Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice


Thesp Seminar: Dr Daryl Martin ‘Between bodies and buildings: the place of comfort within therapeutic spaces’

Date: Tuesday 9th December 2014

Time: 1:30-2:30

Location: Social Sciences Building, Room 12.21

Dr Daryl Martin from the University of York discusses his work with Maggie’s Centres.

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Med Soc Yorkshire October 29th

BSA MedSoc Yorkshire meeting October 29

Rose Bowl 263, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University (formally Leeds Metropolitan University) 29 October, 2014, 12:00-16:30

£15 for BSA Members, £20 for Non-members, £10 for BSA Concessionary members and £15 for Non-member students.

Further details including a place to book can be found here:



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THeSP Workshops 2014

THeSP is hosting a series of workshops that aim to explore how social scientists theorise, frame and understand what is happening in healthcare and the social practices surrounding it.

If you would like to attend these workshops please RSVP to: Chrissy Buse: C.Buse@leeds.ac.uk Read more »

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C. L. Oakley Lecture by Professor Arthur Frank: “Being a Good Story: Living with Serious Illness”

Date: 20 May 2014,  5:00 – 6.30 pm
Dental Lecture Theatre in Worsley, Leeds University

The 2014 C.L. Oakley Lecture will be presented by Professor Arthur Frank (Department of Sociology, University of Calgary) Read more »

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PhD Workshop with Arthur W. Frank

Date: 21 May 2014, 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Location: Baines Wing (2.37), School of Healthcare

We are delighted that Arthur Frank has accepted an invitation to lead a workshop for PhD students in the School of Healthcare.  This will be of interest to PhD students who are interested in qualitative research methods, narrative inquiry, ethics, identity, and the illness experience. Read more »

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Affective Technologies: A One Day Workshop Organised by THeSP

Date: 19 May 2014

This workshop will explore the intersections of affect and technology focusing on technologies’ roles in producing, mediating and constraining embodied feelings and bodily practice.  A series of empirical papers will consider how a range of technological artefacts, systems and processes operate in relation to particular social actors, including patients, scientists, healthcare practitioners, academics, athletes, prisoners and consumers. Read more »

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THeSP Seminar: Dr. Celia Roberts: ‘Pausing the Girl: Hormones, Drugs and Puberty’

Date: 26th March 2014, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Room: 9.41 Worsley Building, Leeds University

Dr. Celia Roberts, Centre for Science Studies, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, and Department of Sociology, Lancaster University Read more »

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THeSP AGM 17 March 2014


Date: 17 March 2014

The agenda for the THeSP AGM includes:

  • Reviewing the activities of the Centre
  • Discussion of future plans
  • Election of Director, Deputy Director and Committee

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Seminar by Professor Graham Martin, Professionalism reinvigorated or redundant? Realising the ’3rd logic’ in the governance of contemporary healthcare’

Date: 7 November 2013, 1.00pm.
Location: Worsley SR 9.27

The status and responsibilities of  health professionals are contested in today’s era of health care management. Can professionalism be rescued from redundancy, or is it now a spent force in effecting change and upholding quality? Read more »

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Professor Roger Burrows, ‘Living by numbers? Metrics, algorithms and the sociology of everyday life.’

Date: 3 October 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Location: 8.49n Worsley Building

To book  a place please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7648548013

Come along to hear Roger Burrows speak on his geodemographics and metrics in HE. Read more »

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