Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley FRSE

Head of School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley’s research spans the study of family life within the sociology of health and illness and the analysis of social issues in relation to new technologies and health. She is strongly committed to public engagement in research; knowledge exchange with policy and practice; and gender equality. Sarah is one of the founding directors of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and currently heads the public engagement research programme within the FARR Institute@Scotland. She was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2012; co-founded the journal ‘Families, Relationships and Societies’ (The Policy Press); and is a Trustee of the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness.

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