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Dr Struan Jacobs

Position: Senior Lecturer In Sociology
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Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272692 +61 3 52272692



  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Tasmania, 1974
  • Master of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1979
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, 1989


Teaching Interests

ASC 101, 102; ASC 304; ASC 308; ASC 491
Bachelor of Arts

Knowledge areas

Social studies of science

Intellectual history of science and social science

Social theory


Research interests

  • Theories of science and social science
  • Analysis of the idea of tradition and its history
  • Scientific and social thought of Michael Polanyi
  • Social dimension of screening for prostate cancer

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