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My research to date has focused on issues related to diagnosis, contested conditions and chronic illness in the UK and other high-income societies. With a strong commitment to contemporary social theory, I am interested in how innovative social science might provide both critical insight and influence in aspects of contemporary biomedical practice.
Recently, I have become fascinated by the role of fluids, both inside and outside the body: how they relate to health, their general absence in medical anthropology and sociology accounts, and the extent to which their constant movement and flow might demand a new way to think about old problems. Work on blood & blood donation, the withdrawing of fluids at the end of life, and a new project on urinary incontinence are serving as introductory cases to think with.
- Social Sciences
- Health Related Behaviour
- Practice theory
- Science and Technology Studies
- Social Relationships and Health
- Social Theory
- Sociology of Diagnosis
Blood and the public body: a study of UK blood donation and research participation
Critical Public Health, 2015; (ahead-of-print):1-12
From health behaviours to health practices: an introduction.
Cohn, S. ;
Sociol Health Illn, 2014; 36(2):157-62
Entangled complexity: why complex interventions are just not complicated enough
Cohn, S.; Clinch, M.; Bunn, C.; Stronge, P.
Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 2013; 18(1):40-43
Disrupting Images: Neuroscientific Representations in the Lives of Psychiatric Patients
in 'Critical Neuroscience : A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience' Choudhury, S; Slaby, J(2012) Wiley-Blackwell (Malden, MA & Oxford) :179-194
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