Professor Stephanie O'Donohoe

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Professor of Advertising and Consumer Culture

Email: U3RlcGhhbmllLk8nRG9ub2hvZUBlZC5hYy51aw==
Phone: +44(0)131 6503821
Room: 3.11


Profile

Background

Dip Advanced Marketing Techniques (Dublin); BSc (Trinity College, Dublin); PhD (Edinburgh).

I worked in the Irish alcohol industry on graduation, with responsibilities for marketing research, new product development and point-of-sale material. I completed my PhD at Edinburgh exploring young adults' experiences of advertising.

Research interest terms

  • Advertising
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Consumer culture and interpretive consumer research
  • Consumer culture, identity & gender
  • Consumption-orientated identity projects
  • Emerging-adulthood
  • Gender studies

Research interests

I am interpretive consumer researcher, with a longstanding interest in theories and practices of advertising consumption. This interest has expanded to encompass advertising production as well as consumption, and children's relationship with advertising and marketing communications. I am currently collaborating with several colleagues on advertising-related projects.

My second main area of interest concerns consumers' interactions with the marketplace as their family circumstances change. My primary concern here is with  consumption experiences in relation to bereavement, and I have a longstanding research collaboration in this area with Professor Darach Turley, Dublin City University. Much of my current work in this area focuses on books and bereavement - on grief memoirs as a lens on bereavement and consumption experiences during bereavement, and also on the role of fiction in sensemaking among bereaved people.  Recent work has also explored consumption experiences in the transition to motherhood. I am part of the VOICE Group, an international research team (spanning UK, USA, Denmark and Ireland) exploring this area, and I was a co-organiser of the ESRC Motherhoods, Markets and Consumption seminar series.

Finally, I am involved in several joint projects exploring consumption practices among young people, particularly at points of transition.

Group membership

PhD Supervision

Stephanie is supervising 4 PhD students


Publications

Children and their grandparents: Consumer socialization and consumption practices across the generations in the digital world

Marchant, O'Donohoe and Marder. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Approaching death in the family:: Children, parents and consumption practices in extremis

O'Donohoe. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Paper

The multicultural LGBT+ consumer:: A meaning-based model of multicultural media experience

Nölke and O'Donohoe. (2016).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Bereaved bonding:: Materially-mediated parent-child relationships following major loss

O'Donohoe. (2015).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Being, buying and dying: Consumption experiences towards the end of life

O'Donohoe and Turley. (2015).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Edging out of the nest: Emerging adults' use of smartphones in maintaining and transforming family relationships

Marchant and O’Donohoe. (2014) Journal of Marketing Management 30 (15-16). 1554-1576.
Contribution to journal: Special issue
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Having it all? Consumer culture, person-object relations, and the lived experience of female emerging adults

O'Donohoe, Lambert and Orton-Johnson. (2014). 1-11.
Contribution to conference: Paper

Motherhoods, markets and consumption: the making of mothers in contemporary Western cultures

O'Donohoe, Hogg, Maclaran, Martens and Stevens. (2014).
Book/Report: Book

Volunteer stereotypes, stigma and relational identity projects

Ho and O’Donohoe. (2014) European Journal of Marketing 48 (5/6). 854-877.
Contribution to journal: Article
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The making of mothers

O'Donohoe, Hogg, Maclaran, Martens and Stevens. (2014). 1-15.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Listening to the wounded storyteller:: pathographies as a repository of consumption meanings

O'Donohoe and Turley. (2013).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Practising gender: The role of banter in young men’s improvisations of masculine consumer identities

Hein and O’Donohoe. (2013) Journal of Marketing Management.
Contribution to journal: Article

An Apple all day makes liminality okay: the influence of the iPhone on teenage girls' consumption practices

Marchant and O'Donohoe. (2013).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Conference contribution
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The sadness of lives and the comfort of things: Goods as evocative objects in bereavement

Turley and O'Donohoe. (2012) Journal of Marketing Management 28 (11-12). 1331-1353.
Contribution to journal: Article
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Being and Becoming Donors: Towards a theory of donor socialisation

Ho and O'Donohoe. (2012).
Contribution to conference: Abstract

Lessons on loss: grief in contemporary children's fiction

O'Donohoe. (2012).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Pot Noodles, Placements and Peer Regard: Creative Career Trajectories and Communities of Practice in the British Advertising Industry

McLeod, O'Donohoe and Townley. (2011) British Journal of Management 22 (1). 114-131.
Contribution to journal: Article

Deciding to Give? Insights into young people's donor decision-making processes

Ho and O'Donohoe. (2011).
Contribution to conference: Paper

Mobile phones as an extension of the participant observer's self: reflections on the emergent role of an emergent technology

Hein, O'Donohoe and Ryan. (2011) Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal 14 (3). 258-273.
Contribution to journal: Article

(Re)creating Cultural Models of Motherhoods in Contemporary Advertising

Hogg, Laclaran, Martens, O'Donohoe and Stevens. (2011) Advertising & Society Review 12 (2).
Contribution to journal: Special issue

Motherhood, Marketization, and Consumer Vulnerability

Davies, Prothero, Sorensen, O'Malley, O'Donohoe, Dobscha, Geiger, Thomsen and VOICE .Grp. (2010) Journal of Macromarketing 30 (4). 384-397.
Contribution to journal: Article

Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust

Flatt. (2010) International Journal of Advertising 29 (3). 505-507.
Contribution to journal: Book/Film/Article review

Children and Food

Marshall and O'Donohoe, S. (2010). 167-183.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter

Grief goods: material possessions and meaning reconstruction in bereavement

O'Donohoe, S. and Turley, D. (2010).
Contribution to conference: Other

Engage! The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web

O'Donohoe. (2010) International Journal of Advertising 29 (3). 505-507.
Contribution to journal: Book/Film/Article review

Buying into motherhood? Problematic consumption and ambivalence in transitional phases

O'Donohoe, S., Davies, Dobscha, S., Geiger, S., O'Malley, L., Prothero, A., Sorensen, E. and Thomsen, T. (2010) Consumption Markets & Culture 13 (4). 373-397.
Contribution to journal: Article

Netnography: Doing Ethnographic Research Online

O'Donohoe. (2010) International Journal of Advertising 29 (2). 328-330.
Contribution to journal: Book/Film/Article review

The elephant in the room? Class and creative collaboration in British advertising agencies

McLeod, C., O'Donohoe, S. and Townley, B. (2009) Human Relations 62 (7). 1011-1039.
Contribution to journal: Article

Encoding advertisements: the creative perspective

O'Donohoe, S., Kelly, A. and Lawler, K. (2009).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter

The involved ostrich: mothers' perceptions of fathers' participation in the transition to parenthood

O'Donohoe, S., Davies, A., Dobscha, S., Geiger, S., O'''', Prothero, A., Sørensen, E .B. and Thomsen, T .U. (2009) Advances in Consumer Research.
Contribution to journal: Article

Firing enthusiasm: Growing acceptance of cremation in Europe and the implications for consumer behaviour

O'Donohoe, S. and Turley, D. (2009) 4th Edition.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter

The loss adjuster: The Year of Magical Thinking and the role of consumption in meaning reconstruction

O'Donohoe, S. and Turley, D. (2009).
Contribution to conference: Other

Inoculation or Indoctrination? An Ideological Perspective on Children's Advertising Literacy Website

O'Donohoe, S. and Nairn, A. (2008).
Contribution to conference: Other

Buying into Motherhood? Consumption Ambivalence and Liminality in Transitional Phases

O'Donohoe, S. (2008).
Contribution to conference: Other

A fateful triangle? Tales of art, commerce and science from the Irish advertising field

O'Donohoe, S., Kelly and Lawlor, K. (2008) Advertising & Society Review 9 (3).
Contribution to journal: Article

Reflections on collaboration in interpretive consumer research

O'Donohoe, S., Davies, Dobscha, S., Geiger, S., O''''Malley, L., Prothero, A., Sorensen, E. and Thomsen, T. (2008) Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal 11. 147-165.
Contribution to journal: Article

Families, food, and pester power: Beyond the blame game?

Marshall, O'Donohoe and Kline, S. (2007) Journal of Consumer Behaviour 6.
Contribution to journal: Article

Fatal errors: unbridling emotions in service failure and recovery experiences

O'Donohoe and Turley, D. (2007) Journal of Strategic Marketing 15. 17-28.
Contribution to journal: Article

Brand in the hand or sand in the hand? A contextualized account of adolescents' mobile consumption

O'Donohoe and Grant, I. (2007) Advances in Consumer Research 34. 280-285.
Contribution to journal: Article

Why young consumers are not open to mobile marketing communications

O'Donohoe and Grant, I. (2007) International Journal of Advertising 26. 223-246.
Contribution to journal: Article

Television promotion of children's snacks: food for thought?

Marshall, O'Donohoe and Kline, S. (2006). 235-258.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Yummy Mummies: the clamour for glamour in advertising to mothers

O'Donohoe. (2006) Advertising & Society Review 7. 1-21.
Contribution to journal: Article

Compassion at the counter: service encounters and bereaved consumers

O'Donohoe and Turley, D. (2006) Human Relations 59. 1429-1448.
Contribution to journal: Article

Encoding Advertisements: the creative perspective

O'Donohoe, Kelly, A. and Lawlor, K. (2005) Journal of Marketing Management 21.
Contribution to journal: Article

Everything under control: a child's eye view of advertising

Bartholomew, A. and O'Donohoe. (2003) Journal of Marketing Management 19 (3-4). 433-457.
Contribution to journal: Article

Ritual consumption: the cases of In Memoriam notices

O'Donohoe and Turley, D. (2003).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Conference contribution

Counter-culture and consumer society

O'Donohoe, Desmond, J. and McDonagh, P. (2001) Consumption Markets & Culture 4. 241-271.
Contribution to journal: Article

Living with ambivalence: attitudes to advertising in postmodern times

O'Donohoe. (2001) Marketing Theory 1. 91-108.
Contribution to journal: Article

Beyond Sophistication: Dimensions of Advertising Literacy

O'Donohoe. (1998) International Journal of Advertising 17. 467-482.
Contribution to journal: Article

Raiding the Postmodern Pantry: Advertising Intertextuality and the Young Adult Audience

O'Donohoe. (1997) European Journal of Marketing 31. 234-253.
Contribution to journal: Article