Sophie Lewis

Senior Research Fellow (ARC)

Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow within the Practical Justice Initiative. Sophie is a health sociologist and qualitative researcher with a background in public health. Her research broadly focuses on sociological understandings of the experiences of living with long term conditions including cancer and obesity. Her current research looks at the ways people navigate the Australian healthcare system and make choices about public and private health service; how social interactions and social context enable people to manage chronic conditions; and the lived experience of advanced cancer. 

Publications

Book Chapters
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Willis K; Lewis S, 2020, 'The imperative of choice in Australian healthcare', in Collyer F; Willis K (ed.), Navigating Private and Public Healthcare, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, pp. 227 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9208-6_11
2020
Kilpatrick S; Willis K; Lewis S, 2014, 'Community action in australian farming and fishing communities', in Community Action and Planning: Contexts, Drivers and Outcomes, pp. 79 - 96
2014
Conference Papers
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Lewis S; Thomas SL, 2011, '"I FEEL LIKE A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN." OBESE ADULTS DISCUSS THEIR EXPERIENCES OF, AND SOLUTIONS TO, OBESITY STIGMA', in ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, SPRINGER, pp. S66 - S66, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000289297700256&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2011
Thomas SL; Lewis S; Blood RW; Holland K; Castle DJ; Hyde J, 2010, 'ARE OBESITY MESSAGES INFLUENCING THE HEALTH BELIEFS AND BEHAVIOURS OF OBESE ADULTS? AN IN-DEPTH QUALITATIVE STUDY OF 142 AUSTRALIANS', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, SPRINGER, pp. 304 - 305, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000280088500687&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2010
Lewis S; Thomas SL; Blood RW; Holland K; Castle DJ; Hyde J, 2010, '"IT JUST CREPT UP ON ME" UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH AND WEIGHT EXPERIENCES OF OBESE MEN IN AUSTRALIA: A QUALITATIVE STUDY', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, SPRINGER, pp. 264 - 264, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000280088500603&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2010
Thomas SL; Lewis S; Hyde J; Castle DJ; Chapman A, 2010, 'OBESE ADULTS ATTITUDES' TOWARDS INDIVIDUAL AND POPULATION BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR OBESITY: A QUALITATIVE COMMUNITY STUDY', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, SPRINGER, pp. 265 - 265, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000280088500604&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2010
Journal articles
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Lewis S; Broom A; Kenny K; Kirby E, 2020, 'Cancer caregivers' experiences of prognosis in Australia: a qualitative interview study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e032361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032361
2020
Dudley D; O’Loughlin K; Lewis S; Loh V, 2020, 'Retirees’ perceptions of goal setting: A qualitative study', Australasian Journal on Ageing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12798
2020
Broom A; Parker R; Raymond S; Kirby E; Lewis S; Kokanović R; Adams J; de Souza P; Woodland L; Wyld D; Lwin Z; Koh ES, 2020, 'The (Co)Production of Difference in the Care of Patients With Cancer From Migrant Backgrounds', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 30, pp. 1619 - 1631, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732320930699
2020
Hughes S; Lewis S; Willis K; Rogers A; Wyke S; Smith L, 2020, 'How do facilitators of group programmes for long-term conditions conceptualise self-management support?', Chronic Illness, vol. 16, pp. 104 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742395318792068
2020
Franklin M; Lewis S; Willis K; Rogers A; Venville A; Smith L, 2019, 'Goals for living with a chronic condition: The relevance of temporalities, dispositions, and resources', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 233, pp. 13 - 20,
2019
Franklin M; Willis K; Lewis S; Rogers A; Smith L, 2019, 'Between knowing and doing person-centredness: A qualitative examination of health professionals’ perceptions of roles in self-management support', Health (United Kingdom), http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459319889087
2019
Kirby ER; Kenny KE; Broom AF; Oliffe JL; Lewis S; Wyld DK; Yates PM; Parker RB; Lwin Z, 2019, 'Responses to a cancer diagnosis: a qualitative patient-centred interview study', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-019-04796-z
2019
Franklin M; Lewis S; Willis K; Rogers A; Venville A; Smith L, 2019, 'Controlled, Constrained, or Flexible? How Self-Management Goals Are Shaped By Patient–Provider Interactions', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 29, pp. 557 - 567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732318774324
2019
Hughes S; Lewis S; Willis K; Rogers A; Wyke S; Smith L, 2019, 'Goal setting in group programmes for long-term condition self-management support: experiences of patients and healthcare professionals', Psychology and Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2019.1623891
2019
Hughes S; Lewis S; Willis K; Rogers A; Wyke S; Smith L, 2019, 'Participants’ experiences of and perceived value regarding different support types for long-term condition self-management programmes', Chronic Illness, pp. 174239531986943 - 174239531986943, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742395319869437
2019
Franklin M; Lewis S; Willis K; Rogers A; Venville A; Smith L, 2019, 'Goals for living with a chronic condition: The relevance of temporalities, dispositions, and resources', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 233, pp. 13 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.05.031
2019
Hughes S; Lewis S; Willis K; Rogers A; Wyke S; Smith L, 2019, 'Goal setting in group programmes for long-term condition self-management support: experiences of patients and healthcare professionals', Psychology and Health,
2019
Spencer G; Lewis S; Reid M, 2019, 'The agentic Self and uncontrollable body: Young people’s management of chronic illness at university', Health (United Kingdom), http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459319889088
2019
Lewis S; Willis K; Collyer F, 2018, 'Navigating and making choices about healthcare: The role of place', Health and Place, vol. 52, pp. 215 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.06.009
2018
Hughes, S ; Lewis S; Willis, K ; Rogers, A ; Wyke, S ; Smith, L , 2017, 'The experience of facilitators and participants of long term condition self-management group programmes: A qualitative synthesis', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 100, pp. 2244 - 2254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2017.06.035
2017
Spencer G; Lewis S; Reid M, 2017, 'Living with a chronic health condition: Students’ health narratives and negotiations of (ill) health at university', Health Education Journal, vol. 77, pp. 631 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0017896917738120
2017
Franklin M; Lewis S; Willis K; Bourke-Taylor H; Smith L, 2017, 'Patients’ and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of self-management support interactions: Systematic review and qualitative synthesis', Chronic Illness, vol. 14, pp. 79 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742395317710082
2017
Lewis S; Collyer F; Willis K; Harley K; Marcus K; Calnan M; Gabe J, 2017, 'Healthcare in the news media: The privileging of private over public', Journal of Sociology, vol. 54, pp. 574 - 590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783317733324
2017
Collyer F; Willis K; Lewis S, 2017, 'Gatekeepers in the healthcare sector: Knowledge and Bourdieu's concept of field', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 186, pp. 96 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.06.004
2017
Couch D; Thomas SL; Lewis S; Blood RW; Holland K; Komesaroff P, 2016, 'Obese people's perceptions of the thin ideal', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 148, pp. 60 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.034
2016
Willis K; Collyer F; Lewis S; Gabe J; Flaherty I; Calnan M, 2016, 'Knowledge matters: producing and using knowledge to navigate healthcare systems', Health Sociology Review, vol. 25, pp. 202 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2016.1170624
2016
Lewis S; Willis K; Yee J; Kilbreath S, 2016, 'Living Well? Strategies Used by Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 26, pp. 1167 - 1179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732315591787
2016
Holland K; Blood RW; Thomas SL; Lewis S, 2015, 'Challenging stereotypes and legitimating fat: An analysis of obese people’s views on news media reporting guidelines and promoting body diversity', Journal of Sociology, vol. 51, pp. 431 - 445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783313480395
2015
Lewis S; Willis K; Kokanovic R; Pirotta M, 2015, '‘I’m managing myself’: how and why people use St John’s wort as a strategy to manage their mental health risk', Health, Risk and Society, vol. 17, pp. 439 - 457, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698575.2015.1096328
2015
Couch D; Thomas SL; Lewis S; Blood RW; Komesaroff P, 2015, 'Obese adults’ perceptions of news reporting on obesity: The panopticon and synopticon at work', SAGE Open, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244015612522
2015
Thomas SL; Lewis S; Westberg K, 2015, ''You just change the channel if you don't like what you're going to hear': gamblers' attitudes towards, and interactions with, social marketing campaigns', Health Expectations, vol. 18, pp. 124 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.12018
2015
Willis K; Lewis S; Ng F; Wilson L, 2015, 'The Experience of Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer—A Review of the Literature', Health Care for Women International, vol. 36, pp. 514 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2014.896364
2015
Lewis S; Yee J; Kilbreath S; Willis K, 2015, 'A qualitative study of women's experiences of healthcare, treatment and support for metastatic breast cancer', Breast, vol. 24, pp. 242 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2015.02.025
2015
Thomas SL; Olds T; Pettigrew S; Randle M; Lewis S, 2014, '"Don't eat that, you'll get fat!" exploring how parents and children conceptualise and frame messages about the causes and consequences of obesity', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 119, pp. 114 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.08.024
2014
Vitetta L; Coulson S; Beck SL; Gramotnev H; Du S; Lewis S, 2013, 'The clinical efficacy of a bovine lactoferrin/whey protein Ig-rich fraction (Lf/IgF) for the common cold: A double blind randomized study', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 21, pp. 164 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2012.12.006
2013
Lindsay S; Thomas S; Lewis S; Westberg K; Moodie R; Jones S, 2013, 'Eat, drink and gamble: Marketing messages about 'risky' products in an Australian major sporting series', BMC Public Health, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-719
2013
Olds T; Thomas S; Lewis S; Petkov J, 2013, 'Clustering of attitudes towards obesity: A mixed methods study of Australian parents and children', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-10-117
2013
Thomas SL; Lewis S; Westberg K; Derevensky JL, 2013, 'What Influences the Beliefs, Behaviours and Consumption Patterns of 'Moderate Risk' Gamblers?', International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, vol. 11, pp. 474 - 489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-013-9432-7
2013
Thomas S; Lewis S; Duong J; Mcleod C, 2012, 'Sports betting marketing during sporting events: A stadium and broadcast census of Australian Football League matches', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 36, pp. 145 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00856.x
2012
Thomas SL; Lewis S; McLeod C; Haycock J, 2012, ''They are working every angle'. A qualitative study of Australian adults' attitudes towards, and interactions with, gambling industry marketing strategies', International Gambling Studies, vol. 12, pp. 111 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2011.639381
2012
Knoesen NP; Mancuso SG; Thomas S; Komesaroff P; Lewis S; Castle DJ, 2012, 'Relationship between severity of obesity and mental health: An Australian community survey', Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, vol. 4, pp. 67 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-5872.2011.00164.x
2012
Holland KE; Blood RW; Thomas SI; Lewis S; Komesaroff PA; Castle DJ, 2011, ''our girth is plain to see': An analysis of newspaper coverage of Australia's Future 'Fat Bomb'', Health, Risk and Society, vol. 13, pp. 31 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698575.2010.540648
2011
Dickins M; Thomas SL; King B; Lewis S; Holland K, 2011, 'The role of the Fatosphere in fat adults' responses to obesity stigma: A model of empowerment without a focus on weight loss', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 21, pp. 1679 - 1691, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732311417728
2011
Lewis S; Thomas SL; Blood RW; Castle D; Hyde J; Komesaroff PA, 2011, ''I'm searching for solutions': Why are obese individuals turning to the Internet for help and support with 'being fat'?', Health Expectations, vol. 14, pp. 339 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00644.x
2011
Lewis S; Thomas SL; Blood RW; Castle DJ; Hyde J; Komesaroff PA, 2011, 'How do obese individuals perceive and respond to the different types of obesity stigma that they encounter in their daily lives? A qualitative study', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 73, pp. 1349 - 1356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.08.021
2011
Lewis S; Thomas SL; Hyde J; Castle DJ; Komesaroff PA, 2011, 'A qualitative investigation of obese men's experiences with their weight', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 35, pp. 458 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.35.4.8
2011
Thomas SL; Lewis S; Hyde J; Castle D; Komesaroff P, 2010, ''The solution needs to be complex.' Obese adults' attitudes about the effectiveness of individual and population based interventions for obesity', BMC Public Health, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-420
2010
Lewis S; Thomas SL; Warwick Blood RW; Hyde J; Castle DJ; Komesaroff PA, 2010, 'Do health beliefs and behaviors differ according to severity of obesity? A qualitative study of Australian adults', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 7, pp. 443 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7020443
2010
Thomas S; Karunaratne A; Lewis S; Castle D; Knoesen N; Honigman R; Hyde J; Kausman R; Komesaroff P, 2010, '‘Just Bloody Fat!’: A Qualitative Study of Body Image, Self-Esteem and Coping in Obese Adults', International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, vol. 12, pp. 39 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623730.2010.9721805
2010
Lewis CP; Newell JN; Herron CM; Nawabu H, 2010, 'Tanzanian farmers' knowledge and attitudes to GM biotechnology and the potential use of GM crops to provide improved levels of food security. A Qualitative Study.', BMC Public Health, vol. 10, pp. 407,
2010
Lewis CP; Newell JN; Herron CM; Nawabu H, 2010, 'Tanzanian farmers' knowledge and attitudes to GM biotechnology and the potential use of GM crops to provide improved levels of food security. A Qualitative Study.', BMC Public Health, vol. 10, pp. 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-407
2010
Lewis S; Thomas SL; Hyde J; Castle D; Blood RW; Komesaroff PA, 2010, '"I don't eat a hamburger and large chips every day!" A qualitative study of the impact of public health messages about obesity on obese adults', BMC Public Health, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-309
2010
Reports
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Thomas S; Lewis S, 2012, Conceptualisations of gambling risks and benefits: A socio-cultural study of 100 Victorian gamblers, Victorian Department of Justice, Office of Gaming and Racing
2012
Thomas SL; Lewis S; Browning CB, 2010, Social connectedness and musculoskeletal conditions: An evidenced based review and recommendations for . Consumer Health Research Group (CHaRGe),, Arthritis Victoria
2010