Researcher biography

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 (Principal)
  • Dr Ravinder Sidhu (Associate)
  • Dr Silke Meyer (Associate)

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


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 : 1-3Doi: 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