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BiographySarah is an Co-Investigator and Reader in Medical Sociology, Department of Community Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Edinburgh.
PublicationsHaddow, G., Cunningham-Burley, S., Parry, S. and Bruce, A. (2008) ,Critical Public Health, Vol.18, Issue 2, pp.139-149
Kerr, A., Cunningham-Burley, S. and Tutton, R. (2007) , Social Studies of Science, Vol.37, pp.385-411
Haddow, G., Laurie, G., Cunningham-Burley, S., & Hunter, K. (2007) , Social Science and Medicine, Vol.64, Issue 2, pp. 272-282
Cunningham-Burley, S. (2006) , Community Genetics, Vol.9, pp.204-210
Tutton, R, Kerr, A, Cunningham-Burley, S (2004) . In Leach, M and Scones, I (eds) Science and Citizenship in a Global Context, Zed Press.
Cunningham-Burley, S and Milburn K (eds) (2001) Exploring the Body. Palgrave, Basingstoke
Cunningham-Burley, S and Boulton, M (2000) The Social Context of the New Genetics in Albrecht, G, Fitzpatrick, R and Scrimshaw, C (eds) Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine, Sage, London
Cunningham-Burley, S. and Kerr, A. (1999) , Sociology of Health and Illness, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp.647-668
Cunningham-Burley, S. and Kerr, A. (1999) , Health, Risk and Society, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 249-251
Sarah is involved in the following Innogen projects:
- 21st Century Genetic Health
- Generation Scotland/biobanks and public consultation
- The social dynamics of public engagement in stem cells
My research interests span medical and family sociology and include the social aspects of genetics and stem cell research, as well as research on families, health and illness across the lifecourse.
My particular focus is on lay perspectives, understandings and experience, as well as on lay/professional relationships particularly in relation to public involvement and engagement in science and medicine. Some of this work is linked to my role as Co-investigator at Innogen.
Much of my work has used and developed qualitative methods within the interpretivist tradition; it contributes to sociological knowledge in addition to being directly relevant to and disseminated amongst a range of practitioners and policy makers.
Further information about Sarah (including details of recent publications) can be found on her webpage