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Dr Catherine Dodds

Dr Catherine Dodds

Dr Catherine Dodds
PhD, BA, BEd

Senior Lecturer

Office Room 2.3, 8 Priory Road
School for Policy Studies,
8 Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 1173310619

Summary

Dr Catherine Dodds is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy in Bristol's School for Policy Studies. She has a longstanding interest in the way that notions of responsibility are expressed through HIV prevention interventions and policies. She has extensive qualitative research experience into the interaction between social inequality and HIV prevention need among homosexually active men, and among African migrants to the UK. Catherine has led on the development of key HIV policy and planning frameworks and a national HIV prevention needs assessment of Africans in England. Catherine is recognised internationally for her research and policy experience relating to criminal prosecutions for HIV transmission, and she continues to influence colleagues who deliver services and devise HIV policy in the UK and elsewhere. She is currently interested in work that undertakes a critique of the impact of the biomedicalisation of HIV on policy development and lived experience for those closest to the epidemic.

Catherine comes to Bristol from the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Glasgow where she was a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy. Prior to that she worked for a number of years as an applied social science researcher specialising in community based participatory research with Sigma Research www.sigmaresearch.org.uk (which is now a part of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). She retains an honourary role at LSHTM.

Biography

Dr Catherine Dodds is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy in Bristol's School for Policy Studies. She has a longstanding interest in the way that notions of responsibility are expressed through HIV prevention interventions and policies. She has extensive qualitative research experience into the interaction between social inequality and HIV prevention need among homosexually active men, and among African migrants to the UK. Catherine has led on the development of key HIV policy and planning frameworks and a national HIV prevention needs assessment of Africans in England. Catherine is recognised internationally for her research and policy experience relating to criminal prosecutions for HIV transmission, and she continues to influence colleagues who deliver services and devise HIV policy in the UK and elsewhere. She is currently interested in work that undertakes a critique of the impact of the biomedicalisation of HIV on policy development and lived experience for those closest to the epidemic. Methodologically, she is pursuing the reuse of qualitative datasets (also referred to as secondary data analysis) to help provide insights into health policy making and planning.

Catherine comes to Bristol from the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Glasgow where she was a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy. Prior to that she enjoyed a career as an applied social science researcher specialising in community based participatory research with Sigma Research www.sigmaresearch.org.uk (which is now a part of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). She retains an honorary role at LSHTM.

Teaching

In the 2018-19 academic year, I will be convening SPOL20055/SPOL30055/SPOL31020 Health in a Global/International Context in TB1, and also SOAD20004 Social Research Methods in TB2.

I am also happy to hear from potential PhD candidates who are interested in: the biomedicalisation of chronic health conditions; HIV policy in the treatment as prevention era; qualitative data reuse and/or migrant health inequalities.

Keywords

  • HIV
  • health policy
  • policy analysis
  • qualitative research methods
  • sexuality studies
  • migration and health
  • health inequalities
  • stigma
  • HIV and criminal law
  • biomedicalisation
  • community-based participatory research
  • arts-based research methods

Recent publications

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