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Allan Mccoy

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I am an assistant professor of sociology and public health at the University of Nottingham, Medical School at Derby. In this role, I teach medical sociology, psychology, public health, and bioethics content to Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) students. I also convene the Public Health module for the Medicine with a Foundation year (BMBS) course and I am a module convener, lecturer, and assessor for the Medical Physiology and Therapeutics BSc. course where I teach medical sociology, research methods, research ethics, public health, and medical ethics. My research focuses are in infectious disease policy, the social deteriminants of health behaviours, and health inequalities.

Research Summary

Cross-national analysis of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past Research


McCoy, CA. 2020. Diseased States, Epidemic Control in Britain and the United States. Amherst and Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

Selected Articles

McCoy, CA., Johnston, E. and Hogan, C. 2024. The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Health Practices via Health Lifestyles: Results of Qualitative Interviews with Americans from Diverse Economic Backgrounds. Social Science & Medicine Vol 344.

McCoy, CA. 2023. How Does the COVID-19 Epidemic End? Losing Control of the Collective Illness Narrative. Global Public Health. Vol 18 (1).

McCoy, CA. 2020. The social characteristics of Americans opposed to vaccination: beliefs about vaccine safety versus views of U.S. vaccination policy. Critical Public Health. Vol. 30 (1): 4-15.

McCoy, CA. 2019. Adapting Coercion: How Three Industrialized Nations Manufacture Vaccination Compliance Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. Vol. 44 (6): 823-854.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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