Professor of Health Sociology
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Elaine Denny has a background in hospital and community nursing and taught health sociology to students on health related courses for 20 years. Her research interests focus around women as recipients and providers of health care, and she has published work on women’s experience of IVF, the experience of endometriosis, and on the occupation of nursing.
Elaine has co-authored with Sarah Earle a health sociology text ‘Sociology for Nurses’ the second edition of which is which was published in 2010. Also with Sarah Earle she has edited The Sociology of Long Term Conditions. Recent research includes a NHS Research for Patient Benefit funded collaborative study on endometriosis and cultural diversity aimed at improving services for minority ethnic women.
She is also involved in exploring the patient perspective in a number of NHS NIHR funded clinical trials in collaboration with Birmingham Women’s Hospital, where she is an Honorary Research Associate, and Bart’s and the London NHS Trust.