Dr Sharon Greenwood
- Lecturer (MVLS College Graduate School)
- Affiliate, Associate (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)
I'm a sociologist working as a lecturer within the College of Medicine, Veterinary, and Life Sciences. I predominantly work with postgraduate students, and support PGT programmes aligned with the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.
I've worked at this university since 2013 in a range of teaching and research roles. Additionally, I'm a UofG graduate, having completed an MA(hons), MRes, and PhD across Sociology and Social Policy/Urban Studies subject areas between 2007-2018. I completed my PhD in Sociology - 'I try hard not to blame my dad': A sociological interpretation of the 'problem' with parental substance use - in 2018.
My research interests centre around intersecting inequalities, bodies, and health. I have a keen interest in:
- Substance use - illegal drugs, pharmaceutical drugs, and alcohol;
- Intersectionality and health (specifically gender-based issues);
- Power, inequality, and health inequalities - particularly the role political ideology takes in the construction of policy;
- Ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas in research;
- Chronic health conditions - particularly kidney failure;
- The role families, friends, and supportive relationships take in promoting health;
- Alternative forms of gathering and analysing qualitative data.
I'm currently embarking on a pedagogical research project exploring knowledge production, lived experience, and teaching approaches.
I am open to supervising students working in and around areas of public health, sociology, and social policy.
I am the course convenor for Ethical Issues in Public Health (MED5612) - an optional, 20 credit course for postgraduates. I'm also the co-convenor for another 20 credit postgraduate course - Social Determinants of Health (MED5522). Both of these run in Semester Two. Have a look at some of the topics covered on the following Twitter hashtags!
In January 2021, I will be co-leading a microcredential looking at substance use. Please see UofG's Microcredentials page for more information, or to sign up for updates.