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Dr Pam Lowe

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

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Pam Lowe joined Aston in September 2005. Her main research area is centred around the sociology of health and illness, with a particular interest in women’s reproductive health. She has also carried out research in the area of domestic violence, the sociology of sleep and dementia care. She is currently working on a number of projects around the understandings of parenting and the construction of foetal alcohol syndrome.

  • BA (Hons)/ MA/ PhD, Warwick 
  • Sociology of Human Reproduction
  • Health Matters
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Sociology of Health and Illness, particularly women’s reproductive health
  • Parenting cultures
  • Sexualities
  • Feminist Theory
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Lowe P, Lee E and Yardley L (2010) Under the Influence: The construction of Foetal alcohol Syndrome in British Newspapers  Sociological Research Online 15 (4) 2
  • Powell J, Gunn L, Lowe P, Sheehan B, Griffiths F, Clarke A (2010) Carers 2.0? New networked technologies and carers of people with dementia: interview study Ageing and Society 30: 1073-1088
  • Lowe P and Lee E (2010) Advocating alcohol abstinence to pregnant women: some observations about British policy  Health, Risk and Society 12: 4, 301 — 311
  • Lowe P, Powell J, Griffiths F, Thorogood M and Locock L (2009) ‘Making it all normal’: The Role of the Internet in Problematic Pregnancy Qualitative Health Research. Vol. 19, No. 10, 1476-1484
  • Griffiths F,  Lowe P, Boardman F, Ayre C & Gadsby R (2008) Becoming Pregnant: Exploring the Perspectives of Women living with Diabetes British Journal of General Practice 58 (548) 184-190
  • Boden S, Williams S, Seale C, Lowe P & Steinberg D (2008) The Social Construction of Sleep and Work in the British Print News Media Sociology 42 (3) 541-558
  • Williams S, Seale C, Boden S, Lowe P, & Steinberg D (2008) Waking up to sleepiness: Modafinil, the media and the pharmaceuticalisation of everyday/night life Sociology of Health & Illness 30 (6) 839-855
  • Williams S, Seale C, Boden S, Lowe P & Steinberg D (2008) Medicalisation and beyond; the social constructionof insomnia and snoring in the British news print media Health 12(2): 251 - 268 
  • Lowe P, Boden S, Williams S, Seale C & Steinberg D (2007) Who Are You Sleeping With? the Construction of Heteronormativity in Stories About Sleep in British Newspapers Sociological Research Online 12 (5)
  • Williams S, Lowe P & Griffiths F (2007) Embodying and Embedding Children's Sleep: Some Sociological Comments and Observations Sociological Research Online, 12 (5)
  • Seale C, Boden S, Williams S, Lowe, P & Steinberg D (2007) Media constructions of sleep and sleep disorders: A study of UK national newspapers Social Science & Medicine 65 (2007) 418–430
  • Lowe P (2007)Humphreys C & Williams S Night Terrors: Women’s experiences of (not) sleeping where there is domestic violence. Violence Against Women 13 (6) 549-561
  • Lowe P, Sidhu R, & Griffiths F (2007) ‘Barriers faced by Pakistani women seeking contraception’ Diversity in Health and Social Care.4 (1) 69-76
  • Griffiths F, Lindenmeyer A, Powell J, Lowe P, & Thorogood M (2006) Why Are Health Care Interventions Delivered Over the Internet?A Systematic Review of the Published Literature Journal of Medical Internet Research Vol 8(2):e10
  • Lowe P (2005) Embodied expertise: Women's perceptions of the contraception consultation. Health Vol 9 (3) p361-378
  • Lowe P (2005) Contraception and Heterosex: An Intimate Relationship Sexualities Vol 8 p75-92
  • Lowe P Hearnshaw H and Griffiths F (2005) Attitudes of Young People with Diabetes to an Internet-Based Virtual Clinic. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare Vol 11 (s1), p59-60
  • Powell J, Lowe P, Griffiths F & Thorogood M (2005) A critical analysis of the literature about the internet and consumer health Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare Vol 11 (s1) p41-43  
  • British Sociological Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Feminist and Women's Studies Association
  • University and School Ethics Committee
  • Aston Health Research and Innovation Cluster (AHRIC)
Room: NW 922
Phone: 0121 204 3807
Email: p.k.lowe@aston.ac.uk 
Fax: 0121 204 3766

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