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Alan Radley

Alan Radley is Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. He is Founding Editor of the journal Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. His main research interest has been the experience of chronic illness, on which topic he has published numerous articles and books including Prospects of Heart Surgery (Springer, 1988), and Making Sense of Illness (Sage, 1994). In his later work he used visual methods to study recovery on hospital wards and communication within the outpatient consultation. He has published on the aesthetics of communicating the experience of life-threatening disease, including the book Works of Illness: narrative, picturing and the social response to serious disease (InkerMen Press, 2009).