Here you can find more information about the inaugural intake of research students in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine (formerly Social Science, Health & Medicine), and details of their individual research projects.
The Department places a high emphasis on innovative, high quality research in the social sciences, and welcomes applications from students whose research interests intersect with our own.
Gabriel Abarca Brown
Explores subjectivity and mental health in afro-descendant young immigrants in Chile, and the mutual relationship between them and mental health services
The wellbeing and health of Palestinian refugees transitioning into adulthood as established refugees in Jordan, and new refugees after the Syria crisis.
Sociological Analysis of the Development of Clinical Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
Sofia Bowen Silva
The social and political life of ‘work stress’: an ethnographic approach to mental health in the workplace in Santiago of Chile.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and eugenics: a social moral epistemology approach
The influence of social and ethical values on NICE technology appraisal: an empirical ethics study
Ethopolitics of London Somali communities: mental health and moral economy of substance use
James Rupert Fletcher
Informal care networks from the perspectives of people with dementia living in the community in the Midlands
Realizing Health Justice through Civil Society - The case of Social Movements
The use of human rights discourse in defining high quality residential care for older people: A comparative perspective between Germany and England
The health and welfare effects of parental leave and pension policies
Selection processes of medical treatments for older people in France and England: The example of anti-osteoporotic drugs
What counts as a premenstrual symptom? Patient and expert health professional perspectives on a highly stigmatised and contested 'illness'- PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome).
A mixed methods study of the role of digital technology in pregnancy and childbirth in the UK
Drug Memory: A Genealogy
Investigating values, practices, and mental health needs of Eritrean refugee women
Léonie A. J. Mol
“Taking it in, taking it out”: an ethnographic analysis of bulimia nervo
Consequences of working until or beyond state pension age (SPA) for older people’s social role
Society’s most vulnerable? An exploration of the lived experience of vulnerability amongst older deaf blind adults and the implications for safeguarding
An Ethnography of Home Treatment in Psychiatry
Nudge & Public Policy
An investigation of the decision making process used by older people when choosing proxy health and care decision makers for health and welfare lasting powers of attorney in England.
"The impact of grandchildren on the health outcomes of grandparents: evidence from the CHARLS survey". I will examine the impact of grandparenting on a wide range of older people's life dimensions including caring, social participation and well-being
Citizenship of migrant workers in Post-hukou era: from a perspective of citizenship institutions and everyday practices of internal migrants in China