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 and Expertise
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