Dr Nicki Thorogood

Associate Professor in Sociology


My first degree was in sociology and social anthropology and I have a PhD in the sociology of health from the University of London. Before coming to LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) in 1999 I held posts teaching Sociology at Middlesex University and at Guy's King's and Thomas’s School of Medicine and Dentistry (GKT).

I also have a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and am a UKCP accredited practitioner.




I have over 25years experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and I currently supervise several research degree students who are working in a wide range of areas. I am Organiser for the Sociological Approaches to Health Module 

I am co -author with Judith Green of Qualitative Methods for Health Research, third edition (London:Sage 2014) and Series Editor, with Rosalind Plowman, of the Understanding Public Health series of textbooks published by Open University Press.



My research interests are primarily in qualitative research into aspects of ‘identity’, e.g. ethnicity, gender, disability and sexuality and in the sociology of the body.

I am currently involved in study of a primary care intervention to address obesity. I am a member of the Centre for Global Mental Health and I am interested in the intersection of mental health with public health and health promotion. 

Research areas

  • Health promotion
  • Qualitative methods


  • Sociology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Mental health

Other interests

  • Centre for Global Mental Health
  • Distance Learning
  • Ethnicity
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