Edith Cowan University
Leesa Costello is a Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion in the School of Exercise, Biomedical and Sports Sciences at Edith Cowan University. She is an active researcher with a special interest in Netnography. Her own PhD research was with HeartNET, an online community for heart patients, and this informed the beginnings of Click.
ArticlesIntroductionA catastrophe is often considered to be a final decisive event, resulting in a disastrous end. Two recent examples of catastrophes satisfying this definition were the 2012 super storm Sandy in the United States of America and the 2011 floods in Brisbane, Australia. The progress of these disasters was reported worldwide, yet...Read more
ArticlesIntroductionFew life experiences have a greater impact upon the sense of self than the diagnosis of a life-challenging illness. Breast cancer is such an illness, and the sudden transition from 'well' to 'ill' is unsettling for a person's sense of knowing who they are in 'their' own body. What you know about your body, what others know about your body and what your...Read more