Dr Tom Douglass

Research Associate (Qualitative/Ethnographic)


Room 15J17B Belfast BT15 1ED



Dr Tom Douglass is a sociologist of health and illness. He currently works as a Research Associate on the NIHR-funded Real Complaints project working within the qualitative arm. He holds degrees in Sociology and Social Policy (BA Hons), winning the prize for highest graduating average, and Social Research Methods (MA) both from Russell Group institutions. Subsequently he achieved a PhD in Sociology (concentrated within Medical Sociology).

He has published on a range of health related topics including pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical regulation, trust within healthcare settings, and on vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, he possesses a wide range of teaching experience - having taught at several different universities on modules that include introductory sociology and social policy, social theory, methods. and the sociology of health and illness.

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