Researcher biography

Dr Rebecca E. Olson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland. Dr Olson's research focuses on the sociology of health and illness, cancer and end-of-life care, interprofessional education in the health professions, and the sociology of emotion and affect. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sociology, Co-Convenor of the Australian Sociological Association's Sociology of Emotions and Affect thematic group and has published widely in the areas of healthcare, interprofessional education, cancer and informal care. Her recent book, “Towards a Sociology of Cancer Caregiving: Time to Feel” (Ashgate 2015), was supported by a collaborative grant from Cancer Australia and Cancer Council ACT.

Areas of research