Pam Lowe, Sharon Boden, Simon Williams, Clive Seale and Deborah Steinberg
Pam Lowe is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University. She has a broad interest in women's health including reproductive health and domestic violence. She is also currently engaged in work on the sociology of sleep.
School of Languages and Social Sciences
Sharon Boden is Lecturer of Sociology at Keele University. Her current research interests lie in the sociology of consumption, gender and sexuality. Previous research has investigated the identities of children/tweenagers as fashion consumers, the commercialization of the contemporary wedding, and media representations of sleep and the bedroom.
Simon J. Williams is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. His recent research has focused on the sociological dimensions of sleep, including his latest book 'Sleep and Society: Sociological Ventures into the (Un)Known'. (Routledge, 2005). He is currently researching the pharmaceuticalisation of sleep and wakefulness, and the social construction of sleep(iness) in relation to a variety of (new) media.
Dept of Sociology
University of Warwick
Clive Seale is Professor of Sociology at Brunel University. He is a medical sociologist with interests in a variety of areas, including end-of-life decision making and care, communication in medical and other health care settings, mass media and health and the internet and health. His work is methodologically diverse, including statistical and social survey work as well as qualitative work based on text analysis, interaction analysis, and conversation analysis. Key textbooks on social research methods include Researching Society and Culture (Sage 2004) and Social Research Methods: a reader (Routledge 2004).
School of Social Sciences
Middlesex, UB8 3PH
Deborah Steinberg is a Reader of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Her current research interests lie in cultures of science, medicine and technology, with particular emphasis on genetics and reproductive politics, popular and professional cultures, embodiment and narrative theory, science fiction, and sciences of gender, sexuality, race and nation.
University of Warwick
Department of Sociology