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Karl Atkin holds a personal chair and is the Head of Department. He is a medical sociologist with a background in doing qualitative research in multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse settings. His work has a particular focus on understanding the social consequences of various long standing, chronic conditions, including sickle cell and thalassaemia disorders.
In November 2015 Karl received the award of Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (FAcSS).
Karl's research interests include long standing chronic conditions, ethnicity and health and qualitative methodologies.
Karl is an experienced PhD supervisor and would welcome new students with an interest in health care in multi-cultural societies, as well as the social experience of long standing chronic and disabling conditions, including the role of family care and service support.
Contributor to "Individual and Public Health"