Professor Anne Rogers
Professor of Medical Sociology (Emerita), University of Southampton
Anne is Emeritus Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Southampton. In addition to working for more than 30 years in higher education she has also worked in the voluntary sector (National MIND) and for and with the NHS. She has been the author of books on the sociology and policy analysis of mental health and its management including Experiencing Psychiatry: users views of services (Springer) Mental health & Inequalities, Mental Health Policy in Britain: (Macmillan) and has recently been pre-occupied with preparing the 6th Edition of the BMA book of the year prize winner and popular A Sociology of Mental Health & Illness (McGraw Hill). Her current writing project is a book with the working title of Living with Inequalities to be published by Routledge in 2022. Anne has recently led national and international programmes of research on long term condition management and her work has focussed on understanding and using knowledge about community based personal connections and ties for mobilising and accessing resources for establishing new health care practices and relationships to manage everyday life. In relation to mental health this includes identifying how pets contribute as a main rather than marginal form of management support for long-term mental health problems, the way in which social networks expand and contract in response to crises and the relevance of access to valued activities, alongside human relationships in providing a means of ongoing support and resource for the everyday management of life for those experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems.