Prison Health Symposium

Symposium: Considering the methodological and ethical dimensions of conducting health focused social science research through and beyond prison settings.

Date & Venue: 18 May at the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and 19 May at HMP Barlinnie

The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit are inviting submissions for presentations at this two-day symposium.

Papers are invited from students, researchers, practitioners and service users from a range of disciplines (including medical sociology, medical anthropology, criminology, public health).

Abstracts of up to 300 words are invited.

The following are indicative questions, but all abstracts addressing the symposium topic will be considered: What are the implications of conducting health research prior to a person’s entry into the prison system? What specific ethical and methodological considerations need to be taken into account in prison health research? What problems relate to follow-up and intervention retention following prisoners’ release?

Abstracts should be sent to by 29 February 2016.

Please include your full name, affiliation, postal address, email address, title of your presentation, and a short bio of up to 200 words.

Limited travel bursaries are available for postgraduate students and former prisoners; indicate in your email if you would like to apply. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 11 March 2016.

More information

For more information visit Prison Health Symposium

Read the Call for Papers

This symposium is generously supported by funding from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness, Royal Holloway University of London and the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit the University of Glasgow.

First published: 18 January 2016

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