I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1996, working clinically in respiratory medicine before entering higher education. I have over 20 years experience in higher education, working across allied health, nursing and medical education. During this time I have held a number of academic posts at Keele, Oxford Brookes, Open and Anglia Ruskin University.
I have a keen interest in NHS workforce developments and Higher Education policy. I also continue to publish in the field of medical sociology of diagnosis of medically unexplained syndromes and have a specific interest in the research methodology of meta-synthesis.
Key Research Interests
Sociology of diagnosis
Medically unexplained illnesses
Widening participation in higher education
Mengshoel, A.M., Sim, J., Ahslen, B. & Madden, S. (2017) Diagnostic Experience of Patients with Fibromyalgia – A meta-ethnography. Chronic Illness, https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395317718035
Sim, J & Madden, S. (2016) Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: The Sociology of Diagnosis. Social Theory and Health, 14(1), 88-108
Sim, J. & Madden, S. (2008) Illness Experience in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Metasynthesis of Qualitative Studies. Social Science and Medicine. 67(1), 57-67.
Madden, S. & Sim, J. (2006) Creating Meaning in Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Social Science and Medicine. 63(11), 2962-73.
Madden, S. & Wiles, R. (2003) Developing a Successful Application for Research Funding, Physiotherapy, 89(9), 518-22. Bury, T., Ektvedt, H. & Madden, S. (2002) Priorities for Physiotherapy Research in the UK: Project Report 2002. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, London.
Bury, T., Ektvedt, H. & Madden, S. (2002) Priorities for Physiotherapy Research in the UK: Project Report 2002. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, London.
Medical sociology and exploratory research methods
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):