Dr Tom Douglass

Department of Social Work and Social Care
Research Fellow

Contact details

Department of Social Work and Social Care
Park House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom


Recent publications


Calnan, M & Douglass, T 2022, Power, Policy and the Pandemic: A Sociological Analysis of COVID-19 Policy in England. Emerald Points, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. <https://books.emeraldinsight.com/book/detail/power-policy-and-the-pandemic/?k=9781802620108>


Joyce, J, Douglass, T, Benwell, B, Rhys, C, Parry, R, Simmons, R & Kerrison, A 2022, 'Should we share qualitative data? Epistemological and practical insights from Conversation Analysis', International Journal of Social Research Methodology.

Douglass, T & Calnan, M 2021, 'The disparate approaches of general practitioners to the pharmaceuticalisation of cardiovascular disease prevention', Frontiers in Sociology, vol. 6, 650997. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2021.650997

Douglass, T & Calnan, M 2020, 'All for vaccination? Vaccination for all?' Discover Society.

Calnan, M & Douglass, T 2020, 'Hopes, hesitancy and the risky business of vaccine development', Health, Risk and Society, vol. 22, no. 5-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698575.2020.1846687

Douglass, T & Calnan, M 2016, 'Trust matters for doctors? Towards an agenda for research', Social Theory and Health, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 393-413. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41285-016-0010-5

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Douglass, T & Calnan, M 2022, Medicalisation and pharmaceuticalisation: a conceptual analysis. in SC Scrimshaw, SD Lane, RA Rubinstein & J Fisher (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine. 2nd Revised edition edn, SAGE Publications, London. <https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/the-sage-handbook-of-social-studies-in-health-and-medicine/book258239>

Douglass, T & Calnan, M 2022, Without risk? A social analysis of the vaccination programme in England. in R Akhtar (ed.), Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreaks, Vaccination, Politics and Society : The Continuing Challenge. 2 edn, Springer Nature.

Calnan, M & Douglass, T 2019, A socio-historical account of work: Change, continuity, and the consequences. in E Wainwright & C Eccleston (eds), Work and Pain: A Lifespan Development Approach. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 8-18. https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198828273.003.0002

Calnan, M & Douglass, T 2017, The evaluation of new medicines. in B Greve (ed.), Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785363245.00024

Book/Film/Article review

Douglass, T 2022, 'Crawford, P. and Crawford, J.O. Cabin Fever – Surviving Lockdown in the Coronavirus Pandemic. Bingley: Emerald Publishing. 2021. pp.152 £16.99 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-80071-355-0.', Sociology of Health and Illness.

Douglass, T 2021, 'Vaccine court – the law and politics of injury by Anna Kirkland, New York, New York University Press, pp. 1–273, 2016, $40 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-4798-7692-8', New Genetics and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/14636778.2021.1924647

Other contribution

Calnan, M & Douglass, T 2021, COVID-19 and deprivation: levelling upstream. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. <https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/opinion-and-blog/covid-19-and-deprivation-levelling-upstream>

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