Dr Christopher Elsey

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Health and Well Being in Society

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8812

E: christopher.elsey@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Methodologically my research primarily utilises video recordings to investigate work-place practices, activities and sites of learning, informed by the sociological research traditions of ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and symbolic interactionism.

The worksite settings analysed to date include medical consultations (e.g. GP, Memory Clinics), air force communication and military inquiries, and an educational setting for adults with learning difficulties.

My research plans include the exploration of the design and delivery of communication interventions in medical consultations; profession sport, mental health, confidentiality and media ethics; and medical neutrality in armed conflict situations.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research

Research interests/expertise

Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis, Video-analysis, Mental health in media coverage of professional sport, military (mis)conduct and medical interactions

Areas of teaching

Currently teaching: Health Improvement and Lifestyle; Introduction to Social Research Methods


PhD Sociology (2010), Msc Sociological Research (2006) and BSocSci Sociology (2004) (all at University of Manchester) 

Courses taught

Currently teaching: Health Improvement and Lifestyle; Introduction to Social Research Methods


Mental health and Professional Sport - Project exploring how mental health issues are made public and disclosed via the media, as part of the process of accounting for absences from competition

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