Author: Paul Mason

Susanna Trnka’s One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health by Paul Mason

Paul Mason , February 15th, 2018

One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health By Susanna Trnka Stanford University Press, 2017, 262 pages.   Bringing children to the field can change…


How to write a book review

Paul Mason , December 20th, 2016

  An infographic I recently stumbled across stated that “reading one hour per day in your chosen field will make you an international expert in 7 years.” Now,…

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Tuberculosis and ethics

Paul Mason , March 23rd, 2016

It’s World TB day and a few initiatives are underway! But, before you read on, you can update your profile page on facebook, twitter, etc. using this beautiful floral emblem…

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Australian Anthropology Annual Conference

Paul Mason , November 30th, 2015

The 2015 annual conference of the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) will be hosted by the Anthropology Programme at the University of Melbourne from 1-4 December. This year’s conference…

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Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference final summary

Paul Mason , September 18th, 2015

Final summary of the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference. Please read on… In a panel on Power, Partnerships and Participation, Elan Lazuardi presented her work with Outreach Workers in 3 cities in…

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Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference 2nd last day

Paul Mason , September 17th, 2015

Summary covering the second last day of the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference. Please read on… Professor Sharon Lewin (@sharonlewinPDI) & Professor Robert Grant @GladstoneLabs chaired a…

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STI & HIV Congress ends, HIV & AIDS conference begins

Paul Mason , September 16th, 2015

The last day of the World STI & HIV Congress and the first day of the Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference. Please read on for a summary… Did…

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World STI and HIV Congress day 3

Paul Mason , September 15th, 2015

A summary of the third day of the World STI and HIV congress in Brisbane, Australia. Read on… Tuesday, 15 September 2015 Plenary Talks today were delivered by Raphael Valdivia, Jane Hocking,…

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World STI & HIV Congress day 2

Paul Mason , September 14th, 2015

A summary of the second day of the World STI and HIV congress in Brisbane, Australia. Read on… Morning Session on Publishing and Grant Writing for early career…

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Joint World STI & HIV & ASHM Congress

Paul Mason , September 13th, 2015

The World STI and HIV congress and Australasian HIV and AIDS conference are happening back to back this week. Delegates have come from all around the world to attend…

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STI, HIV, AIDS, TB, conferences of this month

Paul Mason , August 6th, 2015

The Joint World STI & HIV & ASHM Congress starts on Sunday 13 September 2015 at the Brisbance Convention Centre! That’s today (in local time)!!! It is the first time the International So…

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A stubborn conundrum

Paul Mason , August 3rd, 2015

Professor Margaret Lock has published an exhaustive ethnography of Alzheimer disease research in her latest book, The Alzheimer Conundrum. I recently reviewed this book for The Australian Journal of…

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World TB Day 2015

Paul Mason , March 24th, 2015

World TB Day is here again and across the globe small scale efforts, such as the adoption of a floral emblem for this special occasion, are taking place…

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Neuroanthropology of ethics

Paul Mason , November 10th, 2014

Handbook of Neuroethics edited by Jens Clausen and Neil Levy, published by Springer. Springer has just published the Handbook of Neuroethics that features a section dedicated to Neuroanthropology…

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Tuberculosis: more anthropologists wanted

Paul Mason , July 25th, 2014

Nhat preparing a sample to be tested in the GeneXpert system If tuberculosis (TB) is so often described as the quintessential social disease, why aren’t more researchers in the…

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Creative Intersubjectivity in Performance

Paul Mason , July 7th, 2014

Ethnomusicology Forum has just released a special edition on “Creative Intersubjectivity in Performance” with contributions from Elizabeth Betz, Monika Winarnita, Sean Martin-Iverson, Paul…

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Tuberculosis in Prisons

Paul Mason , June 5th, 2014

  Last year I wrote a blog post for the TB CRE covering a story about Ravindra Patil who died of tuberculosis after having spent time in Mumbai…

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Are we Neandermans or Neandumans?

Paul Mason , April 11th, 2014

Science and Nature have just published research that supports a hypothesis about Neanderthal-human hybridisation that I published with Professor Roger Valentine Short in 2011. The recent popularity o…

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