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Northumbria Public Lecture Series: Professor Tim Rapley

Northumbria University


Professor Tim Rapley, Professor of Applied Health Care Research

The (mundane, trivial, seen but unnoticed) work of care

Lecture Theatre 011, Design Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Refreshments will be available from 6pm


Northumbria Professor, Tim Rapley, unpacks the everyday, taken-for-granted, organisation of care.

In this lecture, Tim will explore the work of healthcare, drawing on studies from a range of settings for children, young people and adults. He will describe how care work is distributed, showing how care is routinely embedded in collaborative work, unfolding over time, and how it often reconfigures relationships and identities. The work of care within academia will also be highlighted, particularly addressing the care that colleagues should, and do, offer each other every day.

About the Speaker

Tim is a Professor of Applied Health Care Research in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing. He is Co-Director of Research and Innovation, Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing.

He is a medical sociologist with an interest in social studies of medical work, research and practice. He undertakes detailed empirical studies that seek to understand the everyday, taken-for-granted, aspects of medical work: focusing on what people actually do, as opposed to only what they think they do, or they tell you they do, can offer unique, practical and tailored solutions.

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Northumbria University
003, Business and Law Building
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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