Prof Caroline Sanders RGN/RSCN, BA hons, MSc, PhD

Professor of Medical Sociology

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Caroline is Professor of Medical Sociology with expertise in primary care research focusing on patient experience and digital health.  She leads the 'Marginalised Groups (Patients & Carers)' research theme within the GM Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, and leads research focused on technologies, and long-term conditions in the Centre for Primary Care.  She is Director for Public and Patient Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) at Health Innovation Manager, and is the PPIE lead for an NIHR Global Health Research Group focused on stroke care in India. She is the lead for sociology content on the MBChB undergraduate programme.


Caroline is a medical sociologist with a professional background in nursing. Since 1995 she has held a number of posts combining research and teaching in the field of health and medicine at the universities of Bristol, Sheffield before joining the Centre for Primary Care at University of Manchester in 2005.  


RGN/RSCN, BA (hons), M.Sc., PhD

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British Sociological Association

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Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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