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.

2019 Nominations Open

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize is now accepting nominations for the 2019 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 Friday, 10 May 2019.

2018 Winner

Self-injury, Medicine and Society book cover.

We are delighted to announce that Amy Chandler won the FSHI Book Prize 2018 for Self-Injury, Medicine and Society: Authentic Bodies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). This was announced at the 2018 BSA MedSoc Conference Dinner on Thursday, 13 September.  Congratulations Amy!

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