After completing my BSc in Sociology at the University of Leicester, I studied for my MA and PhD in Sociology at Brown University in the USA. In 2012 I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine from Umeå University in Sweden.
My first academic position was at the MRC Medical Sociology Unit (now MRC Social and Public Health Science Unit) at the University of Glasgow, where I worked as a researcher on the West of Scotland 2007 Study of health in the community. Thereafter I joined Warwick University as a lecturer and subsequently the University of Leicester as Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Sociology, before coming to York in 2013.
My research focuses on the sociology of health and healthcare and the sociology of gender. Between 2004 and 2012, I was Editor-in-chief of the journal Social Science & Medicine. Current professional activities include membership of the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association (ESA), Vice-chair of ESA Research Network 16 (Sociology of Health and Illness) and co-editor (with Maria Carmella Agodi) of the ESA Book Series.
My main research interests lie in the sociology of health and illness and the sociology of gender, and especially the connections these two fields, This is reflected, for example, in my most recent single authored book Women's Health and Social Change (Routledge) which was shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize.
I am currently working with colleagues at Umeå University on a new 4 year project funded by the Swedish Research Council (directed by Anne Hammarström) researching ‘How sex, gender and health are interwoven’ and with Ellen Kuhlmann on gender issues in healthcare, including gender mainstreaming. This connects with my longstanding interest in the social organisation and politics of healthcare, which stems back to my doctoral work in the USA on the politics of childbirth.
Most recently I have been engaged with colleagues at Leicester and Loughborough Universities in a project on managerial identities in the English NHS (funded by NIHR) and with Ming Lim (University of Leicester) and Carlo Ruzza (Trento University) on a AHRC ‘Connected Communities’ study of the changing role of the third sector in health care.
Kuhlmann, Ellen and Annandale, Ellen (eds.) (2012) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, second edition (London: Palgrave). [Click on this link for more information from the publisher]…..
Hunt, Kate and Annandale, Ellen (eds.) (2011) Gender and Health, Major Themes Series, 4 volumes (London: Routledge) (lead editor, Volume 1 ‘Theoretical and Methodological Developments’ and Volume 3 ‘Gender and Healthcare’). http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415569767/
Ellen Kuhlmann and Ellen Annandale (eds.) (2012) Transforming Health Services and Policy: New International Experiences. Current Sociology, 60(4) http://csi.sagepub.com/content/60/4.toc
Kuhlmann, Ellen and Annandale, Ellen (eds.) (2010) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare (London: Palgrave).
Annandale, Ellen (2009) Women's Health and Social Change (London: Routledge). http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415190879/
Ellen Annandale and Elianne Riska (eds.) (2009) New Connections: Towards a Gender Inclusive Approach to Women's and Men's Health. Current Sociology, 57(2)
Annandale, Ellen, Elston, Mary Ann and Prior, Lindsay (eds.) (2004) Medical Work, Medical Knowledge and Health Care (Oxford: Blackwell).
Annandale, Ellen and Hunt, Kate (eds.) (2000) Gender Inequalities in Health (Buckingham: Open University Press.
Backett-Milburn, Kathryn and McKee, K. (eds.) with Annandale, Ellen and Kerr, A. (2001) Gender and the Reproductive Body (London: Macmillan)
Hunt, Kate and Annandale, Ellen (eds.) (1999) Gender and Health (London: Pergamon).
Ellen Annandale (1998) The Sociology of Health and Medicine (Cambridge: Polity).