Dr Paul Mason

Lecturer in Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University

Paul Mason joined Anthropology at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University, in February 2017 after completing postdoctoral fellowships at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney (2016), and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney (2013-2015). He obtained his PhD in cultural anthropology from Macquarie University (2012) under the supervision of Professors Greg Downey and John Sutton.

Paul has been involved in an array of research projects investigating human biological and cultural diversity. He has conducted fieldwork with arts communities in Indonesia and Brazil, religious minorities in India and Brazil, and infectious disease patients in Vietnam and Australia. He has been recognised nationally in the Australian Lecturer of the Year Awards (2012-2014). As a leading thinker in complex systems modelling, Paul’s research has had wide-reaching impact upon a range of topics from humanly organised expression to models of infectious disease care and prevention.