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The list below itemises my academic publications. Impact factor ratings are provided where available. With over 200 citations, my publications are consistently in the top 0.5% and top 1% of highly viewed research articles on academia.edu as well as in the top 0.1% for dance anthropology. I regularly present at conferences, frequently write book reviews and have served as a reviewer for several journals. Over the past few years, I have also been a writer for academic blogs hosted by the TB-CRE, the Woolcock Institute, the Public Library of Science, by A/Prof Daniel Lende and A/Prof Greg Downey, and by the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University.
Online Education Resources
L.L. Wynn, Paul H. Mason, and Kristina Everett (2008) Human Research Ethics for the Social Sciences and Humanities
review: Institution Review Blog
Paul H. Mason (2016) An Educational Children’s Book about Tuberculosis published by Enculture Press.
* Recipient of the Centenary Institute Medical Innovation Awards 2016 People’s Choice Award *
Now available in:
- Arabic (فونج وآن يذهبان الى الطبيب, ISBN: 978-1-925082-27-2)
- Bengali (অনন আযজু ডাক্তারযয কারে মায়।. ISBN: 978-1-925082-29-6)
- Chinese (可可和乐乐看医生, ISBN: 978-1-925082-35-7)
- English (Phuong and An go to the doctor ISBN: 978-1-925082-16-6)
- French (Dominique et Claude vont chez le médecin: Un livre sur la tuberculose pour enfants, ISBN: 978-1-925082-30-2)
- German (Kai und Mika gehen zum Arzt, ISBN: 978-1-925082-33-3)
- Greek (Η Φιφή και ο Άκης πάνε στο γιατρό. ISBN: 978-1-925082-26-5)
- Hindi (राहुल और दीपा डॉक्टर के पास गये I. ISBN: 978-1-925082-40-1)
- Indonesian (Dwi dan Tri sakit, ISBN: 978-1-925082-24-1)
- Italian (Vale e Alex vanno dal medico, ISBN: 978-1-925082-34-0)
- Javanese (Dian karó Èga lungò nang dòkter, ISBN: 978-1-925082-22-7)
- Kannada (ದಿವ್ಯ ಹಾಗು ಪ್ರವೀಣ್ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗೆ ಹೋದರು. ISBN: 978-1-925082-37-1)
- Khmer (និស្ស័យ និង សុភាទៅជួបលោកគ្រូពេទ្យ, IBSN: 978-1-925082-25-8)
- Malayalam. (അരുണും ആനന്ദും ഡോക്ടറെ കാണാൻ പോയി, ISBN: 978-1-925082-43-2).
- Malaysian (Amir dan Siti Berjumpa Doktor, ISBN: 978-1-925082-21-0)
- Marshallese (Junior im Jojo rej Etal im Lolok Taktō eo, ISBN: 978-1-925082-42-5)
- Mauritian Creole (Pat ek Ani al kot dokter. ISBN: 978-1-925082-28-9)
- Polish (Maja i Kuba idą do lekarza. ISBN: 978-1-925082-38-8)
- Portuguese (Francis e Renê estão doentes, ISBN: 978-1-925082-19-7)
- Romanian (Alex și Gabi merg la doctor, ISBN: 978-1-925082-31-9)
- Russian (Саша и Женя идут к врачу, ISBN: 978-1-925082-20-3)
- Spanish (Coming soon, ISBN: 978-1-925082-44-9)
- Swahili (Tumaini na Huruma wanakwenda kwa daktari, ISBN: 978-1-925082-32-6)
- Swedish (Mio och Lo går till doktorn, ISBN: 978-1-925082-45-6)
- Tagalog (May Sakit Si Len at Si Alex, ISBN: 978-1-925082-18-0)
- Tamil (Thollai ini illai. ISBN: 978-1-925082-41-8).
- Telugu (డాక్టరు దగ్గరకు వెళ్లిన ప్రవీణ్, దివ్య, ISBN: 978-1-925082-39-5).
- Thai (เต้ยและต้นไปหาคุณหมอ, ISBN: 978-1-925082-27-2)
- Turkish (Bilge ve Deniz doktora giderler, IBSN: 978-1-925082-23-4)
- Vietnamese (Phương và An bị bệnh, ISBN: 978-1-925082-17-3).
Uwe U. Paetzold & Paul H. Mason (2016) The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and its Music: From Southeast Asian Village to Global Movement, Brill. (ISBN 9789004308749)
“It is somewhat rare to find interdisciplinary work dealing closely with music while still remaining intelligible to scholars outside of (ethno)musicology. The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and Its Music is a fine example of how martial arts studies can encompass musical (and choreographic) considerations alongside issues of culture, society, religion, ritual, media, politics, nationalism, identity, gender, and embodiment.”
Colin McGuire, Martial Arts Studies, 2016
Hanafi Hussin, MCM Santa Maria, Abraham Sakili & Paul H. Mason (2008) Southeast Asian Religion, Culture and Art of the Sea, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES) Monograph Series No. 6. (ISBN 978-967-5148-19-4)
Mason, P.H. (In Press) “Combat-dancing, Cultural Transmission and Choreomusicology: The globalization of embodied repertoires of sound and movement”, in Micheline Lesaffre, Pieter-Jan Maes and Marc Leman (editors), The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction, Routledge, pp. 223-231. (ISBN: 978-1-138-65740-3)
Hooker, C., Degeling, C., Mason, P.H. (2016) “Dying a natural death: Ethics and political activism for endemic infectious disease”, in M. Kari Nixon and Lorenzo Servitje (Editors), Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 265-290. (IBSN: 978-1137521408).
Paetzold, U.U. & Mason, P.H. (2016) “Putting the Obscure into the Public: Pencak Silat and Music”, in Uwe Paetzold & Paul H. Mason (Eds) The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and its Music: From Southeast Asian Village to Global Movement, Brill, pp. 1-42.
Mason, P.H. (2016) “Silek Minang in West Sumatra, Indonesia”, in Uwe Paetzold & Paul H. Mason (Eds) The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and its Music: From Southeast Asian Village to Global Movement, Brill, pp. 205-234.
Mason, P.H. (2016) “Pencak Silat Seni in West Java, Indonesia”, in Uwe Paetzold & Paul H. Mason (Eds) The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and its Music: From Southeast Asian Village to Global Movement, Brill, pp. 235-264.
Mason, P.H. (2014) What is normal? A historical survey and neuroanthropological perspective, in Jens Clausen and Neil Levy. (Eds.) Handbook of Neuroethics, Springer, pp. 343-363. (ISBN: 978-94-007-4706-7).
Mason, P.H. (2013) “The Choreomusicology Of Self-Accompanied and Musician-Accompanied Plate-Dancing in West Sumatra”, In Mohd Anis Md Nor, Patricia Matusky, Tan Sooi Beng, Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan, and Felicidad Prudente (Editors). Reproducing Southeast Asian Performing Arts and Southeast Asian Bodies, Music, Dance and Other Movement Arts, Philippine Women’s University Press, pp. 125-129. (ISBN 978-971-8517-46-8)
Mason, P.H. (2011) “Modes of Transmission: Traditional West Sumatran and Contemporary West Javanese Practices of Indigenous Martial Arts”, In Mohd Anis Md Nor, Patricia Matusky, Tan Sooi Beng, Jacqueline-Pugh Kitingan & Felicidad Prudente (ed.) assisted by Hanafi Hussin. Hybridity in the Performing Arts of Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center (NusPARC) and Dept. of Southeast Asian Studies University of Malaya. pp. 113-119. (ISBN 978-967-5148-96-5)
Mason, P.H. (2009) “Gestures of power and grace: Brutal combat, beautiful choreography and the bricolage of the contemporary” in Boundaries and Beyond: Language, Culture, and Identity of Southeast Asia, Maria Khristina S. Manueli & Hanafi Hussin (editors), Jabatan Pengajian Asia Tenggara, pp. 35-52. (ISBN 978-967-5148-30-9)
Peer Reviewed Articles
Coussens, A.K., Mason, P.H., Oni, T. (In Press) Socio-political prescriptions for LTBI are required to prevent re-activation of TB, International Journal of Infectious Disease, doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.01.033
Impact factor: 2.229
Degeling, C., Denholm, J., Mason, P.H., Dawson, A., Kerridge, I. (In Press) Eliminating Latent Tuberculosis in low burden settings: Are the principal beneficiaries to be disadvantaged groups or the broader population? Journal of Medical Ethics, doi:10.1136/medethics-2016-103424
Impact factor: 1.764
Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I., Ioannidis, J.P.A., Mason, P.H. (In Press) Ethics and Epistemology in Big Data Research. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.
Mason, P.H., Maleszka, R., Domínguez D., J.F. (In Press) Another stage of development: biological degeneracy and the study of bodily ageing, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2016.12.007.
Impact factor: 2.892
Mason, P.H., Snow, K., Asugeni, R., Massey, P.D., Viney, K. (In press) Tuberculosis and Gender in the Asia-Pacific Region, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12619
Impact factor: 1.628
Cheung, J., Saini, B, Bartlett, D.J., Laba, T-L. Mason, P.H. (In Press) Mapping the Illness Trajectories of Insomnia: A Biographical Disruption? Sociology of Health and Illness. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12525
Impact factor: 1.988
Mason, P.H.,, Roy, A., Singh, P. (In Press) Reciprocity-building and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in tuberculosis research. Journal of Biosocial Science, doi: 10.1017/S0021932016000626
Impact factor: 1.056
Mason, P.H., Kerridge, I., Lipworth, W. (2017) The Global in Global Health is not a Given, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Health, 96(4), 767–769. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.16-0791.
Impact factor: 2.740
Mason, P.H. (2016) The anthropology of multispecies assemblages, The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 27, 398–404. doi:10.1111/taja.12189
Impact factor: 0.571
Mason, P.H., Sweetland, A., Fox, G., Halovic, S., Nguyen, TA., Marks, G. (2016) Tuberculosis and Mental Health in the Asia-Pacific, Australasian Psychiatry, 24(6), 553-555. DOI: 10.1177/1039856216649770
Impact factor: 0.917
Mason, P.H., Oni, T., van Herpen, M.M.J.W., Coussens, A.K. (2016) TB Prevention must integrate technological and basic care innovation, European Respiratory Journal, 48(5), 1529-1531. DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01449-2016
Impact factor: 6.355
Mason, P.H., Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I. (2016) More than one way to be global: Globalization of research and the contest of ideas, American Journal of Bioethics, 16(10), 48-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2016.1214312
Impact factor: 5.288
Mason, P.H. (2016) Fight-dancing and the Festival: Tabuik in Pariaman, Indonesia, and Iemanjá in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Martial Arts Studies Journal, 2, 71-90. DOI: 10.18573/j.2016.10065
Hebets, E., Barron, A., Balakrishnan, C., Hauber, M., Mason, P.H., Hoke, K. (2016) A Systems Approach to Animal Communication, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283: 20152889. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2889.
Impact factor: 5.648
Mason, P.H. Degeling, C. (2016) Beyond Biomedicine: Relationships and Care in Tuberculosis Prevention, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 13(1), 31-34. doi: 10.1007/s11673-015-9697-6.
Impact factor: 1.204
Mason, P.H., Roy, A., Spillane, J., Singh, P. (2016) Social, Historical & Cultural Dimensions of Tuberculosis, Journal of Biosocial Science, 48(2), 206-232. doi: 10.1017/S0021932015000115
Impact Factor: 1.34
Mason, P.H., Degeling, C., Denholm, J. (2015) Sociocultural dimensions of tuberculosis: an overview of key concepts, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 19(10), pp. 1135-1143, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.15.0066.
Impact Factor: 2.756
Downey, G., Dalidowicz, M., Mason, P.H. (2015) Apprenticeship as Method: Embodied learning in ethnographic practice, Qualitative Research, 15(2), 183-200.
Impact Factor: 1.487
“…it’s such a pleasure to have an article that simultaneously surveys the relevant literature, offers rich (and multiple) reflexive examples, and resonates with methodological/theoretical questions more broadly.” Professor Graham Jones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mason, P.H., Domínguez D., J.F., Winter, B., Grignolio, A. (2015) Hidden in plain view: degeneracy in complex systems. BioSystems, 128, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2014.12.003
Impact Factor: 1.472
Mason, P.H. (2015) Degeneracy: Demystifying and destigmatizing a core concept in systems biology. Complexity, 20(3), 12-21.
A student worksheet is available here.
Impact Factor: 1.333
“…one of the most informative scholarly articles I have ever read. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning about 21st-century biology.” Professor Sungchul Ji, Rutgers University (2015)
Mason, P.H. (2014) The Liminal Body: Response to Privacy in the Context of ‘Re-Emergent’ Infectious Diseases, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 11(4), 565-566.
Impact Factor: 1.204
Mason, P.H. (2014) Tapping the Plate or Hitting the Bottle: The Choreomusicology of Self-Accompanied and Musician-Accompanied Plate-Dancing In West Sumatra, Ethnomusicology Forum, 23(2), 208-228.
Maleszka, R., Mason, P.H., and Barron, A.B. (2014) Epigenomics and the concept of degeneracy in biological systems, Briefings in Functional Genomics, 13 (3), 191-202.
Impact Factor: 4.210
Mason, P.H. (2013) Intracultural and Intercultural Dynamics of Capoeira, Global Ethnographic, 1, 1-8.
Mason, P.H. (2012) Music, dance and the total art work: choreomusicology in theory and practice, Research in Dance Education, 13(1), 5-24.
Mason, P.H. (2012) A Barometer of Modernity: Village performances in the highlands of West Sumatra, ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies, 31(2), 79-90.
Mason, P.H. & Short, R.V. (2011) Neanderthal-human Hybrids, Hypothesis, 9(1), 1-5. doi:10.5779/hypothesis
* This research was featured in Discover Magazine. The Australian science magazine Cosmos also featured an article called “My Great-great-great Grandfather was a Neanderthal” or as Dr Jonica Newby on the Australian science show, Catalyst, reported, “It looks like our great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmothers took one for the team” screened on the ABC on Thursday 20 September and Friday 21 September 2012.
Mason, P.H. (2010) Degeneracy at multiple levels of complexity, Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution and Cognition, 5(3), 277-288. (Biological Theory was formerly published by MIT Press. Currently it is published by Springer).
Impact factor: 1.845
Mason, P.H. & Dalman, E.C. (2009) Brain, Dance & Culture 2: Collaborative choreography and evolutionary characteristics in the work of Elizabeth Dalman, Brolga-An Australian journal about dance, 31:9-26.
Mason, P.H. (2009) Brain, Dance and Culture: Broad Hypotheses of an Intuitive Science of Dance, Brolga-An Australian journal about dance, 30:27-34.
K. Rasri, P. Mason, P. Govitrapong, P. Pevet & P. Klosen (2008) Testosterone-Driven Seasonal Regulation Of Vasopressin And Galanin in The Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis of the Djungarian Hamster (Phodopus Sungorus), Neuroscience, 157, 174–187.
Impact Factor: 3.122
My work has been cited in the following journals:
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
American Journal of Bioethics
Animal Behaviour 2016, 2017A & 2017B
Annals of Anthropological Practice
Australian Journal of Linguistics
Annual Review of Neuroscience
Brain, Behaviour and Evolution 2010 & 2012
Briefings in Functional Genomics
Biology and Philosophy
BMC International Health and Human Rights
Body and Society
Complex Systems in Sports
Computer Technology and Development
Current Aging Science
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
Current Opinion in Insect Science, 2016A, 2016B
Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models
Economics of Innovation and New Technology
Endocrinology 2015 & 2016
European Journal for Philosophy of Science
Evolution and Human Behavior
Experimental Brain Research
Extreme Sports Medicine
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
Frontiers in Psychology 2016A, 2016B & 2017
Handbook of Economic Organization
Handbook of Paleoanthropology
Human Movement Science
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
International Journal of Pediatrics
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research
International Journal of Social Research Methodology
International Journal of Student Research in Archaeology
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Journal of Anthropological Sciences 2013 & 2016
Journal of Bioscial Science
Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Journal of Experimental Biology
Journal of Intercultural Studies
Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Journal of Sports Science
Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Journal of Theoretical Biology
Life Science Journal
Movement and Sport/Science et Motricité
Nature, Scientific Reports
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2016A & 2016B
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education
New Economics Foundation
Plant Molecular Biology
Public Health Ethics
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Retos: nuevas tendencias en educación física, deporte y recreación
Science World Journal
Social Science and Medicine
SporTK: Revista Euroamericana de Ciencias del Deporte
Sports Medicine 2013 & 2014
Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling
Trends in Cognitive Science
Yearbook for Traditional Music
My work has also been cited in the following books:
Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain
Complex Systems in Sport
DNA Methyltransferases – Role and Function
The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and its Music
Handbook of Economic Organization
Handbook of Paleoanthropology
Handbook of Sport Expertise
Performance, Popular Culture, and Piety in Muslim Southeast Asia
Brain Fitness for Women
Musical Journeys in Sumatra
On the Origin of the Human Mind
Psychological Mechanisms in Animal Psychology
Studies in Perception and Action XII
Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music
Theatre and Performance in the Asia Pacific
Other Publications including Foreign Language articles
Mason, P.H., Lipworth, W., Kerridge, I. (2016) Biobanks go global, Australasian Science, 37(6), 33-35.
Mason, P.H. (2013) Information about Tuberculosis for Fieldworkers, Australian Anthropology Society Newsletter, 129, 4-5.
Mason, P.H. (2011) Festival for the Queen of the Sea, Soul Brasil, 52, 14-15.
Mason, P.H. (2011) In Brazil, oldies and greens can’t agree on how to celebrate the queen of the sea, Brazzil, 1 February.
Mason, P.H. (2010) 19th and 21st Century Brazil: Population growth, urbanisation & pollution in the developing world, Neo, 3, 1-13.
Mason, P.H. (2009) Une Grande Hospitalité Brésilienne Pour Un Australien, Journal AMICIF, 1, p. 9.
Mason, P.H. (2008) Alam, Otak dan Kebudayaan: Neuroantropologi dengan Penari Minangkabau (Brain, Culture and Environment: The Neuroanthropologist and the Self-Accompanied dancer), Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (JATI), 13, 191-204.
Mason, P.H. (2007) Alam, Otak dan Kebudayaan: Perkembangan Baru Tentang Pengetahuan Musik dan Tari. Gema Seni: Jurnal Komunikasi, Informasi, dan Dokumentasi Seni, Vol 2, no. 4, pp. 108-119.
Mason, P.H. (2009) Gestures of Power and Grace, Inside Indonesia, 96.
These works have been cited on pages 77, 88, 96, 389, 445 and 465 of Margaret Kartomi’s recently released Musical Journeys in Sumatra, University of Illinois Press, (2012).
Mason, P.H. (2009) Defence for an Anthropology Thesis, Macquarie Globe, 37.
Mason, P.H. & Dias, A.D. (2009) Fighting for a PhD, Macquarie Globe, 21.
Mason, P.H. (2008) From Coursework to Fieldwork, Macquarie Globe, 48.
Mason, P.H. (2008) Indonesian Cultural Research that moves you, Macquarie Globe, 43.
Mason, P.H. (2008) Passion for Research and Music Combined, Macquarie Globe, Edition 35, 27 August 2008.
Photograph of a burak or tabuik in procession on the last day of tabuik, Pariaman, 2008. Figure 4.11 in Margaret Kartomi (2012) Musical Journeys in Sumatra, University of Illinois Press, page 88.
Cartoon in Catherne A. Sanderson and Saba F. Safdar (2012) Social Psychology, John Wiley & Sons Canada, page 36.
Honourable mention, The Magic of the Minangkabau, MUPRA 2008 Photographic Exhibition, Macquarie University, 21st September to 02 October, 2008.
Two images, “PSOAS Under the Cover-slip”, Microscopy Exhibition, Melbourne University, 2004.
The breadth of these publications highlights my capacity to bring anthropological perspectives and apply systems thinking to a variety of problems in multiple disciplines. With skills in multidisciplinary research, I have acted as a reviewer for the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, MUSICultures, the academic journal of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, BioSystems, Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, Foundations of Science, and The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology.
Since 2005, I have published four book chapters, sixteen peer-reviewed articles, ten book reviews, and delivered over twenty presentations. I have also published foreign articles in French (Culture-Kairos, 2012), in Indonesian (Gema Seni, 2007), and Malaysian (JATI, 2008) and Translated various works into English and French. In my five co-authored papers, the author who led the research and contributed the most to the article is listed first. I am listed first in two of these co-authored papers. As an early career researcher, I have chosen to publish a number of my articles in online open access journals such as Cultures-Kairós, Global Ethnographic, Inside Indonesia and Hypothesis. Online open access articles increase the accessibility and readership of research. For example, my co-authored article in Hypothesis has been the most highly viewed article and consistently in the top ten most highly cited articles in that journal since it was published. Cumulative statistics from academia.edu, tandfonline, and researchgate indicate that my articles have been viewed almost 10,000 times. “Music, dance and the Total Art Work”, “Brain, Dance and Culture I & II”, and “Alam, Otak, dan Kebudayaan” have been my most highly viewed articles. My work on choreomusicology has been used in course curricula at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, Macquarie University, Denison University, the University of Dance and Circus in Sweden, and the Vlaams Theater Instituut in Belgium.Please see the sidebar for other sub pages.