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Amanda completed her PhD in social and cultural anthropology through the University of Newcastle in 2005, undertaking fieldwork in Greece where she examined women’s lived experiences of mental distress within localised medical and religious worlds. She has taught in medical anthropology, public health and psychiatry, and worked in cultural studies research focused on cultural diversity in children’s health care. Amanda promotes the importance of contextualised perspectives, taking into account the social, cultural, historical, economic and political conditions that influence and determine health encounters within psychiatric contexts.
Rosso-Buckton, Amanda (2006) “Feed a Cold and Starve a Demon: the Poetics of Madness in Kefalonia”, unpublished doctoral dissertation.
Rosso, Amanda (1997) “Behind Every Crooked Thought There Lies a Crooked Molecule”: A Sociocultural Analysis of Prozac, unpublished Honours thesis.
Franklin, M., Patterson, P., Allison KR, Rosso-Buckton, A., Walczak, A. (2019) An invisible patient: Healthcare professionals’ perspectives on caring for adolescent and young adults who have a sibling with cancer, European Journal of Cancer Care 27 (6), e12970
Rosso Buckton, A. (2015) Conversations between anthropology and psychiatry: drawing out the best from interdiscplinarity in global mental health, Australasian Psychiatry, 23(6) Supplement 3–5
Rosso Buckton, A. (2014) Review of Deborah Weinstein, The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy, Cornell University Press, Somatosphere, September 4th