Social Studies in Medicine (SSiM) staff

Director Head of Unit

Professor Jonathan Reinarz

Professor Jonathan Reinarz

Director, Social Studies in Medicine

Institute of Applied Health Research

Professor Jonathan Reinarz is the Director of The History of Medicine Unit. He is Professor of the History of Medicine.

Jonathan has published extensively on the history of hospitals and medical education, including a history of the Birmingham teaching hospitals (Boydell, 2009) and, with Graham Mooney (Johns Hopkins) a history of hospital and asylum visiting (2009). He has recently ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8122/PA: Gillian Dunne +44 (0)121 415 8174
Email
j.reinarz@bham.ac.uk

The Team

Professor Sheila Greenfield

Professor Sheila Greenfield

Professor of Medical Sociology

Institute of Applied Health Research

Sheila Greenfield is Professor of Medical Sociology in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  She teaches medical sociology on the MBChB  5 year and 4 year Graduate Entry programmes.  She is a qualitative methodologist and her research is focussed on two main areas; the design and implementation of qualitative methodology as a component of mixed methods research; the methods ...

Telephone
+44 0121 414 6493
Email
s.m.greenfield@bham.ac.uk

Dr Vanessa Heggie

Dr Vanessa Heggie

Birmingham Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Vanessa Heggie is a University Research Fellow.

Vanessa is a historian of modern science and medicine, with a particular interest in the history of nineteenth and twentieth century health and life sciences. She has published a book on the history of sports medicine, and over a dozen papers on a range of topics from Victorian nursing and public health, to the science of mountaineering. Vanessa ...

Telephone
+44 0121 415 8184
Email
v.heggie@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anna Lavis

Dr Anna Lavis

Lecturer in Medical Sociology and Qualitative Methods

Institute of Applied Health Research

An anthropologist by background, Anna Lavis is a Lecturer in Medical Sociology and Qualitative Methods in the Social Studies in Medicine (SSiM) Team in the Institute of Applied Health Research. 

Her work explores individuals’ and informal caregivers’ experiences and subjectivities of mental illness and distress across a range of social and cultural contexts, both offline and on ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9069
Email
a.c.lavis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ian Litchfield

Dr Ian Litchfield

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Ian Litchfield is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, with a background in occupational medicine and interests in health service delivery. He uses qualitative and quantitative research methods in the evaluation of service delivery interventions in both primary and secondary care. Ian leads the research group, Service Redesign in Primary ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6006
Email
i.litchfield@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Mathers

Dr Jonathan Mathers

Senior Lecturer in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Applied Health Research.  He has broad based expertise in the application of qualitative and mixed methods research approaches in a range of applied health and policy contexts.

He is currently the qualitative research lead for several UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded clinical trials and trial feasibility ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6024
Email
j.m.mathers@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christel McMullan

Dr Christel McMullan

Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Christel is a Qualitative Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Her main interests lie in using qualitative research to explore and understand patients’ experiences of disease and trial processes.

She is currently working on two research projects:

  • STOP-Colitis – Working on the qualitative element of a prospective randomised pilot study to assess two possible ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7398
Email
c.mcmullan@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Riley

Dr Ruth Riley

Lecturer in Applied Health Research

Institute of Applied Health Research

Research Interests

Dr Ruth Riley is an applied social scientist and qualitative methodologist as applied to health.  Her main research interest focuses on the health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals.  Ruth's research explores sources of stress, distress, mental ill health and burnout in the workplace and approaches to prevention and improving access to support.  ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8549
Email
r.riley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Wynter

Dr Rebecca Wynter

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Institute of Applied Health Research

Rebecca is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the four-year AHRC-funded project, ‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injuries and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000’.

Rebecca is a historian of medicine and of Quakers. Her research and publications centre on the history of psychiatry, mental health, neurosurgery, neurodiversity, and First World War medicine and disability. She has worked with ...

Telephone
+44 0121 414 2921
Email
r.i.wynter@bham.ac.uk