- Tirion Seymour
- Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Sociology of health and illness, Professional knowledge, Sociology of Organisations, Medical sociology, expertise and interdisciplinarity, Third Sector, Genetics and Society, Scotland, Health policy, collaborative governance and partnerships, UK, Huntington's disease, Public services, Healthcare organisations, Qualitative research methods, ethics and research practices, Patient experiences
The Third Sector and the Shaping of Services for Huntington's Disease in Scotland: Organisations, Boundary Work and Expertise
Undergraduate study at the University of Edinburgh: MA Hons in Sociology and Politics (1st class)
MSc by Research year undertaken in University of Edinburgh 2010-2011
PhD research from 2011 - current
My PhD research explores the role of third sector organisations in forming collaborative partnerships within healthcare services, looking in particular at the case of HD service delivery in Scotland. Using qualitative methods of data collection, I examine the partnerships between multiple professionals within healthcare service delivery around complex conditions, drawing on theories of boundary work and expertise.
As of 2016 I am also involved as a research assistant with Dr Gill Haddow on the Wellcome Trust project 'Animal, Mechanical and Me: The Search For Replaceable Hearts.
Dr Angus Bancroft - http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/people/staff/bancroft_angus
Dr Gill Haddow - http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk/people/academic_staff/haddow_gill
Prior supervision by Aditya Bharadwaj (Former member of University of Edinburgh sociology department)
I have been involved with teaching within the University of Edinburgh as a tutor on the undergraduate courses Sociology 1A and Sociology 1B, and on the postgraduate courses Research Design and Documents of Life.