University of Essex

Academic Staff

Dr Simon Carmel

Position in departmentUndergraduate Programme Director, Management, Marketing and Organisation Group
Staff positionLecturer in Work and Organization Studies
Emailscarmel@essex.ac.uk
RoomEBS.3.61
Office hoursYou can find details of Academic office hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911
Biography

I joined the University of Essex in July 2005 and took up my present post in Essex Business School in January 2013. Previous responsibilities and posts include: Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Essex; Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Essex; Lecturer in Health Studies, School of Health and Human Sciences, Essex; Senior Research Officer, University Hospital Lewisham; Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Research Fellow, Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre.

Qualifications
  • PhD (London), Sociology as Applied to Medicine
  • MSc (Surrey), Social Research
  • MSc (Liverpool), Software Engineering
  • BSc (Durham), Natural Sciences
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Research interests

Sociological approaches in the following areas:

  • organisational and workplace ethnography
  • teamwork, inter-professional relations and the division of labour
  • professional values at the intersection of science, medicine and business
  • academic evaluation of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • micro-social theory (interactionism, strong structuration, practice theory)
  • the concept of vocation
Teaching responsibilities

Academic Year 2015-16: BE400 Introduction to Management and Marketing

PublicationsLink to publications for Simon Carmel
Conferences/presentations

  • 2014: 'Science, marketing and professional values', Essex Business School Research Conference, January
  • 2013: 'Science, marketing and professional values', International Sociological Association Research Committee 52 Interim Conference, Lisbon, November.
  • 2012: 'Clinical Practice and Social Theory’, British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Conference, Leicester, September
  • 2011: ‘The PROWESS Clinical Trial Conundrum’, School of Health and Human Sciences Staff Research Day, University of Essex, July.
  • 2011: ‘Expert nurses and the division of labour in hospitals’, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, May.
  • 2010: ‘Expert nurses and the division of labour in hospitals’, International Sociological Association, Gothenburg, July.
  • 2009: ‘Gaining access as a social and problematic phenomenon’, Essex Business School Management Group, December.
  • 2007: ‘Qualitative evaluation of outreach services in critical care’, Southern Outreach Forum, Haywards Heath, October.
  • 2007: ‘Evaluating “Critical care without walls”: the social meaning of an organisational innovation’, British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Conference, Liverpool, September.
  • 2007: ‘Evaluation of critical care outreach services: Results from a qualitative sub-study’, National Outreach Forum, Sheffield, March.
  • 2007: ‘Knowledge, practice and action: the craft of high technology health care’, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, February.
  • 2006: ‘Problems of Social Access: are ethnographers gossips?’ Ethnography in Social and Management Sciences Conference, Liverpool, September
  • 2006: ‘The social organisation of high technology health care’, Department of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex, February.
  • 2005: ‘The transition from paediatric to adult services for young people with a chronic illness’. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Conference, York, September.
  • 2004: ‘The craft of high technology medicine’. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Conference, York, September.
  • 2003: ‘Problems in the practice of high technology medicine’. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, York, April.
  • 2002: ‘The organisation of work in intensive care’. International Conference on Organisational Behaviour in Health Care, Oxford, March.
  • 2001: ‘Uncertainty in intensive care work’. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Conference, York, September.

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