Professor Carol Thomas

Professor

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.

Dementia Disability Rights and Disablism: understanding the social position of people living with dementia
Thomas, C.J., Milligan, C. 12/09/2017 In: Disability and Society.
Journal article

Dementia and the social model of disability: does responsibility to adjust lie with society rather than people with dementia?
Milligan, C., Thomas, C.J. 16/05/2016 In: Signpost. 21, 3, p. 5-16. 12 p.
Journal article

Unpacking the impact of older adults' home death on family care-givers' experiences of home
Milligan, C., Turner, J.M., Blake, S., Brearley, S.G., Seamark, D., Thomas, C.J., Wang, X., Payne, S.A. 03/2016 In: Health and Place. 38, p. 103-111. 9 p.
Journal article

How can and should UK society adjust to dementia?
Thomas, C., Milligan, C. 06/2015 Joseph Rowntree Viewpoint 24 p.
Featured article

Managing end of life medications at home-accounts of bereaved family carers: a qualitative interview study
Payne, S., Turner, M., Seamark, D., Thomas, C., Brearley, S., Wang, X., Blake, S., Milligan, C. 06/2015 In: BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 5, 2, p. 181-188. 8 p.
Journal article

Clinical psychology and disability studies: bridging the disciplinary divide on mental health and disability
Simpson, J., Thomas, C. 2015 In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 37, 14, p. 1299-1304. 6 p.
Journal article

Disability
Thomas, C.J. 2015 In: The Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies. London : Routledge p. 43-51. 9 p. ISBN: 9780415813860.
Chapter

Living with a long term physical health condition: psychological experiences of older lifestyle migrants
Simpson, J., Triliva, S., Thomas, C., Chatzidamianos, G., Murray, C. 2015 In: The European Health Psychologist. 17, 2, p. 72-78. 7 p.
Journal article

Dying at home: a qualitative study of family carers' views of support provided by GPs community staff
Seamark, D., Blake, S., Brearley, S.G., Milligan, C., Thomas, C., Turner, M., Wang, X., Payne, S. 1/12/2014 In: British Journal of General Practice. 64, 629, p. e796-803. 8 p.
Journal article

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
Meeting 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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Routledge handbook of disability studies
Watson, N., Roulstone, A., Thomas, C. 2012 New York : Routledge. 452 p. ISBN: 9780415574006 . Electronic ISBN: 9780203144114 .
Book

The changing terrain of disability studies
Roulstone, A., Thomas, C., Watson, N. 2012 In: Routledge handbook of disability studies . London : Routledge p. 3-11. 9 p. ISBN: 9780415574006 . Electronic ISBN: 9780203144114 .
Chapter

The value of interviewing on multiple occasions or longitudinally
Grinyer, A., Thomas, C. 2012 In: The Sage handbook of interview research. Thousand Oaks : Sage p. 219-230. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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.
Journal article

Disability: prospects for social inclusion
Thomas, C. 2011 In: Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice. Bristol : Policy Press p. 223-240. 18 p. ISBN: 9781847427144 .
Chapter

Disability and the death and dying agenda
Thomas, C. 2011 In: Death, dying, and social differences. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 85-97. 13 p. ISBN: 9780199599295.
Chapter

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.
Journal article

Medical sociology and disability theory.
Thomas, C. 2010 In: New directions in the sociology of chronic and disabling conditions : assaults on the lifeworld. Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan 233 p. ISBN: 0230222706 9780230222700.
Chapter

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.
Journal article

It’s amazing how safe and secure I felt within that building. [Posters]
Cockshott, Z.J., Payne, S.A., Thomas, C., Fyfe, D. 2009
Poster

The Social Model of Disability and the Rights Discourse: one and the same? [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 2009
Speech

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

Cancer narratives and methodological uncertainties
Thomas, C. 2008 In: Qualitative Research. 8, 3, p. 423-433. 11 p.
Journal article

Disability: getting it “right”.
Thomas, C. 2008 In: Journal of Medical Ethics. 34, 1, p. 15-17. 3 p.
Journal article

Dying: Places and Preferences.
Thomas, C. 2008 In: Palliative care nursing : principles and evidence for practice (2nd ed.). Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press p. 91-105. 15 p. ISBN: 0335221815 9780335221813.
Chapter

Narrative Research Methods in Palliative Care Contexts. [Invited plenary paper]
Thomas, C. 2008
Conference paper

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.
Journal article

Key ‘narrative’ questions to pose in the analysis of cancer interview data.
Thomas, C. 2007
Conference paper

Narratives of living and dying with cancer. [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 2007
Speech

Rejecting Care? The disability studies critique.
Thomas, C. 2007
Conference paper

Sociologies of Disability and Illness. Contested ideas in disability studies and medical sociology.
Thomas, C.J. 2007 Palgrave Macmillan. 1 p. ISBN: 978-1-4039-3637-0.
Book

What can qualitative data add to knowledge about place of cancer deaths?
Thomas, C. 2007
Conference 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.
Journal article

Viewing patient need through professional writings: a systematic 'ethnographic' review of palliative care professionals' experiences of caring for people with cancer. at the end of life.
McDermott, E., Bingley, A.F., Thomas, C., Payne, S., Seymour, J., Clark, D. 01/2006 In: Progress in Palliative Care. 14, 1, p. 9-18. 10 p.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Exploring Experience – disciplinary perspectives. [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 2006
Speech

Exploring Experience: perspectives in disability studies and medical sociology.
Thomas, C. 2006
Conference paper

Introduction to part 1 : disability studies.
Thomas, C., Barnes, C. 2006 In: Overcoming disabling barriers : 18 years of disability and society.. London : Routledge p. 3-6. 4 p.
Chapter

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.
Journal article

Care and Dependency – Contested Disciplinary Terrain. [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 2005
Speech

Disability and Gender. [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 2005
Speech

Gender and Disability. [Plenary speaker]
Thomas, C. 2005
Speech

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.
Journal article

Patient Choice and Place of Death. [Keynote address]
Thomas, C. 2005
Speech

Place of death: exploring preferences.
Thomas, C. 2005 In: Cancer Nursing Practice. 4, 6, p. 17-20. 4 p.
Journal 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 In: Emotional Geographies. Ashgate 258 p. ISBN: 0754643751.
Chapter

Problems and Solutions: perspectives in ‘care’ for people living with disability and chronic illness in medical sociology and disability studies.
Thomas, C. 2005
Conference paper

Theoretical reflections on Care and Dependency.
Thomas, C. 2005
Speech

What are the views of people affected by cancer and other illnesses about end of life issues? carer perspectives.
Clark, D., Thomas, C., Lynch, T., Bingley, A. 2005 Macmillan Cancer Relief
Working paper

What are the views of people affected by cancer and other illnesses about end of life issues? professional and patient perspectives.
Clark, D., Thomas, C., McDermott, E., Bingley, A., Payne, S., Seymour, J. 2005 Macmillan Cancer Relief
Working paper

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Developing the social relational in the social model of disability: a theoretical agenda.
Thomas, C. 2004 In: Implementing the social model of disability. Leeds : Disability Press p. 32-47. 16 p. ISBN: 0952845083.
Chapter

Disabling barriers - enabling environments (2nd ed.)
Thomas, C., Swain, J., Barnes, C., French, S. 2004 London : Sage. 306 p. ISBN: 0761942645.
Book

Local geographies of health inequalities.
Gatrell, A.C., Berridge, D., Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Thomas, C., Popay, J., Williams, G. 2004 In: The geography of health inequalities in the developed world: views from Britain and North America. Aldershot : Ashgate Press p. 177-197. 21 p. ISBN: 0754613984.
Chapter

Place of death: preferences among cancer patients and their carers.
Thomas, C., Morris, S.M., Clark, D. 2004 In: Social Science and Medicine. 58, 12, p. 2431-2444. 14 p.
Journal article

Preferences for place of death among cancer patients and their carers [Poster and presentation]
Thomas, C. 2004
Poster

Sociologies of Disability: how is disability understood?
Thomas, C. 2004
Conference paper

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.
Journal article

Theorien der Behinderung: Schlüsselkonzepte, Themen und Personen. [In German]
Thomas, C. 2004 In: Disability studies : ein Lesebuch. Luzern : Ed. SZH/CSPS p. 31-56. 26 p. ISBN: 3908262526 9783908262527.
Chapter

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

Choosing the Place of Final Care. [Plenary speaker]
Thomas, C., Morris, S.M. 2003
Speech

Defining a Theoretical Agenda for Disability Studies. [Plenary speaker]
Thomas, C. 2003
Speech

Place of death in the Morecambe Bay area : 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. 2003 Lancaster : University of Lancaster.
Book

Theorising inequalities in health : the place of lay knowledge.
Popay, J., Williams, G., Thomas, C., Gatrell, A.C. 2003 In: Health and Social Justice : politics, ideology, and inequality in the distribution of disease. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass/Wiley p. 385-409. 25 p.
Chapter

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

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 In: Proceedings of the palliative care congress. Sheffield
Chapter

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.
Journal article

A journey around the social model
Thomas, C., Corker, M. 2002 In: Disability/postmodernity : embodying disability theory. London : Continuum p. 18-31. 14 p. ISBN: 0826450563.
Chapter

Companions Through Cancer. [Plenary speakers]
Thomas, C., Grinyer, A. 2002
Speech

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.
Journal article

Developing the social relational in the social model of disability: a theoretical agenda. [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 2002
Speech

Disability Research, Theory and Practice. [Plenary speaker]
Thomas, C. 2002
Speech

Disability theory : key ideas, issues and thinkers
Thomas, C. 2002 In: Disability studies today. Cambridge : Polity Press p. 38-57. 20 p. ISBN: 0745626564.
Chapter

Informal Carers in Cancer Contexts.
Thomas, C., Morris, S.M. 2002
Conference paper

Living in the borderlands of disability
Thomas, C. 2002 In: Understanding care, welfare and community : a reader. London : Routledge p. 11-12. 2 p. ISBN: 0415258596.
Chapter

The 'disabled' body
Thomas, C. 2002 In: Real bodies. Basingstoke : Palgrave p. 64-78. 15 p. ISBN: 0333947525.
Chapter

The Social Care Needs of Cancer Patients and Their Carers. [Keynote speaker]
Thomas, C. 2002
Speech

The need to know: informal carers and information.
Morris, S.M., Thomas, C. 2002
Conference paper

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.
Journal article

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 In: Proceedings of the Sociology of Cancer Group conference : what is the sociology of cancer?. Leicester : University of Leicester
Chapter

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

The care given by informal carers in cancer contexts.
Thomas, C. 15/10/2001
Conference paper

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.
Journal 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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

DIPEx. Department of Health funded WWW resource.
Thomas, C. 2001
Other contribution

Disability and Gender: Opening Up the Psycho-emotional Dimensions of Disability. [Keynote speaker]
Thomas, C. 2001
Speech

Disability and the sociological imagination [videorecording]
Thomas, C., Oliver, M., Barnes, C., Middelton, C., Miles, S. 2001
Other contribution

Disabled women enter the academy.
Thomas, C. 2001 In: Identity and difference in higher education : feminist perspectives. Aldershot : Ashgate p. 67-78. 12 p. ISBN: 0754611582 9780754611585.
Chapter

Feminism and disability : the theoretical and political significance of the personal and the experiential.
Thomas, C. 2001 In: Disability, politics and the struggle for change. London : David Fulton Publications p. 48-58. 11 p. ISBN: 1853468096.
Chapter

Informal carers in cancer contexts: their activities and needs.
Thomas, C., Morris, S.M., Harman, J.C., Mclllmurray, M.B. 2001
Conference paper

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.
Journal article

The Body and Society: Some Reflections on the Concepts of 'Disability' and 'Impairment'.
Thomas, C. 2001 In: Reframing the body. Baskingstoke : Palgrave p. 47-62. 16 p. ISBN: 0333774485.
Chapter

The body and society : impairment and disability.
Thomas, C. 2001 In: Proceedings of the British Sociological Association Conference : reforumlating bodies. London : Macmillan p. 47-62. 16 p.
Chapter

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
Other contribution

Women's health in Europe : beyond epidemiology?
Thomas, C., Rigby, J. 2001 In: Geographies of women's health. London : Routledge p. 23-40. 18 p.
Chapter

Young adults and life-stage issues; the effects on parents and Families. [Plenary speakers]
Thomas, C., Grinyer, A. 2001
Speech

Young adults with cancer: how their life stage affects parents and Families. [Poster]
Grinyer, A., Thomas, C. 2001
Poster

The psychosocial needs in cancer: a patient survey.
McIllmurray, M., Morris, S.M., Thomas, C., Soothill, K.L., Francis, B.J. 10/2000 In: Proceedings of the 25th ESMO congress. Hamburg
Chapter

The psychosocial needs of patients and their main carers.
Thomas, C. 10/2000 In: Proceedings of the National conference on co-morbidity. Bolton
Chapter

Cancer patients' main carers: companions through cancer.
Thomas, C., Morris, S.M. 09/2000 In: Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the BSA medical sociology group. York
Chapter

Women and Disability. (Women's Studies Network (UK) Association Newsletter, 36)
Thomas, C. 08/2000 Women's Studies Network (UK) Association, 7 p.
Other

The psychosocial needs of cancer patients.
Thomas, C. 06/2000 In: 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
Chapter

Area influences: the experience of place.
Thomas, C. 2000
Conference paper

Companions through Cancer: the care given by informal carers in cancer contexts.
Thomas, C., Morris, S.M. 2000
Conference paper

Congruence and tension between the women’s movement and the disability Movement.
Thomas, C. 2000
Conference paper

Disability and Society (Book review: Gender inequalities in health / edited by Ellen Annandale and Kate Hunt)
Thomas, C. 2000
Working paper

Disabled women and the gendered nature of disability: examples from health care.
Thomas, C. 2000
Conference paper

Health and Social Care in the Community (Book review: Disability : controversial debates and psychosocial perspectives / Deborah Marks)
Thomas, C. 2000
Working paper

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.
Journal article

The psycho-emotional dimensions of disability. [Guest lecture]
Thomas, C. 2000
Conference paper

The psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their main carers. [Keynote speaker]
Thomas, C. 2000
Speech

Understanding Health Inequalities: people, time and place.[Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 2000
Speech

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 In: Understanding health inequalities. Buckingham : Open University Press p. 156-169. 14 p.
Chapter

Women, Disability and Maternity Services. [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 2000
Speech

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 In: Proceedings of the Lancaster University industry conference. Lancaster : University of Lancaster
Chapter

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 In: Proceedings of the ECCO European Cancer Conference. Vienna
Chapter

Disability and Pregnancy. [Keynote speaker]
Thomas, C. 1999
Speech

Female forms : experiencing and understanding disability.
Thomas, C. 1999 Buckingham : Open University Press. 175 p. ISBN: 0335196942.
Book

Having a baby. Disabled women (can) do it too. [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 1999
Conference paper

Location, Health and Deprivation: The Geography of Inequalities.
Gatrell, A., Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Popay, J., Thomas, C., Williams G., G. 1999
Conference paper

Multi-level modelling, Multi-level explanations.
Popay, J., Gatrell, A., Thomas, C., Williams, G., Bostock, L., Bennett, S. 1999
Conference paper

Narrative identity and the disabled self.
Thomas, C. 1999 In: Disabiilty discourse. Buckingham : Open University Press 226 p. ISBN: 0335202233.
Chapter

Public Health in Social and Geographical Context: The Place of Lay Knowledge
Bostock, L., Bennett, S., Gatrell, A., Popay, J., Thomas, C., Williams, G. 1999
Poster

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
Conference paper

Understanding Health Inequalities: People, place and time
Gatrell, T., Thomas, C. 1999
Conference paper

Understanding health inequalities: the place of agency (ESRC Health Variations Programme Newsletter, No.3)
Thomas, C. 1999 ESRC, 10 p.
Working paper

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.
Journal article

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
Poster

The body and society: impairment and disability.
Thomas, C. 04/1998
Conference paper

Health Debate: Involving Users in Planning Cancer Services. [Guest speaker]
Thomas, C. 20/02/1998
Speech

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.
Journal article

Becoming a mother: disabled women (can) do it too.
Thomas, C. 1998 In: Midirs Midwifery Digest. 8, 3, p. 275-278. 4 p.
Journal 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.
Journal article

Narrative Identity and the Disabled Self
Thomas, C. 1998
Conference paper

Parents and Family: Disabled Women’s Stories About Their Childhood Experiences.
Thomas, C. 1998 In: Growing up with disability. London : Jessica Kingsley p. 85-96. 12 p. ISBN: 1853025682 9781853025686.
Chapter

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
Conference paper

Polio Stories.
Thomas, C. 1998
Conference paper

The Place of Agency.
Thomas, C. 1998
Conference paper

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.
Journal article

Theorising inequalities in health: the place of lay knowledge.
Popay, J., Williams, G., Thomas, C., Gatrell, A. 1998 In: The sociology of health inequalities. Oxford : Blackwell p. 59-83. 25 p. ISBN: 0631209298.
Chapter

Theorising inequalities in health: the place of lay knowledge.
Popay, J., Williams, G., Thomas, C. 1998
Conference 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
Conference paper

Universities and health in the twenty-first century.
Abercrombie, N., Gatrell, A., Thomas, C. 1998 In: Health promoting universities : concept, experience and framework for action. Copenhagen : World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe p. 29-34. 6 p. ISBN: 9289012854.
Chapter

Feminism and Disability.
Thomas, C. 12/1997
Conference paper

The Lancaster Project. Synergy, Magazine of the Society and College of Radiographers.
Clarke, N., Thomas, C. 13/11/1997 Lancaster
Working paper

Disabled Women: Stories of Resistance.
Thomas, C. 1997
Conference paper

Having a baby: some disabled women's reproductive experiences.
Thomas, C., Curtis, P. 1997 In: Midwifery. 13, 4, p. 202-209. 8 p.
Journal 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.
Journal 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.
Journal article

Women’s Health in Britain: some findings from the European Women’s Health Project.
Thomas, C., Rigby, J. 09/1996
Conference paper

Disabled Women and Motherhood in Social Context.
Thomas, C. 08/1996
Conference paper

Disabled Women and the Women’s Movement – the Meaning of Feminism for Disabled Women. [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 08/1996
Speech

Presentation of national report at Second European Women’s Health Project Conference.
Thomas, C. 04/1996
Speech

Some issues in researching disabled women’s lives. [Invited speaker]
Thomas, C. 03/1996
Speech

Presentation at First European Women’s Health Project Conference.
Thomas, C. 02/1996
Speech

An Evaluation of Health Promotion and Support Provided for People with Heart Disease. (Report for Sheffield Health Authority/FHSA. Health Research Institute Research Report, 15.)
McCabe, M., Thomas, C. 1996 Sheffield Hallam University
Working paper

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.
Journal article

Some Issues in researching Disabled Women’s Lives.
Thomas, C. 1996 In: Women's access to healthcare : law, society and culture. Liverpool : Feminist Legal Research Unit, University of Liverpool p. 71-76. 6 p. ISBN: 0952214830.
Chapter

Carers in Rotherham: R&D Feasibility Study.
Ryan, T., Clark, D., Thomas, C. 1995 Sheffield Hallam University
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.
Journal article

Health Needs and Experiences of Stroke Patients.
Thomas, C., Parry, A. 1995 Rotherham Health Authority
Working paper

What Do Sheffield Women Want From Their Maternity Services?
Thomas, C., Curtis, P., Brooks, F., Ricci, K. 1995 Sheffield Health Authority
Working paper

Women, Disability and Motherhood.
Thomas, C., Hayward, A. 1995
Conference paper

Domestic Labour and Health.
Thomas, C. 1994
Conference paper

Health Research at the Health Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University. [Keynote speech]
Thomas, C. 1994
Speech

The Determinants of Health: two perspectives in recent public health strategies.
Thomas, C. 1994
Conference paper

The health needs of people with stroke: a preliminary study
Parry, A., Thomas, C., Clark, D. 1994
Conference paper

De-Constructing Concepts of Care.
Thomas, C. 1993 In: Sociology. 27, 4, p. 649-669. 21 p.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

The Determinants of Health: two perspectives based on 'The Health of the Nation' and 'Healthy Sheffield'.
Thomas, C. 1993
Conference paper

The Health Needs of People With Stroke: a preliminary study.
Parry, A., Thomas, C. 1993 North Derbyshire Health Authority
Working paper

Deconstructing Concepts of Care.
Thomas, C. 1992
Conference paper

Mothers, Nurses and the Care of Hospitalised Children.
Thomas, C. 1992 Sheffield City Polytechnic Working Paper
Working paper

Parental involvement in the care of hospitalised children.
Thomas, C. 1992
Conference paper

A review of recently published debate on the determinants of health and health promotion.
Thomas, C. 1991
Conference paper

Research for Health For All.
Thomas, C. 1990
Conference paper

Strategic planning for Health For All at city level: Sheffield's experience.
Thomas, C. 1989
Conference paper

Health, Disability and Informal Care in Sheffield.
Thomas, C. 1988 University of Sheffield
Working paper

Domestic labour and the capitalist mode of production: a theoretical and historical analysis
Thomas, C. 1987 University of Warwick.
Doctoral Thesis

Women waiting : ante-natal services in West Birmingham.
Thomas, C. 1984 Birmingham Community Health Council
Working paper