Rose-Marie is an RHD Candidate who completed her Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours) at Charles Sturt University in 2012. Rose has a background in critical psychology and has previously worked with peer support groups for mental health services users.While still interested in critical psychology, Rose is now studying un/der/employment.

Her current research is interested in exploring governmentality and intersection of power, knowledge and subjectivity that are involved in the constitution of unemployment; and the ways in which people come to understand themselves as ‘unemployed’.

PhD topic:

‘Becoming unemployed: Mapping embodied subjectivity within jobactive’


  • Prof David Fryer 
  • Dr Ravinder Sidhu 
  • Dr Silke Meyer 
  • Research Interests
    • Un/der/employment
    • Perspectives of the unemployed
    • Foucauldian theory, fieldwork and analysis
    • Critical and social theories of governmentality, resubjecification & neoliberalism
    • Critical psychology and the psy-complex
    • Affective-discursive practices
  • Publications

    Fryer, D., & Stambe, R., (2015). Unemployment and Mental Health. In James D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopaedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition), Vol 24 (pp. 733–737.). Oxford: Elsevier.

    Stambe, R. (2015). Undoing Ethics: Rethinking Practice in Online Research, by Natasha Whiteman. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 0,0 : 1-3. Doi: 10.1080/14780887.2015.100891

    Fryer, D., & Stambe, R. (2014). Work and the ‘crafting of individual identities’ from a critical standpoint. The Australian Community Psychologist, 26, 1: 8-17.

    Fryer, D., & Stambe, R. (2014). Neoliberal austerity and unemployment: Critical psychological issues. The Psychologist, 27, 4: 2-6.

    Stambe, R., & Fryer, D. (2014). Photovoice: Doing assessed research as an Undergraduate from a Critical standpoint. SAGE Research Method Cases, retrieved from

    Stambe, R., & Fryer, D. (2012). Answering back to governmentality. In Chapman, C, et al (Eds), Recovering Citizenship, Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Cairns Conference Proceedings 2012, TheMHS Conference, Cairns, Queensland

Staff Details


RHD Candidate


Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours) , Charles Sturt University