Alex Broom

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Alex Broom is Professor of Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, the University of New South Wales, Australia. He specialises in qualitative research. Alex works regularly with service providers, community organisations, government and professional organisations, and his program of research melds the conceptual richness of sociology with the value of applied, translational research. He has published over 200 publications including 12 books and 145 journal articles and is an investigator on over AU$8 million in competitive research grants. He currently holds Honorary/Visiting Professorial positions at Brunel University London, The University of Westminster (London), The University of Queensland and the University of Technology Sydney. Recent books include Men's Health: Body, Identity and Social Context (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) and Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia (Routledge, 2011), Evidence-based Healthcare in Context (Ashgate, 2012), Gender and Masculinities: Histories, Texts and Practices in India and Sri Lanka (Routledge, 2013) and Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life (Ashgate, 2015). He convenes the Health Stream of UNSW's Practical Justice Initiative.

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