Dr Kimberly Jamie
I came to Durham in 2014 to take up an assistant professorship in Sociology. My research interests span two areas of sociology, medical sociology and sociology of work. I research and supervise students in these areas as discrete fields but my work across these fields also coalesces with a focus on the work on healthcare practitioners. I am particularly interested in the work of practitioners who have historically sat on the fringes of medical practice, most notably pharmacy.
My doctorate looked at the integration of genetically-personalised medicine (pharmacogenetics) into English pharmacy practice. Since then, I have worked on projects looking at complementary/alternative medicines, medicines use, young mothers’ health beliefs/behaviours, and breastfeeding.
Most recently, I am co-PI on a study funded by Durham’s Institute of Advanced Studies which looks into antibacterial clay therapies. As part of this, I am leading the focus on the social and cultural dimensions of medicinal uses of clay.
I am keen to share and discuss research with non-academic audiences and have previously done so through a Wellcome Trust and YMCA project, Theatre of Debate, which used theatre to engage the public and young people in debates about the social, legal and ethical implications of personalised medicine.
I convene third year modules on Sociology of Health and Medicine and Sociology of Work and Professions, as well as the first year Critical Scholarship in Social Sciences module. Outside of these modules, I also supervise Laidlaw Scholarship students.
I am also the admissions (recruitment) tutor for the Sociology and Criminology programme.
I really warmly welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in any areas related to my research interests.
Department of Sociology
- Family health
- Medicines use
- Health technologies
- Lay health understandings/behaviours
- Healthcare work and professional practice
Indicators of Esteem
- Celebrating Success in Teaching and Learning Award:
- Discretionary Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research :
- McCormack, M., Anderson, E., Jamie, K. & David, M. (2018). Discovering Sociology. Palgrave Macmillan.
Chapter in book
- Jamie, K. (2013). Navigating the UK NHS Ethics and Governance Approval Process: The Case of Junior Researchers. In Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World. Lê, Thao & Lê, Quynh New York: Nova. 279-290.
- Jamie, K. (2013). New Technologies in British Pharmacy Practice. In Emerging Health Technologies. Wasen, K. Springer.
- Rathbone, A.P., Jamie, K., Blackburn, J., Gray, W., Baqir, W., Henderson, E. & Campbell, D. (2020). Exploring an extended role for pharmacy assistants on inpatient wards in UK hospitals: using mixed methods to develop the role of medicines assistants. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 27(2): 78-83.
- Jamie, Kimberly, O'Neill, Roisin, Bows, Hannah & Hackshaw-McGeagh, Lucy (2020). Healthcare Practitioner Relationships, Cultural Health Capital and Breastfeeding Support for Adolescent Mothers. Health Education Journal
- Musilek, K., Jamie, K. & McKie, L. (2019). Cold winds and warm attachments: Interrogating the personal attachment to neoliberal work and economy. Work, Employment & Society
- Jamie, K., Oliver, E.J., Paterson, A. & Whittlesea, C. (2019). Discussing alcohol in medicines use reviews: experiences of patients in a community pharmacy context. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 27(3): 318-321.
- Darling, A., Hackett, S. & Jamie, K. (2018). Female sex offenders who abuse children whilst working in organisational settings: offending, conviction and sentencing. Journal of Sexual Aggression 24(2): 195-213.
- Hackshaw-McGeagh, Lucy, Jamie, Kimberly, Beynon, Rhona & O’Neill, Roisin (2018). Health behaviours of young mothers: Implications for health promotion and cancer prevention. Health Education Journal 77(3): 277-292.
- Rathbone, A., Todd, A., Jamie, K., Bona, M., Banks, L. & Husband, A. (2017). A systematic review and thematic synthesis of patients' experience of medicines adherence. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 13(3): 403-439.
- Jamie, K., Bows, H. & Gill, J. (2016). Integration of pharmacogenetic principles as a core thread in the undergraduate pharmacy curriculum. Pharmacy Education 16(1): 64-66.
- Rathbone, Adam Pattison & Jamie, Kimberly (2016). Transferring from Clinical Pharmacy Practice to Qualitative Research: Questioning Identity, Epistemology and Ethical Frameworks. Sociological Research Online 21(2): 4.
- Jamie, K. (2014). The Pharmacy Gaze: Bodies in Pharmacy Practice. Sociology of Health and Illness 36(8): 1141-1155.
- Tutton, R. & Jamie, K. (2013). Personalized Medicine in Context: A Social Science Perspective. Drug Discovery Today: Therapeutic Strategies 10(4): e183-e187.
- Jamie, K. (2013). Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacy Education in the UK: Mind the Generation Gap. Pharmacy Education 13(1): 114-117.
- Lindenmeyer, A., Jamie, K., Griffiths, F. & LéGaré, F. (2011). “They're Made in Factories and Not by Witches on the Allotment” A Qualitative Study of Midlife Women in the United Kingdom, Exploring Their Approaches to Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Health Care for Women International 32(12): 1046-1067.
- Jamie, K. (2011). Might Community Pharmacists have a Role in Delivering Personalised Medicine?. The Pharmaceutical Journal 287: 693-694.