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  • Book Launch: Making the Patient Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain

    Book Launch: Making the Patient Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in BritainAlex Mold In November, Alex Mold launched her latest book.  Making the Patient Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain is based on research Alex conducted as part of a Wellcome Trust University Award.  The book, published by Manchester University Press, is the first empirical, historical account of a fundamental shift in modern British health ...

  • A Global Perspective on the History of Health Systems

    Chris Sirrs As my PhD research on health and safety comes to an end, I am delighted to be staying on at the Centre, as Research Assistant on Dr Martin Gorsky’s Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, ‘Health Systems in History: Ideas, Comparisons, Policies’. Over the next three years, I will be grappling with a subject that is equally ...

  • Health, Self and Surveys: Finding the Public in Public Health Surveys – new Research Fellow Daisy Payling

    Daisy Payling I recently started as a research fellow on Alex Mold’s Placing the Public in Public Health project. In it, we are investigating how the concept of “the public” was framed within health across the post-war period. My specific focus is on health surveys; on the growth of the survey as a tool to both ...