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Sociologists' TalesContemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice$
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Katherine Twamley, Mark Doidge, and Andrea Scott

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318668

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.001.0001

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Putting sociology to work in the NHS

Putting sociology to work in the NHS

(p.187) Twenty-Two Putting sociology to work in the NHS
Sociologists' Tales

Jocelyn Cornwell

Mark Doidge

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In this chapter, Jocelyn Cornwell is interviewed by Mark Doidge about the importance of sociology outside of academia. The interview charts her career trajectory and highlights how there was no real strategy as well as detailing the difficulty in establishing a career. Cornwell demonstrates how important the discipline of sociology has been in developing her career. It provides the practical skills and critical mind that enables her to flourish in various organisations. It also provided the thread that allowed her to follow her interests and develop her own individual career. Despite not working in a university, Cornwell shows that the discipline never leaves you and equips you to engage with the wider world in a variety of ways

Keywords:   career trajectory, career advice, sociology outside academia, sociological skills

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