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Gowree Balendran is a PhD student in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine.

Her research in medical sociology draws upon her clinical experience in medicine and previous work as a doctor in the NHS, as well as laboratory research experience in molecular genetics and academic qualifications in medicine (MBBS), molecular biology (MSc) and biochemistry (BSc).

Her postgraduate qualifications also include a PGCE and the MSc in Medicine, Science & Society from King’s College London.


Thesis title: 'Sociological Analysis of the Development of Clinical Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease'

Her research is focused on sociological analysis of the development of clinical guidelines by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). In particular, she is evaluating NICE guidelines that recommend statins and the new oral anti-coagulants for the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease in the NHS.

PhD supervision

Further details

See Gowree's research profile