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Steve Conway

01642 384195
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Research Methods
School of Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care research

About Steve Conway

Steve Conway

Steve Conway
Senior Lecturer in Research Methods, School of Health & Social Care
T: 01642 384195
Research: Health & Social Care research

Steve is a social scientist and from 2004 to date, as a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods in the School of Health and Social Care, he has conducted library-based research concerned with health governance and inequality, ageing, death, and dying. He has presented invited papers on partnership working between palliative care professionals and communities to local, national and international audiences of palliative care professionals and published extensively in this area.

From 1985-90, he worked as a contract researcher in the NHS on a nursing organisation study and at the University of Leeds on primary education research.  From 1991-2002, as a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Lincoln (originally University of Humberside in 1990), he led applied and externally funded research projects concerned with: the health care needs of local communities (older people and mothers with young children); an out of hour’s mental health crisis service; and parental choice of secondary education. Here he also completed a PhD (University of Hull, 2000) concerned with social attitudes to ageing, illness and death amongst older people in and around Kingston upon Hull. From 2002 to 2004, as a Research Manager in the School of Social Sciences and Law at Teesside, he conducted and managed several externally funded evaluations of local Sure Start projects around Teesside and Redcar.

Research interests

Research interests:

·  Health inequality 
·  Healthy senior citizenship 
·  Ageing and community 
·  Death and community 
·  The experience of dying and social difference 
·  Public health approaches to palliative care 
·  Media and academic representation of mortality 

Steve is Director of Studies on a doctoral project being offered in the Health and Social Care Institute looking at end of life practices in resource poor settings and would like to encourage applications from prospective students. Please submit an application online, or for further information, contact Steve directly.


Conway S (2015 forthcoming) Jade's life after death:  UK media presentations of a deceased celebrity, Mortality.

Conway S (2013) Representing dying, representing class? Social distinction, aestheticization and the performing self, Mortality, (18(4):327-338.

Conway S (2012) Death, working-class culture and social distinctionHealth Sociology Review: Vol. 21, Culture, Death and Dying with Dignity, pp. 441-449.

Conway S, Crawshaw P (2009) Healthy senior citizenship in voluntary and community organisations: a study in governmentalityHealth Sociology Review, 18(4): 387-98.

Conway, S. (2008) Public health and palliative care: principles into practice? Critical Public Health, 18(3): 405–415.

View Steve Conway's Publications on TeesRep