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PhD Supervision Interests

Disability Studies Sociology of Health and Illness / Medical Sociology (general) Cancer experiences End of lifeand palliative care Patient Experiences of theNational Health Serviceand other health care and therapy services.

Research Interests

Carol is Professor of Sociology, specialising in disability studies and the sociology of health and illness.

Her current research interests are in the following areas:

Disability Studies

  • Carol is a member of the Executive Editorial Board of the international journal Disability and Society - http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/09687599.html, and has published widely in the field.
  • She is the author of Female Forms: experiencing and understanding disability (1999) Buckingham: Open University Press,
  • and Sociologies of Disability and Illness. Contested Ideas in Disability Studies and Medical Sociology (2007) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

The Sociology of Cancer

  • Carol has a long-standing research interest in the sociology of cancer. She recently directed an ESRC funded research project entitled Narratives of Living and Dying with Cancer: Sociological Perspectives (ESRC ref: RES-000-22-2031).This involved secondary data analysis of interview data collected in the following two research projects (NHS funded), in which she was the principal investigator:
  • The psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their main carers.Download the Research Report as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file (1.9MB). Publications arising are available here in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobatformat.
  • Patterns and preferences for place of final care and death among terminally ill cancer patients and their carers in the Morecambe bay area. The Executive Summary is available here in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobatformat.

Other Research Interests

  • Carol has also researched and published in other fields, including: the nature of care, public health and health promotion, domestic labour and health, and women's health.

Career Details

  • At Lancaster University, Carol joined the Institute for Health Research in 2002, having worked closely with colleagues in the IHR for a number of years from her location in the Department of Applied Social Science at Lancaster University.
  • She has a 1st Class Honours degree in Sociology (University of Sheffield, 1980) and a PhD in Sociology (University of Warwick, 1987).

Additional Information

In Press

Dementia and the social model of disability

Thomas, C. & Milligan, C. 2014 Joseph Rowntree viewpoint article 0 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

2013

Family carers' delivery of medications for the person dying at home: preliminary findings from the 'unpacking the home' study

Turner, M., Seamark, D., Milligan, C., Thomas, C., Brearley, S. G., Wang, X., Blake, S. & Payne, S. 03/2013 In: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 3, 1, p. 125-126 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

Working at the coalface: using action research to study ‘integrative medicine’ in the NHS

Welch, P., Thomas, C. & Bingley, A. 02/2013 In: European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 5, 1, p. 75-82 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Routledge handbook of disability studies

Watson, N. (ed.), Roulstone, A. & Thomas, C. (ed.) 2012 New York: Routledge. 452 p. (Routledge handbooks).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The changing terrain of disability studies

Roulstone, A., Thomas, C. & Watson, N. 2012 Routledge handbook of disability studies. Watson, N., Roulstone, A. & Thomas, C. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 3-11 9 p. (Routledge handbooks).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The perspectives of bereaved family carers on dying at home: the study protocol of 'unpacking the home: family carers' reflections on dying at home

Payne, S., Brearley, S., Milligan, C., Seamark, D., Thomas, C., Wang, X., Blake, S. & Turner, M. 22/11/2012 In: BMC Palliative Care. 11, 5 p.23

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Theorising disability and chronic illness: where next for perspectives in medical sociology?

Thomas, C. 2012 In: Social Theory and Health. 10, 3, p. 209-228 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The value of interviewing on multiple occasions or longitudinally

Grinyer, A. & Thomas, C. 2012 The Sage handbook of interview research: the complexity of the craft. Gubrium, J. F., Holstein, J. A., McKinney, K. & Marvasti, A. (eds.). 2nd ed. ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage, p. 219-230 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2011

Disability: prospects for social inclusion

Thomas, C. 2011 Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice: a manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend. Walker, A., Sinfield, A. & Walker, C. (eds.). Bristol: Policy Press, p. 223-240 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Disability and the death and dying agenda

Thomas, C. 2011 Death, dying, and social differences. Oliviere, D., Monroe, B. & Payne, S. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 85-97 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2010

Medical sociology and disability theory.

Thomas, C. 2010 New directions in the sociology of chronic and disabling conditions: assaults on the lifeworld. Scambler, G. & Scambler, S. (eds.). Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 233 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Negotiating the contested terrain of narrative methods in illness contexts.

Thomas, C. 05/2010 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 32, 4, p. 647-660 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

It’s amazing how safe and secure I felt within that building. [Posters]

Cockshott, Z. J., Payne, S. A., Thomas, C. & Fyfe, D. 2009

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Use of UK voluntary sector cancer support services/

Cockshott, Z., Thomas, C., Payne, S. & Fyfe, D. 2009 In: European Journal of Palliative Care. 16, p. 99-99 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Narrative research methods in palliative care contexts: two case studies.

Thomas, C., Reeve, J., Bingley, A. F., Brown, J., Payne, S. & Lynch, T. 05/2009 In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 37, 5, p. 788-796 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Dying: Places and Preferences.

Thomas, C. 2008 Palliative care nursing: principles and evidence for practice (2nd ed.). Payne, S., Seymour, J. & Ingleton, C. (eds.). Maidenhead; New York: Open University Press, p. 91-105 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Cancer narratives and methodological uncertainties

Thomas, C. 2008 In: Qualitative Research. 8, 3, p. 423-433 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Disability: getting it “right”.

Thomas, C. 2008 In: Journal of Medical Ethics. 34, 1, p. 15-17 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Narrative research in palliative care: reviewing methods used to analyse stories about the end of life.

Brown, J., Thomas, C., Payne, S., Reeve, J. & Bingley, A. 2008 In: Palliative Medicine. 22, 4, p. 551-551 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Developing narrative research in supportive and palliative care: the focus on illness narratives.

Bingley, A. F., Thomas, C., Brown, J., Reeve, J. & Payne, S. 06/2008 In: Palliative Medicine. 22, 5, p. 653-658 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Sociologies of Disability and Illness. Contested ideas in disability studies and medical sociology.

Thomas, C. J. 2007 Palgrave Macmillan. 1 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Rejecting Care? The disability studies critique.

Thomas, C. 2007

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Key ‘narrative’ questions to pose in the analysis of cancer interview data.

Thomas, C. 2007

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

2006

Disability and gender: some reflections on theory and research.

Thomas, C. 2006 In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 8, 2-3, p. 177-185 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction to part 1: disability studies.

Thomas, C. & Barnes, C. 2006 Overcoming disabling barriers: 18 years of disability and society.. Barton, L. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 3-6 4 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Exploring Experience: perspectives in disability studies and medical sociology.

Thomas, C. 2006

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Making sense of dying: a review of narratives written since 1950 by people facing death from cancer and other diseases.

Bingley, A. F., McDermott, E., Thomas, C., Payne, S., Seymour, J. E. & Clark, D. 04/2006 In: Palliative Medicine. 20, 3, p. 183-195 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

The place of death of cancer patients: can qualitative data add to known factors?

Thomas, C. J. 06/2005 In: Social Science and Medicine. 60, 11, p. 2597-2607 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Placing the dying body: emotional, situational and embodied factors in preferences for place of final care and death in cancer.

Morris, S. & Thomas, C. 2005 Emotional Geographies. Davidson, J., Bondi, L. & Smith, M. (eds.). Ashgate, 258 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Place of death: exploring preferences.

Thomas, C. 2005 In: Cancer Nursing Practice. 4, 6, p. 17-20 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Grouping cancer patients by psychosocial needs.

Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J., Awwad, F., Morris, S. M., Thomas, C. & McIllmurrary, M. 2005 In: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 22, 2, p. 90-109 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

Local geographies of health inequalities.

Gatrell, A. C., Berridge, D., Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Thomas, C., Popay, J. & Williams, G. 2004 The geography of health inequalities in the developed world: views from Britain and North America. Boyle, P., Curtis, S., Graham, E. & Moore, E. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate Press, p. 177-197 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Mapping the determinants of health inequalities in social space: can Bourdieu help us?

Gatrell, A. C., Popay, J. & Thomas, C. 09/2004 In: Health and Place. 10, 3, p. 245-257 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

How is disability understood? An examination of sociological approaches.

Thomas, C. J. 1/10/2004 In: Disability and society. 19, 6, p. 569-583 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Theorien der Behinderung: Schlüsselkonzepte, Themen und Personen. [In German]

Thomas, C. 2004 Disability studies: ein Lesebuch. Weisser, J. & Renggli, C. (eds.). Luzern: Ed. SZH/CSPS, p. 31-56 26 p. (Institut fu?r Sonderpa?dagogik (Zu?rich).; ISP-Universita?t Zu?rich).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Sociologies of Disability: how is disability understood?

Thomas, C. 2004

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Developing the social relational in the social model of disability: a theoretical agenda.

Thomas, C. 2004 Implementing the social model of disability. Barnes, C. & Mercer, G. (eds.). Leeds: Disability Press, p. 32-47 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Place of death: preferences among cancer patients and their carers.

Thomas, C., Morris, S. M. & Clark, D. 2004 In: Social Science & Medicine. 58, 12, p. 2431-2444 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The UK Social Model of Disability: Rescuing a Social Relational Understanding of Disability.

Thomas, C. 2004 In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 6, 1, p. 22-36 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Disabling barriers - enabling environments (2nd ed.)

Thomas, C., Swain, J., Barnes, C. & French, S. 2004 London: Sage. 306 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The importance of place of death in young adults with terminal cancer.

Grinyer, A. & Thomas, C. 05/2004 In: Mortality. 9, 2, p. 114-131 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Place of death: analysis of cancer deaths in part of North West England.

Gatrell, A. C., Harman, J. C., Francis, B. J., Thomas, C., Morris, S. M. & McIllmurray, M. 03/2003 In: Journal of Public Health Medicine. 25, 1, p. 53-58 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A proper place to live: health inequalities, agency and the normative dimensions of space.

Popay, J. M., Thomas, C., Williams, G., Bennett, S., Gatrell, A. C. & Bostock, L. 1/07/2003 In: Social Science and Medicine. 57, 1, p. 55-69 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Historical data for health inequalities research: a research note.

Mallinson, S. L., Popay, J. M., Elliott, E., Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Gatrell, A. C., Thomas, C. & Williams, G. 11/2003 In: Sociology. 37, 4, p. 771-780 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Theorising inequalities in health: the place of lay knowledge.

Popay, J., Williams, G., Thomas, C. & Gatrell, A. C. 2003 Health and Social Justice: politics, ideology, and inequality in the distribution of disease. Hofrichter, R. (ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Wiley, p. 385-409 25 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Beyond "beer, fags, egg and chips"?: exploring lay understandings of social inequalities in health.

Popay, J., Bennett, S., Thomas, C., Williams, G., Gatrell, A. C. & Bostock, L. 01/2003 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 25, 1, p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

Companions through cancer: the care given by informal carers in cancer contexts

Thomas, C., Morris, S. & Harman, J. C. 2002 In: Social Science and Medicine. 54, 4, p. 529-544 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Companions through cancer: the care given by informal carers in cancer contexts.

Thomas, C. J., Morris, S. M. & Harman, J. C. 1/02/2002 In: Social Science and Medicine. 54, 4, p. 529-544 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The need to know: informal carers and information.

Morris, S. & Thomas, C. 09/2002 In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 11, 3, p. 183-187 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The need to know: informal carers and information.

Morris, S. M. & Thomas, C. 2002

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Informal Carers in Cancer Contexts.

Thomas, C. & Morris, S. M. 2002

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Place of final care and death: patterns and preferences among cancer patients in the Morecambe Bay health authority.

Morris, S. M., Harman, J. C., Gatrell, A. C., Francis, B. J. & Thomas, C. 04/2002 Proceedings of the palliative care congress. Sheffield

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Informal carers in cancer contexts.

Thomas, C. & Morris, S. M. 09/2002 In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 11, 3, p. 178-182 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A journey around the social model

Thomas, C. & Corker, M. 2002 Disability/postmodernity: embodying disability theory. Corker, M. & Shakespeare, T. (eds.). London: Continuum, p. 18-31 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Living in the borderlands of disability

Thomas, C. 2002 Understanding care, welfare and community: a reader. Bytheway, B., Bacigalipo, V., Bornat, J., Johnson, J. & Spurr, S. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 11-12 2 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The 'disabled' body

Thomas, C. 2002 Real bodies: a sociological introduction. Evans, M. & Lee, E. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave, p. 64-78 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Disability theory: key ideas, issues and thinkers

Thomas, C. 2002 Disability studies today. Barnes, C., Oliver, M. & Barton, L. (eds.). Cambridge: Polity Press, p. 38-57 20 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Cancer and faith: does it make a difference among cancer patients and their informal carers?

Soothill, K. L., Morris, S., Harman, J., Thomas, C., Francis, B. J. & McIllmurray, M. B. 09/2002 In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 16, 3, p. 256-263 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

The carer's place in the cancer situation: where does the carer stand in the medical setting?

Morris, S. M. & Thomas, C. 06/2001 In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 10, 2, p. 87-95 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Informal carers in cancer contexts: their activities and needs.

Thomas, C., Morris, S. M., Harman, J. C. & Mclllmurray, M. B. 2001

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

The care given by informal carers in cancer contexts.

Thomas, C. 15/10/2001

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

DIPEx. Department of Health funded WWW resource.

Thomas, C. 2001 Oxford: University of Oxford

Research output: Other contribution

Disability and the sociological imagination [videorecording]

Thomas, C., Oliver, M., Barnes, C., Middelton, C. & Miles, S. 2001 Birmingham: Birmingham: C-SAP

Research output: Other contribution

The Body and Society: Some Reflections on the Concepts of 'Disability' and 'Impairment'.

Thomas, C. 2001 Reframing the body. Watson, N. & Cunningham-Burley, S. (eds.). 61 ed. Baskingstoke: Palgrave, p. 47-62 16 p. (British Sociological Association conference volume series).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Trying to be sociological: our experience of conducting a three year research project on 'The psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their main carers'.

Thomas, C. 12/2001 Proceedings of the Sociology of Cancer Group conference: what is the sociology of cancer?. Leicester: University of Leicester

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Women's health in Europe: beyond epidemiology?

Thomas, C. & Rigby, J. 2001 Geographies of women's health. McLafferty, S., Dyke, I. & Davis Lewis, N. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 23-40 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their main carers.

Thomas, C., Morris, S., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J. & Harman, J. C. 2001 Lancaster: University of Lancaster

Research output: Other contribution

Place of death in Morecambe Bay: patterns and preferences for place of final care and death among terminally ill cancer patients and their carers.

Thomas, C., Morris, S. M., Gatrell, A. C. & McIllmurray, M. B. 2001 In: Morecambe Bay Medical Journal. 3, 10, p. 356-358 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Medicine, gender and disability: disabled women's health care encounter.

Thomas, C. 04/2001 In: Health Care for Women International. 22, 3, p. 245-262 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Feminism and disability: the theoretical and political significance of the personal and the experiential.

Thomas, C. 2001 Disability, politics and the struggle for change. Barton, L. (ed.). London: David Fulton Publications, p. 48-58 11 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Disabled women enter the academy.

Thomas, C. 2001 Identity and difference in higher education: feminist perspectives. Anderson, P. & Williams, J. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 67-78 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The body and society: impairment and disability.

Thomas, C. 2001 Proceedings of the British Sociological Association Conference: reforumlating bodies. London: Macmillan, p. 47-62 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The significant unmet needs of cancer patients: probing psychosocial concerns.

Soothill, K. L., Morris, S., Harman, J., Francis, B. J., Thomas, C. & McIllmurray, M. B. 11/2001 In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 9, 8, p. 597-605 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Informal carers of cancer patients: what are their unmet psychosocial needs?

Soothill, K. L., Morris, S., Harman, J., Francis, B. J., Thomas, C. & McIllmurray, M. B. 11/2001 In: Health and Social Care in the Community. 9, 6, p. 464-475 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The psychosocial needs of cancer patients: findings from an observational study.

McIllmurray, M. B., Thomas, C., Francis, B. J., Morris, S., Soothill, K. L. & Al-Hamad, A. 12/2001 In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 10, 4, p. 261-269 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Young adults with cancer: the effects of the illness on parents and families.

Grinyer, A. & Thomas, C. 04/2001 In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 7, 4, p. 162-170 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

Companions through Cancer: the care given by informal carers in cancer contexts.

Thomas, C. & Morris, S. M. 2000

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Congruence and tension between the women’s movement and the disability Movement.

Thomas, C. 2000

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Area influences: the experience of place.

Thomas, C. 2000

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Disabled women and the gendered nature of disability: examples from health care.

Thomas, C. 2000

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Women and Disability. (Women's Studies Network (UK) Association Newsletter, 36)

Thomas, C. 08/2000 Women's Studies Network (UK) Association, 7 p.

Research output: Working paperOther

Cancer patients' main carers: companions through cancer.

Thomas, C. & Morris, S. M. 09/2000 Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the BSA medical sociology group. York

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The psychosocial needs of patients and their main carers.

Thomas, C. 10/2000 Proceedings of the National conference on co-morbidity. Bolton

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The psychosocial needs of cancer patients.

Thomas, C. 06/2000 Proceedings of a seminar at the regional visit by Sir John Pattison, national director of NHS R&D: NHS Executive north west research and development directorate. Manchester: University of Manchester Medical School, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The psychosocial needs in cancer: a patient survey.

McIllmurray, M., Morris, S. M., Thomas, C., Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J. 10/2000 Proceedings of the 25th ESMO congress. Hamburg

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Psychological needs in cancer: a patient survey.

McIllmurray, M. B., Morris, S., Thomas, C., Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J. 2000 In: Annals of Oncology. 11, Supple, p. 678 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Understanding health inequalities: Locating people in geographical and social spaces

Gatrell, A. C., Thomas, C., Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Popay, J., Williams, G. & Shahtahmasebi, S. 2000 Understanding health inequalities. Graham, H. (ed.). Buckingham: Open University Press, p. 156-169 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1999

Understanding Health Inequalities: People, place and time

Gatrell, T. & Thomas, C. 1999

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

The place is all right, it’s just the people that I can’t stand. (Dis)associating with people and place.

Bostock, L., Bennett, S., Gatrell, A., Popay, J., Thomas, C. & Williams, G. 1999

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Multi-level modelling, Multi-level explanations.

Popay, J., Gatrell, A., Thomas, C., Williams, G., Bostock, L. & Bennett, S. 1999

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

What are the ‘needs’ of cancer patients and their main carers? [Poster]

Thomas, C., Morris, S., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K., Ledwith, F., Francis, B. & Al-Hamad, A. 1999

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Location, Health and Deprivation: The Geography of Inequalities.

Gatrell, A., Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Popay, J., Thomas, C. & Williams G., G. 1999 0 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Narrative identity and the disabled self.

Thomas, C. 1999 Disabiilty discourse. Corker, M. & French, S. (eds.). Buckingham: Open University Press, 226 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Female forms: experiencing and understanding disability.

Thomas, C. 1999 Buckingham: Open University Press. 175 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their main carers.

Thomas, C., Morris, S. M., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K. L., Ledwith, F., Francis, B. J. & Al-Hamad, A. 09/1999 Proceedings of the Lancaster University industry conference. Lancaster: University of Lancaster

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

What are the 'needs' of cancer patients and their main carers?

Thomas, C., Morris, S., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K. L., Ledwith, F. & Francis, B. J. 09/1999 Proceedings of the ECCO European Cancer Conference. Vienna

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

What are the 'needs' of cancer patients and their main carers?

Thomas, C., Morris, S., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K. L., Ledwith, F. & Francis, B. J. 1999 In: European Journal of Cancer. 35, Supplement 4, p. s21-s22

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1998

The Place of Agency.

Thomas, C. 1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Narrative Identity and the Disabled Self.

Thomas, C. 1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Polio Stories.

Thomas, C. 1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Placing the people’s health in the context of social and geographical spaces.

Bostock, L., Bennett, S., Gatrell, A., Popay, J., Thomas, C. & Williams, G. 1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Understanding health inequalities: Mapping health and ‘risk’ within and between differing localities

Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Gatrell, A., Popay, J., Thomas, C. & Williams, G. 1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Theorising inequalities in health: the place of lay knowledge.

Popay, J., Williams, G. & Thomas, C. 1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

The body and society: impairment and disability.

Thomas, C. 04/1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Health Debate: Involving Users in Planning Cancer Services. [Guest speaker]

Thomas, C. 20/02/1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceSpeech

Theorising inequalities in health: the place of lay knowledge.

Popay, J., Williams, G., Thomas, C. & Gatrell, A. 1998 The sociology of health inequalities. Bartley, M., Blane, D. & Davey-Smith, G. (eds.). Oxford: Blackwell, p. 59-83 25 p. (Sociology of health and illness monograph series).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Universities and health in the twenty-first century.

Abercrombie, N., Gatrell, A. & Thomas, C. 1998 Health promoting universities: concept, experience and framework for action. Tsouros, A. D., Dowding, G., Thomson, J. & Dooris, M. (eds.). Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, p. 29-34 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Parents and Family: Disabled Women’s Stories About Their Childhood Experiences.

Thomas, C. 1998 Growing up with disability. Robinson, C. & Stalker, K. (eds.). 34 ed. London: Jessica Kingsley, p. 85-96 12 p. (Research highlights in social work).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Becoming a mother: disabled women (can) do it too.

Thomas, C. 1998 In: Midirs Midwifery Digest. 8, 3, p. 275-278 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Theorising Inequalities in Health: The Place of Lay Knowledge

Popay, J., Williams, G., Thomas, C. & Gatrell, T. 1998 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 20, 5, p. 619-644 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

All change: cancer services in transition.

Morris, S., Mclllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K., Ledwith, F. & Thomas, C. 1998 In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 7, 3, p. 168-173 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Developing a comprehensive service for patients with cancer at a district level: the North Lancashire and South Lakeland story.

Soothill, K. & Thomas, C. 1998 In: The Journal of Contemporary Health. 6, Autumn, p. 69-71 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1997

Feminism and Disability.

Thomas, C. 12/1997

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Disabled Women: Stories of Resistance.

Thomas, C. 1997

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

The Lancaster Project. Synergy, Magazine of the Society and College of Radiographers.

Clarke, N. & Thomas, C. 13/11/1997 Lancaster

Research output: Working paper

Having a baby: some disabled women's reproductive experiences.

Thomas, C. & Curtis, P. 1997 In: Midwifery. 13, 4, p. 202-209 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Health seeking behaviour and the control of sexually transmitted disease.

Ward, H., Mertens, T. & Thomas, C. 1997 In: Health Policy and Planning. 12, 1, p. 19-28 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The baby and the bath water: disabled women and motherhood in social context.

Thomas, C. 1997 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 19, 5, p. 622-643 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1996

Women’s Health in Britain: some findings from the European Women’s Health Project.

Thomas, C. & Rigby, J. 09/1996

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Disabled Women and Motherhood in Social Context.

Thomas, C. 08/1996

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Some issues in researching disabled women’s lives. [Invited speaker]

Thomas, C. 03/1996

Research output: Contribution to conferenceSpeech

Some Issues in researching Disabled Women’s Lives.

Thomas, C. 1996 Women's access to healthcare: law, society and culture. 4 ed. Liverpool: Feminist Legal Research Unit, University of Liverpool, p. 71-76 6 p. (Working paper / Feminist Legal Research Unit, University of Liverpool).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Research on Users’ Views about Stroke Services: Towards an Empowerment Research Paradigm or More of the Same?

Thomas, C. & Parry, A. 1996 In: Physiotherapy. 82, 1, p. 6-12 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1995

Women, Disability and Motherhood.

Thomas, C. & Hayward, A. 1995 0 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Carers in Rotherham: R&D Feasibility Study.

Ryan, T., Clark, D. & Thomas, C. 1995 Sheffield Hallam University

Research output: Working paper

Health Needs and Experiences of Stroke Patients.

Thomas, C. & Parry, A. 1995 Rotherham Health Authority

Research output: Working paper

What Do Sheffield Women Want From Their Maternity Services?

Thomas, C., Curtis, P., Brooks, F. & Ricci, K. 1995 Sheffield Health Authority

Research output: Working paper

Domestic labour and health: bringing it all back home.

Thomas, C. 1995 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 17, 2, p. 328-352 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1994

Domestic Labour and Health.

Thomas, C. 1994

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

The health needs of people with stroke: a preliminary study

Parry, A., Thomas, C. & Clark, D. 1994

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

The Determinants of Health: two perspectives in recent public health strategies.

Thomas, C. 1994

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

1993

The Health Needs of People With Stroke: a preliminary study.

Parry, A. & Thomas, C. 1993 North Derbyshire Health Authority

Research output: Working paper

Public health strategies in Sheffield and England: a comparison of conceptual foundations.

Thomas, C. 1993 In: Health Promotion International. 8, 4, p. 299-307 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

De-Constructing Concepts of Care.

Thomas, C. 1993 In: Sociology. 27, 4, p. 649-669 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1992

Deconstructing Concepts of Care.

Thomas, C. 1992

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Parental involvement in the care of hospitalised children.

Thomas, C. 1992

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Mothers, Nurses and the Care of Hospitalised Children.

Thomas, C. 1992 Sheffield City Polytechnic Working Paper

Research output: Working paper

1991

A review of recently published debate on the determinants of health and health promotion.

Thomas, C. 1991

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

1990

Research for Health For All.

Thomas, C. 1990

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

1989

Strategic planning for Health For All at city level: Sheffield's experience.

Thomas, C. 1989

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

1988

Health, Disability and Informal Care in Sheffield.

Thomas, C. 1988 University of Sheffield

Research output: Working paper

1984

Women waiting: ante-natal services in West Birmingham.

Thomas, C. 1984 Birmingham Community Health Council

Research output: Working paper

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