In this series of interviews, I ask Digital Sociologists about their work and the background to it. You can find Garry on Twitter here. See here for the previous interviews in the series.

How did digital technology first begin to enter into your research? It seems to have flowed naturally from the broader topic at hand. 

How have your engagements with it changed over time? 

What direction is your research heading in? How has digital technology featured in this? 


Deborah is an advocate of using social and other digital media for professional purposes. She blogs at ‘This Sociological Life’, tweets @DALupton, has a number of Pinterest boards and Storify presentations dealing with her current research interests and administers three Facebook pages: Sociology of Health, Illness and MedicineDigital Sociology and Sociology of Parenting. She contributes pieces to The Conversation and Crikey online discussion sites and is an invited member of the Crikey Health and Medical Panel.

How did This Sociological Life come about? 

How do you use the blog? 

Has this changed over time? 

Do you ever have trouble finding the time to blog?

How does your blogging relate to the rest of your work?