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Research interests

My research is situated within the political sociology of medicine and pharmaceuticals. My main area of interest is the transparency of interactions between drug companies, patient organisations, and the health service. In addition, I examine social processes, especially lobbying, associated with the scientific assessment as well as pricing and reimbursement of medical technologies.

I draw on key traditions in political sociology, especially the work of Marx, Weber as well as C.W. Mills, Theda Skocpol, Stephen Lukes, and G. William Domhoff. I utilise multiple research methods ranging from ethnography and in-depth elite interviews to surveys, regression analysis, and social network analysis. I also have experience in using investigative methods, such as freedom of information requests. My research often results in creating large publicly available databases, some of which can be accessed through this website.

The initial focus of my work has been on Central-European countries such as Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia. More recently, I have been examining pharmaceutical policy in the UK, with a particular focus on England, as well as Nordic countries. Beyond Europe, I have a special interest in Japan and New Zealand.

My research is frequently covered by the media, including The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, and Sky News. Beyond the UK, it has featured, among others, in Le Monde, La Vanguardia, Le Soir, and Expressen.

Research interests

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Lobbying
  • Transparency
  • Industry self-regulation
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Drug pricing and reimbursement
  • Health technology assessment

Recent and current research projects

What can be learnt from the new pharmaceutical industry payment disclosures?, funding provided by the Swedish Research council FORTE

Research affiliations

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Lecturer, Department of Social & Policy Sciences

20152020

Prize Fellow, Department of Social & Policy Sciences

20132015

Research Associate, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

20112013

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

20072013

Master of Arts, Department of Sociology, University of Warsaw

20022007

Keywords

  • HM Sociology
  • Power
  • Transparency
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Disclosure

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