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Gillian Bendelow
Associate (Sociology)
Director of Internationalisation


Gillian convenes and teaches the final year specialised study modules Madness and Society Parts 1 and 2 across the Autumn, Spring and Summer term.

She supervises MSc Social Research and MA Gender Studies dissertation students and offers the option course Critical Perspectives in Global and Public Health on the MSc Global Health programme in the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and MA Gender Studies programme in the Spring Term.

DPhil Research Supervision:

Current DPhil co-supervisions at University of Sussex

Sarah Hamilton from October 2009 Psychiatry and stigma in the clinical relationship  funded by Rethink Mental Health Charity co-supervised with Dr Susie Scott submitted August 2013, awaiting viva.

Donna Dove-Wallington F/T ESRC quota award from October 2009 The medicalisation of Asperger's Syndrome: adults motivations for seeking a diagnosis co-supervised with Dr Susie Scott.

Kirat Randhawa (registered in Migration Studies) ESRC CASE studentship full time from October 2008 with Brighton and Hove Council Health Needs of Migrants in Brighton and Hove co-supervised with Dr Mike Collyer, submitting October 2013.

Kate Spiegelhalter  F/T ESRC +3 studentship full time from October 2011 Creative approaches to mental health: a critical analysis of the mindfulness agenda in East Sussex co-supervised with Dr Catherine Will.

 Agnes Adama Campbell  F/T Commonwealth scholarship  from September 2012 Violence against HIV Positive Women in the Gambia: strategies of resilience co-supervised with Dr Alison Phipps.

 Jill Armstrong P/T from October 2011 The daughters of highly successful working women:  What they want from work and work-life balance co-supervised with Dr Ruth Woodfield


Completed DPhil supervisions

Maya Gislason awarded January 2012 A Critical Inquiry into the Construction and Contestation of Ecological Health: Public Health, Environment, Culture funded by Commonwealth Scholarship co-supervised with Prof Jackie Cassell (BSMS)

Sandra Gonzales Santos awarded January 2012 Sociocultural Aspects of the Artificial Reproductive Services in Mexico co-supervised with Prof Adam Hedgecoe (Uni of Cardiff)

Ana Porroche Escuardo (registered in Anthropology) awarded  July2012 Listening to Women: Political Ethnographic Narratives of Breast Cancer in Spain funded by Fundación Caja Madrid co-supervised with Dr Maya Unnithan (SGS)

 Margaret Simmons  awarded January 2013 Girls/women in inverted commas: facing ‘reality’ as an XY female co-supervised with Dr Catherine Will

Carolyn Mahoney  awarded  July 2013  From Agriculture to Arteries: a sociological-relational analysis of the food industry, diet, health and class ESRC 1+ 3 quota award co-supervised with Prof John Abraham

University of Warwick

Sheila Hunt PhD Sociology awarded 2001 Listening to Women: Ethnographic Accounts of Child-bearing Women in Poverty

Catherine Dodds PhD Sociology awarded 2003 HIV/AIDS and Notions of Responsibility.

Anita Noguera PhD Sociology/Philosophy awarded 2004 Ethics of Care in Mental Illness

Helen Leibling PhD Gender Studies awarded 2004 Health Needs of Ugandan Women who Suffered Rape and Torture in Civil War (ESRC funded)

Geraldine Brady PhD Sociology awarded 2005 Children's Experiences of ADHD (ESRC funded)

Caroline Vautier PhD Sociology awarded 2005 Fit patient, fit parent? Health professionals views of attenders of fertility clinics (ESRC funded)

 Kim Clarke (Kings College, London) awarded 2009 Becoming a male bodybuilder: pathways, image and identity supervised with Prof  Myfanwy Morgan.