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By Dr Edward Webb, Academic Unit of Health Economics (University of Leeds) As part of research on how people make choices about treatments for Multiple Sclerosis led by Dr Ana Manzano, we have published a  systematic review of discrete choice experiments. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative disease of the...

A social scientist’s reflections on the opportunities and challenges of publishing in scientific journals. by Greg Hollin In October, Warren Pearce (of The University of Sheffield) and I published an article snappily titled Autism scientists’ reflections on the opportunities and challenges of public engagement: A qualitative analysis in the Journal of Autism...

We are delighted to announce that Julia Swallow has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Secondment Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science. The secondment fellowships enable research fellows already funded by Wellcome to spend three-six months working at non-academic organisations to carry out research and develop skills. Julia will carry out the...

In October 2018, Sonja Erikainen will commence a one-year ESRC postdoctoral research fellowship titled Sex Binaries, Performance Enhancement and Elite Sport, mentored by Prof. Anne Kerr, director of the Centre or Health, Technologies and Social Practice. Sonja will be working on a monograph, building on the findings of her doctoral research...

We are delighted to announce that Greg Hollin has been awarded a Wellcome Research Fellowship in Humanities in Social Science for a project entitled ‘Hard knock life: Negotiating concussion and dementia in sport.’ Greg’s project is concerned with the increasing anxiety about the risks associated with concussive and sub-concussive head trauma...

Thesp members' new article questions the widely accepted view that biomedical research is straightforwardly driving improvements in cancer care, demonstrating the importance of social research about living with and beyond cancer in improving cancer services and reducing the risk of cancer. It also underlines the importance of journalists, public commentators and social researchers investigating and taking into account the different experiences and perspectives of a range of people affected by cancer so that their voices can be heard and services shaped to cater for their needs.