BSA conference presentation on MND

BSA Phenomenology.MND.haptic.BSA conference.April 2016Director of HART, Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, and HART Associate, Dr Amanda Pavey, Senior Regional Advisor for the Motor Neuron Disease Association of Queensland, presented research on the lived experience of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also known as ALS, at this year’s annual conference of the British Sociological Association.  The conference was held at Aston University, in the centre of Birmingham, UK.  Jacquelyn’s and Amanda’s talk focused upon various dimensions of touch, particularly the loss of touch and unwelcome medicalised touch, as recounted by participants suffering from this life-limiting neurodegenerative condition.

A link to a related article published in the journal, Sociology of Health & Illness, can be found here.

About Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Professor in Sociology & Physical Culture, Director of HART, University of Lincoln.

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