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 Thomas Lister

Thomas Lister

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). 

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons.) Sociology with a Specialism in Research Methods (Warwick)

M.Phil. Modern Society and Global Transformations (Cambridge)

Research

Research interests

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. 

Useful links:

EGENIS: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/research/sts/egenis/

Exploring Diagnosis:

http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/research/sts/egenis/research/health/project/index.php?id=488

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Jensen, EA, Lister, TJP (2015). Evaluating Indicator-Based Methods of 'Measuring Long-Term Impacts of a Science Center on its Community'. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53, 60-64. Abstract.

Chapters

Jensen, EA, Lister TJP (2017). The Challenges of ‘Measuring Long-Term Impacts of a Science Center on its Community’: a Methodological Review. In Patrick, PG (Ed) Preparing Informal Science Educators: Perspectives from Science Communication and Education, New York: Springer, 243-259.

Publications by year


2017

Jensen, EA, Lister TJP (2017). The Challenges of ‘Measuring Long-Term Impacts of a Science Center on its Community’: a Methodological Review. In Patrick, PG (Ed) Preparing Informal Science Educators: Perspectives from Science Communication and Education, New York: Springer, 243-259.

2015

Jensen, EA, Lister, TJP (2015). Evaluating Indicator-Based Methods of 'Measuring Long-Term Impacts of a Science Center on its Community'. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53, 60-64. Abstract.

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