Policy Press

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Sociology of health professions

Series Editors: Mike Saks, University of Suffolk, UK and Mike Dent, Staffordshire University, UK 

Editorial Advisory Board
Davina Allen, Cardiff University, UK
Nelson Barros,  Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Debby Bonnin, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Ray De Vries, University of Michigan, US
Jean-Louis Denis, Université de Montréal, Canada
Jonathan Gabe, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Guido Giarelli, Università degli Studi "Magna Graecia", Italy
Miwako Hosoda, Seisa University, Japan
Ian Kirkpatrick, Warwick Business School, UK
Donald Light, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, US
Susan Nancarrow, Southern Cross University, Australia
Mirko Noordegraaf, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Stephanie Short, University of Sydney, Australia

We are delighted to announce a new book series: Sociology of Health Professions. The series centres on the production of high quality, original work in the sociology of health professions with an innovative focus on the likely future direction of such professions.

This expansive series covers a wide range of associated health professional areas, and encompasses interrelated health fields such as social care, as well as medicine, nursing and the allied health professions.

The series is oriented towards final year and postgraduate students, academic lecturers and researchers, practitioners and policy makers. Its general aims are:

  • to inform and stimulate debate about issues in the sociology of health professions
  • to influence policy development and practice in the fields concerned
  • to make a significant contribution to academic thinking in the sociology of health
  • to produce original national/international work of recognised high quality.


Call for proposals
Series editors Mike Saks and Mike Dent are inviting proposals for books drawing on international academic perspectives on health professions with a view towards influencing future social change. We are keen to receive submissions on areas such as comparative health organisation, complementary and alternative medicine, health care governance, health leadership and management, and users in health care. 

If you are interested in discussing an idea or submitting a proposal, please contact Mike Saks, m.saks@uos.ac.uk or Mike Dent, mike.dent@staffs.ac.uk.

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