PhD Workshop: Research in Health and Healthcare

PhD Workshop: Research in Health and Healthcare

PhD Workshop: Research in Health and Healthcare

Organised by the European Sociological Association RN16 Sociology of Health and Illness and the Italian Association of Sociology


Research in health and healthcare: Methodological approaches

The focus of the workshop will be on undertaking research in the field of health and illness for different audiences, focusing on methodology. Particular attention will be given to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods with supervision from experienced tutors who are participating in the workshop.

PhD students and candidates who work in the field of health and illness are invited to present empirical contributions, conducted at a global, European, national, or local level. Studies on contemporary issues in health research are encouraged e.g., body and health, mental health, health organisations, health inequalities, biomedicine, eHealth, ageing, narrative medicine, evidence based medicine, etc. 

  • Venue and date: Turin, 18 April 2018
  • Number of places: We will select from 15 to 20 PhD students and candidates for the course.
  • Eligibility: Students registered for a PhD in sociology or allied discipline in a European university.
  • Selection: Through peer-review process. Because of the partnership with AIS Salute, a fair balance between different regions of Europe and Italy will also be considered.
  • Guidelines for applications: send a short CV (no more than 2 pages), an abstract (maximum of 500 words) and a scanned confirmation from your university signed by your supervisor by 15 January 2018 through
  • Notice of acceptance: 09 February 2018 by email.


If you are considering submitting an application, please pay special attention to the following points:

  • The language will be English
  • It’s important that the abstract clearly describes the theoretical background, the research question, the methodology and, if possible, the first results.

If you are selected, you will be required to submit a manuscript of a full paper (about 7,000 words, excluding bibliography) by 15 March 2018 to the workshop organisers. This is essential in order to make sure that participants get the most out of this workshop.

Papers will be circulated in advance and allocated to peer discussants. We kindly ask you to apply only if you accept these terms of conditions and are prepared to follow the guidelines and deadlines.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the workshop organisers – Arianna Radin (ESA), Cristina Lonardi and Marco Terraneo (AIS Salute), through

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