Health, Culture and Society
Our research in health, culture and society encompasses many aspects of the social and behavioural sciences in medicine. We are interested in how various psychological and sociological concepts are applied in practice and contribute to our understanding of health, disease and the care they require.
We have a wide range of methodological expertise, including qualitative and quantitative approaches, and specialise in ethnographic research as well as undertaking behavioural and neuroscientific studies.
Our specific interests include:
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Healthcare work practices and cultures
- Health and social inequalities
- Experiences of healthcare
- Psychosocial development
Our work is often collaborative and we engage with a wide range of NHS and third sector organisations. We work with patients, families and carers, healthcare practitioners, and policy makers. Our focus is on improving the practices of care as well as furthering insights across health and medicine.