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Alison Edgley

Associate Professor of Social Sciences in Health and Director for the MA Research Methods (Health Pathway) programme, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

I have a background in Social and Political Theory. I started working in the School of Health Sciences in 2002. During this time I have been thinking and writing about the application of theory to various aspects of health care delivery, research, and research methods looking at topics as diverse as mental health, cancer nursing, medicine regulation and critical realism.

I have a new Book: Edgley, A. (ed) (2015) Noam Chomsky London: Palgrave

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In the last few years, I have become increasingly interested in feminist theory - and have begun to think about its application to the study of fibromyalgia, midwifery as well as academic organisation and Clinical Academic Careers.

I am currently leading the School's application its Athena Swan Silver Award.

I combine this with raising two girls.

Expertise Summary

Gender; Mental Health; Qualitative Research; Critical Theory; Critical Realism; The Social and Political Thought of Noam Chomsky

Teaching Summary

I am programme Director for the MA in Research Methods (Health Pathway) which belongs to the University's ESRC Doctoral Training Centre.

I convene a Master's level option on Health Care Organisation. I teach on the Master's level Philosophy of Social Science, the Foundations in Qualitative Research and the Advanced Individual and Group Interviews.

I am Dissertation lead for the Graduate Nursing Curriculum and I offer sessional sociological input on all the School's programmes of study.

Research Summary

My current research is a qualitative study exploring the meanings and experiences of working mothers. Alongside this I have an interest in Mental Health and 'recovery'. I have completed a number of… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

My current research is a qualitative study exploring the meanings and experiences of working mothers. Alongside this I have an interest in Mental Health and 'recovery'. I have completed a number of collaborations: Teaching sociology and philosophy to nurses; Sure Start, air quality, quality of life with cancer as well as neonate nursing and medicine administration. I have also conducted research on medicine regulation and I continue my longstanding interest in the social and political thought of Noam Chomsky. I am currently editing a volume for Routledge.

Doctoral Students

  • Mental Health and the Arts
  • Midwifery decision making in 'normal' labour
  • Moral dilemmas in neonate care (ESRC scholarship) Home/FT (Nursing Studies)
  • Perceptions of Thai care givers of patients with Lung Cancer EU/FT (Nursing Studies)
  • Nurse Administration Medication Errors OS/FT (Nursing Studies)
  • Muslim carer perceptions of illness and disability (Sociology)
  • Quality of life in Thai women in early stage breast cancer during treatment OS/FT (Nursing Studies)
  • Women's decision making regarding MMR (ESRC Scholarship) Home/FT (Sociology)
  • Young Women's experiences with MS (Sociology)
  • Special Need Educational Tribunals - Justice for families? (Nursing Studies)
  • Accident Behaviour F/T (Psychology)
  • JENSEN, A., STICKLEY, T. and EDGLEY, A., 2016. The perspectives of people who use mental health services engaging with arts and cultural activities Mental Health and Social Inclusion. (In Press.)
  • TIMMONS, S., EDGLEY, A., MEAL, A. and NARAYANASAMY, A., 2015. Being Human: Transdisciplinarity in Nursing Journal of Further and Higher Education.
  • MARSHALL, L. and EDGLEY, A., 2015. Perils and pitfalls for clinicians embarking on patient experience studies in Physiotherapy Nurse Researcher. 22(5), 30-34
  • EDGLEY, A., 2015. ‘Noam Chomsky: Method, Methodology and Politics’. In: EDGLEY, A., ed., Noam Chomsky Palgrave Macmillan. 99-120
  • EDGLEY, A., ed., 2015. Noam Chomsky Palgrave Macmillan.
  • EDGLEY, A., 2015. Introduction. In: EDGLEY, A., ed., Noam Chomsky Palgrave Macmillan. 1-8
  • EDGLEY, A., STICKLEY, T., TIMMONS, S. and MEAL, A., 2014. Critical Realist Review: exploring the real, beyond the empirical Journal of Further and Higher Education. 40(3), 316-330
  • ROBINSON, J., EDGLEY, A. and MORRELL, C. J., 2014. MRSA care in the community: why patient education matters British Journal of Community Nursing. 19(9), 436-41
  • EDGLEY, A., STICKLEY, T., WRIGHT, N. and REPPER, J., 2012. The politics of recovery in mental health: a left libertarian policy analysis Social Theory and Health. 10(2), 121-140
  • GALLAGHER, K., MARLOW, N., EDGLEY, A. and POROCK, D., 2012. The attitudes of neonatal nurses towards extremely preterm infants Journal of Advanced Nursing. 68(8), 1768-1779
  • MANSOUR, M., JAMES, V. and EDGLEY, A., 2012. Investigating the Safety of Medication Administration in Adult Critical Care Settings Nursing in Critical Care. 17(4), 189-197
  • EDGLEY, A., 2012. On Chomsky: Part two: Chomsky and the Academy; New Left Project. Available at: <http://www.newleftproject.org>
  • EDGLEY, A., 2012. On Chomsky: Part One: Political Criticism, theories and traditions; New Left Project. Available at: <http://www.newleftproject.org>
  • EDGLEY, A., PILNICK, A. and CLARK, M., 2011. 'The air still wasn't good ... everywhere I went I was surrounded': lay perceptions of air quality and health Health Sociology Review. 20(1), 97-108
  • GLANGKARN, S., PROMASATAYAPROT, V., POROCK, D. and EDGLEY, A., 2011. Measuring Quality of Life in Thai Women with Breast Cancer Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 12(3), 637-44
  • EDGLEY, A., 2010. Noam Chomsky's Political Theory. In: G CLAEYS, ed., The Encyclopaedia of Modern Political Thought GQ Press.
  • GALLAGHER, K., POROCK, D. and EDGLEY, A., 2010. The concept of 'nursing' in the abortion services Journal of Advanced Nursing. 66(4), 849-857
  • EDGLEY, A., 2010. Noam Chomsky and the Media. In: RYAN, M., ed., The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory Blackwell.
  • EDGLEY, ALISON, TIMMONS, STEPHEN and CROSBIE, BRIAN, 2009. Desperately seeking sociology: nursing student perceptions of sociology on nursing courses. Nurse Education Today. 29(1), 16-23
  • TIMMONS, S, EDGLEY A, MORGAN, A and PARK, J., 2009. The value of studying philosophy for postgraduate research students in nursing Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophy and Religious Studies. 9(1), 195-211
  • TIMMONS, S, EDGLEY A and MORGAN, A., 2009. Philosophy for Research Methods: A Reader Available at: <http://prs.heacademy.ac.uk/index.html>
  • EDGLEY, A., 2009. Manufacturing Consistency: Social Science, Rhetoric and Chomksy's Critique Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture: Special Issue: The Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model 20 years on. 6(2), 23-42
  • EDGLEY, A., ed., 2009. Assessment based upon student video assignment. The Hub Autumn 2009. University of Nottingham.
  • GLANGKARN, S., POROCK, D. and EDGLEY, A., 2008. Commonly used measures of quality of life fit to Thai women with breast cancer In: 6th European Oncology Nursing Society. Geneva.
  • GLANGKARN, S., POROCK, D. and EDGLEY, A., 2008. Quality of life in Thai women with early stage breast cancer during adjuvant therapy In: 6th European Breast Cancer Conference Geneva.
  • MANSOUR, M., JAMES, V. and EDGLEY, A., 2008. Investigating the Safety of Medications Administration in Adult Critical Care Settings In: Improving Patient Safety Conference Proceeding.
  • EDGLEY, A. and AVIS, M., 2007. The perception of statutory service providers of a local Sure Start programme: a shared agenda? Health and Social Care in the Community. 15(4), 379-386
  • EDGLEY, A., 2007. Theory: My drug of choice: A reply to Abraham and Moncrieff Social Theory and Health. 5(2), 180-185
  • TIMMONS, S, EDGLEY, A and & CROSBIE, B., 2007. Desperately Seeking Sociology: Student Nurse perceptions of the relevance of sociology In: British Sociological Association - Medical Sociology Group.
  • EDGLEY, A., 2007. Perceptions of Statutory Service Providers of Local Programmes. In: SCHNEIDER, J., AVIS, M. and LEIGHTON, P., eds., Supporting Children and Families: Lessons from Sure Start for Evidence-Based Practice in Health, Social Care and Education Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 121-130
  • EDGLEY, ALISON and AVIS, MARK, 2006. Interprofessional collaboration: Sure Start, uncertain futures. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 20(4), 433-5
  • EDGLEY, A., STICKLEY, T. and MASTERSON, S., 2006. Whose right? Journal of Mental Health. 15(1), 35-42
  • CLARKE, M. L, GOUGH, L, EDGLEY, A and WALSH, M. & HERVEY, T., 2006. Realising their Potential:: APPLE participant views on barriers and incentives to career progression
  • CLARKE, M. L, GOUGH, L, EDGLEY, A and WALSH, M. & HERVEY, T., 2006. Meeting their Needs: Participant views of APPLE programme components
  • POLLOCK, K. & EDGLEY, A., 2006. Whose death? Whose choice?: Criticial perspectives on contemporary notions of a 'good death' In: Medicine and the Body Politic Conference.
  • EDGLEY, A., 2005. Chomsky's political critique: Essentialism and political theory Contemporary Political Theory. 4(2), 129-153
  • AVIS, M. & EDGLEY, A., 2005. The extent of the impact of Sure Start on the Work on Local Professionals: An Evaluation Sure Start Hyson Green.
  • EDGLEY, A. & AVIS, M., 2005. The Extent of the Impact of Sure Start on the work of local Professionals: An Evaluation In: Sure Start Conference.
  • EDGLEY, A., 2004. Drugs of Choice: Regulating Access to Statiins In: British Sociological Association - Medical Sociology Group.
  • EDGLEY, A., 2003. Conflict and Collaboration between Professions & State: The Case of Nurse Prescribing: The Case of Nurse Prescribing In: British Sociological Association - Medical Sociology Group.
  • EDGLEY, A., 2002. The Social and Political Thought of Noam Chomsky 2nd. Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought. (In Press.)
  • EDGLEY, A., 2002. Ideal, Impossible or Essential: Chomsky and Utopia in Dark Times In: The Utopian Studies Society. (In Press.)
  • EDGLEY, A., 2002. Can't get no satisfaction: theorising public views on healthcare In: British Sociological Association - Medical Sociology Group.
  • EDGLEY, A., 1999. Chomsky's Libertarian Socialism In: Political Studies Association http://www.chomsky.info/onchomsky/htm.
  • EDGLEY, A., 1998. The Communist Manifesto: an 'ism' or a 'wasm' Talking Politics. 10(3), 220-224
  • EDGLEY, A., 1995. Chomsky and the State Politics. 15(3), 153-159

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