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Dr Ellen Stewart

Chancellor's Fellow

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh


I am a social scientist working at the intersection of medical sociology, health policy and public administration. I am interested in how health systems accommodate and negotiate different forms of ‘lay’ and ‘expert’ knowledge, including demands for public engagement and for evidence-based policy.

I've previously worked on projects exploring everyday practices of public involvement in the local NHS, new governance arrangements for Scottish Health Boards, and how health policymakers use research evidence. My current research projects examine hospital closures as an example of contentious major service change.

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