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Judith Green

BSc MSc PhD

Honorary Professor
of Sociology of Health

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am a medical sociologist, with degrees in anthropology and medical sociology. Before joining LSHTM in 1996, I held posts at South Bank University, the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at UMDS (Guy's), where I completed a PhD on the sociology of accidents, and the Department of General Practice at King's College School of Medicine. I currently co-edit Critical Public Health, an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes a broad range of critical research and commentary on and for public health. I am currently based at King's College London, School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, where I co-direct the Social Sciences & Urban Public Health Insitute. I have an honorary appointment at LSHTM.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
History in Public Health

Teaching

My main teaching responsibility was to develop capacity in qualitative approaches to health research for students at LSHTM, research colleagues and collaborators. I contributed to several in-house modules (inlcuding Principles of Social Research, Qualitative Methodologies and Sociology of Health), co-edited (with John Browne) the DBL text-book Principles of Social Research and run training workshops in qualitative methodologies. I co-author, with Nicki Thorogood, Qualitative Methods for Health Research (Sage, 2018). 

Research

I have broad research interests in the sociology of health and illness and in methodology. I have published widely on risk, professions, health services organisation and, more recently, on the sociology of mobility. I am a member of the Kriticos network of social scientists at LSHTM.

On methodology, my recent work has been orientated to developing robust ways of evaluating the social and public health impacts of interventions which maximise validity through the appropriate use of social research methods. This includes using sociological work on mobilities to shed light on public health issues arising from transport policies and choices, as part of the multi-disciplinary transport and health group.  

PhD students working with me are researching a range of topics in the sociology of health, including: decisions to take statins (Louisa Polak), transport and social inclusion (Philip Corran), ethnographic research on dengue management (Alexandra Wharton-Smith) and the role of narratives in post-trauma Rwanda (Yuko Otake).

I have no further capacity to supervise research degree students at the moment.

Research Area
Health services research
Public health
Risk
Transport
Ethnography
Inequalities
Methodology
Public understanding
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Sociology
Disease and Health Conditions
Injuries