Department of Sociology

The blog of the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey

Going online for maternal mental health? A balanced, context-sensitive approach to placing maternal mental health on the digital health roadmap

By Ranjana Das The context: Gaps in provision and a turn to the digital Put simply, mothers struggling with post-natal mental health difficulties in the UK, find uneven amounts of support. In the UK, a series of gaps in maternal wellbeing support have emerged, owing to the fact that face-to-face support for mothers from the […]


No hard feelings: why environmental scholars can’t afford to dismiss children’s views of the good life

by Anastasia Loukianov, joint CES and Sociology PhD student at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). “What can children tell you about the good life? Oh popsicles are great, raisins suck.’’ — conversations like this can make for a good laugh, but exemplify an almost systemic scepticism towards children’s legitimacy in social […]


The mobility of students across Europe – evidence of policy convergence?

By Rachel Brooks Europe represents an important – and yet often overlooked – space for scholars interested in international student mobility. Through efforts to develop a European Higher Education Area, the European Union has pursued a highly managed, top-down strategy of convergence, with the aim of creating a strong higher education region that can compete […]


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