029: Exploring a sociology of sleep – Dr Robert Meadows

Sociology of sleep podcast


The Sociology of Sleep Group was founded at Surrey University over 20 years ago and has published widely on many sleep related topics including ageing, sleep and gender.

We talk to Dr Robert Meadows about his research at Surrey, looking at sleep from a sociological perspective, along the way talking about gender, relationships, work, addiction, the media and many other ways that sleep can be regarded in a social context. 

This episode’s guest:

Dr Robert Meadows

Dr Robert Meadows is a Reader in Sociology at the University of Surrey. His interests include social relations and health with particular emphasis on the sociology of sleep, sociology of mental health, body and embodiment and (quantitative) methodology.

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Meadows

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobertMeadows16

More Resources:

Surrey University Sociology of Sleep Dept: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology-of-sleep

Sociology of Sleep (Chapter from Sleep, Health, and Society) : https://bit.ly/2MnGqvI

Episode Homepage: https://sleepjunkies.com/a-sociology-of-sleep/

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