Haydn Aarons is a sociologist with interests in religion, culture, health, research methods, and globalization. His work has appeared in journals such as the British Journal of Sociology and International Sociology. His recent research explores the impact of religion on cultural consumption patterns, Australian attitudes towards Asia, and Australian cultural memory. Dr Aarons’ research has also examined Buddhism in Western contexts and rural health in Australia, for which he won a national award for his work on health planning with the Lower Murray Medicare Local. He teaches introductory sociology and social research methods at the Australian Catholic University.