Medical Sociology Early Career Researcher Group
The Medical Sociology Early Career Researcher (MedSoc ECR) Group convened in 2012 to support the interests and needs of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in the field of Medical Sociology. It is open to any interested early career researcher from any discipline or institution, recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of medical sociology and that many researchers will be situated within a broader range of departments.
The MedSoc ECR group currently consists of the two postgraduate representatives on the BSA Medical Sociology Group Committee:
- Laura Knight, PhD Student, School of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Essex
- John Gardner, PhD Student, Department of Sociology and Communications at Brunel University
Aims & Objectives
The initial aims of the group are to organize relevant events and establish a network of early career researchers in the field providing an informal opportunity to meet, share interests and concerns. At the same time the scope of the group is open-ended and encourages and welcomes new ideas brought to it by the group members.
The main task of the ECR group is to organise the Early Career Researcher’s Workshop as part of the annual Medical Sociology Conference. The second MedSoc Early Career Group event will be a workshop the day before the main MedSoc conference in September 2013 (see below). The programme for the event will follow the same format as last year’s very successful inaugural event, although with a different selection of expert speakers. It is hoped that the workshop will provide a forum to discuss the needs of early career researchers in medical sociology and feed into the development of future gatherings, as well as becoming a regular fixture on the MedSoc annual conference programme.
10 September 2013
Early Career Researcher Workshop at BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference
University of York - BOOK NOW!
The event will be held on 10 September, the day prior to the beginning of the MedSoc Annual Conference.
The programme for this year’s event is:
13.00-14.00 - Lunch and Registration
14.00-15.00 - Professor Ellen Annandale: "A Career in Medical Sociology"
15.20-16.20 - Professor Sarah Nettleton: "Applying for Grants"
16.20-16.40 - Break
16.40-17.40 - Professor David Hughes: "Getting published"
The cost of the event is £10 for BSA members, or £25 for non-members. Please note that one night's accommodation will be provided free of charge by the BSA MedSoc Study Group.
Registration for the event is via the BSA MedSoc Events webpage (at end of MedSoc conference registration process) - BOOK NOW!
For more information please email John and Laura.
Research Grants and Fellowships
- Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness.
Mildred Blaxter Post-Doctoral Fellowships and travel grants for research in the sociology of health and illness.
- Economic and Social Research Council
PhD Studentships, ‘Future Research Leaders’ scheme for early career researchers and research grants in the social sciences. ‘Influencing behaviour and informing interventions’ is a strategic priority for 2011-15.
- Wellcome Trust
Studentships, fellowships and small grants in ‘medical history and humanities’ and ‘ethics and society’.
- Medical Research Council
Studentships and fellowships in research across the biomedical spectrum (includes some medical sociology).
- Leverhulme Trust
Early career fellowships across all academic disciplines.
- British Academy
Small research grants and postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences.
- Chief Scientist Office (Scotland)
Studentships, fellowships and research grants in areas relating to health services and the health of public.
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