Dean of the School of Human and Health Sciences

Professor Paul Bissell

Biography

Paul Bissell is Professor of Public Health and Dean of the School of Human and Health Sciences. Paul has a background in the social sciences, having studied economics, politics and sociology (BA Econ) as an undergraduate, followed by an MA (Econ) in Applied Social Research Methods, and subsequently a PhD, all from the University of Manchester. Most of his academic career has been spent working in an inter-disciplinary capacity in the health sciences. Prior to working at the University of Huddersfield, he was Professor of Public Health at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR, University of Sheffield), one of the largest schools of public health and health services research in the UK. Whilst remaining an active researcher, Paul is equally passionate about learning and teaching, strongly committed to ensuring that students get the best possible experience and outcome from their studies. He was Programme Director for the Master of Public Health suite of course at the University of Sheffield from 2006- 2010 and subsequently, Director of Learning & Teaching from 2015-2017. He was also lead for the Erasmus Mundus EuroPubHealth Master’s programme (a cross European 2 year public health Masters) from 2006-2017 and led on two major re-applications for funding from EU EACEA.  

Paul was Director of the Public Health Section in ScHARR (University of Sheffield) from 2010-2014 and a member of the senior management group for over ten years. Previously, he worked at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, and maintains strong academic links with colleagues in pharmacy practice both nationally and internationally.

Research & Scholarship

Paul is an applied social science researcher working at the interface between public health, health services research and medical sociology. He has produced over 100 peer reviewed articles and a dual authored book over 25 years of active research and scholarship. In terms of his work in pharmacy practice, he has lead and been involved in numerous evaluations of new models of care in pharmacy practice and medicines management. These include one of the largest evaluations of medicines management services provided by community pharmacies (with colleagues in Aberdeen and Keele Universities), the supply of emergency contraception (with colleagues in Nottingham University) and supplementary prescribing by pharmacists and nurses (again with colleagues from Nottingham and Flinders University). He has an enduring interest in medication usage and management and has used novel narrative approaches to understand these practices. His interest in narrative links with a longstanding concern which focuses on understanding lay accounts of health and illness. He is currently working with colleagues at the School of Pharmacy at Reading University and Trent University (Canada), to explore innovative approaches to researching medication practices.

Much of Paul’s current work is focused on public health and in particular on understanding how social inequalities impact on health inequalities. In recent years, Paul has published on lay understandings of the ways in which social inequality produces worse health outcomes. Interest in health inequalities also connects with other key public health topics, including obesity, exercise and physical inactivity, including the ways in which these are shaped by social class and socio-economic position. He continues to publish and lead work on this topic. He is currently working with colleagues at Sheffield Hallam University to explore the extent to which child obesity is considered a child protection issue by social workers and is also working on a study evaluating the long-term impact of Tier 3 obesity weight management services in Derbyshire Community Health Services Trust. Paul is lead for the Healthy Weight Workstream of the Public Health & Inequalities theme in the NIHR CLAHRC for Yorkshire and the Humber, and a member of the theme management group. He is also involved in an innovative project funded by Sheffield Clinical Commissioning  Group and the Ryder Briggs Foundation with staff from Sheffield Institute for Translational Neurology (University of Sheffield) to understand the complex aetiology of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES), using a novel narrative / biographical methodology. He is increasingly interested in global public health and has supervised a number of public health PGR students looking at various aspects of global public health. Paul has also published widely in the area of patient and public involvement (PPI) in health and health care research and continues to be interested in how the public can be more effectively involved in the governance of health and social care services.

Research Interests:

  • Medicines usage and medication adherence practices
  • Novel approaches to delivering pharmacy services
  • Social inequalities and health inequalities
  • Understanding the wider determinants of social gradient in obesity and physical activity
  • Evaluating obesity policy
  • Using advanced qualitative methods in applied health research contexts
  • Understanding the complex aetiology of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
  • Patient and public involvement (PPI) in health care
  • Global health research and policy

Some recent selected projects

Investigators: Dr Lindsey Blank (PI), Dr Sue Baxter, Prof. Sarah Salway, Prof Elizabeth Goyder, Prof Paul Bissell (CI) (2015-2016).

Title: Multidisciplinary systematic review of the relationships between poverty and stress, low level anxiety and depression across the life course (Funder: Joseph Rowntree Trust, £35K).

Investigators: Prof. Paul Bissell (PI), Dr Marian Peacock, Prof Marcus Reuber, Prof Richard Grunewald, Dr Jon Dickson. (2014- present).

Title: Using free association narrative interviews to understand the complex aetiology of non epileptic attack disorder. (Funder: Ryder Briggs Trust and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group & Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, £24K).

Investigators: Prof Paul Bissell (PI), Dr Pete Nelson, Lee Pollard, Vanessa Powell-Hoyland, Catherine Homer (2016-present)

Title: Understanding whether childhood obesity is a safeguard or a child protection concern. (Funder, NIHR CLAHRC for Yorkshire & the Humber, £5K).

Investigators: Dr Michelle Holdsworth (PI), Dr Paul Bissell (CI) 2014. Social networks and obesity. (Funder: Nottingham City PCT, £67K).

Investigators: Prof Paul Bissell (PI), Jill Thompson. (2013-14) Food practices amongst older bereaved med in North Derbyshire. (Funder: Derbyshire Community Healthcare Trust: £20K).

Investigators: Prof Paul Bissell (PI), Stuart Parker (PI) (2013 – 2016). Innovage: Developing an Intergenerational intervention to impact on obesity, physical activity and health ageing.

(Funder EU FP7, £200K).

Publications and Other Research Output

2016

Blank, L, Baxter, Goyder E, Salway, S, Bissell, P. (2016) Multidisciplinary systematic review of the relationship between poverty and stress, low level anxiety, and depression across the life course.  Report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Bissell, P, Peacock M, Blackburn J & Smith C. (2016) The discordant pleasures of everyday eating: reflection on the social gradient in obesity under neoliberalism. Social Science & Medicine 159: 14-21.

Fox, N, Bissell, P, Peacock M, Blackburn J & Smith C. (2016) The Micropolitics of Obesity: Materialism, Markets and Food Sovereignty. Sociology, 1-17.

Reece LJ, Bissell P, Copeland RJ. (2016) ‘I just don't want to get bullied anymore, then I can lead a normal life ’; Insights into life as an obese adolescent and their views on obesity treatment. Health Expectations 19(4):897-907.

Green MA, Li J, Relton C, Strong M, Kearns B, Wu M, Bissell P, Blackburn J, Cooper C, Goyder E et al. (2016) Cohort profile: the Yorkshire Health Study. International Journal of Epidemiology 45(3):707-712. 

2015

Taddese, H., Bissell, P., Barnes, A., & Jones, G. (2015). Cross-sectoral partnerships for health in real-life: a case study of the Global Fund's country coordinating mechanism (CCM) in Ethiopia. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 20, 91-92.

Green MA, Strong M, Razak F, Subramanian SV, Relton C & Bissell P (2015) Who are the obese? A cluster analysis exploring subgroups of the obese. Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1741-3842

Green, M. A., Strong, M., Razak, F., Subramanian, S. V., Relton, C., & Bissell, P. (2015). Fish out of water: a cross sectional study exploring the interaction between social and neighbourhood effects on weight management behaviours. International Journal of Obesity, 39, 535-541.

Powell, K., Wilcox, J., Clonan, A., Bissell, P., Preston, L., Peacock, M., & Holdsworth, M. (2015). The role of social networks in the development of overweight and obesity among adults: a scoping review. BMC Public Health, 15, 996-1004.

2014

Heesen, C., Bruce, J., Feys, P., Sastre-Garriga, J., Solari, A., Eliasson, L., Bissell, P. (2014). Adherence in multiple sclerosis (ADAMS): Classification, relevance, and research needs. A meeting report. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 20(13), 1795-1798.

Peacock, M., Bissell, P., & Owen, J. (2014). Dependency denied: Health inequalities in the neo-liberal era. Social Science & Medicine, 118, 173-180.

Green, M. A., Subramanian, S. V., Strong, M., Cooper, C. L., Loban, A., & Bissell, P. (2015). ‘Fish out of water’: a cross-sectional study on the interaction between social and neighbourhood effects on weight management behaviours. International Journal of Obesity, 39, 535-541.

Peacock, M., Bissell, P., & Owen, J. (2014). Shaming Encounters: Reflections on Contemporary Understandings of Social Inequality and Health. Sociology, 48(2), 387-402.

Thompson, J., Bissell, P., Cooper, C. L., Armitage, C. J., & Barber, R. (2014). Exploring the impact of patient and public involvement in a cancer research setting. Qualitative Health Research, 24(1), 46-54.

Relton, C., Li, J., Strong, M., Holdsworth, M., Cooper, R., Green, M., & Bissell, P. (2014). Deprivation, clubs and drugs: results of a UK regional population-based cross-sectional study of weight management strategies. BMC Public Health, 14, 444. ISSN 1471-2458

2013

Bissell, P. (2013). Using narrative interviews to understand aspects of the social gradient in obesity. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 12, 748.

Simkhada, P., Devkota, S., Bissell, P., & van Teijlingen, E. (2013). Sex trafficking in Nepal: A qualitative study of process and context. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 12, 817.

Peacock, M., & Bissell, P. (2013). Dependency denied: Health inequalities in the neoliberal era. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 12, 810.

White, S., Bissell, P., & Anderson, C. (2013). A qualitative study of cardiac rehabilitation patients' perspectives on taking medicines: Implications for the 'medicines-resistance' model of medicine-taking. BMC Health Services Research, 13(1), 13-30.

Bacigalupo, R., Cudd, P., Littlewood, C., Bissell, P., Hawley, M. S., & Buckley Woods, H. (2013). Interventions employing mobile technology for overweight and obesity: An early systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Obesity Reviews, 14(4), 279-291.

2012

Thompson, J., Bissell, P., Cooper, C., Armitage, C. J., & Barber, R. (2012). Credibility and the 'professionalized' lay expert: reflections on the dilemmas and opportunities of public involvement in health research. Health (London), 16(6), 602-618.

Cooper, R. J., Bissell, P., Ward, P., Murphy, E., Anderson, C., Avery, T., Ratcliffe, J. (2012). Further challenges to medical dominance? The case of nurse and pharmacist supplementary prescribing. Health (London), 16(2), 115-133.

2011

Ward, P. R., & Bissell, P. (2011). Focus upon the sociology of health and illness in the UK. Health Sociology Review, 20(4), 356-358.

White, S., Bissell, P., & Anderson, C. (2011). A qualitative study of cardiac rehabilitation patients' perspectives on making dietary changes. J Hum Nutr Diet, 24(2), 122-127.  

Mygind, A., Traulsen, J. M., Nørgaard, L. S., & Bissell, P. (2011). The ambiguity of ethnicity as risk factor of vitamin D deficiency - A case study of Danish vitamin D policy documents. Health Policy,102, 56-63.

Relton, C., Bissell, P., Smith, C., Blackburn, J., Cooper, C. L., Nicholl, J., Chater, T. (2011). South Yorkshire Cohort: a 'cohort trials facility' study of health and weight - protocol for the recruitment phase. BMC Public Health, 11, 640.

2010

Wilkins, L., Bissell, P., & Meier, P. S. (2010). Risky injecting practices associated with snowballing: A qualitative study. DRUG ALCOHOL REV, 29(3), 256-262.

Ryan, K., Bissell, P., & Alexander, J. (2010). Moral work in women's narratives of breastfeeding. SOC SCI MED, 70(6), 951-958

White, S., Bissell, P., & Anderson, C. (2010). Patients' perspectives on cardiac rehabilitation, lifestyle change and taking medicines: Implications for service development. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 15(SUPPL. 2), 47-53.

Norreslet, M., Bissell, P., & Traulsen, J. M. (2010). From consumerism to active dependence: Patterns of medicines use and treatment decisions among patients with atopic dermatitis. HEALTH, 14(1), 91-106.

Collin J, Liebing A, Bissell P, Kampf A, Fainzang S. (2010) The construction of certainty: pharmaceutical knowledge and the shaping of lay expertise about drugs, technologies and research. Pharmacy Practice (internet) Vol 8 suppl 1.

Ryan K. Bissell P (2010) The social determinants of health and the profession of pharmacy. Pharmacy. Pharmacy Practice (internet) Vol 8 suppl 1. August 2010. 

2009

Cooper, R. J., Bissell, P., & Wingfield, J. (2009). 'Islands' and 'doctor's tool': the ethical significance of isolation and subordination in UK community pharmacy. Health (London), 13(3), 297-316.

Bissell, P. (2009). Medicines and Society: Patients, Professionals and the Dominance of Pharmaceuticals. SOCIOL HEALTH ILL, 31(2), 304-305.

White, S., & Bissell, P. (2009). The challenge of adhering to the NICE guidance on medicines adherence. Pharmaceutical Journal, 282(7554), 639.

Morgall Traulsen J & Bissell P. (2009). System Approaches to Health and Illness. In N Rickles & N Weirtheimer (eds) Social and Behavioural Aspects of Pharmacy Practice. New York, Haworth Press.

Britten N, Bissell P, Rickles N & Morgall-Tralusen J. (2009). The experience of health and illness. In N Rickles & N Weirtheimer (eds) Social and Behavioural Aspects of Pharmacy Practice. New York, Haworth Press.

Blank L, Bissell P, Goyder E & Clark H. (2009) I don’t go in for all that scaremongering: parental attitudes to food safety risk. In P. Jackson (ed) Changing Families, Changing Food. Basingstoke, Palgrave.

Cooper RJ, Bissell P, Ward P, Guillaume L, Avery A, Anderson C, Murphy E, Ratcliffe J, Ward PR (2009). A challenge to medical dominance? The case of pharmacist and nurse supplementary prescribing. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice suppl B33.

White S, Bissell P, Anderson C (2009) Disquiet about taking medicines amongst cardiac rehabilitation patients. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice suppl B90.

White S, Bissell P, Anderson C (2009) Cardiac rehabilitation patients’ perspectives in coronary heart disease, risk, lifestyle and taking medicines: a qualitative study. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice A11-12. 

2008

Cooper, R., Anderson, C., Avery, T., Bissell, P., Guillaume, L., Hutchinson, A., Ward, P. (2008). Stakeholders' views of UK nurse and pharmacist supplementary prescribing. J HEALTH SERV RES PO, 13(4), 215-221.

Clark, H. R., Goyder, E., Bissell, P., Blank, L., Walters, S. J., & Peters, J. (2008). A pilot survey of socio-economic differences in child-feeding behaviours among parents of primary-school children.. Public Health Nutr, 11(10), 1030-1036.

Bissell, P., Blenkinsopp, A., Short, D., & Mason, L. (2008). Patients' experiences of a community pharmacy-led medicines management service. Health Soc Care Community, 16(4), 363-369.

Cooper, R., Guillaume, L., Avery, T., Anderson, C., Bissell, P., Hutchinson, A., Ratcliffe, J. (2008). Nonmedical prescribing in the United kingdom: developments and stakeholder interests. J Ambul Care Manage, 31(3), 244-252.

Cooper, R. J., Bissell, P., & Wingfield, J. (2008). Ethical decision-making, passivity and pharmacy. J MED ETHICS, 34(6), 441-445.

Howard, R., Avery, A., & Bissell, P. (2008). Causes of preventable drug-related hospital admissions: a qualitative study. QUAL SAF HEALTH CARE, 17(2), 109-116.

Cooper, R. J., Anderson, C., Avery, T., Bissell, P., Guillaume, L., Hutchinson, A., Ward, P. (2008). Nurse and pharmacist supplementary prescribing in the UK - A thematic review of the literature. HEALTH POLICY, 85(3), 277-292.

Guillaume, L., Cooper, R., Avery, A., Mitchell, S., Ward, P., Anderson, C., Ratcliffe, J. (2008). Supplementary prescribing by community and primary care pharmacists: an analysis of PACT data, 2004-2006.. J Clin Pharm Ther, 33(1), 11-16.

Anderson, C., Cooper, R. J., Guillaume, L., Avery, A., Bissell, P., Hutchinson, A., Ward, P. (2008). The views of pharmacists in England on their supplementary prescribing training. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 16(SUPPL. 1).

Cooper, R. J., Lymn, J., Anderson, C., Avery, A., Bissell, P., Guillaume, L., . . . Ward, P. (2008). Learning to prescribe - pharmacists' experiences of supplementary prescribing training in England.. BMC Med Educ, 8, 57.

Cooper, R. J., Bissell, P., & Wingfield, J. (2008). Ethical, religious and factual beliefs about the supply of emergency hormonal, contraception by UK community pharmacists. J FAM PLAN REPROD H, 34(1), 47-50.

2007

Ryan, K., Bissell, P., & Morecroft, C. (2007). Narratives about illness and medication: a neglected theme/new methodology within pharmacy practice research. Part II: medication narratives in practice. PHARM WORLD SCI, 29(4), 353-360.

Clark, H. R., Goyder, E., Bissell, P., Blank, L., & Peters, J. (2007). How do parents' child-feeding behaviours influence child weight? Implications for childhood obesity policy. J Public Health, 29(2), 132-141.

Cooper, R. J., Bissell, P., & Wingfield, J. (2007). A new prescription for empirical ethics research in pharmacy: a critical review of the literature.. J Med Ethics, 33(2), 82-86.

Ryan, K., Bissell, P., Anderson, C., Traulsen, J. M., & Sleath, B. (2007). Teaching social sciences to undergraduate pharmacy students: An international survey. Pharmacy Education, 7(1), 1-9..

Cooper, R.J, Bissell, P., & Wingfield, J. (2007). Dilemmas in Dispensing, Problems in Practice? Ethical Issues and Law in UK Community Pharmacy. CLINICAL ETHICS, 2(2), 103-108.

2006

Clemerson, J. P., Payne, K., Bissell, P., & Anderson, C. (2006). Pharmacogenetics, the next challenge for pharmacy? PHARM WORLD SCI, 28(3), 126-130.

Bissell, P., Ryan, K., & Morecroft, C. (2006). Narratives about illness and medication: a neglected theme/new methodology within pharmacy practice research. Part I: conceptual framework. Pharm World Sci, 28(2), 54-60.

Bissell, P., Savage, I., & Anderson, C. (2006). A qualitative study of pharmacists' perspectives on the supply of emergency hormonal contraception via patient group direction in the UK. Contraception, 73(3), 265-270.

Jesson, J., & Bissell, P. (2006). Public health and pharmacy: A critical review. Critical Public Health, 16(2), 159-169.

Howard, R. L., Avery, A. J., & Bissell, P. (2006). Description of a multifaceted strategy for recruiting general practitioners and community pharmacists to talk about medication errors. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 14(3), 205-209.

2005

Bissell, P., & Anderson, C. (2005). Enhanced access to emergency contraception. Lancet, 365(9472), 1668-1670.

Bissell P & Morgall Traulsen J. (2005) Sociology and Pharmacy Practice, London: Pharmaceutical Press.

2004

Wingfield, J., Bissell, P., & Anderson, C. (2004). The Scope of pharmacy ethics-an evaluation of the international research literature, 1990-2002. Soc Sci Med, 58(12), 2383-2396.

Anderson, C., & Bissell, P. (2004). Using semi covert research to evaluate an emergency hormonal contraception service.. Pharm World Sci, 26(2), 102-106.

Bissell, P., May, C. R., & Noyce, P. R. (2004). From compliance to concordance: barriers to accomplishing a re-framed model of health care interactions. Soc Sci Med, 58(4), 851-862.

Ryan, K., Bissell, P., & Traulsen, J. M. (2004). (8) The work of Michel Foucault: Relevance to pharmacy practice. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 12(1), 43-52.

Traulsen, J. M., & Bissell, P. (2004). (9) Theories of professions and the pharmacist. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 12(2), 107-114.

Bissell, P., & Traulsen, J. M. (2004). (10) Concluding comments. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 12(3), 169-171.

2003

Bissell, P., & Anderson, C. (2003). Supplying emergency contraception via community pharmacies in the UK: reflections on the experiences of users and providers. Soc Sci Med, 57(12), 2367-2378.

Bissell, P. (2003). Maintain an attitude of respect [1]. Pharmaceutical Journal, 271(7272), 578.

Bissell, P. (2003). Compliance, concordance and respect for the patient's agenda. Pharmaceutical Journal, 271(7270), 498-500.

Traulsen, J. M., & Bissell, P. (2003). (7) The risk society. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 11(4), 251-258.

Traulsen, J. M., Bissell, P., & Haugbølle, L. S. (2003). (5) Feminist theory and pharmacy practice. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 11(1), 55-68 

2002

Bissell, P., & Jesson, J. (2002). Health inequalities - A neglected area of pharmacy policy and practice. Pharmaceutical Journal, 269(7227), 819-821.

Bissell, P., & Anderson, C. (2002). We are puzzled [5]. Pharmaceutical Journal, 269(7223), 676.

Hibbert, D., Bissell, P., & Ward, P. R. (2002). Consumerism and professional work in the community pharmacy. SOCIOL HEALTH ILL, 24(1), 46-65. 

Bissell, P., Morgall Traulsen, J., & Stig Haugbølle, L. (2002). (4) The contribution of interactionist sociology to understanding the experience of health and illness. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 10(3), 213-224.

Bissell, P., Traulsen, J. M., & Haugbølle, L. S. (2002). (3) How relevant is Marxist sociology for pharmacy practice research? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 10(2), 127-140.

Bissell, P., Morgall Traulsen, J., & Stig Haugbølle, L. (2002). (2) An introduction to functionalist sociology: Talcott Parsons' concept of the "sick role". International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 10(1), 60-68.

2001

Bissell, P., Anderson, C., Bacon, L., Taylor, B., & O'Brien, K. (2001). Community pharmacy supply of emergency - Contraception Impact of emergency contraception on women's and men's behaviour requires further exploration. BRIT MED J, 323(7315), 751.

Bissell, P., Ward, P. R., & Noyce, P. R. (2001). The dependent consumer: reflections on accounts of the risks of non-prescription medicines. HEALTH, 5(1), 5-30.

Bissell, P., Traulsen, J. M., & Haugbølle, L. S. (2001). (1) An introduction to sociology - And what it can do for pharmacy practice research. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 9(4), 289-295.

2000

Ward PR, Bissell P & Noyce PR (2000). Insights into the uncertain world of the consumer: reflections on the risks of non-prescription medicines. In Taylor-Gooby P (ed). Risk, Trust and Welfare. London: Macmillan.

Bissell, P., Ward, P. R., & Noyce, P. R. (2000). Appropriateness measurement: application to advice-giving in community pharmacies. Soc Sci Med, 51(3), 343-359.

Ward, P. R., Bissell, P., & Noyce, P. R. (2000). Criteria for assessing the appropriateness of patient counseling in community pharmacies. Ann Pharmacother, 34(2), 170-175.

Bissell, P., Ward, P. R., & Noyce, P. R. (2000). Mapping the contours of risk: Consumer perceptions of non-prescription medicines. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 17(3), 136-142.

Nørgaard, L. S., Morgall, J. M., & Bissell, P. (2000). Arguments for theory-based pharmacy practice research. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 8(2), 77-81.

1999 

Ward, P. R., Bissell, P., & Noyce, P. R. (1999). Risk, Reflexivity and the Reclassification of Medicines: The Case of Terfenadine. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 16(2), 111-113.

Bissell, P., Ward, P. R., & Noyce, P. R. (1999). Consumer perceptions of the risks and benefits of deregulated medicines. Pharmaceutical Journal, 263(7063 SUPPL. 1).

Noyce, P. R., Ward, P. R., & Bissell, P. (1999). Assessing the appropriateness of advice-giving in community pharmacy. Pharmaceutical Journal, 263 (7063 SUPPL. 1).

1998

Ward, P. R., Bissell, P., & Noyce, P. R. (1998). Medicines counter assistants: Roles and reponsibilities in the sale of deregulated medicines. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 6(4), 207-215.

1997

Bissell, P., Ward, P. R., & Noyce, P. R. (1997). Variation within community pharmacy. 3. Referring customers to other health professionals. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 14(2), 116-123.

Bissell, P., Ward, P. R., & Noyce, P. R. (1997). Variation within community pharmacy. 2: Responding to the presentation of symptoms. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 14(2), 105-115.

Bissell, P., Ward, P. R., & Noyce, P. R. (1997). Variation within community pharmacy. 1. Responding to requests for over- the-counter medicines. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 14(1), 1-15.

Bissell, P., Ward, P. R., & Noyce, P. R. (1997). Insights into the implementation of in-store protocols in community pharmacies. Pharmaceutical Journal, 259(6968 SUPPL).

Weiss, M. C., Ward, P. R., Bissell, P., & Noyce, P. R. (1997). Developing criteria to assess the appropriateness of advice-giving in community pharmacy. Pharmaceutical Journal, 259(6968 SUPPL.).

1995

Williams G, Popay J & Bissell P (1995).Public health risks in the material world: barriers to social movements in health.In Gabe J (ed). Medicines, Health and Risk. Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph Series. Blackwell Publishers. 

Esteem

Member of Scientific Committee, British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference Organising & Scientific Committee, 2014- present.

Invited Keynote Plenary Speaker to British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference (2014) for Medical Sociology Stream.

Member of the Scientific Committee and Organising Committee for the 14th International Social Pharmacy Workshop in Oxford, 2006 and 15th Workshop in Auckland, New Zealand, 2008 and 19th Workshop in Aberdeen, 2016.

Editorial Board Member, Public Health Reviews, 2014 – present.

Editorial Board Member, Public Health Frontiers, 2015 – present.

International Editor, Health Sociology Review, 2009 –2014 (editor of a volume of UK based health sociology papers focused on inequalities in health for publication autumn 2011).

Member, Irish Health Services Research Board 2011 – 2014.

Member of the Medical Research Council (MRC) College of Experts for the Health Services and Public Health Research Board (HSPHRB) (2004 – 2009).

External Examiner, University of Nottingham MPH Programme, 2012 – onwards.

External Examiner, University of Glasgow MPH Programme, 2015 – onwards. 

Member of Deans and Directors Group, Association of Schools of Public Health European Region (ASPHER).      

Chief Faculty External Examiner & External Examiner for Master of Public Health, University of Chester, 2010 – 2014. 

Research Degree Supervision

Paul Bissell has considerable experience in successfully supervising postgraduate research students, having successfully supervised the following 16 students to completion.

Stacey Sadler (University of Nottingham, Department of Health funded). Evaluation of medicines management services delivered by community pharmacists (completed 2006).

Richard Cooper (University of Nottingham) - resolution of ethical dilemmas by community pharmacists (completed 2006).

Katherine Yang (University of Nottingham). Patients’ and professionals’ perspectives on the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MPhil) (completed 2006).

Salmiah Mohd Ali (University of Nottingham). Use of medicines amongst people with type 2 diabetes (completed 2006).

Rachel Howard (University of Nottingham). Understanding the reasons for medication related admissions to hospital (completed 2006).

Simon White (University of Nottingham). Compliance with cardiac rehabilitation treatment amongst patients with coronary heart disease (completed 2008)

Michael Gordon (University of Sheffield). Evaluation of colorectal cancer screening programme (MD) (completed 2008).

Basma El Alburain (University of Sheffield, Saudi government funded). Patient safety in secondary care settings in Saudi Arabia (completed 2009).

Jill Thompson (University of Sheffield, ESRC funded). Patient and public involvement in national cancer research networks. (completed 2010).

Marie Malange (University of Sheffield). Condom use amongst male and female adolescent students in Cameroon. (MPhil, completed 2011).

Mikkel Norreslet (University of Copenhagen). Consumer accounts of the treatment of atopic dermatitis. (completed 2011).

Marion Peacock (University of Sheffield) Lay accounts about the impacts of social inequality on health (completed 2012).

Clare Bale (University of Sheffield, ESRC funded). Sexually explicit material and young people’s experiences of sexual relationships. (completed 2012).

Henock Tadesse (University of Sheffield). Global partnerships and health: a case study in Ethiopa (completed 2015).

Lindsey Reece (Sheffield Hallam University). Novel methods for treating morbid obesity amongst adolescents (completed 2016)

Sarita Panday (University of Sheffield). A mixed methods evaluation of female community health volunteers contribution to the reduction in maternal mortality in Nepal. (completed 2017).

Current PhD Students

Carole Weir (University of Sheffield) Local variations in obesity policy (completing 2018).

Abisola Balogun (University of Sheffield). Men who have sex with men in Nigeria: coping with HIV and ARV treatment (completing 2017).

Rachel Winter (University of Sheffield). Men, masculinities and food choices in the Philippines (completing 2018).

Serena Vicario (University of Sheffield). Alcohol use amongst among young mothers (completing 2018). 

PhD Interests

Paul Bissell is interested in supervising both and overseas PGR students in the following areas:

  • Understanding the social gradient in obesity and physical exercise
  • Understanding the impact of social class and socio-economic position on food practices and obesity
  • Using narrative and biographical interviews to understand food practices, eating and physical activity
  • Developing and testing interventions to support adolescents with complex obesity
  • Understanding what shapes orientations towards physical exercise and activity from the perspective of older adults
  • Understanding medication practices using biographical and narrative approaches
  • How can patients and the public be effectively involved in the governance of health and social care services

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