Beyond ‘Them’ and ‘Us’? Enacting social science within the public health research agenda on chronic illness (Symposium, Cambridge, 18 September 2012)

Keynote Speakers: Professor David Armstrong, King’s College London; Professor Rose Barbour, Open University

For social scientists employed in public health settings, the activities, institutions and practices marked by the term ‘public health research’ may be approached conceptually in at least three different ways:
(a) as a ‘field of work’ within which they are located, for example as doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and in more permanent posts (‘us’)
(b) as a ‘topic of enquiry’ (an aspect of society) they are called upon to investigate (‘them’)
(c) as a recursive activity, in which they, along with every other individual, form part of the research object as well as its agent, that is by being members of a population or ‘public’ (‘we’).

The symposium aims to unpack and critically explore this triple dimension and to provide a space for recovering the notion of ‘enacting social science within public health’ as in itself a legitimate field of social enquiry.

For the full programme, please click here.

Places are £40, which includes lunch and refreshments. We are able to offer a maximum of ten places at the reduced rate of £20 for students, including PhD students. Hughes Hall is located in the centre of Cambridge, close to both the railway and bus stations. A map can be found here.

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