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Dr Megan Clinch, BA MA PhD


Lecturer in Medicine and Society

Telephone: 020 7882 5876


Megan has a background in social anthropology and completed her PhD at the BIOS Centre LSE. She has conducted research at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge, and the Faculty of Social Science at the Open University, and undertaken a visiting postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

She is currently developing research that explores how different forms of investigation, experimentality, evidence, and evaluation are understood and managed in the development of public health interventions. This research contributes to her broad interest in the politics of evidence in contentious practice situations and the emergence of interdisciplinary research as a means of managing them.

Megan teaches medical anthropology, medical sociology and qualitative research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Research Interests:

Social anthropology, social studies of biomedicine, evidence, evaluation, intervention design, interdisciplinary research


Motzkau J.F, Clinch M.L Managing suspended transition in medicine and law: Liminal hotspots as resources for change. Theory and Psychology 27(2):270-289 05 Apr 2017

Greenhalgh T, Clinch M, Afsar N, Choudhury Y, Sudra R, Campbell-Richards D, Claydon A, Hitman GA, Hanson P, Finer S.  Socio-cultural influences on the behaviour of South Asian women with diabetes in pregnancy: qualitative study using a multi-level theoretical approach. BMC Med. 2015 May 21;13:120. doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0360-1.

Clinch M, Benson J. Making information 'relevant': general practitioner judgments and the production of patient involvement. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Nov;96:104-11. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.07.034. Epub 2013 Aug 8.

Cohn S, Clinch M, Bunn C, Stronge P. Entangled complexity: why complex interventions are just not complicated enough. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2013 Jan;18(1):40-3. doi: 10.1258/jhsrp.2012.012036.

Crockett RA, Sutton S, Walter FM, Clinch M, Marteau TM, Benson J. Impact on decisions to start or continue medicines of providing information to patients about possible benefits and/or harms: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Med Decis Making. 2011 Sep-Oct;31(5):767-77. doi: 10.1177/0272989X11400420. Epub 2011 Mar 29. Review.

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