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Professor Tim Rhodes

BSc MSc PhD

Professor
of Public Health Sociology

Room
235

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

Tel.
020 7927 2017

Tim focuses on the sociology of health using qualitative methods. His work concentrates on the social relations of access to care, especially in relation to drug use, addictions, HIV and hepatitis C. His recent and current qualitative research explores the implementation of harm reduction and HIV care interventions among people who inject drugs in East Africa, Colombia and Myanmar. He is currently also focused on the development of critical approaches, informed by science and technology studies, to the study of implementation science, including in the field of hepatitis C. As part of this work, he is exploring the evidence produced by mathematical models in policy and public responses to viral infections and outbreaks. He also holds an appointment as Professor of the Sociology of Health at the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Affiliations

Public Health, Environments and Society

Teaching

PhD supervision in sociological studies of health practices using qualitative methods; MSc course lead and lecturing on qualitative methodologies; MSc lecturing on qualitative methods, the sociology of risk and health, and the sociology of drug use.

Research

Recent and current projects include: participatory qualitative action research in peer harm reduction intervention among people who inject drugs in Kenya and Mauritius; qualitative research on the health and livelihood effects of illicit drug economies in war to peacetime transitions in Myanmar and Colombia; qualitative research on the 'evidence-making' of implementation science to eliminate hepatitis C; qualitative longitudinal research investigating engagements in HIV care in the UK; and qualitative longitudinal research investigating therapeutic relationships and access to HIV prevention and methadone treatment among people who inject drugs in Kenya. 

Research Area
Risk
Ethnography
Qualitative methods
Substance use
Discipline
Sociology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Addiction
Hepatitis
Country
Kenya
Russia
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

How to think with models and targets: Hepatitis C elimination as a numbering performance.
Rhodes T; Lancaster K
2020
International Journal of Drug Policy
A model society: maths, models and expertise in viral outbreaks
Rhodes T; Lancaster K; Rosengarten M
2020
Critical Public Health
The becoming-methadone-body: on the onto-politics of health intervention translations.
Rhodes T; Azbel L; Lancaster K; Meyer J
2019
Sociology of health & illness
Evidence-making hepatitis C cure: Towards a science that knows more carefully.
Rhodes T; Lancaster K
2019
International Journal of Drug Policy
Evidence-making interventions in health: A conceptual framing.
Rhodes T; Lancaster K
2019
Social Science & Medicine
The social life of HIV care: On the making of ‘care beyond the virus’
Rhodes T; Egede S; Grenfell P; Paparini S; Duff C
2018
BioSocieties
Evidence-making controversies: the case of hepatitis C treatment and the promise of viral elimination
Rhodes T; Lancaster K; Harris M; Treloar C
2018
Critical public health
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