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Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley

Former Innogen Co-Investigator

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Sarah is Professor of Medical and Family Sociology, at the Centre for Population Health Sciences in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The University of Edinburgh.

She is Co-Director, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and co-ordinator of postgraduate teaching on Qualitative Methods and the Sociology of Health and Illness.

Research interests

My research interests span medical and family sociology and include the social aspects of genetics and stem cell research, as well as research on families, health and illness across the lifecourse.

My particular focus is on lay perspectives, understandings and experience, as well as on lay/professional relationships particularly in relation to public involvement and engagement in science and medicine. Some of this work is linked to my role as Co-investigator at Innogen.

Much of my work has used and developed qualitative methods within the interpretivist tradition; it contributes to sociological knowledge in addition to being directly relevant to and disseminated amongst a range of practitioners and policy makers.

Completed research