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Professor Gill Green

Professor
School of Health and Social Care
Professor Gill Green
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    +44 (0) 1206 874144

  • Location

    2S2.5.07, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Full-Time

Profile

Biography

Gill Green is a Professor of Medical Sociology in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex. Gill has been researching aspects of chronic illness since the early 1990s with a focus on the psychosocial impact of HIV and upon people with other chronic illnesses. She has also been the Chief Investigator on a number of research projects related to socially excluded groups such as the lived experiences of offenders with substance misuse problems and people living in low income households. She has conducted evaluations in collaboration with local authorities and NHS trusts. Current research projects include: - an international project about barriers to accessing care in areas with high levels of community violence - an evaluation of a service for steroid users - an analysis of end of life blogs - public participation and the co-production of knowledge (editing a special issue of Frontiers Sociology journal on this, which is shortly to be published as an e-book)

Qualifications

  • BSc University of Bradford,

  • MSc University of London, LSE,

  • PhD University of London, UCL,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Professor, Health & Social Care, University of Essex (1/10/2007 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Social experience of long term illness

I am particularly interested in HIV/AIDS and also have experience of research with people living with mental health problems, MS and substance misuse.

Open to supervise

Cultural aspects and access to healthcare

I have done research about how people from minority cultures access healthcare and what barriers they need to overcome.

Open to supervise

Violence and access to HIV care

I am currently involved in an international project looking at barriers to accessing care in areas with high levels of violence in the community.

Open to supervise

Drug use and offender health

Open to supervise

Current research

Gang violence and crime and access to HIV care in S. Africa

Public involvement in applied health research

Powerlessness and end of life blogs

Powerlessness is a common response to illness as diagnosis may lead to a disruption of identity often resulting in a loss of self. There is also a profound sense of insecurity linked to loss of familiarity with ones bodily responses, social standing and environment. Powerlessness is likely to be particularly pronounced among those diagnosed with a terminal illness as, in addition to disrupted identity and insecurity, they also experience ‘existential loneliness’ based on the realization that death is going to happen ‘to me’ and may feel isolated and alone. The Ethics of Powerlessness is a research project based in the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex. It aims to clarify the ethical challenges that arise from human experiences of powerlessness, especially in contexts of palliative and end-of-life care. They have examined the meaning of power and have suggested that there is a type of power that is particularly pertinent to end of life contexts and this is the power-to-be oneself . This research project builds upon this concept of power-to-be oneself through the analysis of blogs authored by people who are faced with a terminal diagnosis. To what extent is the power to be oneself evident or not in these blogs and how is it expressed?

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Ismaila Adamu Saidu
Ismaila Adamu Saidu
Thesis title: Health-Related Quality of Life of People Living with HIV Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in North-Eastern Nigeria: A Mixed Methods Study
Degree subject: Public Health
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 12/6/2018
Marc Steven Connor
Marc Steven Connor
Thesis title: Continuity of Care for DrUG Misusing People Released From Prison: A Quantitative Analysis of the Systems Approach
Degree subject: Public Health
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/11/2017
Kathleen Mary Clibbens
Kathleen Mary Clibbens
Thesis title: Transitioning to a Safeguarding Children Clinical Network During a Time of Major Nhs Reform: An Exploratory Study About the Experiences of Designated Professionals
Degree subject: Nursing
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 14/10/2016
Sarah Alice Elizabeth Senker
Sarah Alice Elizabeth Senker
Thesis title: 'It's Definitely a Choice, But It's a Choice You Can't Understand' Conceptualising Recovery and Addiction From the Perspective of Substance Misusing Offenders: the Role of an Integrated Criminal Justice System
Degree subject: Health Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 11/12/2014
Keith Kerrigan
Keith Kerrigan
Thesis title: 'I Can't Really Put in to Words the Pain of the Shame That I FELT Inside'. the Role of Religious Homophobia in the Development of Shame and Implications for Sense Making in HIV Diagnosis. the Experiences of Northern Irish Gay Men.
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 26/6/2012

Publications

Journal articles (64)

Green, G. and Kerrigan, K., (2019). “Ghosts from the past”: The re-emergence of internalised religious stigma following diagnosis of HIV among Northern Irish gay men. Journal of Homosexuality. 66 (5), 635-652

Green, G. and Johns, T., (2019). Exploring the Relationship (and Power Dynamic) Between Researchers and Public Partners Working Together in Applied Health Research Teams. Frontiers in Sociology. 4 (20)

Cooper, D., Green, G., Tembo, D. and Christie, S., (2019). Levels of resilience and delivery of HIV care in response to urban violence and crime. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 75 (8), 1723-1731

Barratt, C. and Green, G., (2017). Making a House in Multiple Occupation a Home: Using Visual Ethnography to Explore Issues of Identity and Well-Being in the Experience of Creating a Home Amongst HMO Tenants. Sociological Research Online. 22 (1), 1-18

Bradby, H., Green, G., Davison, C. and Krause, K., (2017). Is Superdiversity a Useful Concept in European Medical Sociology?. Frontiers in Sociology. 1

Green, G., Barratt, C. and Wiltshire, M., (2016). Control and care: landlords and the governance of vulnerable tenants in houses in multiple occupation. Housing Studies. 31 (3), 269-286

Senker, S. and Green, G., (2016). Understanding recovery: the perspective of substance misusing offenders. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 16 (1), 16-28

Green, G., (2016). Power to the people: To what extent has public involvement in applied health research achieved this?. Research Involvement and Engagement. 2 (1), 28-

Barratt, C., Green, G. and Speed, E., (2015). Mental health and houses in multiple occupation. Journal of Public Mental Health. 14 (2), 107-117

Green, G., Davison, C., Bradby, H., Krause, K., Mejías, FM. and Alex, G., (2014). Pathways to care: how superdiversity shapes the need for navigational assistance. Sociology of Health & Illness. 36 (8), 1205-1219

Green, G. and Rein, M., (2013). Building research capital to facilitate research. Health Research Policy and Systems. 11 (1), 12-

Green, G. and Rein, M., (2013). Building research capital to facilitate research. Health Research Policy and Systems. 11 (1), creators-Green=3AGill=3A=3A

Mej�as, FM., Ben�tez, IB., Davison, C. and Green, G., (2013). Youth Justice and Education: A Typology of Educational Approaches to the Resocialisation of Young Offenders in Spain. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology. 2, 438-452

Al-Shdayfat, NM. and Green, G., (2012). Reflections on sex research among young Bedouin in Jordan: risks and limitations. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 14 (1), 101-111

Green, G., Emslie, C., O’Neill, D., Hunt, K. and Walker, S., (2010). Exploring the ambiguities of masculinity in accounts of emotional distress in the military among young ex-servicemen. Social Science & Medicine. 71 (8), 1480-1488

Green, G. and Todd, J., (2008). 'Restricting choices and limiting independence': social and economic impact of multiple sclerosis upon households by level of disability. Chronic Illness. 4 (3), 160-172

Avery, G., Todd, J., Green, G. and Sains, K., (2008). Non-medical prescribing: what impact is it having upon practice?. Nurse Prescribing. 5 (11), 488-493

Todd, JM., (2007). Biographical disruption associated with multiple sclerosis: Using propensity scoring to assess the impact. Social Science & Medicine. 65 (3), 524-535

Green, G., Bradby, H., Chan, A. and Lee, M., (2006). “We are not completely Westernised”: Dual medical systems and pathways to health care among Chinese migrant women in England. Social Science & Medicine. 62 (6), 1498-1509

Green, G., South, N. and Smith, R., (2006). “They Say That You Are a Danger But You Are Not”: Representations and Construction of the Moral Self in Narratives of “Dangerous Individuals”1. Deviant Behavior. 27 (3), 299-328

Green, G., Smith, R. and South, N., (2005). Court-based psychiatric assessment: Case for an integrated diversionary and public health role. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. 16 (3), 577-591

Todd, J., Green, G., Pevalin, DJ., Ikuesan, BA., Harrison, M., Self, C. and Baldacchino, A., (2005). Service uptake in a sample of substance misuse and community mental health service clients: A case control study. Journal of Mental Health. 14 (2), 95-107

South, N., Smith, R. and Green, G., (2005). Mental health, social order, system disorder. Criminal Justice Matters. 61 (1), 4-5

TODD, J., GREEN, G., HARRISON, M., IKUESAN, BA., SELF, C., BALDACCHINO, A. and SHERWOOD, S., (2004). Defining dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance misuse: some methodological issues. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 11 (1), 48-54

Green, G. and Smith, R., (2004). The psychosocial and health care needs of HIV-positive people in the United Kingdom: a review. HIV Medicine. 5 (s1), 4-46

Todd, J., Green, G., Harrison, M., Ikuesan, BA., Self, C., Pevalin, DJ. and Baldacchino, A., (2004). Social exclusion in clients with comorbid mental health and substance misuse problems. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 39 (7), 581-587

Green, G. and Smith, R., (2004). The psychosocial and health care needs of HIV-positive people in the United Kingdom: A review. HIV Medicine. 5 (SUPPL. 1), 5-46

Green, G. and Smith, R., (2004). The psychosocial and health care needs of HIV-positive people in the United Kingdom following HAART: a review. HIV Medicine. 5 (s1), 1-4

GREEN, G., HAYES, C., DICKINSON, D., WHITTAKER, A. and GILHEANY, B., (2003). A mental health service users perspective to stigmatisation. Journal of Mental Health. 12 (3), 223-234

Dickinson, D., Green, G., Hayes, C., Gilheany, B. and Whittaker, A., (2002). Social network and social support characteristics amongst individuals recently discharged from acute psychiatric units. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 9 (2), 183-189

Green, G., Bradby, H., Chan, A., Lee, M. and Eldridge, K., (2002). Is the English National Health Service meeting the needs of mentally distressed Chinese women?. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 7 (4), 216-221

Hoile, OV., Green, G., Jathanna, S. and Stewart, T., (2002). Violence against women. The Lancet. 360 (9329), 343-343

Lee, M., Chan, A., Bradby, H. and Green, G., (2002). Chinese migrant women and families in britain. Women's Studies International Forum. 25 (6), 607-618

Green, G., (2002). Framing the Sexual Subject: the politics of gender, sexuality and power. AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV. 14 (1), 135-136

Martin, A., Martin, C., Martin, PB., Martin, PAB., Green, G. and Eldridge, S., (2002). 'Inappropriate' attendance at an accident and emergency department by adults registered in local general practices: how is it related to their use of primary care?. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 7 (3), 160-165

Maziak, W., (2002). Violence against women. The Lancet. 360 (9329), 343-344

Green, G., Hayes, C., Dickinson, D., Whittaker, A. and Gilheany, B., (2002). The role and impact of social relationships upon well-being reported by mental health service users: A qualitative study. Journal of Mental Health. 11 (5), 565-579

Green, G., Pool, R., Harrison, S., Hart, GJ., Wilkinson, J., Nyanzi, S. and Whitworth, JAG., (2001). Female control of sexuality: illusion or reality? Use of vaginal products in south west Uganda. Social Science & Medicine. 52 (4), 585-598

Green, G., (2001). Global responses to AIDS: science in emergency.. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE. 7 (3), 599-600

Green, G., Glover, L. and Doe, L., (2001). How should satisfaction of service users be assessed? A comparison of three methods. British Journal of Health Care Management. 7 (6), 236-239

Pool, R., Whitworth, JAG., Green, G., Mbonye, AK., Harrison, S., Hart, GJ. and Wilkinson, J., (2000). Ambivalence, sexual pleasure and the acceptability of microbicidal products in south-west Uganda. AIDS. 14 (13), 2058-2058

Pool, R., Whitworth, JAG., Green, G., Mbonye, AK., Harrison, S., Wilkinson, J. and Hart, GJ., (2000). An acceptability study of female-controlled methods of protection against HIV and STDs in south-western Uganda. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 11 (3), 162-167

Pool, R., Hart, G., Green, G., Harrison, S., Nyanzi, S. and Whitworth, J., (2000). Men's attitudes to condoms and female controlled means of protection against HIV and STDs in south-western Uganda. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 2 (2), 197-211

Green, G., (1999). Emergency psychiatric assessments: do outcomes match priorities?. International journal of health care quality assurance incorporating Leadership in health services. 12 (6-7), 309-313

Green, G., (1999). Youths living with HIV: self-evident truths. AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV. 11 (1), 133-134

Hart, GJ., Pool, R., Green, G., Harrison, S., Nyanzi, S. and Whitworth, JAG., (1999). Women's attitudes to condoms and female-controlled means of protection against HIV and STDs in South-Western Uganda. AIDS Care. 11 (6), 687-698

Green, G., (1999). Emergency psychiatric assessments: do outcomes match priorities?. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 12 (7), 309-313

Green, G., (1998). III. Bridging the Gap During the Interview Process. Feminism & Psychology. 8 (1), 123-128

GREEN, G. and RADEMAN, P., (1997). Evangelical leaders and people with HIV. AIDS Care. 9 (6), 715-726

Green, G. and Platt, S., (1997). Fear and loathing in health care settings reported by people with HIV.. Sociology of Health and Illness. 19 (1), 70-92

Green, G., (1997). The politics of AIDS - vanderVliet,V. AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV. 9 (2), 244-245

Green, G., Platt, S., Eley, S. and Green, ST., (1996). 'Now and Again It Really Hits Me'. Journal of Health Psychology. 1 (1), 125-141

Green, G., (1995). AIDS and euthanasia. AIDS Care. 7 (5), 169-174

Green, G., (1995). AIDS and euthanasia. AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 7 (SUPPL. 2)

Green, G., (1995). Legalised suicide may increase openness in the doctor-patient relationship. BMJ. 310 (6992), 1467-1467

Green, G., (1995). Attitudes towards people with HIV: Are they as stigmatizing as people with HIV perceive them to be?. Social Science & Medicine. 41 (4), 557-568

MACAULAY, L., (1995). Unconventional conceptions and HIV. AIDS Care. 7 (3), 261-276

Green, G., (1994). The reproductive careers of a cohort of men and women following an HIV-positive diagnosis. Journal of Biosocial Science. 26 (3), 409-415

GREEN, G., (1994). THE REPRODUCTIVE CAREERS OF A COHORT OF MEN AND WOMEN FOLLOWING AN HIV-POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS. JOURNAL OF BIOSOCIAL SCIENCE. 26 (3), 409-415

Green, G., (1993). Editorial review: Social support and HIV. AIDS Care. 5 (1), 87-104

Green, G., (1993). Editorial review: Social support and HIV. AIDS Care. 5 (1), 87-104

Green, G., Barbour, RS., Barnard, M. and Kitzinger, J., (1993). Who wears the trousers? Sexual harassment in research settings. Women's Studies International Forum. 16 (6), 627-637

GREEN, G., MACINTYRE, S., WEST, P. and ECOB, R., (1991). Like parent like child? Associations between drinking and smoking behaviour of parents and their children. Addiction. 86 (6), 745-758

GREEN, G., MACINTYRE, S., WEST, P. and ECOB, R., (1990). Do children of lone parents smoke more because their mothers do?. Addiction. 85 (11), 1497-1500

Books (4)

(2009). The End of Stigma?. Routledge. 0203881796. 9780415376242

Morentes Mejias, F., Barroso Benitez, I., Dominguez Sanchez, M. and Green, G., (2008). El labarinto social de la delicuencia: jovenes adolescents en la enrucijada [The social labyrinth of delinquency: adolescents at the crossroads]. Dykinson. 9788498493405

Fox, M., Martin, P. and Green, G., (2007). Doing Practitioner Research. SAGE. 1848604653. 9781848604650

Green, G. and Sobo, E., (2000). The Endangered Self: Identity and Social Risk: Managing the Social Risks of HIV. Routledge. 1857289099. 978-1857289091

Book chapters (1)

Notley, C., Green, G. and Marsland, L., (2014). Qualitative Analysis. In: An Introduction to Health Services Research A Practical Guide. Editors: Walker, D., . Sage. 327- 342. 9781446247389

Conferences (1)

Pool, R., Whitworth, J., Green, G., Mbonye, A., Harrison, S., Hart, G. and Wilkinson, J., (2001). Ambiguity, sexual pleasure, and the acceptability of microbicidal products in southwest Uganda

Grants and funding

2019

Sexual and reproductive health, HIV, health systems and violence - University of the Western Cape

University of Essex (GCRF)

2018

EAST OF ENGLAND RESEARCH DESIGN SERVICE

National Institute for Health Research

2017

Open Road SWEAT project Independent Evaluation Plan

Big Lottery Fund - The National Lottery Community Fund

2015

Evaluation of the pan-Essex Testing on Arrest scheme

Home Office

INVOLVE

NIHR

2013

Provision of Research Design Service

Department Of Health

2010

50% To improve social & environmental conditions 50%

Technology STrategy Board

50% To improve social & environmental conditions 50%

Tendring District Council

Integrated Case and Care Management Studentship (1)

Essex County Council

Integrated Case and Care Management Studentship (2)

Essex County Council

2008

East of England Research Design Service

Department Of Health

1919

Community engagement and scoping exercise to identify possible collaborative partners and to assess the extent of cultural, social, economic and other barriers to participation in Thurrock and surrounding area

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Contact

gillgr@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874144

Location:

2S2.5.07, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Full-Time