Samantha Murphy and Hilary Thomas
Samantha Murphy is Lecturer in Health Studies at The Open University. She is co-convenor of the British Sociological Association's Human Reproduction Study Group. Her research interests include involuntary pregnancy loss and death and dying.
Faculty of Health and Social Care
The Open University
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA.
Hilary Thomas is Professor of Health Care Research at the University of Hertfordshire. She is a previous convenor of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group and President of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology. Her research interests include: the sociology of reproduction, especially women's experiences of major illness during pregnancy; patients' experiences of recovery from illness; and qualitative and mixed methods methodology.
Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care
University of Hertfordshire
Herts, AL10 9AB