Postgraduate Research Student
College House 1.23
Trained as a social scientist, Thomas's substantive interests surround the sociology of health and illness, health epistemologies, the structure and organization of the medical profession and alternative forms of therapy. He also has a broader interest in the public’s engagement with science and the development of impact evaluation methodologies (see publications).
B.A. (Hons.) Sociology with a Specialism in Research Methods (Warwick)
M.Phil. Modern Society and Global Transformations (Cambridge)
Research title: ‘What’s in a label? The functions and consequences of a diagnosis of autism’
Thomas joined the university in 2017 as a Ph.D. student at The Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (EGENIS). His research, which is part of the Exploring Diagnosis team, explores the role that diagnosis plays in society using Autism Spectrum Disorder as a case study. He is supervised by Prof Christabel Owens (UEMS), Dr Ginny Russel (UEMS) and Prof Susan Kelly (Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology) and funded by the Wellcome Trust.