Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize of £1,000 is awarded annually each September to the author(s) or editor(s) of the book making the most significant contribution to medical sociology/sociology of health and illness and having been published over the three years preceding 1st January of the year in which the award is made.

2021 Nominations Open

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize is now accepting nominations for the 2021 award. Please consult the FSHI Book Prize Rules before making nominations. Nominations must be submitted using the FSHI Nomination Form. Nominations and three copies of the nominated books must be received in the BSA Office by Wednesday, 31 March 2021.

2020 Winner

Beauty Scapes cover image.

We are delighted to announce that the 2020 Winners are Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones and David Bell for Beautyscapes: Mapping Cosmetic Surgery Tourism. Congratulations!

Thank you to all of our other shortlisted entries for submitting their work this year.  It was a very hard decision to make.


Previous Winners