Portrait of Professor Paul Bissell Professor Paul Bissell

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Biography

Paul Bissell is Professor of Public Health and Dean of the School of Human and Health Sciences. Paul has a background in the social sciences, having studied economics, politics and sociology (BA Econ) as an undergraduate, followed by an MA (Econ) in Applied Social Research Methods, and subsequently a PhD, all from the University of Manchester. Most of his academic career has been spent working in an inter-disciplinary capacity in the health sciences. Prior to working at the University of Huddersfield, he was Professor of Public Health at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR, University of Sheffield), one of the largest schools of public health and health services research in the UK. Whilst remaining an active researcher, Paul is equally passionate about learning and teaching, strongly committed to ensuring that students get the best possible experience and outcome from their studies. He was Programme Director for the Master of Public Health suite of course at the University of Sheffield from 2006- 2010 and subsequently, Director of Learning & Teaching from 2015-2017. He was also lead for the Erasmus Mundus EuroPubHealth Master’s programme (a cross European 2 year public health Masters) from 2006-2017 and led on two major re-applications for funding from EU EACEA. 

Paul was Director of the Public Health Section in ScHARR (University of Sheffield) from 2010-2014 and a member of the senior management group for over ten years. Previously, he worked at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, and maintains strong academic links with colleagues in pharmacy practice both nationally and internationally.

Research and Scholarship

Paul is an applied social science researcher working at the interface between public health, health services research and medical sociology. He has produced over 100 peer reviewed articles and a dual authored book over 25 years of active research and scholarship. In terms of his work in pharmacy practice, he has lead and been involved in numerous evaluations of new models of care in pharmacy practice and medicines management. These include one of the largest evaluations of medicines management services provided by community pharmacies (with colleagues in Aberdeen and Keele Universities), the supply of emergency contraception (with colleagues in Nottingham University) and supplementary prescribing by pharmacists and nurses (again with colleagues from Nottingham and Flinders University). He has an enduring interest in medication usage and management and has used novel narrative approaches to understand these practices. His interest in narrative links with a longstanding concern which focuses on understanding lay accounts of health and illness. He is currently working with colleagues at the School of Pharmacy at Reading University and Trent University (Canada), to explore innovative approaches to researching medication practices.

Much of Paul’s current work is focused on public health and in particular on understanding how social inequalities impact on health inequalities. In recent years, Paul has published on lay understandings of the ways in which social inequality produces worse health outcomes. Interest in health inequalities also connects with other key public health topics, including obesity, exercise and physical inactivity, including the ways in which these are shaped by social class and socio-economic position. He continues to publish and lead work on this topic. He is currently working with colleagues at Sheffield Hallam University to explore the extent to which child obesity is considered a child protection issue by social workers and is also working on a study evaluating the long-term impact of Tier 3 obesity weight management services in Derbyshire Community Health Services Trust. Paul is lead for the Healthy Weight Workstream of the Public Health & Inequalities theme in the NIHR CLAHRC for Yorkshire and the Humber, and a member of the theme management group. He is also involved in an innovative project funded by Sheffield Clinical Commissioning  Group and the Ryder Briggs Foundation with staff from Sheffield Institute for Translational Neurology (University of Sheffield) to understand the complex aetiology of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES), using a novel narrative / biographical methodology. He is increasingly interested in global public health and has supervised a number of public health PGR students looking at various aspects of global public health. Paul has also published widely in the area of patient and public involvement (PPI) in health and health care research and continues to be interested in how the public can be more effectively involved in the governance of health and social care services.

Research Interests:

  • Medicines usage and medication adherence practices
  • Novel approaches to delivering pharmacy services
  • Social inequalities and health inequalities
  • Understanding the wider determinants of social gradient in obesity and physical activity
  • Evaluating obesity policy
  • Using advanced qualitative methods in applied health research contexts
  • Understanding the complex aetiology of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
  • Patient and public involvement (PPI) in health care
  • Global health research and policy

Some recent selected projects

  • Investigators: Dr Lindsey Blank (PI), Dr Sue Baxter, Prof. Sarah Salway, Prof Elizabeth Goyder, Prof Paul Bissell (CI) (2015-2016).
    Title: Multidisciplinary systematic review of the relationships between poverty and stress, low level anxiety and depression across the life course (Funder: Joseph Rowntree Trust, £35K).
  • Investigators: Prof. Paul Bissell (PI), Dr Marian Peacock, Prof Marcus Reuber, Prof Richard Grunewald, Dr Jon Dickson. (2014- present).
    Title: Using free association narrative interviews to understand the complex aetiology of non epileptic attack disorder. (Funder: Ryder Briggs Trust and Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group & Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, £24K).
  • Investigators: Prof Paul Bissell (PI), Dr Pete Nelson, Lee Pollard, Vanessa Powell-Hoyland, Catherine Homer (2016-present)
    Title: Understanding whether childhood obesity is a safeguard or a child protection concern. (Funder, NIHR CLAHRC for Yorkshire & the Humber, £5K).
  • Investigators: Dr Michelle Holdsworth (PI), Dr Paul Bissell (CI) 2014. Social networks and obesity. (Funder: Nottingham City PCT, £67K).
  • Investigators: Prof Paul Bissell (PI), Jill Thompson. (2013-14) Food practices amongst older bereaved med in North Derbyshire. (Funder: Derbyshire Community Healthcare Trust: £20K).
  • Investigators: Prof Paul Bissell (PI), Stuart Parker (PI) (2013 – 2016). Innovage: Developing an Intergenerational intervention to impact on obesity, physical activity and health ageing. (Funder EU FP7, £200K).

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Dickson, J., Peacock, M., Gr�newald, R., Howlett, S., Bissell, P. and Reuber, M. (2017) ‘Non-epileptic attack disorder: the importance of diagnosis and treatmentBMJ Case Reports . ISSN 1757-790X

Karmacharya, M., Jasienska, G., Bissell, P., Wasti, S. and Bajracharya, L. (2017) ‘Factors influencing the utilization of health facilities for childbirth in a disadvantaged community of Lalitpur, NepalJournal of Gynecology , 1 (1), pp. 1-27.

2016

Reece, L., Bissell, P. and Copeland, R. (2016) ‘‘I just don't want to get bullied anymore, then I can lead a normal life’; Insights into life as an obese adolescent and their views on obesity treatmentHealth Expectations , 19 (4), pp. 897-907. ISSN 1369-6513

Green, M., Li, J., Relton, C., Strong, M., Kearns, B., Wu, M., Bissell, P., Blackburn, J., Cooper, C., Goyder, E., Loban, A. and Smith, C. (2016) ‘Cohort Profile: The Yorkshire Health StudyInternational Journal of Epidemiology , 45 (3), pp. 707-712. ISSN 0300-5771

Bissell, P., Peacock, M., Blackburn, J. and Smith, C. (2016) ‘The discordant pleasures of everyday eating: Reflections on the social gradient in obesity under neo-liberalismSocial Science and Medicine , 159, pp. 14-21. ISSN 0277-9536

Green, M., Strong, M., Razak, F., Subramanian, S., Relton, C. and Bissell, P. (2016) ‘Who are the obese? A cluster analysis exploring subgroups of the obeseJournal of Public Health , 38 (2), pp. 258-264. ISSN 1741-3842

Fox, N., Bissell, P., Peacock, M. and Blackburn, J. (2016) ‘The Micropolitics of Obesity: Materialism, Markets and Food SovereigntySociology . ISSN 0038-0385

Blank, L., Baxter, S., Buckley Woods, H., Fairbrother, H., Bissell, P., Goyder, E. and Salway, S. (2016) Multidisciplinary systematic review of the relationships between poverty and stress, low level anxiety and depression across the life course University of Sheffield

2015

Powell, K., Wilcox, J., Clonan, A., Bissell, P., Preston, L., Peacock, M. and Holdsworth, M. (2015) ‘The role of social networks in the development of overweight and obesity among adults: a scoping reviewBMC Public Health , 15 (1). ISSN 1471-2458

Taddese, H., Bissell, P., Barnes, A. and Jones, G. (2015) ‘Cross-sectoral partnerships for health in real-life : a case study of the Global Fund's country coordinating mechanism (CCM) in EthiopiaTropical Medicine & international Health , 20 (S1), pp. 91-92. ISSN 1360-2276

Green, M., Subramanian, S., Strong, M., Cooper, C., Loban, A. and Bissell, P. (2015) ‘‘Fish out of water’: a cross-sectional study on the interaction between social and neighbourhood effects on weight management behavioursInternational Journal of Obesity , 39 (3), pp. 535-541. ISSN 0307-0565

2014

Heesen, C., Bruce, J., Feys, P., Sastre-Garriga, J., Solari, A., Eliasson, L., Matthews, V., Hausmann, B., Ross, A., Asano, M., Imonen-Charalambous, K., K�pke, S., Clyne, W. and Bissell, P. (2014) ‘Adherence in multiple sclerosis (ADAMS): Classification, relevance, and research needs. A meeting reportMultiple Sclerosis Journal , 20 (13), pp. 1795-1798. ISSN 1352-4585

Peacock, M., Bissell, P. and Owen, J. (2014) ‘Dependency denied: Health inequalities in the neo-liberal eraSocial Science and Medicine , 118, pp. 173-180. ISSN 0277-9536

Relton, C., Li, J., Strong, M., Holdsworth, M., Cooper, R., Green, M. and Bissell, P. (2014) ‘Deprivation, clubs and drugs: results of a UK regional population-based cross-sectional study of weight management strategiesBMC Public Health , 14 (1). ISSN 1471-2458

Peacock, M., Bissell, P. and Owen, J. (2014) ‘Shaming Encounters: Reflections on Contemporary Understandings of Social Inequality and HealthSociology , 48 (2), pp. 387-402. ISSN 0038-0385

Thompson, J., Bissell, P., Cooper, C., Armitage, C. and Barber, R. (2014) ‘Exploring the Impact of Patient and Public Involvement in a Cancer Research SettingQualitative Health Research , 24 (1), pp. 46-54. ISSN 1049-7323

2013

White, S., Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2013) ‘A qualitative study of cardiac rehabilitation patients’ perspectives on taking medicines: implications for the ‘medicines-resistance’ model of medicine-takingBMC Health services research , 13 (1), pp. 13-30. ISSN 1472-6963

Bacigalupo, R., Cudd, P., Littlewood, C., Bissell, P., Hawley, M. and Buckley Woods, H. (2013) ‘Interventions employing mobile technology for overweight and obesity: an early systematic review of randomized controlled trialsObesity Reviews , 14 (4), pp. 279-291. ISSN 1467-7881

Simkhada, P., Devkota, S., Bissell, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2013) ‘Dependency denied: Health inequalities in the neoliberal eraInternational Journal of Qualitative Methods , 12 (1), p. 810. ISSN 1609-4069

Bissell, P (2013) ‘Using narrative interviews to understand aspects of the social gradient in obesityInternational Journal of Qualitative Methods , 12 (1), p. 748. ISSN 1609-4069

Simkhada, P., Devkota, S., Bissell, P. and van Teijlingen, E. (2013) ‘Sex trafficking in Nepal: A qualitative study of process and contextInternational Journal of Qualitative Methods , 12 (1), p. 817. ISSN 1609-4069

2012

Thompson, J., Bissell, P., Cooper, C., Armitage, C. and Barber, R. (2012) ‘Credibility and the ‘professionalized’ lay expert: Reflections on the dilemmas and opportunities of public involvement in health researchHealth : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine , 16 (6), pp. 602-618. ISSN 1363-4593

Cooper, R., Bissell, P., Ward, P., Murphy, E., Anderson, C., Avery, T., James, V., Lymn, J., Guillaume, L., Hutchinson, A. and Ratcliffe, J. (2012) ‘Further challenges to medical dominance? The case of nurse and pharmacist supplementary prescribingHealth : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine , 16 (2), pp. 115-133. ISSN 1363-4593

2011

Mygind, A., Traulsen, J., N�rgaard, L. and Bissell, P. (2011) ‘The ambiguity of ethnicity as risk factor of vitamin D deficiency – A case study of Danish vitamin D policy documentsHealth Policy , 102 (1), pp. 56-63. ISSN 0168-8510

Relton, C., Bissell, P., Smith, C., Blackburn, J., Cooper, C., Nicholl, J., Tod, A., Copeland, R., Loban, A., Chater, T., Thomas, K., Young, T., Weir, C., Harrison, G., Millbourn, A. and Manners, R. (2011) ‘South Yorkshire Cohort: a 'cohort trials facility' study of health and weight - Protocol for the recruitment phaseBMC Public Health , 11 (1), p. 640. ISSN 1471-2458

White, S., Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2011) ‘A qualitative study of cardiac rehabilitation patients’ perspectives on making dietary changesJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics , 24 (2), pp. 122-127. ISSN 0952-3871

Ward, P. and Bissell, P. (2011) ‘Editorial : Focus upon the sociology of health and illness in the UKHealth Sociology Review , 20 (4), pp. 356-358. ISSN 1446-1242

2010

Wilkins, L., Bissell, P. and Meier, P. (2010) ‘Risky injecting practices associated with snowballing: A qualitative studyDrug and Alcohol Review , 29 (3), pp. 256-262. ISSN 0959-5236

White, S., Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2010) ‘Patients' perspectives on cardiac rehabilitation, lifestyle change and taking medicines: implications for service developmentJournal of Health Services Research & Policy , 15 (2_supp), pp. 47-53. ISSN 1355-8196

Ryan, K., Bissell, P. and Alexander, J. (2010) ‘Moral work in women's narratives of breastfeedingSocial Science and Medicine , 70 (6), pp. 951-958. ISSN 0277-9536

Norreslet, M., Bissell, P. and Traulsen, J. (2010) ‘From consumerism to active dependence: Patterns of medicines use and treatment decisions among patients with atopic dermatitisHealth : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine , 14 (1), pp. 91-106. ISSN 1363-4593

Collin, J., Leibing, A., Bissell, P., Kampf, A. and Fainzang, S. (2010) ‘The construction of certainty : pharmaceutical knowledge and the shaping of lay expertise about drugs, technologies and researchPharmacy Practice , 8 (supp 1), pp. 36-37. ISSN 1886-3655

2009

Cooper, R., Bissell, P., Ward, P., Guillaume, L., Avery, A., Anderson, C., Murphy, E., Ratcliffe, J. and Ward, P. (2009) ‘A challenge to medical dominance? The case of pharmacist and nurse supplementary prescribingInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 17, p. B33. ISSN 0961-7671

White, S., Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2009) ‘Disquiet about taking medicines among cardiac rehabilitation patientsInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 17, p. B90. ISSN 0961-7671

Blank, L., Bissell, P., Goyder, E. and Clark, H. (2009) ‘'I don't go in for all that scaremongering' : parental attitudes to food safety risk’. In: Changing Families, Changing Food. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 118-128. ISBN 978-0230223981

White, S. and Bissell, P. (2009) ‘The challenge of adhering to the NICE guidance on medicines adherencePharmaceutical journal , 282, p. 639. ISSN 0031-6873

Cooper, R., Bissell, P. and Wingfield, J. (2009) ‘`Islands' and `doctor's tool': the ethical significance of isolation and subordination in UK community pharmacyHealth : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine , 13 (3), pp. 297-316. ISSN 1363-4593

Morgall Traulsen, J. and Bissell, P. (2009) ‘Health disparities : international perspectives’. In: Social And Behavioral Aspects Of Pharmaceutical Care. : Jones & Bartlett Learning. pp. 61-74. ISBN 978-0763764081

Rickles, N., Britten, N., Morgall Traulsen, J. and Bissell, P. (2009) ‘Patient decision making : responses to illness and treatment’. In: Social And Behavioral Aspects Of Pharmaceutical Care. : Jones & Bartlett Learning. pp. 177-194. ISBN 978-0763764081

White, S., Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2009) ‘Cardiac rehabilitation patients' perspectives in coronary heart disease, risk, lifestyle and taking medicines : a qualitative studyInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 17, p. A11-A12. ISSN 0961-7671

Bissell, P (2009) ‘Book review : Medicines and society: patients, professionals and the dominance of pharmaceuticals- by Britten, N.Sociology of Health and Illness , 31 (2), pp. 304-305. ISSN 0141-9889

2008

Cooper, R., Lymn, J., Anderson, C., Avery, A., Bissell, P., Guillaume, L., Hutchinson, A., Murphy, E., Ratcliffe, J. and Ward, P. (2008) ‘Learning to prescribe – pharmacists' experiences of supplementary prescribing training in EnglandBMC Medical Education , 8 (1). ISSN 1472-6920

Cooper, R., Anderson, C., Avery, T., Bissell, P., Guillaume, L., Hutchinson, A., Lymn, J., Murphy, E., Ratcliffe, J. and Ward, P. (2008) ‘Stakeholders' views of UK nurse and pharmacist supplementary prescribingJournal of Health Services Research & Policy , 13 (4), pp. 215-221. ISSN 1355-8196

Clark, H., Goyder, E., Bissell, P., Blank, L., Walters, S. and Peters, J. (2008) ‘A pilot survey of socio-economic differences in child-feeding behaviours among parents of primary-school childrenPublic Health Nutrition , 11 (10). ISSN 1368-9800

Bissell, P., Blenkinsopp, A., Short, D. and Mason, L. (2008) ‘Patients’ experiences of a community pharmacy-led medicines management serviceHealth and Social Care in the Community , 16 (4), pp. 363-369. ISSN 0966-0410

Cooper, R., Guillaume, L., Avery, T., Anderson, C., Bissell, P., Hutchinson, A., Lymn, J., Murphy, E., Ward, P. and Ratcliffe, J. (2008) ‘Nonmedical prescribing in the United Kingdom: developments and stakeholder interestsJournal of Ambulatory Care Management , 31 (3), pp. 244-252. ISSN 0148-9917

Cooper, R., Bissell, P. and Wingfield, J. (2008) ‘Ethical decision-making, passivity and pharmacyJournal of Medical Ethics , 34 (6), pp. 441-445. ISSN 0306-6800

Howard, R., Avery, A. and Bissell, P. (2008) ‘Causes of preventable drug-related hospital admissions: a qualitative studyQuality and Safety in Health Care , 17 (2), pp. 109-116. ISSN 1475-3898

Anderson, C., Cooper, R., Guillaume, L., Avery, A., Bissell, P., Hutchinson, A., James, V., Lymn, J., McIntosh, A., Murphy, E., Ratcliffe, J., Read, S. and Ward, P. (2008) ‘The views of pharmacists in England on their supplementary prescribing trainingInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 16 (S1), p. A6-A7. ISSN 0961-7671

Cooper, R., Anderson, C., Avery, T., Bissell, P., Guillaume, L., Hutchinson, A., James, V., Lymn, J., McIntosh, A., Murphy, E., Ratcliffe, J., Read, S. and Ward, P. (2008) ‘Nurse and pharmacist supplementary prescribing in the UK—A thematic review of the literatureHealth Policy , 85 (3), pp. 277-292. ISSN 0168-8510

Guillaume, L., Cooper, R., Avery, A., Mitchell, S., Ward, P., Anderson, C., Bissell, P., Hutchinson, A., James, V., Lymn, J., McIntosh, A., Murphy, E. and Ratcliffe, J. (2008) ‘Supplementary prescribing by community and primary care pharmacists: an analysis of PACT data, 2004-2006Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics , 33 (1), pp. 11-16. ISSN 0269-4727

Cooper, R., Wingfield, J. and Bissell, P. (2008) ‘Ethical, religious and factual beliefs about the supply of emergency hormonal contraception by UK community pharmacistsJournal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care , 34 (1), pp. 47-50. ISSN 1471-1893

2007

Ryan, K., Bissell, P. and Morecroft, C. (2007) ‘Narratives about illness and medication: a neglected theme/new methodology within pharmacy practice research. Part II: medication narratives in practicePharmacy World & Science , 29 (4), pp. 353-360. ISSN 0928-1231

Cooper, R., Bissell, P. and Wingfield, J. (2007) ‘Dilemmas in dispensing, problems in practice? Ethical issues and law in UK community pharmacyClinical Ethics , 2 (2), pp. 103-108. ISSN 1477-7509

Clark, H., Goyder, E., Bissell, P., Blank, L. and Peters, J. (2007) ‘How do parents' child-feeding behaviours influence child weight? Implications for childhood obesity policyJournal of Public Health , 29 (2), pp. 132-141. ISSN 1741-3842

Ryan, K., Bissell, P., Anderson, C., Traulsen, J. and Sleath, B. (2007) ‘Teaching social sciences to undergraduate pharmacy students: an international surveyPharmacy Education , 7 (1), pp. 1-9. ISSN 1560-2214

Cooper, R., Bissell, P. and Wingfield, J. (2007) ‘A new prescription for empirical ethics research in pharmacy: a critical review of the literatureJournal of Medical Ethics , 33 (2), pp. 82-86. ISSN 0306-6800

2006

Howard, R., Avery, A. and Bissell, P. (2006) ‘Description of a multifaceted strategy for recruiting general practitioners and community pharmacists to talk about medication errorsInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 14 (3), pp. 205-209. ISSN 0961-7671

Jesson, J. and Bissell, P. (2006) ‘Public health and pharmacy: A critical reviewCritical Public Health , 16 (2), pp. 159-169. ISSN 0958-1596

Clemerson, J., Payne, K., Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2006) ‘Pharmacogenetics, the next challenge for pharmacy?Pharmacy World & Science , 28 (3), pp. 126-130. ISSN 0928-1231

Bissell, P., Ryan, K. and Morecroft, C. (2006) ‘Narratives about illness and medication: a neglected theme/new methodology within pharmacy practice research. Part I: Conceptual FrameworkPharmacy World & Science , 28 (2), pp. 54-60. ISSN 0928-1231

Bissell, P., Savage, I. and Anderson, C. (2006) ‘A qualitative study of pharmacists' perspectives on the supply of emergency hormonal contraception via patient group direction in the UKContraception , 73 (3), pp. 265-270. ISSN 0010-7824

2005

Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2005) ‘Enhanced access to emergency contraceptionThe Lancet , 365 (9472), pp. 1668-1670. ISSN 0140-6736

Bissell, P. and Morgall Traulsen, J. (2005) Sociology and Pharmacy Practice . London, UK: Pharmaceutical Press. ISBN 978-0853696131

2004

Bissell, P. and Traulsen, J. (2004) ‘(10) Concluding commentsInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 12 (3), pp. 169-171. ISSN 0961-7671

Traulsen, J. and Bissell, P. (2004) ‘(9) Theories of professions and the pharmacistInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 12 (2), pp. 107-114. ISSN 0961-7671

Wingfield, J., Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2004) ‘The Scope of pharmacy ethics—an evaluation of the international research literature, 1990–2002Social Science and Medicine , 58 (12), pp. 2383-2396. ISSN 0277-9536

Anderson, C. and Bissell, P. (2004) ‘Using semi covert research to evaluate an emergency hormonal contraception servicePharmacy World & Science , 26 (2), pp. 102-106. ISSN 0928-1231

Ryan, K., Bissell, P. and Morgall Traulsen, J. (2004) ‘The work of Michel Foucault: relevance to pharmacy practiceInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 12 (1), pp. 43-52. ISSN 0961-7671

Bissell, P., May, C. and Noyce, P. (2004) ‘From compliance to concordance: barriers to accomplishing a re-framed model of health care interactionsSocial Science and Medicine , 58 (4), pp. 851-862. ISSN 0277-9536

2003

Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2003) ‘Supplying emergency contraception via community pharmacies in the UK: reflections on the experiences of users and providersSocial Science and Medicine , 57 (12), pp. 2367-2378. ISSN 0277-9536

Traulsen, J. and Bissell, P. (2003) ‘(7) The risk societyInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 11 (4), pp. 251-258. ISSN 0961-7671

Bissell, P (2003) ‘Maintain an attitude of respectThe Pharmaceutical Journal , 271 (7272), pp. 578-578. ISSN 0031-6873

Bissell, P (2003) ‘Compliance, concordance and respect for the patient's agendaPharmaceutical Journal , 271 (7270), pp. 498-500. ISSN 0031-6873

Traulsen, J., Bissell, P. and Haugb�lle, L. (2003) ‘(5) Feminist theory and pharmacy practiceInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 11 (1), pp. 55-68. ISSN 0961-7671

2002

Bissell, P. and Anderson, C. (2002) ‘We are puzzledPharmaceutical journal , 269 (7223), pp. 676-676. ISSN 0031-6873

Bissell, P., Traulsen, J. and Haugb�lle, L. (2002) ‘Sociological Theory and Pharmacy Practice Research: (4) The contribution of interactionist sociology to understanding the experience of health and illnessInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 10 (3), pp. 213-224. ISSN 0961-7671

Bissell, P., Traulsen, J. and Haugb�lle, L. (2002) ‘Sociological Theory and Pharmacy Practice Research: (3) How relevant is Marxist sociology for pharmacy practice research?International Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 10 (2), pp. 127-140. ISSN 0961-7671

Bissell, P., Traulsen, J. and Haugb�lle, L. (2002) ‘Sociological Theory and Pharmacy Practice Research: (2) An introduction to functionalist sociology: Talcott Parsons' concept of the “sick role”International Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 10 (1), pp. 60-68. ISSN 0961-7671

Hibbert, D., Bissell, P. and Ward, P. (2002) ‘Consumerism and professional work in the community pharmacySociology of Health and Illness , 24 (1), pp. 46-65. ISSN 0141-9889

2001

Bissell, P., Traulsen, J. and Haugb�lle, L. (2001) ‘Sociological Theory and Pharmacy Practice Research: (1) An introduction to sociology - and what it can do for pharmacy practice researchInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 9 (4), pp. 289-296. ISSN 0961-7671

Bissell, P., Anderson, C., Bacon, L., Taylor, B. and O'Brien, K. (2001) ‘Community pharmacy supply of emergency contraceptionBMJ , 323 (7315), pp. 751-751. ISSN 0959-8138

Bissell, P., Ward, P. and Noyce, P. (2001) ‘The dependent consumer: reflections on accounts of the risks of non-prescription medicinesHealth : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine , 5 (1), pp. 5-30. ISSN 1363-4593

2000

Bissell, P., Ward, P. and Noyce, P. (2000) ‘Appropriateness measurement: application to advice-giving in community pharmaciesSocial Science and Medicine , 51 (3), pp. 343-359. ISSN 0277-9536

Nosrgaard, L., Morgall, J. and Bissell, P. (2000) ‘Arguments for theory-based Pharmacy Practice researchInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 8 (2), pp. 77-81. ISSN 0961-7671

Ward, P., Bissell, P. and Noyce, P. (2000) ‘Insights into the uncertain world of the consumer: reflections on the risks of non-prescription medicines’. In: Risk, Trust and Welfare. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 978-0824707620

Ward, P., Bissell, P. and Noyce, P. (2000) ‘Criteria for assessing the appropriateness of patient counseling in community pharmaciesAnnals of Pharmacotherapy , 34 (2), pp. 170-175. ISSN 1060-0280

1998

Ward, P., Bissell, P. and Noyce, P. (1998) ‘Medicines counter assistants: roles and responsibilities in the sale of deregulated medicinesInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 6 (4), pp. 207-215. ISSN 0961-7671

1995

Williams, G., Popay, J. and Bissell, P. (1995) ‘Public health risks in the material world: barriers to social movements in health’. In: Medicine, Health and Risk: Sociological Approaches. Oxford, UK and Cambridge, MA: Blackwells Publishers Ltd. pp. 113-132. ISBN 978-0-631-19484-2

Esteem

  • Member of Scientific Committee, British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference Organising & Scientific Committee, 2014- present.
  • Invited Keynote Plenary Speaker to British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference (2014) for Medical Sociology Stream.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee and Organising Committee for the 14th International Social Pharmacy Workshop in Oxford, 2006 and 15th Workshop in Auckland, New Zealand, 2008 and 19th Workshop in Aberdeen, 2016.
  • Editorial Board Member, Public Health Reviews, 2014 – present.
  • Editorial Board Member, Public Health Frontiers, 2015 – present.
  • International Editor, Health Sociology Review, 2009 –2014 (editor of a volume of UK based health sociology papers focused on inequalities in health for publication autumn 2011).
  • Member, Irish Health Services Research Board 2011 – 2014.
  • Member of the Medical Research Council (MRC) College of Experts for the Health Services and Public Health Research Board (HSPHRB) (2004 – 2009).
  • External Examiner, University of Nottingham MPH Programme, 2012 – onwards.
  • External Examiner, University of Glasgow MPH Programme, 2015 – onwards.
  • Member of Deans and Directors Group, Association of Schools of Public Health European Region (ASPHER).     
  • Chief Faculty External Examiner & External Examiner for Master of Public Health, University of Chester, 2010 – 2014.

Research Degree Supervision

Paul Bissell has considerable experience in successfully supervising postgraduate research students, having successfully supervised the following 16 students to completion.

  • Stacey Sadler (University of Nottingham, Department of Health funded). Evaluation of medicines management services delivered by community pharmacists (completed 2006).
  • Richard Cooper (University of Nottingham) - resolution of ethical dilemmas by community pharmacists (completed 2006).
  • Katherine Yang (University of Nottingham). Patients’ and professionals’ perspectives on the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MPhil) (completed 2006).
  • Salmiah Mohd Ali (University of Nottingham). Use of medicines amongst people with type 2 diabetes (completed 2006).
  • Rachel Howard (University of Nottingham). Understanding the reasons for medication related admissions to hospital (completed 2006).
  • Simon White (University of Nottingham). Compliance with cardiac rehabilitation treatment amongst patients with coronary heart disease (completed 2008)
  • Michael Gordon (University of Sheffield). Evaluation of colorectal cancer screening programme (MD) (completed 2008).
  • Basma El Alburain (University of Sheffield, Saudi government funded). Patient safety in secondary care settings in Saudi Arabia (completed 2009).
  • Jill Thompson (University of Sheffield, ESRC funded). Patient and public involvement in national cancer research networks. (completed 2010).
  • Marie Malange (University of Sheffield). Condom use amongst male and female adolescent students in Cameroon. (MPhil, completed 2011).
  • Mikkel Norreslet (University of Copenhagen). Consumer accounts of the treatment of atopic dermatitis. (completed 2011).
  • Marion Peacock (University of Sheffield) Lay accounts about the impacts of social inequality on health (completed 2012).
  • Clare Bale (University of Sheffield, ESRC funded). Sexually explicit material and young people’s experiences of sexual relationships. (completed 2012).
  • Henock Tadesse (University of Sheffield). Global partnerships and health: a case study in Ethiopa (completed 2015).
  • Lindsey Reece (Sheffield Hallam University). Novel methods for treating morbid obesity amongst adolescents (completed 2016)
  • Sarita Panday (University of Sheffield). A mixed methods evaluation of female community health volunteers contribution to the reduction in maternal mortality in Nepal. (completed 2017).

Current PhD Students

  • Carole Weir (University of Sheffield) Local variations in obesity policy (completing 2018).
  • Abisola Balogun (University of Sheffield). Men who have sex with men in Nigeria: coping with HIV and ARV treatment (completing 2017).
  • Rachel Winter (University of Sheffield). Men, masculinities and food choices in the Philippines (completing 2018).
  • Serena Vicario (University of Sheffield). Alcohol use amongst among young mothers (completing 2018).

PhD Interests

Paul Bissell is interested in supervising both and overseas PGR students in the following areas:

  • Understanding the social gradient in obesity and physical exercise
  • Understanding the impact of social class and socio-economic position on food practices and obesity
  • Using narrative and biographical interviews to understand food practices, eating and physical activity
  • Developing and testing interventions to support adolescents with complex obesity
  • Understanding what shapes orientations towards physical exercise and activity from the perspective of older adults
  • Understanding medication practices using biographical and narrative approaches
  • How can patients and the public be effectively involved in the governance of health and social care services

Administrative Responsibilities

Dean of the School of Human and Health Sciences