Alternative Futures: Trans/Post-humanism and the transformation of the Lifecourse


This event, jointly presented by The Social Theory Forum and CESAGene, will address paradigmatic issues emerging from developments in science and technology which are altering the existential and cultural parametres for what we consider to be the ‘lifecourse.’

Researching the contingency of life: A relational approach to understanding risk


Professor Åsa Boholm (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) will deliver this presentation which focuses on the ways in which perception, communication and management of risk are shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience.

SOCSI Childhood & Youth Research Group Seminar – May


Amber Fensham-Jones and Dr Peter Hemming present their research on ‘Gypsy and Traveller Education’ and ‘Faith-based Schooling in Rural Communities’ respectively

Practices, Identities and Bodies at Work: A critical exploration of contemporary health care


The BSA MedSoc (Wales) Study Group invites you to attend this event where presentations will be given by Dr Carol Wolkowitz (University of Warwick), Dr Fiona Moffatt (The University of Nottingham) and Professor Davina Allen (Cardiff University).

Suicide, Self-harm and the Internet: Exploring Use, Prevention and Intervention


This joint DECIPHer and CASCADE symposium will explore the role that Internet technology can bring to suicide and self-harm prevention.

Practices, Identites and Bodies at Work: A Critical Exploration of Contemporary Health Care


The Wales Medical Sociology Group is pleased to announce details of its next half day seminar.  The theme on this occasion will be work in health care,with three keynote presentations, offering different perspectives. The Wales Medical Sociology group aims to provide a forum to foster collaborative working, mentoring, discussion, and to enhance the profile of medical sociology in Wales.  Our events offer a lively and friendly forum, through which we encourage debate, discussion and networking.

Keynote speakers:

Doctor Carol Wolkowitz, The University of Warwick Corporeal Capitalism: The Body Work Economy of South Florida Doctor Fiona Moffatt, The University of Nottingham Productivity and Professional Identities in Health Care: Exploring Governance and the Governed Professor Davina Allen, Cardiff University Organising Work’: Nursing’s Black Hole

 Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at academics, researchers, postgraduate students and others with an interest in the critical sociology of health and the sociology of work and employment.  

SOCSI Education Research Group Seminar – May


PhD students Alyson Lewis and Suzanne Samuel present at the next SOCSI Education Research Group Seminar on ‘well-being’ and ‘adult learning’ respectively

Mobile methods: Social science on the move


Dr Rob Smith will discuss and demonstrate a range of approaches to taking existing methods ‘on the move’ and the trickier task of studying mobile practices and mobility itself.