Researcher biography

Dr Stefanie Plage is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in ISSR at UQ. Her expertise is in qualitative research methods, including longitudinal and visual methods. Her research interests span the sociology of emotions, education and the sociology of health and illness, including outcomes and experiences of sexual minorities. Stefanie has taught introductory and advanced courses in sociology and health 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. In addition to working on the Try, Test and Learn Evaluation, she is currently interested in understanding how chronic and acute childhood illness (e.g. cancer) impacts inclusion and participation in educational settings, as well as long term educational outcomes.