Virtual Society?

the social science of electronic technologies


Dr Sarah Nettleton

Dr Sarah Nettleton
University of York


Sarah Nettleton (Virtual Community Care? An Analysis of the Experience of Computer Mediated Social Support) is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy at the University of York. Prior to that she has taught sociology at a number of institutions including the University of London, the University of Surrey and the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

Her research interests have fallen primarily within the sub-discipline of medical sociology. She has researched into areas such as: dental health; health promotion; pharmacy; housing and health; and 'lay' knowledge of health and illness. She is the author of The Sociology of Health and Illness (Polity Press, 1995) and has co-edited a number of books including The Sociology of Health Promotion: Critical Analyses of Consumption, Lifestyle and Risk (Routledge, 1995) and The Body in Everyday Life (Routledge,1998).


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