Simon Johnson Williams University of Warwick, UK
Simon Williams is a Professor in Sociology. His research to date falls into three main interrelated areas of sociology and politics pertaining to: (i) health, emotion, sleep and the body (ii) bioscience, biomedicine and biotechnology (iii) media, popular culture and everyday life. He has been particularly active in recent years in developing with colleagues sociological and interdisciplinary agendas at the sleep, health and society interface. He also has newly emerging research interests, through this recent work, in time and social change, as well as longstanding interests in social theory, psychoanalysis and the politics of affect, and methodological expertise in both quantitative and qualitative social research, including multi-strategy research.