Professor Tim Rhodes BSc MSc PhD
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Tim joined the School in 2006. His areas of expertise include the sociology of health and qualitative methods. He leads a programme of research focused on the social aspects of drug use and drug-related health harm. His work focuses on the sociology of HIV and hepatitis C risk and treatment, including in Eastern Africa and the UK, with a primary emphasis on qualitative studies. He has undertaken work for WHO, the World Bank, UNAIDS and UNICEF. He is Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Drug Policy. He is Honorary Professor of the Sociology of Health at the University of New South Wales.
PhD supervision of social science and qualitative research studies of drug use and health harm; MSc course lead and lecturing on qualitative methodologies; MSc lecturing on the topics of qualitative methods, mixed methods, the social contexts of drug use and health, and the sociology of risk and health.
Current and recent projects include: qualitative longitudinal research investigating engagements in HIV care in the UK (NIHR); qualitative formative research to develop community change interventions in HIV prevention for people who inject drugs in Senegal (MRC); qualitative longitudinal research investigating therapeutic relationships and access to HIV prevention and methadone treatment among people who inject drugs in Kenya (International AIDS Alliance; NIH); and supporting qualitative and rapid assessment studies of drug use and harm reduction in countries of East Africa (Global Fund). Research interests focus on social and structural factors shaping drug-related health harm and the role of social environmental interventions in HIV prevention.
- Qualitative methods
- Substance use
Disease and Health Conditions
- Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Russian Federation
- Access To Care
- Eastern Europe
- Former Soviet Union
- HIV Treatment
- Hepatitis C
- Injecting Drug Use
"Back then" and "nowadays": Social transition narratives in accounts of injecting drug use in an East European setting.
Rhodes, T.; Bivol, S.;
Soc Sci Med, 2012; 74(3):425-33
Drug treatment and HIV treatment opportunity: A qualitative study in a Russian city.
Rhodes, T.; Sarang, A.;
Addiction, 2012; 107(10):1827-36
Policy resistance to harm reduction for drug users and potential effect of change.
Rhodes, T. ; Sarang, A. ; Vickerman, P. ; Hickman, M. ;
BMJ, 2010; 341:c3439
Parents who use drugs: Accounting for damage and its limitation.
Rhodes, T.; Bernays, S.; Houmoller, K.;
Soc Sci Med, 2010; 71(8):1489-97
Medical promise and the recalibration of expectation: Hope and HIV treatment engagement in a transitional setting.
Rhodes, T.; Bernays, S.; Terzic, K.J.;
Soc Sci Med, 2009; 68(6):1050-9
Risk environments and drug harms: A social science for harm reduction approach,
International Journal of Drug Policy, 2009; 20:193-201
Police violence and sexual risk among female and transvestite sex workers in Serbia: qualitative study.
Rhodes, T.; Simic, M.; Baros, S.; Platt, L.; Zikic, B.;
BMJ, 2008; 337:a811
The social production of hepatitis C risk among injecting drug users: a qualitative synthesis.
Rhodes, T.; Treloar, C.;
Addiction, 2008; 103(10):1593-603
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