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The Role of Diagnosis in Health and Wellbeing

1 October 2012 - 30 September 2014

PI/s in Exeter: Emeritus Professor Susan Kelly

Research partners: UEA,University of Cambridge, University of York, Victoria University of Wellington

Funding awarded: £ 1,620 (total funding of £ 18,034)

Sponsor(s): ESRC

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The Role of Diagnosis in Health and Wellbeing

About the research

It is only very recently that the sociology of diagnosis has finally begun to take shape and garner interest. This  project is a series of seminars investigating what a diagnosis might mean for patients, medical professionals, and policy makers alike, and how public understanding and policy making will be changed by new technologies. The overall aim of the seminar series is to further develop the sociology of diagnosis, to elicit debate around the practices, costs and consequences of diagnosis, and to explore how health care institutions, professionals, managers, practitioners, patients and carers shape and respond to the shifting nature of diagnosis.


Economic and Social Research Council