Department of Sociology

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

What do parents think about Child Proton Beam Therapy?

By Nadia Haerizadeh-Yazdi, former Postgraduate Researcher Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) is an advanced mode of radiotherapy, compared to conventional radiotherapy, and has been hailed as a milestone in cancer treatment. Proton therapy offers an equivalent chance of cure to conventional photon therapy, but the high precision targeting nature of the technology is thought to reduce […]


The coronavirus pandemic and prison mental health

By Megan Georgiou, Postgraduate Researcher The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges to health and social care systems world-wide. Within the prison estate, the challenges are amplified and tough measures have been brought in to contain the spread of the disease (Kothari et al, 2020). Mental health service delivery in prisons is greatly restricted and […]


New fatherhood in a pandemic: Challenges and resources for new fathers and partners during COVID-19

By Ranjana Das I have recently reviewed the growing set of online resources aimed at supporting mothers perinatally, amidst the impacts of COVID-19. These impacts are significant for antenatal and postnatal mental health owing to COVID-19 related anxiety, change in practices antenatally and during childbirth, social-distancing measures severely restricting women’s social support avenues and inequalities […]


Lockdown fieldwork

By Christine Hine Recent weeks have seen disruptions across all arenas of contemporary social life, as international travel has been cut to a bare minimum and many countries have implemented restrictions on individual movements and gatherings on an unprecedented scale. Any complacency that we live in an unassailably stable world has been rocked, as we […]


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