Symposia and workshops

The Foundation’s symposium and workshop awards provide support for one-to-two-day meetings that consider and prompt discussion about important issues across the breadth of areas covered by sociology of health and illness. Up to £3000 is available for each award, and the Foundation funds up to eight awards each year.

Recent and forthcoming symposia and workshops funded by the Foundation include:

Stigma, health and inequality

11-12 January 2018, Cardiff
Organised by Gareth Thomas (Cardiff University)

Researching end of life care from a social science perspective

29-30 November 2017, Milton Keynes
Organised by Erica Borgstrom (Open University)

Reconfiguring care infrastructures: austerity and innovation in European welfare services

15-16 November 2017, Brighton
Organised by Catherine Will (University of Sussex)

Embodying the gender regime: health, illness and disease across the life course

22 September 2017, Liverpool
Organised by Susan Pickard (University of Liverpool)

Digital healthcare symposium

20-21 June 2017, Nottingham
Organised by Paraskevas Vezyridis (University of Nottingham)

The sociology of mitochondrial disorders and novel reproductive technologies

5 May 2017, London
Organised by Cathy Herbrand (De Montfort University) and Rebecca Dimond (Cardiff University)

Twenty years on from Vancouver: social science research conducted during the ‘HIV treatment era’ in the UK

6 October 2016, London
Organised by Dr Peter Keogh (Open University)

Meanings of recovery

11-12 July 2016, Guildford
Website (see also this report on the event, published by the Cost of Living blog)
Organised by Dr Rob Meadows (University of Surrey)

Mental health and reflexivity

7 June 2016, Edinburgh
Organised by Dr Tineke Broer (University of Edinburgh)

Methodological and ethical considerations of social science research in prison settings

18-19 May 2016, Glasgow
Organised by Dr Matthew Maycock (University of Glasgow)

Masculinities, roles and transitions

10 May 2016, Leeds
Website (see also this report on the event)
Organised by Dr Anna Tarrant (University of Leeds) and Dr Sal Brown (Edinburgh Napier University)