Aims and objectives:

The aims of the Sociology of Health Thematic Group are to:

  • support social and sociological research on health and medical issues
  • encourage and facilitate contact among academics and others researching in the field
  • encourage submission of papers to TASA conferences and Health Sociology Review
  • provide an avenue for researchers to have draft papers informally reviewed by members
  • encourage postgraduate interest in the field of the sociology of health

Year established:

The Health Section of TASA was first established in 1967. It was known as the Medical Sociology Section, at a time when the national association was known as SAANZ (the Sociological Association of Australia and New Zealand). It was the first specialty section formed.


Alexandra Gibson (UNSW) & Sophie Lewis (Sydney) – 12/2017-12/2019