Professor Tim Rhodes
BSc MSc PhD
of Public Health Sociology
15-17 Tavistock Place
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 health 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 fields of COVID-19, hepatitis C and disease control. 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).
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, health and ev idencing-making, and the sociology of drug use.
Recent and current projects include: qualitative research on the 'evidence-making' of implementation and modelling sciences in viral elimination and disease control (COVID-19 and hepatitis C); qualitative research on lived experiences of COVID-19 illness, social impact and recovery; qualitative collaborative research on health care worker responses to COVID-19 (Colombia); qualitative research on the health and livelihood effects of illicit drug economies in war to peacetime transitions in Myanmar and Colombia; and qualitative longitudinal research investigating engagements in HIV care in the UK.