The Applied Social Science Group (ASSG) was established in 2016, and is headed by Dr Robbie Duschinsky. The group provides a forum for research drawing on the social sciences, using these methods, approaches and ideas to offer insights into patient experiences, contexts and health behaviours. Current projects located within the Applied Social Science Group include work on primary care mental health assessment and family mental health.
A full list of staff is available here.
How perspectives from social sciences can help address practical questions of healthcare improvement
16:00 Welcome: Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Head of the Applied Social Science Group within the Primary Care Unit and Director of Studies in Sociology at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
with Chair and Discussant, Dr Graham Martin, Director of Research, THIS Institute
16:05 'Patient feedback, hospital defensiveness and the possibilities for organizational learning'
Speaker: Alex Gillespie, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics
16:35 'Staff Making Sense of ‘Patient Complaints’: interview and ethnographic findings from 8 NHS services'
Speaker: Dr Mary Adams, Senior Research fellow, King’s College London
17:05 Response from Dr Graham Martin, Director of Research, THIS Institute
17:30 Questions and discussion
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