Publications

  1. & The organisation and delivery of health improvement in general practice and primary care: a scoping study. Health Services and Delivery Research 3(29), 1-180.
  2. & Not very NICE: deviance, stigma and nutritional guidelines related to healthy weight and obesity. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management
  3. & The delivery and organization of public health in England: setting the research agenda. Public Health 122(1), 99
  4. & Health Promotion and ill-health prevention: the role of general practice. quality in Primary Care 19(5), 317-323.
  5. & Cholesterol screening and the Gold Effect. Health, Risk & Society 12(1), 33

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Teaching

  • ASP255 Equality, Diversity and Citizenship

    This module explores the important concept of citizenship and its applications in social policy. It does this by examining equality and diversity policies, focusing on different theoretically-driven debates about the need for, and impact of, such policies. Building on level 4 social policy modules, students will also have the opportunity to gain more understanding of key concepts such as rights, justice, fairness and equality. As a further aim, the module sets out to help students develop a critical awareness of issues associated with applying equality and diversity policies in the workplace and to the topic of asylum. A particular focus is given to recent legislation dealing with age discrimination, and comparisons are drawn with other national contexts.

  • EYXM20 Sociology of Child Health

    This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of issues and constructs related to childhood and child health and welfare for children aged 0 ┬┐ 11 years. It offers students a sociological perspective on childhood health risks, statistics, policies and promotion campaigns. Using the analytical tools of sociology, students will learn to evaluate critically epidemiological findings, differential health outcomes, health problems, and public health initiatives in light of their historical, social and cultural contexts.

  • SHBM00 Social, Cultural and Economic Context of Health

    In this module students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the wider context of health care management. The social, cultural and economic context within which health and illness are defined and experienced and how these impact and influence the organisation and financing of health care and health systems will be critically explored.

  • SHF207 Applied Psychology and Sociology for Health Care

    This module considers the impact of individual and societal influences on health and illness. Theory and evidence from the disciplines of psychology and sociology will be considered within the context of healthcare provision.

  • SHG108 Introduction to Health Sciences

    This module will introduce the student to normal anatomy and physiology, as well as key sociological and psychological concepts.

  • SHH212 Sociology of Health and Illness 2

    This module is taught in alternate years to combined groups of level 5 and level 6 students. The distinction between the levels is obtained through different learning outcomes and assessment questions. Building on the cognate level 4 module, this module further explores key contemporary debates and research approaches in the sociology of health and illness.

  • SHHM05 Public Health Ethics

    The module identifies and offers scope for the consideration of various ethical challenges inherent in some public health endeavours which are sometimes uncritically accepted/adopted. In addition, aspects of public health activities such as screening and immunisation are considered with regard to ethical principles. Other areas of public health interest such as rising levels of inequality in health and lifestyle choice will be presented as ethical dilemmas.

  • SHQM27 Politics and Policies

    This module is a compulsory module in the MSc Health Care Management programme. It will analyse the forces and processes that shape modern health care policies, discussing the phases of policy formation, implementation and evaluation. Theories and models of the policy making process will be examined as they relate to actual practice and the potential obstacles to `perfect implementation┬┐ will be studied. A series of contemporary issues such as rationing, patient and public involvement, and policy divergence after devolution will be discussed.

  • SHQM40 Social, Cultural and Economic Context of Health

    In this compulsory module students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the wider context of health care management. The social, cultural and economic context within which health and illness are defined and experienced and how these impact and influence the organisation and financing of health care and health systems will be critically explored.

Supervision

  • Libyan approaches to obesity. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Joy Merrell
  • Challenges in consolidating and protecting universal health care coverage in Malaysia. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Hughes
    Other supervisor: Dr Gillian Spedding