2004). Hygiene. In Maryanne Cline Horowitz (Eds.), New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, (pp. 1064-1068). Detroit: Charles Scribners & Sons Publishing.
  • Hooker, C. (2001). Sanitary Failure and Risk: Pasteurisation, immunisation and the logics of prevention'. In Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker (Eds.), Contagion: historical and cultural studies, (pp. 129-152). London and New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Narayan, K., Hooker, C., Jarrett, C., Bennett, D. (2013). Exploring young people's dignity: A qualitative approach. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 891-894. [More Information]
  • Dowd, K., Taylor, M., Toribio, J., Hooker, C., Dhand, N. (2013). Zoonotic disease risk perceptions and infection control practices of Australian veterinarians: call for change in work culture. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 111(1-2), 17-24. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., King, C., Leask, J. (2012). Journalists' views about reporting avian influenza and a potential pandemic: a qualitative study. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 6(3), 224-229. [More Information]
  • Lipworth, W., Hooker, C., Carter, S. (2011). Balance, Balancing, and Health. Qualitative Health Research, 21(5), 714-725. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Rychetnik, L., Lloyd, B., Kerridge, I., Baur, L., Bauman, A., Hooker, C., Zask, A. (2011). Evidence, Ethics, and Values: A Framework for Health Promotion. American Journal of Public Health, 101(3), 465-472. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., Noonan, E. (2011). Medical humanities as expressive of Western culture. Medical Humanities, 37, 79-84. [More Information]
  • Lipworth, W., Davey, H., Carter, S., Hooker, C., Hu, W. (2010). Beliefs and beyond: what can we learn from qualitative studies of lay people's understandings of cancer risk? Health Expectations, 13(2), 113-124. [More Information]
  • Parsons, A., Hooker, C. (2010). Dignity and Narrative Medicine. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 7(4), 345-351. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C. (2010). Health scares: Professional priorities. Health, 14(1), 3-21. [More Information]
  • Leask, J., Hooker, C., King, C. (2010). Media coverage of health issues and how to work more effectively with journalists: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 10, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., Ali, S. (2009). SARS and Security: Health in the 'New Normal'. Studies in Political Economy: a socialist review, 84, 101-127.
  • Carter, S., Hooker, C., Davey, H. (2009). Writing Social Determinants Into and Out of Cancer Control: An Assessment of Policy Practice. Social Science and Medicine, 68(8), 1448-1455. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., Carter, S., Davey, H. (2009). Writing the risk of cancer: cancer risk in public policy. Health, Risk and Society, 11(6), 541-560.
  • Hooker, C. (2008). The Medical Humanities: A brief introduction. Australian Family Physician, 37(5), 369-370. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., Chapman, S. (2007). 'Our youth must be protected from drug abuse': talking tobacco control in the New South Wales Parliament from the 1960s to the twenty-first century. Health and History, 9(1), 106-128.
  • Hooker, C., Pols, H. (2007). Health, Medicine, and the Media. Health and History, 8(2), 1-13.
  • Hooker, C., Chapman, S. (2006). Deliberately personal: Tobacco control debates and deliberative democracy in New South Wales. Critical Public Health, 16(1), 35-46.
  • Hooker, C. (2006). Eugenics in Australia: Striving for national fitness. Isis: international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, 97(4), 784-786.
  • Hooker, C., Pols, J. (2006). Health, Medicine and the Media. Health and History, 8(2), 1-13.
  • Hooker, C. (2003). No Lazy History. Metascience, 12(3), 381-384.
  • Hooker, C. (2003). Rethinking our habits: Review of Learning to Smoke (Jason Hughes). Tobacco Control, 12(3), 340-340.
  • Hooker, C., Bashford, A. (2002). Diphtheria and Australian Public Health: Bacteriology and Its Complex Applications, c1890-1930. Medical History, 46, 41-64.
  • Hooker, C. (2002). Diphtheria, immunisation and the Bundaberg tragedy: a study in public health in Australia. Health and History, 2, 52-78.

Conferences

  • Dowd, K., Taylor, M., Toribio, J., Hooker, C., Dhand, N. (2012). Factors influencing veterinarians' use of personal protective equipment. 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
  • Dhand, N., Dowd, K., Taylor, M., Toribio, J., Hooker, C. (2012). Zoonotic disease perceptions and practices of australian veterinarians. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, Darwin: Australian Veterinary Association.

2013

  • Narayan, K., Hooker, C., Jarrett, C., Bennett, D. (2013). Exploring young people's dignity: A qualitative approach. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(11), 891-894. [More Information]
  • Crosbie, K., Richters, J., Hooker, C., Leask, J. (2013). Filthy fingernails and friendly germs: lay concepts of contagious disease transmission in developed countries. In Cathy Banwell, Stanley Ulijaszek, Jane Dixon (Eds.), When Culture Impacts Health: Global Lessons for Effective Health Research, (pp. 67-84). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Dowd, K., Taylor, M., Toribio, J., Hooker, C., Dhand, N. (2013). Zoonotic disease risk perceptions and infection control practices of Australian veterinarians: call for change in work culture. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 111(1-2), 17-24. [More Information]

2012

  • Dowd, K., Taylor, M., Toribio, J., Hooker, C., Dhand, N. (2012). Factors influencing veterinarians' use of personal protective equipment. 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.
  • Hooker, C., King, C., Leask, J. (2012). Journalists' views about reporting avian influenza and a potential pandemic: a qualitative study. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 6(3), 224-229. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., Leask, J., King, C. (2012). Media Ethics and Infectious Disease. In Christian Enemark, Michael J Selgelid (Eds.), Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, (pp. 161-178). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.
  • Dhand, N., Dowd, K., Taylor, M., Toribio, J., Hooker, C. (2012). Zoonotic disease perceptions and practices of australian veterinarians. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, Darwin: Australian Veterinary Association.

2011

  • Lipworth, W., Hooker, C., Carter, S. (2011). Balance, Balancing, and Health. Qualitative Health Research, 21(5), 714-725. [More Information]
  • Carter, S., Rychetnik, L., Lloyd, B., Kerridge, I., Baur, L., Bauman, A., Hooker, C., Zask, A. (2011). Evidence, Ethics, and Values: A Framework for Health Promotion. American Journal of Public Health, 101(3), 465-472. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., Noonan, E. (2011). Medical humanities as expressive of Western culture. Medical Humanities, 37, 79-84. [More Information]

2010

  • Lipworth, W., Davey, H., Carter, S., Hooker, C., Hu, W. (2010). Beliefs and beyond: what can we learn from qualitative studies of lay people's understandings of cancer risk? Health Expectations, 13(2), 113-124. [More Information]
  • Parsons, A., Hooker, C. (2010). Dignity and Narrative Medicine. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 7(4), 345-351. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C. (2010). Dr. Osler and Dr. Lydgate: George Eliot's Middlemarch. In Michael A. LaCombe, David J. Elpern (Eds.), Osler's bedside library : great writers who inspired a great physician, (pp. 155-169). Philadelphia: ACP Publishing Pty, Limited.
  • Hooker, C. (2010). George Eliot. In Michael A. LaCombe, David J. Elpern (Eds.), Osler's bedside library : great writers who inspired a great physician, (pp. 153-178). Philadelphia: ACP Publishing Pty, Limited.
  • Hooker, C. (2010). Health scares: Professional priorities. Health, 14(1), 3-21. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C. (2010). History and qualitative research. In Ivy Bourgeault, Robert Dingwall, Raymond De Vries (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research, (pp. 265-286). London: Sage Publications.
  • Hooker, C. (2010). History and Social Change in Health and Medicine. In Ivy Bourgeault, Robert Dingwall, Raymond De Vries (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research, (pp. 265-286). London: Sage Publications.
  • Leask, J., Hooker, C., King, C. (2010). Media coverage of health issues and how to work more effectively with journalists: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 10, 1-7. [More Information]

2009

  • Hooker, C., Ali, S. (2009). SARS and Security: Health in the 'New Normal'. Studies in Political Economy: a socialist review, 84, 101-127.
  • Carter, S., Hooker, C., Davey, H. (2009). Writing Social Determinants Into and Out of Cancer Control: An Assessment of Policy Practice. Social Science and Medicine, 68(8), 1448-1455. [More Information]
  • Hooker, C., Carter, S., Davey, H. (2009). Writing the risk of cancer: cancer risk in public policy. Health, Risk and Society, 11(6), 541-560.

2008

  • Hooker, C. (2008). SARS as a "Health Scare". In S. Harris Ali, Roger Keil (Eds.), Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City, (pp. 123-137). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hooker, C. (2008). The Medical Humanities: A brief introduction. Australian Family Physician, 37(5), 369-370. [More Information]

2007

  • Hooker, C., Chapman, S. (2007). 'Our youth must be protected from drug abuse': talking tobacco control in the New South Wales Parliament from the 1960s to the twenty-first century. Health and History, 9(1), 106-128.
  • Hooker, C., Pols, H. (2007). Health, Medicine, and the Media. Health and History, 8(2), 1-13.

2006

  • Hooker, C., Chapman, S. (2006). Deliberately personal: Tobacco control debates and deliberative democracy in New South Wales. Critical Public Health, 16(1), 35-46.
  • Hooker, C. (2006). Eugenics in Australia: Striving for national fitness. Isis: international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences, 97(4), 784-786.
  • Hooker, C., Pols, J. (2006). Health, Medicine and the Media. Health and History, 8(2), 1-13.
  • Hooker, C. (2006). Two Paths to Heaven's Gate. United States: National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

2005

  • Hooker, C. (2005). Irresistible forces: Australian Women in Science. Australia: Melbourne University Press.

2004

  • Hooker, C. (2004). Hygiene. In Maryanne Cline Horowitz (Eds.), New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, (pp. 1064-1068). Detroit: Charles Scribners & Sons Publishing.

2003

  • Hooker, C. (2003). No Lazy History. Metascience, 12(3), 381-384.
  • Hooker, C. (2003). Rethinking our habits: Review of Learning to Smoke (Jason Hughes). Tobacco Control, 12(3), 340-340.

2002

  • Hooker, C., Bashford, A. (2002). Diphtheria and Australian Public Health: Bacteriology and Its Complex Applications, c1890-1930. Medical History, 46, 41-64.
  • Hooker, C. (2002). Diphtheria, immunisation and the Bundaberg tragedy: a study in public health in Australia. Health and History, 2, 52-78.

2001

  • Bashford, A., Hooker, C. (2001). Contagion. London: Routledge.
  • Hooker, C. (2001). Sanitary Failure and Risk: Pasteurisation, immunisation and the logics of prevention'. In Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker (Eds.), Contagion: historical and cultural studies, (pp. 129-152). London and New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

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