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Peters Amanda, PhD Student

Amanda Peters

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Research Interests:

Sociology of Health and Illness; Sociology of Medicine; Medical Education; Qualitative Methods

Education

PhD In Progress (2011-Present)
Thesis: [Placeholder] A Qualitative Investigation of Healthy Eating Practices

MA Sociology, International Development Studies, University of Guelph (2009-2011)
Thesis: Making the Choice, Organ Transfer or Trade: An Analysis of Canadian Values and the Political Economy of Care

BA (Hons) Psychology (Research Specialist) and Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University (2003-2007)
Thesis: Recognition Memory for Faces and the Revelation Effect

Teaching

Assistantships:

Fall 2015, Qualitative Research Methods (Third Year), Sociology, McMaster University

Fall 2014, Occupations and Professions (Second Year), Sociology, McMaster University

Winter 2013, Introduction to Sociological Research (Second Year), Sociology, McMaster University

Fall 2012, Introduction to Sociological Research (Second Year), Sociology, McMaster University

Winter 2012, Introduction to Sociology (First Year), Sociology, McMaster University

Fall 2011, Introduction to Sociology (First Year), Sociology, McMaster University

Winter 2011, Qualitative and Observational Methods (Third Year), Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph

Fall 2010, Classical Theory (Second Year), Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph

Winter 2010, Qualitative and Observational Methods (Third Year), Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph

Fall 2009, Contemporary Theory (Third Year), Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph

Research

Publications:

Peters, A., Vanstone, M., Monteiro, S., Norman, G., Sherbino, J., & Sibbald, M. (2016). Examining the Influence of Context and Professional Culture on Clinical Reasoning Through Rhetorical-Narrative Analysis. Qualitative Health Research, 1049732316650418.

Glavin, P., & Peters, A. (2015). The Costs of Caring: Caregiver Strain and Work-Family Conflict Among Canadian Workers. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 36(1), 5-20.

Awards:

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2014-2015, $20,000)

Sid Gilbert Research Prize (University of Guelph) (2013, $500)

Hamilin Family Fund Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2013-2014, $15,000)

McMaster Graduate Studies Student Travel Grant (Spring 2012, $500)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2012-2013, $15,000)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2011-2012, $15,000)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2010-2011, $15,000)


Assistantships:

2015-Present, Sunnybrook Research Institute for Cancer Care Ontario

  • Role: Analyzing transcripts using NVivo 11 and generating reports regarding barriers to follow-up to abnormal colorectal screening tests.

2014-Present, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

  • Role: Conducting face-to-face interviews, analyzing transcripts using NVivo 11 and preparing publications regarding physicians’ experience and use of intuitive reasoning in clinical practice.

2013-2014, Faculty of Social Science, McMaster University, for Ontario Senior’s Secretariat,

  • Role: Conducting telephone interviews, analyzing data and developing a report on the status of Age-Friendly Community development across the province.

2012, The Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University

  • Role: Reviewing literature and developing research topics and projects.

2011, Faculty of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph

  • Role: Developing teaching and facilitation materials for engaging undergraduates in community-based research.

2006-2007, Faculty of Science, Wilfred Laurier University

  • Role: Managing cognition research lab, conducting research and writing sections of a textbook on the history of psychology.

 

Internships: 

2011, Institute for Community-Engaged Scholarship, “The Research Shop”, University of Guelph

Role: Conducting literature reviews and writing reports to support poverty reduction programming in the City of Guelph. 

Conference Presentations:

Peters, A. (2015). ‘Health Practice’ and the Embodied Dimensions of ‘Empowerment’. Qualitative Sociology Conference, London, Ontario.

Peters, A. & Vanstone, M. (2015). What can ‘evidence’ not tell us? A rhetorical-narrative analysis toward understanding the exclusion of ‘intuition’ in physicians’ stories about clinical reasoning. Canadian Sociological Association, Ottawa, Ontario.

Peters, A. (2014). ‘Dialogical Blog Analysis’: A Proposal for Participant-Engaged Research Online. Qualitative Sociology Conference, London, Ontario

Peters, A. (as co-author) (2014). The Costs of Caring: Caregiving Strain and Work-Family Conflict Among Canadian Workers. Canadian Sociological Association, St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

Peters, A. (2014). Science vs. the Caveman? An Examination of ‘Paleo’ Health as Emergent Health Knowledge Regime. Canadian Sociological Association, St. Catharine’s, Ontario.

Peters, A. (2014). The Ancestral Health Solution: An Analysis of the Construction and Practice of an Emergent Health Knowledge Regime. Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health, Montreal, Quebec.

Peters, A. (2014). The Ancestral Health Solution? An Analysis of the Construction and Practice of an Emergent Health Knowledge Regime. Jane Synge Sociology Graduate Student Conference, Hamilton, Ontario.

Peters, A. (2013). Dialysis as Culture: An Exploration and Representation of Patient and Provider Perspectives. The Qualitative Analysis Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.

Peters, A. (2012). Nomadic Responses by Patients to Chronic Illness: The Case of Kidney Failure. Paper presented at the 2nd Global Conference: The Patient, Interdisciplinary.net, Prague, Czech Republic.

Peters, A. (as co-author) (2012). Health Professional Narratives and the Patient: An Analysis of Meaning in Online Medical Blogs. Paper presented at 2nd Global Conference: The Patient, Interdisciplinary.net, Prague, Czech Republic.

Peters, A. (2012). Locating the “Good Patient”: A Dialogical Narrative Analysis of Medblogs. Presented at the Canadian Sociological Association, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Peters, A. (2011). Canadians and the International Organs Trade: An Overview of Preliminary Research. Engage 2011 Graduate Students Conference, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Peters, A. (2011). Researching the Organs Trade: A Canadian Perspective on Market and Non-Market Based Systems of Organ Transfer. Ethnographic Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Peters, A. & Varghese, J. (2010). Creating Interactive Workshops to Engage Student Research Groups. Graduate Student University Teaching Conference, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.


Invited Guest Lectures:

Peters, A. (2015). An examination of “Age-Friendly Cities,” implications for the embodied experience of aging. Prepared for HLTH AGE 3L03, Embodied Aging, Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University.

Peters, A. (2012). Making the Choice, Organ Transfer or Trade. Prepared for ANTH4530, Seminar in Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph.

Peters, A. (2011). Commodification, Health Care and the Patient Experience: The Political Economy of Bodies in Organ Transplant. Prepared for ANTH4540, Seminar in Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph

Peters, A. (2011). Medical Sociology in Ontario, Canada. Prepared for SOAN3070(1), Qualitative and Observational Methods, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph

Peters, A. (2011). Researching the Organs Trade at Home, Comments on Experience in the Field. Prepared for ANTH4540, Seminar in Anthropology, Department Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph.

 

 

Volunteering:

Hamilton Council on Aging, Volunteer/Researcher (June 2012-Oct 2014)

Sociology Student Research Ethics Committee, Reviewer (Sept 2012-Sept 2014)

Faculty of Social Science Writing Initiative, Writing Mentor (Oct 2012-April 2013)

Sociology Graduate Student Caucus, Co-treasurer (April 2013-Sept 2014)

Department of Sociology Graduate Committee, PhD Student Representative (Sept 2013-Aug 2014)

Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging Community Research Project, Facilitator (Sept 2013)

McMaster Social Sciences Community-Campus Research Forum, Facilitator/Researcher (Sept 2013)

Medical Sociology: Theory and Language. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Roundtable Facilitator (Aug 2013)

Projects:

2014-2015, Funding Awarded: $3700, Mini Social Sciences and Humanities School, Student Proposals for Intellectual Community & Engaged Scholarship (SPICES), School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University

2013-2014, Funding Awarded: $1564.83, Graduate Networking Group, Student Proposals for Intellectual Community & Engaged Scholarship (SPICES), School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University