Dr Catherine Will
|Post:||Senior Lecturer in Sociology (Sociology)|
|Location:||FREEMAN CENTRE G44|
|International:||+44 1273 678449|
activism, cardiovascular health, citizenship, Consumer health, deliberation, ethical consumption, Evidence and Policy, material culture and science, non-communicable diseases, Participation and engagement, Politics of (re)distribution and prioritisation, Science And Technology Studies, Social movements
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Catherine works on health technology, practices and participation drawing on theory from Science and Technology Studies and sociology. She is particularly interested in knowledge production - how people experiment or develop their understanding of their world - and the moments when knowledge claims are linked with the negotiation of standards or policies, but also seeks to explore situations that are more about caring and doing than knowing.
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Community and Business
Catherine has links with a range of organisations in the field of health and wellbeing, including charities, voluntary organisations and partnerships aiming to improve health in different ways both locally and nationally. Her newest project, a study of self-monitoring practices, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will also involve working with policymakers at NHS England and companies who produce and sell monitoring technologies. She writes about the politics, economics and organisation of health and healthcare for a general audience on the BSA Medical Sociology Group at Cost of Living.