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Research Profile

Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart 

Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart
School:Social Sciences
Research Group:Sexualities & Gender

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76354
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74175
contact info:

Address:Room 0.76 Glamorgan Building


  • 2004   Postgraduate diploma in Community Psychology, Psychology, Waikato University, NZ
  • 2001 Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Waikato University, NZ
  • 1990 Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Psychology, Otago University, NZ

Research Interests

  • Health professions, training and organisation
  • Professional subjectivities and the modernization of health care and health work
  • Chronic illness, patient narratives with an emphasis on the gendering of disease
  • The politics of equality
  • Gender, sexuality and identity and the embodied self
  • Feminist theories, queer theories

Additional Information

Sara is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences. She teaches Medical Sociology and Sociology of Health and Illness, Gender Relations in Society, Social Research Methods and the Specialist Paper in Social Science. 

Sara is co-chair of the Gender and Sexualities Research Group (with Prof Debbie Epstein) and the Medicine and Society Research Interest Group (with Dr Joanna Latimer).

Sara is currently completing an interdisciplinary project on GP Professionalism, Feminisation and Modernisation that brings together research and theory from medical education, education studies, medical sociology and other disciplines in the critical social sciences.

Sara is also currently publishing work on women’s experiential meanings of Chronic Pelvic Pain.