Publications

  1. Coombs, N., Frawley, A. The value in ‘value’: An exercise for pluralising economics instruction International Review of Economics Education 30
  2. Frawley, A. ‘Unhappy News’: Process, Rhetoric, and Context in the Making of the Happiness Problem Sociological Research Online 23 1 43 66
  3. Frawley, A. Semiotics of Happiness: Rhetorical Beginnings of a Public Problem London Bloomsbury Academic
  4. Frawley, A. Medicalization of Social Problems (Ed.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine 18
  5. Hann, A., Frawley, A., Spedding, G. Not very NICE: deviance, stigma and nutritional guidelines related to healthy weight and obesity The International Journal of Health Planning and Management 31 2

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Teaching

  • ASP109 Economics in Society

    This module provides an introduction to the relationship between economics and society as well as the role of economic ideas, approaches and analysis in social policy and social problems. A brief history of economic thought provides a backdrop to the development of welfare economics and debate about the involvement of the state and the market in social welfare, wellbeing and economic crisis/stability. The structure and operation of public expenditure management in the UK is explored, along with an examination of how money is spent across different sectors, services and social groups. Examples of theory, policy and practice are drawn from social movements, health economics and other fields.

  • ASP110 Environments of Social Policy

    Given the environmental and social challenges of population ageing, migration and globalization, future generations will increasingly face questions of how to maintain sustainable environments whilst also ensuring human well-being. Taking examples from areas such as food, public health, climate change, planning, development and transport, this module will examine how social policies are evolving to tackle our growing concerns relating to human well-being and environmental sustainability.

  • ASP255 Equality, Diversity and Citizenship

    This module explores the important concept of citizenship and its applications in social policy. It does this by examining equality and diversity policies, focusing on different theoretically-driven debates about the need for, and impact of, such policies. Building on level 4 social policy modules, students will also have the opportunity to gain more understanding of key concepts such as rights, justice, fairness and equality. As a further aim, the module sets out to help students develop a critical awareness of issues associated with applying equality and diversity policies in the workplace and to the topic of asylum. A particular focus is given to recent legislation dealing with age discrimination, and comparisons are drawn with other national contexts.

  • EYXM20 Sociology of Child Health

    This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of issues and constructs related to childhood and child health and welfare for children aged 0 ¿ 11 years. It offers students a sociological perspective on childhood health risks, statistics, policies and promotion campaigns. Using the analytical tools of sociology, students will learn to evaluate critically epidemiological findings, differential health outcomes, health problems, and public health initiatives in light of their historical, social and cultural contexts.

  • PM-268 Healthy mind, healthy body?

    This module aims to answer the question `does having a healthy mind translate to having a healthy body'? It explores the multiple associations between mental health and physical conditions that significantly impact people¿s quality of life, demands on health care and other services, and wider societal consequences. The module also explores contemporary issues, debates and influences on the prevention of mental health conditions and the promotion of well-being.

  • PPS111 Individuals and Society

    This module explores the relationship between society and the individual, with the aim of introducing students to a series of key concepts and debates across a series of areas of contemporary social life. We focus in particular on divisions in society as focal points for understanding how social factors affect individuals¿ identities, priorities, choices and life chances. The module serves as a foundation for years 2 and 3, giving students vital conceptual tools and showing how they can be applied across a series of key issues, themes and contexts.

  • PPS213 Social Problems I

    This module introduces students to the concept of the social problem. Building on introductory compulsory modules in sociological theory studied at level four, it draws on key theoretical perspectives within sociology to understand the variety of ways society approaches and interprets social ills. Drawing on a selection of current and historical examples of social problems, it aims to equip students to critically engage with social issues as they are articulated across a variety of public arenas from social media to public policy.

  • PPS214 Social Problems II: Media, Myths and Moral Panics

    Building on knowledge and skills introduced in Social Problems I, this module explores in detail the processes through which society constructs social issues. It begins by critically exploring the sociology of myth and inviting students to analyse the structures of myths and urban legends. Focusing in-depth on social problems as social processes, it encourages students to think critically about the way social problems are defined, presented and approached in a variety of public arenas and encourages students to apply these insights to explore a selection of current events.

  • PS-M39 Qualitative Methods

    This module provides coverage of main approaches to qualitative research. Qualitative analysis will be taught via a practical/conceptual, rather than a theoretical approach. Instruction is given in the use of performing qualitative analyses. The objective of this approach is to ensure competency in the understanding of the uses of qualitative analysis, and the main strengths and weaknesses of this approach. The course will lead to the ability to perform analysis, and enable interpretation of such analyses.

  • PS-M52 Statistical and Research Methods

    This module provides a comprehensive overview of the statistical methods and research designs used in applied clinical and health psychology. The module examines the parameters of ethical research practice and introduces students to the key concepts and a limited number of qualitative methods commonly used in applied psychology.

  • SHF207 Applied Psychology and Sociology for Health Care

    This module considers the impact of individual and societal influences on health and illness. Theory and evidence from the disciplines of psychology and sociology will be considered within the context of healthcare provision.

  • SHH212 Sociology of Health and Illness

    This module explores key contemporary themes and debates within the sociology of health and illness including health promotion and the sociology of risk, the experience of illness and health care in contemporary society, deviance and stigma in relation to illness, lay-professional interactions, the sociology of the body and the sociology of death and dying. The module will encourage students to draw upon both debates in the public sphere (e.g. news and/or social media) and key research studies to further their understandings of these issues.

  • SHN127 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN132 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN133 What is Nursing? (Mental Health)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced

  • SHN136 Introduction to Professional Practice (Child)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN137 Introduction to Professional Practice (Mental Health)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN141 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the assessment and clinical decision making process and its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of patients and service users. The module will also explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHQM40 Social, Cultural and Economic Context of Health

    In this compulsory module students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the wider context of health care management. The social, cultural and economic context within which health and illness are defined and experienced and how these impact and influence the organisation and financing of health care and health systems will be critically explored.

Supervision

  • Access to citizenship in the mobilities age (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Nash
    Other supervisor: Dr Gideon Calder
    Other supervisor: Dr Ashley Frawley
    Other supervisor: Dr Charles Musselwhite
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Ashley Frawley
    Other supervisor: Dr Gideon Calder
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Ashley Frawley
    Other supervisor: Dr Gideon Calder

Additional Teaching

SHH114 Sociology of Health and Illness I
This module provides students with a sound introduction to some of the key contemporary debates within sociology of health and illness. It enables students to understand the significant influence of social factors in people’s interpretation and experience of health and illness and also explores social relations in formal health work.

SHH212 The Sociology of Health and Illness II
Building on the cognate Level 1 module, this module further explores key contemporary debates and research approaches in the sociology of health and illness.