Monique Lewis is a sociologist and lecturer in media and communication at Griffith University. Her research spans across media, health & medicine, and risk sociologies, with a particular interest in herbal medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and medicinal cannabis.
Monique's investigations have focused on news and biomedical media representations of herbal medicine and CAM, as well as exploring how risk is constructed in these representations by a range of different interest groups.
Her more recent research has investigated the de-legitimisation of CAM in news media stories, as well as analysing articles on medicinal cannabis in biomedical professional journals.
You can find Dr Lewis' research publications here.
Sociologist Dr Monique Lewis discusses her research into how the media frames articles about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), particularly messages that seek to delegitimise the industry and its treatments.