What does a consulting sociologist do? What do you need? People like me are trained to see social and organizational problems as the result of systems rather than individuals. Sociologists are particularly good at understanding unintended and perverse outcomes of well-meant innovations and at stimulating different ways of thinking about the challenges facing people who are trying to introduce new ideas, products, services or technologies.
In the last ten years, I have used these skills in research and consultancy for the Leverhulme and Wellcome Trusts, ESRC, NERC, MRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, the EU, the UK Department of Health and various NHS/NIHR programmes, the Ministry of Justice, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Food Standards Agency. I am currently working on book projects for Sage and Wiley-Blackwell.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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