Dr Jennifer Burr

BA(Hons); MA; MSc; PhD; SFHEA

School of Health and Related Research

Senior University Teacher in Medical Sociology

Also Department of Biomedical Science, Addison (office C109), Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN

Jennifer Burr
j.a.burr@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0792

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Dr Jennifer Burr
School of Health and Related Research
Room 2037, 2nd Floor
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I hold appointments between the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and Department of Biomedical Sciences.  I joined ScHARR as a post doctoral researcher in 1998 working on a project exploring eating disorder services in South Yorkshire.  I’m currently a Senior University Teacher in Medical Sociology in the Public Health section of ScHARR. More recently I joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences as a University Teacher in Anatomy were I teach undergraduate anatomy and supervise student dissertations on the MSc Anatomy with Education.  I have particular expertise in qualitative research methods and have conducted research in a range of health and social care contexts including ethnicity and racism, sexuality and reproduction. 

Research interests
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Sociological theory including the work of Niklas Luhmann
  • The social construction of the body in anatomical science
Publications

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Edited books

  • Burr J & Nicolson P (Ed.) (2005) Consumers’ perspectives on health care: Critical Approaches to Research Methods.. London: Palgrave Macmillan limited. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Seddon ACT, Lehane DB, Burr J & Mitchell C (2018) How do homeless women conceptualise access to and experience of antenatal and postnatal care in Sheffield?. Regional Society for Academic Primary Care 2018 Trent, 13 March 2018 - 13 March 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching interests

In ScHARR I co-ordinate and deliver the teaching on HAR6016 Sociology of Health and Illness and co-ordinate the sociology teaching on the MBChB.  I provide teaching and advice on research ethics to students at all levels in the Department.

In Biomedical Science I teach on BMS246 Introduction to human anatomy.

Professional activities
  • Chair of the University Research Governance Sub-committee

  • Deputy Chair University Ethics Committee

  • Chair ScHARR Research Ethics Committee

  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students using qualitative research to explore aspects of public health, inequalities in health and sociological theory.

PhD students: