Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Annemarie Jutel

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Phone: 04 463 6140
Location: CS713, Level 7, Clinical Services Block, Wellington Hospital

Annemarie Jutel

Teaching in 2015

HLTH 501 - Principles of Research
Course Coordinator

HLTH 519 - Research Review
Course Coordinator


IDE (nursing), Nantes, France: BPhEd (hons) University of Otago, PhD, University of Otago


Annemarie trained as a Nurse at l'Ecole d infirmieres in Nantes, France and has practiced in France, the US and now New Zealand. She left clinical work in 2000 to focus on sociological aspects of health and illness. Her ground-breaking work in the sociology of diagnosis focuses on how medical classification interacts with social and cultural interests. She has written on the medicalisation of overweight, female sexuality and foetal death. Annemarie is a St Johns PRIME trained first responder and does volunteer work in the rural community of Middlemarch (Central Otago).

Research Interests

Annemarie's work focuses on diagnosis: how diagnoses emerge, what forces influence their creation, and the resulting impact of diagnostic categories on socio-cultural and health protecting practices. She has focused on the pharmaceutical and fitness industries as specific agents of medicalisation and is currently looking at the use of self-diagnosis in the management of pandemic influenza.

The Critical Diagnosis Network

Annemarie is the facilitator of the Critical Diagnosis Network. This network consists of a group of researchers, students and community members dedicated to exploring social, cultural, creative and critical perspectives of diagnosis. While diagnosis is important in identifying and curing disease, it also has a strong social impact. Diagnosis can be a source of anxiety or of relief, of hope or of despair. It structures the experience of health and illness, deciding what counts as normal, defining who is responsible for what disorders, providing frameworks for communication and structuring relationships. It presents a point around which tensions may develop, and interests collide. This research network explores multidisciplinary aspects of diagnosis with a view to enhancing our understandings of health and illness.

Publications, Conference Presentations and Seminars

Authored Book

Jutel, A. & Dew, K. (2014). Social Issues in Diagnosis: An Introduction for Students and Clinicians.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Jutel A, Putting a Name to It: Diagnosis in Contemporary Society (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011), 0pp.

Journal Articles

Jutel, A., & Lupton, D. (2015). Digitizing diagnosis: a review of mobile applications in the diagnostic process. Diagnosis.

Lupton, D., & Jutel, A. (2015). "It's like having a physician in your pocket!" A critical analysis of self-diagnosis smartphone apps. Social Science & Medicine. 

Jutel, A. (2013) When Pigs Could Fly:  Influenza and the Elusive Nature of Diagnosis.  Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, volume 56, number 4, 513–529

Jutel, A., & Banister, E. (2013). "I was pretty sure I had the 'flu": Qualitative description of confirmed- influenza symptoms. Social Science & Medicine Journal, 99, 49-55.

El Banna, H., & Jutel, A. (2013). Gastro-esophageal reflux in breastfed babies: What's missing? New Zealand College of Midwives Journal, 48(June), 9-14.

Hancock, S., & Jutel, A. (2013). Pink Masks:  Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and the Sociology of Diagnosis. Aporia:  The Nursing Journal, 5(3), 6-14.

Shnier A, Lexchin J, Mintzes B, Jutel A, Holloway K (2013) Too Few, Too Weak: Conflict of Interest Policies at Canadian Medical Schools. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68633. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068633

Jutel, A, 'Commentary Method or Madness?: The Dominance of the Systematic Review in Nursing Scholarship, Aporia: The Nursing Journal, 4, 4, (2012) pp. 52- 57

Jutel A, McBain L, 'Do we Really Need to Know?' Journal of the American Medical Association, 308, 15 (2012)

Lennox S, Jutel A, Foureur M, 'The Concerns of Competent Novices during a Mentoring Year' Nursing Research and Practice, (2012) pp. 1- 9

Jutel A, 'Classification, Disease and Diagnosis', Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 54, 2 (2011), pp. 189-205.

Jutel A, 'Framing disease: the example of female hyposexual desire disorder', Social Science and Medicine, 70 (2010), pp. 1084-1090.

Jutel, A. (2010). Self-diagnosis: A Review. Journal of Participatory Medicine 2(Sep 15), e8.

Jutel A, Menkes, D, B. 'Nurses' reported influence on the prescription and use of medication'. International Nursing Review, 57 (2010), pp. 92-97.

Buetow S, Jutel A, Hoare K, 'Shrinking social space in the doctor-modern patient relationship: A review of forces for, and implications of, homologisation', Patient Education and Counseling, 74, 1 (2009), pp. 97-103.

Jutel A, 'Running like a girl: Women's running books and the paradox of tradition', The Journal of Popular Culture, 42, 6 (2009), pp. 1004-1022.

Jutel A, 'Sociology of diagnosis: a preliminary review', Sociology of Health & Illness, 31, 2 (2009), pp. 278-299.

Jutel A, Menkes D B, ''But doctors do it..!': Nurses' views of gifts and information from the pharmaceutical industry', The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 43, June(2009), pp. 1057-1063.

Jutel A, 'Beyond evidence-based nursing: Tools for practice', Journal of Nursing Management, 16 (2008), pp. 417-421.

Jutel A, Menkes D B, 'Soft targets: Nurses and the pharmaceutical industry', PLOS Medicine, 5, 2, February (2008).p.e5.

Jutel A, 'Forgetting Millie Sampson: Collective frameworks for historical memory', New Zealand Journal of Media Studies, 10, 1 (2007), pp. 31-36.

Goldstein A, 'Medicine's flight from interpretation: When a cough is simply a cough', Clinical Ethics, 2 (2007), pp. 15-18.

Jutel A, 'Writing for publication in the Polytechnic or 'New University' sector', Nurse Author & Editor, 17, 3, September (2007).

Jutel A, 'Fracture: Adventures of a broken body', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 60, 2 (2007), pp. 230-231.

Jutel A, Buetow S, 'A picture of health?: Unmasking the role of appearance in health', Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 50, 3 (2007), pp. 421-434.

Jutel A, 'Actively passive: Understanding voice in academic writing', Nurse Author & Editor, 17, 2, June (2007).

Jutel A, 'Responding to peer review', Nurse Author & Editor, 17, 1, March (2007).

Jutel A, 'The Triathlon', Encyclopedia of Extreme Sport (2007), pp. 324-328.

Jutel A, 'Conflicted encounters: Theoretical considerations in the understanding of disease mongering', Monash Bioethics Review, 25, 3, July (2006), pp. 7-23.

Jutel A, 'The emergence of overweight as a disease entity: Measuring up normality', Social Science & Medicine, 63 (2006), pp. 2268-2276.

Jutel A, 'On cartwheels and other things', Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, 7 (2006), pp. 107-112.

Jutel A, 'Overweight is not a disease', British Medical Journal On-line rapid response (2006).

Jutel A, 'What's in a name? Death before birth', Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 49, 3, Summer (2006), pp. 425-434.

Jutel A, 'Vertical limits: Random reminiscences on hill running', The Coach, 34, Summer (2006).

Jutel A, 'The weight of success', The Coach, 33 (2006), pp. 76-78.

Jutel A, 'Weighing health: The moral burden of obesity', Social Semiotics, 15, 2 (2005), pp. 113-126.

Jutel A, 'It just doesn't add up', The Coach, May/June (2005), pp. 75-77.

Jutel A, 'The gift', The Coach, 27, March/April (2005), pp. 75-77.

Jutel A, 'The triathlon: A heuristic for multi-disciplinary', Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, 3, December (2004), pp. 7-8.

Jutel A, 'Pretty is as pretty does: An historical explanation for fat fixation', Healthy Weight Journal, 17, 5, September/October (2003), pp. 68-72.

Jutel A, ''Thou dost run as in flotation': The emergence of the women's marathon', International Journal for the History of Sport, 20, 3, September (2003), pp. 17-36.

Jutel A, 'Visions of vice: History and contemporary fat phobia', Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, 1, 1, December (2003), pp. 35-44.

Jutel A, 'The real Germany: Cycling and national identity', Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 26, 2, May (2002), pp. 195-208.

Jutel A, 'Does size really matter: Weight and values in public health', Perspectives, Biology and Medicine, 44, 2, Spring 2001 (2001), pp. 283-296.

Book Chapters

Jutel A, 'Doctors orders: Diagnosis, Medicalisation and the Exploitation of Anti-fat Stigma Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic'', in Governing Bodies (New York, Routledge, 2008).

Jutel A, 'Cursed or carefree?: Menstrual product advertising and the sportswoman', in Sport, Culture and Advertising: Identities, Commodities and the Politics of Representation (Routledge, 2005), pp. 214-225.

Conference Presentations

Jutel A, 'Self-diagnosis: A review'. American Sociological Association Annual Conference (Atlanta, GE, 2010).

Jutel A, 'Pour une sociolgie de diagnostique colloque', Femmes, corps et sante (Universite d'Ottawa, Congres de l'Acfas, 2009).

Jutel A, 'Doctor's orders: Medical authority and the exploitation of the fat body', Bio-pedagogies Conference (University of Wollongong, 2007).

Jutel A, 'Evidence based practice: Challenges and opportunities for nurses and midwives', Cook Island Health Conference (Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 2007).

Jutel A, 'Creating a disease: The fitness industry and the mongering of overweight', Conflict and Communication Conference (Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, 2007).

Jutel A, 'The emergence of overweight as a disease entity', Inaugural Conference on Disease Mongering (Newcastle, Australia, 2006).