Sheila Greenfield

Sheila Greenfield

Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK




Sheila Greenfield qualified with a BSc (Hons) in French and Sociology from the University of Aston in 1978. She went on to study for an MA (Birmingham) and PhD (Aston) in comparative sociology before joining the Department of General Practice at the University of Birmingham in 1983. Sheila has continued to work in Birmingham leading the introduction and development of Medicine in Society teaching within the MBChB programme of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences and qualitative methods education and applied research within the School of Health Population Sciences.

Sheila has published extensively in her area of particular interest, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with a focus on its role as a part of medical education and its use by patients with chronic conditions. She is an invited speaker on CAM at both national (Foundation for Integrated Medicine, Blackie Foundation) and local level (Birmingham Science Museum’s Birmingham Cafe Scientifique) and reviews articles on complementary and alternative medicine for a wide range of journals.

Research Interest

care homes, end-of-life care, ethnicity, older people

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