Prof Tarani Chandola

Professor of Medical Sociology

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Research interests

His research is primarily on the social determinants of health, focusing on health inequalities and psychosocial factors, and the analysis of longitudinal cohort studies. Much of his research is on stress at work, and its effects on health and related biomarkers. Two of his papers are in the top 10 most cited studies on the topic of work stress and he is an internationally recognised leader on the topic of work and health. His H-index of 44 (Scopus, October 2018) was achieved within 20 years of his DPhil from over 100 peer reviewed papers in journals. His research expertise spans different disciplines- public health, epidemiology and sociology- and different methodological approaches.

He is a co-editor of the journal Sociology, the flagship journal of the British Sociological Association. He chairs the advisory committee for the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-social Change (MISOC). He is a member of the advisory board, Public Health England for the Health and Work theme and also an advisory board member for the Joint “Work and Health Unit” between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care, for their programme on“work as a health outcome”. He has been involved in several national and international research funding panels, as chair, vice-chair and panel member. This includes the National Centre for Research Methods International Visitor Exchange Scheme, Institut National du Cancer (INCA), Academy of Finland, Health Research Council and the Strategic Research Council, Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) More Years, Better Lives.

Methodological knowledge

What is Biosocial Research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOlj-GsUsU

Biosocial Research: Data Quality Issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4psGpIRn7JY

Biosocial Research: Missing Data Issues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUNf8B1kteU

What Does Research Tell About Wellbeing in the Workplace?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X92bR8_iHmo

 

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