Profile

SASS Chris Yuill
First Name: Chris
Surname: Yuill
Position: Head of Sociology
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 263379
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ORCID: ORCID Icon http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4686-0105

Professional Background

Chris has a background in medical sociology and an interest in urban sociology. His textbook publications have sold globally and his main textbook Understanding the Sociology of Health: An Introduction now in its fourth edition is required reading on courses throughout the United Kingdom as well as universities in Ireland, Singapore, Netherlands and South Africa.

He has served on the Executive Management Team member and Publications Director of the British Sociological Association (BSA) (2005-2012) and a committee member of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (2004-2006). He has recently re-joined the BSA as a trustee in 2017 and holds the positon of Treasurer. As part of the BSA he set up the BSA Annual Equality Lecture in 2011 and chaired the inaugural event.

In 2017 he joined the editorial board of Social Work and Social Science Review, and has acted as a referee for the following journals: Sociology, Sociology of Health and Illness, Sociological Research Online, Social Science and Medicine and Social Theory and Health.

Chris has also assisted the Ghanaian Government's Department of Energy, on issues of health, wellbeing and inequality, and has sat on the University Academic Council of RGU. He is also an executive member of the University Lecturers Association within the Educational Institute of Scotland.

He has also been interviewed by The Press and Journal, The Times, The Financial Times and The Scotsman, and has appeared on local and national radio.

Qualifications

1988 MA (Hons) Sociology. Aberdeen University

2015 PhD. St George's Hospital, University of London

Public Output

Refereed journal articles

YUILL, C. 2018. Is there a place for affect in studying alienation? Journal of Political Power, https://doi.org/10.1080/2158379X.2018.1433761

YUILL, C. 2017. The use of abduction in alienation research: A rationale and a worked example. Social Theory and Health, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41285-017-0038-1

YUILL, C. 2012.  The North Laine: A Visual Essay. Sociological Research Online, 17 (1).

YUILL, C.2011. Forgetting and remembering alienation. The History of Human Sciences, 24(2): 103–119

YUILL, C. 2010. ‘The Spirit Level’, health inequalities and economic democracy. International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 4(2): 177-193.

YUILL, C. 2009 Health and the workplace: thinking about sickness, hierarchy and workplace conditions. International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 3 (3), pp. 239-256.

YUILL, C. 2009. The credit crunch and the British high street: Coming like a Ghost Town, Sociological Research Online, 14(2).

CRINSON, I. and YUILL, C. 2008. What alienation theory can contribute to the study of health inequalities. International Journal of Health Service, 38 (3).

YUILL, C. 2007. The body as weapon - Bobby Sands and the Republican Hunger Strikes. Sociological Research Online, 12 (2),.

YUILL, C. 2005 Marx: capitalism, alienation and health. Social Theory and Health, (3), pp. 126-143.

YUILL, C. 2004. Emotions after dark - a sociological reflection on the 2003 New York Blackout. Sociological Research Online, 9, (3),

Books

YUILL, C. and Thorpe, C. 2018. Heads Up Sociology. London: DK. (English language edition)

LISHMAN, J., YUILL, C., BRANNAN, J. and Gibson, A., eds. 2017. Social Work: An Introduction. 2nd edition. London: SAGE.

YUILL, C. and Thorpe, C. 2017. Heads Up Sociology. London: DK.

BARRY, A.M. and YUILL, C. 2016. Understanding the Sociology of Health: An Introduction. 4th edition. London: SAGE.

LOXLEY, D., THORPE, C., and YUILL, C. 2015. The Sociology Book. London: DK

LISHMAN, J., YUILL, C., BRANNAN, J. and Gibson, A., eds. 2014. Social Work: An Introduction. London: SAGE.

BARRY, A-M. and YUILL, C. 2012. Jian Kang She Hui Xue Ru Men (Understanding the Sociology of Health, Chinese language edition). Weber: Taiwan.

BARRY, A-M. and YUILL, C. 2011. Understanding the Sociology of Health: An Introduction. 3rd edition. London: Sage.

YUILL, C., CRINSON, I., & DUNCAN, E., 2010. Key Concepts in Health Studies. London: Sage.

YUILL, C. & GIBSON, A., 2010. Sociology for Social Work. London: Sage.

BARRY, A-M. and YUILL, C. 2008. Understanding the Sociology of Health: An Introduction. 2nd edition. London: Sage.

YUILL, C. and VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., eds.2006. Global Perspectives and Local Issues: Medical Sociology in North East Scotland. Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.

BARRY, A-M. and Yuill, C. 2002. Understanding Health: a Sociological Introduction. London: SAGE.

Book Chapters

YUILL, C. 2016. 'New directions for corporate social responsibility and health?' in S. Vertigans and S.O.Idowu (eds) Corporate Social Responsibility: Academic Insights and Impacts.

TODD, M. and YUILL, C. 2014. 'Sociology' in LISHMAN, J., YUILL, C., BRANNAN, J. and GIBSON, A., eds. 2014. Social Work: An Introduction. London: SAGE.

YUILL, C. 2014.'Material Circumstances, poverty and income inequality' in LISHMAN, J., YUILL, C., BRANNAN, J., and GIBSON, A., eds. 2014. Social Work: An Introduction. London: SAGE.

YUILL, C. 2014. Alienation, in W. Cockerham (ed), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

MACLENNAN, S. & YUILL, C. 2011, 'Contesting Cool: alternative and mainstreams representations of Belmont Street', in Kamila Kami?ska & Alicja Szerlag (eds), City - spaces for (inter )cultural learning. Wroclaw.

YUILL, C., GIBSON.A, & THORPE, C. 2010. Sociology for social work – an overview, in C.YUILL & A.GIBSON, Sociology for Social Work. London: Sage.

YUILL, C., DUVOLLET, A., PHUNG, T-C, & Govera, T.2010. Race and Ethnicity, in C.YUILL & A.GIBSON, Sociology for Social Work. London: Sage.

YUILL.C., KEENAN, C & McLean, F. 2010. Disability, in C.YUILL & A.GIBSON, Sociology for Social Work. London: Sage.

MCKIE, L and YUILL, C. 2009. Sociological perspectives on defining and accounting for violence: towards gendering the conflict in Northern Ireland. In: G.H. HUNDT and H. BRADBY, eds. Living Through Intended and Unintended Suffering: War, Medicine and Gender. London: Ashgate.

YUILL, C. 2006. 'Towards a theory of the 'emotional landscape': emotions and well-being in place. In: C.YUILL and E. VAN TEIJLINGEN, eds. Global Perspectives and Local Issues: Medical Sociology in North East Scotland. Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.

YUILL, C. and MCMILLAN, I. 1998. Work. In: D. JONES et al, eds. Sociology and Occupational Therapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Grants

Self-Harm among Young People (2003) £9,775. AICC NHS. Co-investigator with Dr. John Love.

Choose Life : The Emotional Wellbeing of Young People in Aberdeenshire (March 2004) £85,975, Aberdeenshire Council & NHS Grampian. Assisted in developing bid with Dr. John Love.

Choose Life : The Emotional Wellbeing of Young People in Aberdeenshire (February 2006) £53,500 Aberdeenshire Council & NHS Grampian. Assisted in developing bid with Dr. John Love

Invisible Neighbour Evaluation (2013) £5,000. Scottish Enterprise. Principal Investigator.

Food and the City (2013) £28,000 MacRobert Trust. Principal Investigator.

Research Reports

LOVE, J G, SUTTON, P W, WILLIAMS, H, MAYRHOFER, A, YUILL, C, LOVE, A & MILLMAN, Y, 2007. The Emotional Wellbeing of Young People, Final Report of a ‘Choose Life’ project in Aberdeenshire (March 2004 – March 2007). Aberdeen: Aberdeenshire Planning Partnership and The Robert Gordon University

AM BARRY ASSOCIATES 2007. Developing Effective Gender Sensitive Primary Care Practice In NHSs Greater Glasgow & Clyde – A User Review Of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s Wellman Pilot Programme. Edinburgh: AM Barry Associates.

LOVE, J.G., SUTTON, P.W., WILLIAMS, H., YUILL, C., LOVE, A.P., MAYRHOFER, A.M., MILLMAN, Y., CHRISTIE, E., AND BELL, J., 2005. The Emotional Wellbeing of Young People: Interim Research Report of a Choose Life Project in Aberdeenshire. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University

YUILL, C., LOVE, J.G. & WEST, B. 2004. Deliberate Self Harm: a review of the literature. Aberdeen: Grampian Primary Health Care Trust.

Occasional Papers

GORRINGE, H., HADDOW, G., RAFANELL, I., TULLE, E., & YUILL, C., 2007. The Transformative Capacity of Embodiment. Edinburgh Working Papers in Sociology No.26. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh.

Other articles

YUILL, C. 2017. Gig Economy. Gig Health? The Cost of Living Blog. http://www.cost-ofliving.net/gig-economy-gig-health/

YUILL, C. 2017. Gig Economy. Gig Health? Third World Network. http://twn.my/title2/resurgence/2017/319-320/cover07.htm

YUILL, C. 2015 Bad days at the office take their toll. The Scotsman. http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/bad-days-at-the-office-take-their-toll-1-3876019

CRAWFORD, G & GREEN, E & O'RIELLY, K & YUILL, C 2011, 'Key Articles in British Sociology: BSA 60th Anniversary Special Collection', Sage London, UK.

YUILL, C., 2004. Medical sociology and PAM's students'. Medical Sociology News 30 (2), pp. 55-57

YUILL, C., 2004. Raging correctly - some reflections on DeVries's rallying call. Medical Sociology News 30 (1), pp. 29-31

YUILL, C and LEWIS, L., 2003. Interview with Mike Hepworth. Medical Sociology News 29 (2), pp. 34-39

Invited Presentations

McKIE, L. and YUILL, C. 2005. Sociological perspectives on defining and accounting for violence: towards gendering the conflict in Northern Ireland. Intended and Unintended Suffering: The Legacy of Meg Stacey’s Ideas And Work. University of Warwick.

YUILL, C. 2012. Deadly Divisions. Festival of Science, University of Aberdeen.

YUILL, C., 2014. The Body as Weapon: Hunger Striking as Political Resistance. CHOMI University of Ulster Symposium Hunger Striking and Medical Ethics: Historical and Modern Perspectives. University of Ulster.

YUILL, C. 2018. Is there an Aberdeen Effect? Scottish Medical Sociology Group. Glasgow Caledonian University.

Refereed conference papers

YUILL, C. 2017 Precarious solidarities - health, wellbeing and climate change in Xuan Thuy National Park, Vietnam. Second BSA Conference on Society, Environment and Human Health. University of Cardiff.

YUILL, C., Twumasi, R. & Black, B. 2017. Precarious Work: Precarious Health? British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group Annual Conference. University of York.

YUILL, C. 2016. Alienation, Health and Wellbeing. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group Annual Conference. Aston University.

YUILL, C. 2015. Alienation, Wellbeing and Social Work. British Sociological Association Annual Conference. Caledonian University.

YUILL, C. and CRINSON I. 2008. Capitalism, Cortisol and Bio-chemistry of Alienation. British Sociological Association Annual Conference. University of Warwick, March 2008.

YUILL, C. and CRINSON I. 2007. New Technology: Alienation, Health & Suffering. British Sociological Association Annual Conference. University of East London, March 2007.

YUILL C. and CRINSON I. 2006. Labour Power and Health. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Harrogate, March 2006.

YUILL C. 2005. Health - Towards a Historical Materialist Approach? British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, University of York, September 2005.

TEIJLINGEN E. and YUILL C. 2005. Teaching Medical Sociology Workshop. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, University of York, September 2005.

MCKIE L & YUILL C. 2005. Sociological Perspectives on Defining and Accounting for Violence: Towards Gendering the Conflict in Northern Ireland. Colloquium: 'Intended and unintended suffering: the legacy of Meg Stacey's ideas and work' University of Warwick, June 2005

YUILL C. 2005. Unlocking the Emotional Landscape - Young People, Emotions and Place., North East Medical Sociology Conference, Robert Gordon University, June 2005.

TEIJLINGEN E. and YUILL C. 2004. Teaching Medical Sociology Workshop. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, University of York, September 2004.

YUILL, C. 2004. The body as weapon: Bobby Sands and the Republican Hunger Strikes. British Sociological Association Conference, University of York, March 2004.

YUILL C. et al. 2003. Transformative Capacity of Emodiment. British Sociological Association l Sociology Conference University of York, September 2003.

YUILL, C. 2003. Unequal bodies, emotions and health: a case for classical Marxism? British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, University of York, September 2003.

YUILL, C. 2003. The city: health, place and being. North East Medical Sociology Conference, Robert Gordon University, March 2003.

Current PhD Supervisions

Clare Swan – Impact On Adult Adoptees Of Reengagement With Birth Families.

Madelline Marcella-Hood - The Adoption and Communication Of Scottish Identity On Instagram.

Rachael Sibson - Exploring the Obesogenic Environment: Understanding the Health Impact Of Contemporary Urban Living.