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The general overview of the conference program is available for download in PDF.

7 June detailed program by parallel sessions is available for download in PDF.

8 June detailed program by parallel sessions is available for download in PDF.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Johannes Siegrist

Johannes Siegrist is currently Senior Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany, where he was Professor and Director of the Department of Medical Sociology and of the School of Public Health until his retirement in 2012. He received his PhD in sociology at the University of Freiburg i.Br. (1969), and hold academic positions at the Universities of Marburg, Utrecht (Belle van Zuylen Chair) and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Visiting Professor). His main research is concerned with psychosocial working conditions and health inequalities, being the author of the effort-reward imbalance model. He was President of ESHMS (1990-1992). Among other distinctions, he is a member of Academia Europea and a corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Science.

Professor Fran Collyer

Associate Professor Fran Collyer is a sociologist at the University of Sydney in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy. She is Senior Editorial Adviser to the Health Sociology Review, and on the editorial advisory board for Sociology, a Journal of the British Sociological Association. Her research interests include the privatisation of healthcare services, the sociology of the healthcare system, the history of sociology, disciplines and institutions, and the sociology of knowledge. Current projects focus on the experience of patients within Australia’s mixed private and public healthcare system, and the formation and inequalities of global networks of expert knowledge. Recent books include Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine (2012), for which she won the Stephen Crook Memorial Award for the best Australian monograph 2014, and the Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine (2015). Her monograph (with Connell, Maia and Morrell) on the global politics of knowledge, titled Knowledge and Global Power: Making New Sciences in the South (Monash University Press) will be published in 2018.

Professor Hannah Bradby

Hannah Bradby has been Professor at the Department of Sociology, Uppsala University since 2013, having previously held a senior lectureship at the University of Warwick, post-doctoral research grants at the Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow and fellowships at King’s University, London and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen. Her research interrogates the links between identity, structure and health with particular reference to racism, ethnicity and religion.

Hannah is Speciality Chief Editor for Medical Sociology at Sociology Frontiers journal having previously edited the journal Ethnicity and Health and the Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph Series. She is a contributing editor at the Cost of Living blog.            

Hannah co-leads the Research Group on Welfare and Lifecourse, established in 2012 at Uppsala University’s Department of Sociology, which brings together over twenty researchers working on welfare related issues.

Professor Graça Carapinheiro

Graça Carapinheiro is Full Professor at ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute (Department of Sociology, School of Sociology and Public Policies). In the 80s she co-founded the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology, where she has been conducting research in sociology of health. Nowadays she is co-coordinator of Group 3: "Family, Generations and Health”. Graça inaugurated the field of sociology of health in Portugal with the doctoral thesis later published in book: Knowledge and Power in the Hospital. A sociology of hospital wards (1st edition:1993). Her current research topics include Health and Illness in current societies; the medical profession; power in caring professions; health policies and health governance; patients’ careers in health systems. She has received three scientific awards: in 2011, the Paulo Elias Prize by the Paulista Public Health Association (Brazil) and two ISCTE-IUL Scientific Awards, in 2015 and 2017. Between 2010-2011 has been a Consultant to the Portuguese Minister of Health.

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