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Health and Social Care

As the NHS and other health systems around the world respond to a global pandemic, it is more important than ever that our growing list of public health and social care titles inform policy and practice based on academically robust evidence.

We have a growing list in public health and health and social care, with a range of textbooks, monographs and policy-focused books that all aim to push forward the boundaries of teaching, theory, policy and practice. These include Health Divides, Inequality and African-American Health, The Health Debate, Clients, Consumers or Citizens? and the Sociology of Health Professions Series.

We are actively seeking to publish work that covers areas like global health, health inequalities and research into policy and practice. If you are interested in writing for us, please see the Commissioning Editor information below.

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Our new Ageing and Gerontology and Health and Social Care catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.

Browse Health and Social Care articles on our Transforming Society blog.


Laura Vickers-Rendall

Meet the Editor

Laura Vickers-Rendall, Commissioning Editor

I have been at Policy Press for over 10 years, starting as a graduate in Sociology (I used a number of Policy Press titles throughout my degree). I have had several roles in the commissioning team on the majority of the core Policy Press subject areas over the years.

I enjoy meeting existing and potential authors and talking through their research. Building those relationships over the period of time from inception of a potential book idea to publication is especially enjoyable. It is really rewarding to be able to produce books that authors and editors are proud of.

If you are interested in writing for our Health and Social Care list, please contact me at or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.