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Professor Anne E Rogers SRN, BSc (Hons), MSc (Econ) Sociology Applied to Medicine, PHD ( Sociology & Social Policy); Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Emeritus NIHR Senior Investigator

Emeritus Professor of Medical Sociology & Health Systems Implementation

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Anne is an Emeritus Professor of Medical Sociology and Health Systems Implementation and was made Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2012 and is an Emeritus NIHR Senior Investigator. An internationally recognised academic Anne spent her early research career working for the voluntary sector (MIND) and has spent more than thirty years working in Higher Education in London and Manchester before moving to Southampton in October 2012. In addition to research directorships and leading national and international programmes and centres of applied health Anne has been Chair of Lewisham & Southwark Community Health Council, and a non-executive director of an acute NHS Trust.

Relationships to others represent sources of support and access to resources. Relational interdependence is a form of collective power creating the foundations of a personal system of management for health and well -being.

Anne has expertise in qualitative & mixed methods and middle range social theory applied to health. She is a key contributor to developing nested process and qualitative studies for health policy and practice interventions related to the utilisation and demand for health services, managing mental health and long -term conditions, self -management support and social networks. She has published empirical, theoretical and methodological work including over 300 peer reviewed journal articles for clinical, sociological policy, public and practitioner audiences. She is the author of books on the sociology and policy analysis of mental health and its management including Demanding Patients? (open university press)Experiencing Psychiatry: users views of services (Springer) Mental health & Inequalities, Mental Health Policy in Britain: (Macmillan) and has recently been pre-occupied with preparing the 6th Edition of the BMA book of the year prize winner and popular A Sociology of Mental Health & Illness (McGraw Hill) due for publication in 2021. Her current writing project is a book with the working title of Living with Inequalities to be published by Routledge in 2022.

Anne’s has recently led national and international programmes of work focussing on understanding and using knowledge about community based personal connections and ties for mobilising and accessing resources for establishing new health care practices to manage everyday life.

She is involved in the current research projects :

Menzies Centre for Health Policy

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Research interests

Personal communities mapping,community and online interventions, social theory applied to mental health & illness, sociology of everyday life, social interventions, loneliness, social history of mental health practice and policy , long term conditions linked to inequalities.

I have been the primary supervisor for doctoral students undertaking PhDs on all of the above topics.

Research group

Social Network Health and Wellbeing

Research theme

Health Work

Research project(s)

Whole System Informing Self-management Engagement (WISE)

The HealthLines Study: expanding the role of NHS Direct in the management of long-term conditions

Exploring the potential of ‘telehealth’ (internet and the telephone) to improve care for people with long term conditions.

National Evaluation of Whole Systems Demonstrator Sites

A study of sense-making strategies and help-seeking behaviours associated with the use and provision of urgent care services

Urgent care reform has led to the development of multiple services (e.g. out-of-hours, walk-in centres, NHS 111) designed to improve access and manage rising service demand. Policy has sought to influence patient behaviour and choice of service in this complex urgent care landscape. Guiding patients to ‘get the right advice in the right place, first time', reducing unnecessary emergency department attendances by providing more responsive urgent care services, and providing better support for people to self-care has increasingly been the focus of national and local health policy. However, effective service provision requires a much deeper understanding of the factors that influence patients’ help-seeking and choices.

The Project About Loneliness and Social networks (PALS) study

  • Associate Editor Implementation Science
  • Research Programme Director Patients with Long term conditions Grater Manchester CLAHRC
  • Co-ordinator FP7 EU-WISE Self-care for Long Term Conditions in Europe. Policy Research
  • Department of Health Policy Programme (PRP), Standing Commissioning Panel.
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research Panel Member
  • NIHR Senior Investigator
  • Sociology of mental health & Illness
  • Implementation science qualitative methods and social theory.
  • Health policy: mental health and Long term condition management
Professor Anne E Rogers
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