2002- 2011 Professor of Health & Social Care University of Dundee, School of Nursing & Midwifery
2006-2008 Co-editor (with Dr Susan Eley) Sociological Research Online
1998-2002 Senior Lecturer Primary Care R&D University of Glasgow, Dept. of General Practice
1995-1998 Senior Lecturer Health Services Research University of Hull, Public Health & Primary Care,
1993-1995 Senior Research Fellow University of Glasgow, Public Health Research Unit
1988-1993 Research Fellow University of Glasgow, MRC Medical Sociology Unit
1985-1987 Senior Research Officer London Borough of Lambeth, Directorate of Social Services
1987-88 Visiting Research Fellow University of Oxford, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
1983-1985 Research Fellow University of Aberdeen, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
AREAS OF INTEREST:
Reproductive health and decison-making
Public engagement with health
Resilience through the lifecourse
“The Biographical Turn and the ‘Sociolization’ of Medicine” Plenary paper presented at the BSA Medical Sociology Group Conference, University of Chester, 16th September, 2011. (Published in Medical Sociology Online,Vol.6, Issue 1: http://www.medicalsociologyonline.org )
“Challenging or Reproducing Dominant Discourses? Some reflections on nearly four decades of the sociology of human reproduction”, Plenary paper presented at BSA Human Reproduction Study Group Conference, Open University, June, 2011.
“Focus groups: Enjeux et apports”, Plenary paper presented at Entretiens Collectifs: Colloque (symposium) held at Sciences Po,
Paris, 8th April, 2009.
“Multi-disciplinary working and theory development: Boundary work and beyond” Opening Plenary Address at Qualitative Health
Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, 4th October, 2008.
CURRENT RESEARCH FUNDING:
Preventing alcohol-related harm among young women: development and feasibility of a community-baseed group intervention (woith coleagues at the University of Dundee)
Perceptions of future fertility among young people with cancer and their professional carers (with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen)
Sociology of Health & Illness
|Role||Start date||End date||Funding source|
|Lead||01/Jul/2012||08/Jan/2015||MRC Medical Research Council|
This study will develop and assess the acceptability and feasibility of a community-based group intervention tailored for young women who binge drink regularly. If successful, the intervention will subsequently be tested in a full scale trial. The long term aim of the full study is to reduce the frequency of binge drinking among young women through a group intervention.