Skip to content
Skip to navigation menu

 

Research Profile

Prof Tom Horlick-Jones 


Recent Publications

Sociology of Health & Illness

 

 

 

Horlick-Jones, T. (published online in 2011) “Understanding fear of cancer recurrence in terms of damage to ‘everyday health competence’”, Sociology of Health & Illness.

 

 

 

Public Understanding of Science

 

 

 

Horlick-Jones, Tom; Prades, Ana; and Espluga, Josep (published online in 2010) “Investigating the degree of ‘stigma’ associated with nuclear power technologies: a cross-cultural examination of the case of fusion power”, Public Understanding of Science.

 

 

The GM Debate: Risk, Politics and Public Engagement

 

 

 

Horlick-Jones, Tom; Walls, John; Rowe, Gene; Pidgeon, Nick; Poortinga, Wouter; Murdock, Graham; and O’Riordan, Tim (2007; paperback 2009), The GM Debate: Risk, Politics and Public Engagement Routledge, London.

 

 

 

Risk and the Public Acceptance of New Technologies

 

 

“a hallmark contribution…..a hint of one productive direction the future sociology of risk might take”
From the review in Sociology, February 2009 of Horlick-Jones, Tom (2007) ‘On the Signature of new technologies: sociality, materiality and practical reasoning’ in Flynn, Rob and Bellaby, Paul (eds.) Risk and the Public Acceptance of New Technologies, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp.41-65.

 

 

Selected Publications

Selected Books and Monographs

Horlick-Jones, Tom; Walls, John; Rowe, Gene; Pidgeon, Nick; Poortinga, Wouter; Murdock, Graham; and O’Riordan, Tim (2007; paperback 2009), The GM Debate: Risk, Politics and Public Engagement Routledge, London.

Petts, Judith; Horlick-Jones, Tom; and Murdock, Graham (2001) Social Amplification of Risk: the Media and the Public HSE Books, Sudbury

Horlick-Jones, Tom; Amendola, Aniello; and Casale, Riccardo (eds.) (1995) Natural Risk and Civil Protection, E&FN Spon, London. 

Horlick-Jones, Tom (1990) Acts Of God? An Investigation into Disasters, EPICentre & Association of London Authorities, London. This monograph, which has been out-of-print for some years, is an interesting historical document, comprising as it does a robust intervention in debates about the re-structuring of British emergency planning at the end of the Cold War. It also provides an empirically-grounded model of how systems in technologically-advanced societies can become vulnerable to catastrophic failure. At the time, the publication of this document generated considerable media coverage, and interest from policy analysts, politicians, emergency planners and a range of scholars.

 

Selected Papers

Horlick-Jones, T. (published online in 2011) “Understanding fear of cancer recurrence in terms of damage to ‘everyday health competence’”, Sociology of Health & Illness.

Horlick-Jones, T. and Farré, J. (2010) ‘On the communicative constitution of risk objects in mediated times’ in Horlick-Jones, T. and Farré, J. (eds.) The Communicative Turn in Risk Communication: Theory and Practice. Special issue of the Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies, 2(2): 131-143..

Horlick-Jones, Tom; Prades, Ana; and Espluga, Josep (published online in 2010) “Investigating the degree of ‘stigma’ associated with nuclear power technologies: a cross-cultural examination of the case of fusion power”, Public Understanding of Science.

Horlick-Jones, Tom; and Prades, Ana (2009) ‘On interpretative risk perception research: some reflections on its origins; its nature; and its possible applications in risk communication practice’, Health, Risk & Society 11(5): 409-430.

Horlick-Jones, Tom (2009) ‘Finding a way between nihilism and romanticism: some reflections on the practice and politics of the sociology of risk’, Health, Risk & Society 11(2): 91-98.

Horlick-Jones, Tom (2008) “Reasoning about safety management policy in everyday terms: a pilot study in citizen engagement for the UK railway industry”, Journal of Risk Research 11(6): 679-718.

Prades López, Ana; Horlick-Jones, Tom; Oltra, Christian; and Solá, Rosario (2008) ‘Lay perceptions of nuclear fusion: multiple modes of understanding’, Science and Public Policy, 35(2) pp.95-105.

Horlick-Jones, Tom; Walls, John; and Kitzinger, Jenny (2007) ‘Bricolage in action: learning about, making sense of, and discussing issues about genetically modified crops and food’, Health, Risk & Society, 9(1) pp.83-103.

Horlick-Jones, Tom; Rowe, Gene; and Walls, John (2007) ‘Engagement processes as information systems: the role of knowledge and the concept of translation quality’, Public Understanding of Science, 16(3) pp.259-278 (selected in a competitive process to appear in a special issue of this international journal on ‘the state of the art’ in public engagement).

Horlick-Jones, Tom; and Rosenhead, Jonathan (2007) ‘The uses of observation: combining problem structuring methods and ethnography’, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 58, pp.588-601.

Belousov, Konstantin; Horlick-Jones, Tom; Bloor, Michael; Gilinskiy, Yakov; Golbert, Valentin; Kostikovsky, Yakov; Levi, Michael; and Pentsov, Dmitri (2007) ‘Any port in a storm: fieldwork difficulties in dangerous and crisis-ridden settings’, Qualitative Research, 7(2) pp.155-175.

Horlick-Jones, Tom (2005) ‘Informal logics of risk: contingency and modes of practical reasoning’, Journal of Risk Research, 8(3) pp.253-272.

Horlick-Jones, Tom (2005) "On ‘risk work’: professional discourse, accountability and everyday action" Health, Risk & Society, 7(3) pp.293-307.