Drugs, sex and social science: Social science research and health policy in Australia

Manderson L. (1994) Drugs, sex and social science: Social science research and health policy in Australia. Social Science and Medicine, 39 9: 1275-1286. doi:10.1016/0277-9536(94)90359-X


Author Manderson L.
Title Drugs, sex and social science: Social science research and health policy in Australia
Journal name Social Science and Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-9536
Publication date 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0277-9536(94)90359-X
Volume 39
Issue 9
Start page 1275
End page 1286
Total pages 12
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
3207 Social Psychology
3303 Development
3306 Health (social science)
Abstract Social science health research in Australia has undergone considerable expansion through government sponsorship of projects that complement or address issues related directly to policy and program concerns. In examining the rationale for supporting social science research, and the difficulties that social scientists often face in return in presenting their work in ways that might optimize funding, the paper first explores the paradigmatic tensions between social and biomedical scientists, that in turn influence funding decisions and potentially the receipt and uptake of social research. It also addresses the incorporation of the language and concepts of social science within policy documents, using 'ethnicity' as an exemplar of this. The paper then documents and analyses federal targeted-funding programs for health research, and the measures taken to encourage policy-relevant research. In particular, the paper discusses the funding programs that operate for drug and alcohol use and HIV/AIDS.
Keyword drug and alcohol use
ethnicity
health policy
HIV/AIDS
research funding
social science research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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