Associate Professor Alex Broom
Associate Professor Alex Broom
Associate Professor of Sociology
Australian Research Council Future Fellow
 

a.broom@uq.edu.au
Phone:  (+61 7) 336 52022
Fax:  (+61 7) 336 51544

Room 437, Level 4,
Michie Building (#9), St Lucia Campus
 

Qualifications:

PhD (Sociology) La Trobe University (Australia)
MA (Sociology) University of Canterbury (NZ)
BA - Hons (Sociology) University of Canterbury (NZ)

Background:

Head of Sociology, School of Social Science, 2014
Associate Professor of Sociology and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, 2011 - present
Honorary Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, 2014 - present
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of Westminster, London, 2013-present
Honorary Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, 2010-present
Honorary Principal Research Fellow, Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia, 2013-present
Visiting Professor, Centre for Biomedicine and Society, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University London, United Kingdom, 2011 - present
Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
Senior Lecturer in Health Sociology, The University of Sydney, 2009 - 2011
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociology, The University of Newcastle, 2007 - 2009
UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sociology), The University of Queensland, 2006 - 2007
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Leeds, 2004 - 2006


Research Interests:
  • Sociology of health and illness
  • Sociology of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines
  • Men’s health and masculinities
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Cancer and end-of-life care
  • Organisational and inter-professional dynamics
  • Health in developing countries
  • Social theory as applied to health.

Please follow this link to find out more about Associate Professor Broom’s research profile.


Recent Research Projects:

2014-16 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant [DP140100238] The rise of complementary self-care: A national sociological study of women's strategies for coping and living with chronic illness [with Adams, Davidson, Sibbritt] $350,000

2012-15 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP120200268] Pathways to and through palliative care: A sociological study of patient, carer and clinician experiences at the end of life. [with Adams, Yates, Kirby, Good, Wootton, Hardy] $164,830 [Total cash and in-kind $591,411]

2011-15 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship [FT100100294] The changing landscapes of medical pluralism: a sociological analysis of patient experiences and decision making in Australia, India and Brazil. $656,448

2011-13 Australian Research Council Discovery Project [DP110104636] Navigating back pain care: a sociological study of women's illness pathways within and between intersecting social worlds. [with Adams, Refshauge, Sibbritt] $391,622

2010-12 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant [DP1094765] Therapeutic pluralism in pregnancy, labour and birthing: Decision-making, communication and interprofessional dynamics [with Adams, Gallois and Sibbritt] $270,000

2009-10 AUSAID Australian Development Research Awards Masculinities and Violence in Indonesia and India [with Nilan et al] $116,526

2008-11 National Health and Medical Research Council Complementary medicine use among mid-age women: a national mixed-methods study across the urban-rural divide [with Adams et al] $450,771

 

Media:

Alex on ABC Radio National talking on The Sociology of Antibiotics

Alex in The Conversation on why doctors overprescribe antibiotics

The art of letting go: How does it feel to tell someone they are going to die?

Alex Broom interviewed on ABC Radio about how doctors tell patients 'It is Time to Transition to Palliative Care' (audio)

Alex Broom interviewed by ABC Radio about ‘Men’s Health and Obesity’

Cancer treatment in India and its alternatives

 

Research Staff and Students:

Dr Emma Kirby (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sociology)
Dr John MacArtney (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sociology)

Laura Cox (Research Assistant)
Stefanie Plage (Research Assistant)

Anne-Marie Snider (PhD Candidate)
Shari Bonnette (PhD Candidate)
Jo Ragan (PhD Candidate)
Vanessa Thompson (PhD Candidate)
Glenda Jessop (PhD Candidate)
Anita Niehues (PhD Candidate)
Laura Cox (PhD Candidate)
Stephanie Raymond (PhD Candidate) 

Recent Completions:

Stephen O'Brien
Amie Steel
Natasha Gravill

Project sites:

Research program in traditional, complementary and alternative medicine

Research program in cancer, palliative and end-of-life care
 
 
Recent Books:

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 Book Cover TCAM and Cancer Care Book Cover Therapuetic Pluralism 
 

Publications:

Authored Books

Broom, A. (forthcoming) Dying: The Social Production of the End of Life. Ashgate: Farnham.

Broom, A. and Tovey, P. (2008) Therapeutic Pluralism: Exploring the Experiences of Cancer Patients and Professionals. Routledge: London and New York.

Tovey, P., Chatwin, J., & Broom, A. (2007) Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer Care: An International Analysis of Grassroots Integration. Routledge: London and New York.
 


Edited Books

Doron, A. & Broom, A. (eds.) (2014) Gender and Masculinities: Histories, Texts and Practices in India and Sri Lanka. Routledge: London and New York. ISBN: 978-0-415-72554-5.

Adams, J., Magin, P. & Broom, A. (eds) (2013) Primary Care and Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Contemporary Practice and Research. Imperial College Press: London. ISBN: 978-1-84816-977-7

Adams, J., Andrews, G., Barnes, J., Broom, A. & Magin, P. (eds) (2012) Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine: An International Reader. Palgrave-Macmillan: London. ISBN: 978-0230232655.

Broom, A. and Adams, J. (eds.) (2012) Evidence-Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives. Ashgate: Farnham.  ISBN: 978-0-7546-7981-3

Doron, A. and Broom, A. (eds.) (2011) Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia: Critical Perspectives. Routledge: London and New York. ISBN: 978-0-415-55609-5

Broom, A. and Tovey, P. (eds.) (2009) Men’s Health: Body, Identity and Social Context. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. ISBN: 978-0470516560.
 


Refereed Journal Articles

Broom, A., Broom, J., Kirby, E. (2014) Cultures of resistance? A Bourdieusian analysis of doctors’ antibiotic prescribing. Social Science and Medicine. Social Science & Medicine Vol. 110, pp.81-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.03.030

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Good, P., Wootton, J. and Adams, J. (2014) The troubles of telling: Managing communication about the end of life. Qualitative Health Research Vol. 24 No. 2 pp. 151 - 162. 

Broom, A., Meurk, C., Adams, J. & Sibbritt, D (2014) Networks of knowledge or just old wives’ tales? A diary-based analysis of women’s self-care practices and everyday lay expertise. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine DOI: 10.1177/1363459313497610.

Kirby, E., Broom, A., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Refshuage, K (2014) A qualitative study of influences on older women’s practitioner choices for back pain care. BMC Health Services Research 14:131  DOI:10.1186/1472-6963-14-131

Meurk, C., Broom, A., Adams, J. (2014) Relative bodies of knowledge: pluralism, dualism and maternal-foetal individuation. Social Theory and Health doi:10.1057/sth.2013.26

Broom, A., Meurk, C., Adams, J. and Sibbritt, D. (2014) My health, my responsibility? Complementary medicine and self (health) care. Journal of Sociology DOI:10.1177/1440783312467098.

Lwin, Z., Broom, A. et al (2014 in press) Culturally and linguistically diverse patient participation in glioma research: Insights from the Australian context. Neuro-oncology Practice

Murthy, V., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A. Kirby, E., Refshuage, K. (2014) Self-prescribed complementary and alternative medicine use for back pain amongst a range of care options: Results from a nationally representative sample of 1,310 women aged 60-65 years. Complementary Therapies in Medicine DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2013.11.013

Demartoto, A. Nilan, P., Broom, A. & Germov, J. (2014) Indonesian men’s contrasting perceptions of how to deal with local violence. Asian Journal of Criminology DOI 10.1007/s11417-013-9180-4

Gor, V., Stancliffe, R., Broom, A. & Wilson, N. (2014) Barriers to sexual health provision for people with intellectual disabilities: A disability service provider and clinician perspective. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2014.898742

Steele, A., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Frawley, J., Gallois, C. (2014) Managing the pain of labour: The role of complementary and alternative medicine and other factors in influencing the use of labour pain management for Australian women. Health Expectations DOI: 10.1111/hex.12155

Steele, A., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Frawley, J., Gallois, C. (2014 in press) The influence of complementary and alternative medicine use in pregnancy on labour pain management choices: Results from a nationally-representative study of 1,835 women. Journal Alternative and Complementary Medicine DOI:10.1089/acm.2013.0171

Steel, A., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Gallois, C. & Frawley, J. (2014 in press) Determinants of women consulting with complementary and alternative medicine practitioners for pregnancy-related health conditions Women and Health DOI:10.1080/03630242.2013.876488

Murthy, V., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A. Kirby, E., Refshuage, K. (2014) Consultations with complementary and alternative medicine practitioners amongst wider care options for back pain: a nationally representative sample of 1,310 Australian women aged 60-65 years. Clinical Rheumatology. DOI: 10.1007/s10067-013-2357-5

Niehus, A., Bundy, A., Broom, A., Trantor, B. (2014) Parents’ perceptions of risk and their desires for their children’s well-being. Journal of Child and Family Studies DOI 10.1007/s10826-013-9891-2

Kirby, E., Broom, A., Good, P., Wootton, J. & Adams, J. (2014 in press) Families and the transition to specialist palliative care. Mortality

Steele, A., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Frawley, J., Gallois, C. (2014 in press) Relationship between complementary and alternative medicine use and incidence of adverse birth outcomes: An examination of a nationally representative sample of 1,835 Australian women. Midwifery

Nilan, P., Demartoto, A. & Broom, A. (2014 in press) Indonesian men’s perceptions of violence against women. Violence Against Women

Kirby, E., Broom, A., Good, P., & Wootton, J., Adams, J. (2014 in press) Medical specialists’ motivations for referral to specialist palliative care: a qualitative study. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000376

Broom, J., Kelly, M., Broom, A. (2014) Implementation of an HIV assessment tool leads to significant improvements in outpatient care. Medical Journal of Australia. 200 (1): 24-25.doi:10.5694/mja12.11756

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Good, P., Wootton, J. & Adams, J. (2013) The art of letting go: Referral to palliative care and its discontents. Social Science and Medicine Vol. 78 pp. 9-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.008.

Meurk, C., Broom, A., Adams, J. & Sibbritt, D (2013) Rurality, mobility, identity: Women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine in rural Australia. Health and Place Vol. 20, pp75–80. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.12.005.

Broom, A. and Kirby, E. (2013) The end of life and the family: Hospice patients’ views on dying as relational. Sociology of Health and Illness Vol. 35 No. 4 pp. 499–513. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2012.01497.x.

Meurk, C., Broom, A., Adams, J. and Sibbritt, D. (2013) Bodies of knowledge: Nature, holism and women’s plural health practices. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine Vol. 17 No. 3, pp.300-317.DOI: 10.1177/1363459312447258

Broom, A. & Doron, A. (2013) Traditional medicines, collective negotiation, and representations of risk in Indian cancer care. Qualitative Health Research Vol. 23 No. 1 pp.54-65. DOI: 10.1177/1049732312462242

Broom, A., Good, P., Kirby, E. & Lwin, Z. (2013) Negotiating palliative care in the context of culturally and linguistically diverse patients. Internal Medicine Journal. Vol. 43, pp.1043-1046 DOI:10.1111/imj.12244.

Kirby, E., Broom, A., Sibbritt, D., Refshauge, K., Adams, J., (2013) Health care utilisation and out-of-pocket expenditure associated with back pain: A nationally representative survey of Australian women. PLOS ONE 8(12): e83559. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083559

Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Chi Wai, L., Broom, A. & Wardle, J. (2013) Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplement Use in the 45 and Up Study Cohort. British Medical Journal Open Vol. 3 pp.e002292. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002292.

Frawley, J., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Steele, A., Broom, A., Gallois, C. (2013) Prevalence and determinants of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use during pregnancy: Results from a nationally representative sample of Australian pregnant women. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol. 53 No. 4. 347-52. DOI: 10.1111/ajo.12056

Nilan, P., Demartoto, A. & Broom, A. (2013) Socio-economic status and violent masculinities in Indonesia. Culture, Society and Masculinities Vol. 5 No. 1. pp.3–20

O’Brien, S. & Broom, A. (2013) Gender, culture and changing attitudes: Experiences of HIV in Zimbabwe. Culture, Health & Sexuality Vol. 15, No. 5 pp583-597.

Niehues, A., Bundy, A., Broom, A., Tranter, P., Ragen, J., Engelen, L. (2013) Everyday uncertainties: Reframing adults’ perceptions of risk in children’s outdoor free play. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning. Vol. 13, No.3, pages 223-237. doi:10.1080/14729679.2013.798588

Adams, A. Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Loxton, D., Pirotta, M. Chi-Wai, L. (2013) Complementary and alternative medicine consultations in urban and nonurban areas: A national survey of 1427 Australian women. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Vol. 36 No. 1, pp.12-19

Kirby, E., Broom, A., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J., & Refshauge, K. (2013) A national cross-sectional survey of back pain care amongst Australian women aged 60-65. European Journal of Integrative Medicine Vol.5 No. 1. pp36-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.eujim.2012.08.005

Doron, A. & Broom, A. (2013) Gender and masculinities: History, ideologies and daily life. South Asian History and Culture Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 167-175. DOI: 10.1080/19472498.2013.768842

Broom, A., Sibbritt, D., Nayar, K., Nilan, P. & Kirby, E. (2013) What factors predict exposure to caste, political and religious violence in India? A cross-sectional survey of 1000 Indian men. Asian Social Science Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 1-8.

Jessup, G., Bundy, A., Broom, A., Hancock, N. (2013) Feasibility of an iPad app for researching vision impairment. Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment. Vol. 6. No. 1. 79-85.

Broom, A. (2012) On euthanasia, resistance and redemption: The moralities and politics of a hospice. Qualitative Health Research, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 226-237.

Bonnette, S. and Broom, A. (2012) On grief, fathering and the male role in men’s accounts of stillbirth. Journal of Sociology Vol. 48 No. 3 pp248–265.

Broom, A. and Doron, A. (2012) The rise of cancer in urban India: Cultural understandings, structural inequalities, and the emergence of the clinic. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine Vol. 16 No. 3 pp250–266.

Steel, A., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Gallois, C., and Frawley, J. (2012) Utilisation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners within maternity care provision: Results from a nationally representative cohort study of 1,835 pregnant women. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Vol. 12(1):146. DOI:10.1186/1471-2393-12-146

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Good, P., Wootton, J. & Adams, J. (2012) Specialists’ experiences and perspectives on the timing of referral to palliative care: a qualitative study. Journal of Palliative Medicine Volume 15, Number 11, pp 1248-1253.

Broom, A., Kirby, E., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J. and Refshauge, K. (2012) Back pain amongst mid-age Australian women: A longitudinal analysis of provider use and self-prescribed treatments. Complementary Therapies in Medicine Vol. 20 pp275-282.

Adams, J., Chi Wai, L., Sibbritt, D., Wardle, J. & Broom, A. (2012) Who uses glucosamine and why? A study of 266,848 Australians aged 45 years and older. PLOS ONE Vol. 7 No. 7, e41540

Broom, A., Kirby, E. & Good, P. (2012) Referral to specialist palliative care. Internal Medicine Journal Vol. 42 No. 9, pp1040-1042

Sibbritt, J., Adams, J., Chi Wai, L. & Broom, A. (2012) Health services use among young Australian women with allergies, hayfever and sinusitis: A longitudinal analysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Vol. 20, No. 3, pp135–142.

Broom, A., Sibbritt, D. Nayar, K.R., Doron, A. & Nilan, P. (2012) Men’s Experiences of Family, Domestic and Honour-Related Violence in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India. Asian Social Science Vol. 8 No. 6 pp3-10.

Broom, A, Kirby, E., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J. and Refshauge, K. (2012) Use of complementary and alternative medicine by mid-age women with back pain: A national cross-sectional survey. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 12, 98. 

Adams, A. Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Loxton, D., Pirotta, M., Humphreys, J. Chi-Wai, L. (2011) A Comparison of complementary and alternative medicine users and use across geographical areas: A national survey of 1,427 women. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. No. 11 pp85. DOI:10.1186/1472-6882-11-85

O’Brien, S. and Broom, A. (2011) The rise and fall of HIV prevalence in Zimbabwe. African Journal of AIDS Research. 10(3) pp281–290.

Broom, A. and Cavenagh, J. (2011) On the meanings and experiences of living and dying in a hospice Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine 15(1) 96–111.

Lui, C., Adams, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Homer, C. and Wardle, J. (2011) Attitudes and referral practices of maternity care professionals with regard to complementary and alternative medicine: An integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 67(3), 472–483.

Eduardo, M., de Barros, N., Spadacio, C. Alegre, S., Tovey, P. & Broom, A. (2011) Evidence produced by qualitative investigations on type 2 diabetes: A review of the literature. Interface 15(36), 257-73

O’Brien, S. and Broom, A. (2010) The prevalence and politics of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe: Examining the ideological, political and historical factors behind the ‘decline’. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies 37(2–3), 309–328

Broom, A. and Adams, J. (2010) The reconfiguration of expertise in oncology: The practice of prediction and articulation of indeterminacy in medical consultations. Qualitative Health Research Vol. 20 No. 10, pp.1433–1445

Broom, A. and Cavenagh, J. (2010) Moralities, masculinities and caring for the dying: An exploration of experiences of living and dying in a hospice Social Science and Medicine Vol. 71 No. 5, 869-76

Broom, A., Wijewardena, K., Sibbritt, D., Adams, J., Nayar, K. (2010) The use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine in Sri Lankan cancer care. Public Health Vol. 124 No. 4, pp.232-237

Doron, A. and Broom, A. (2010) Health and healing in South Asia. South Asian History and Culture Vol. 1 No. 2 pp.193–198

Tamang, A. and Broom, A. (2010) The practice and meanings of spiritual healing in Nepal. South Asian History and Culture Vol. 1 No. 2  pp.328–340

Spadacio, C., Castellanos, M., de Barros, N., Alegre, S. Tovey, P., Broom, A. (2010) Complementary and alternative medicine: a meta-synthesis. Reports in Public Health Vol. 26 No. 1 pp.7-13

Cheshire, L., Broom, A., Emmison, M. (2009) Archiving qualitative data in Australia. Australian Journal of Social Issues Vol. 45 No. 1 pp.239-254.

Broom, A., Cheshire, L. & Emmison, M. (2009) Qualitative researchers' understandings of their practice and the implications for data archiving and sharing. Sociology Vol. 43, No. 6, pp1163-1180

Broom, A., Doron, A. & Tovey, P. (2009) The inequalities of medical pluralism: Hierarchies of health, the politics of tradition and the economies of care in Indian oncology. Social Science and Medicine Vol. 69 No. 5, pp. 698-706 [ Recommended, Faculty of 1000 http://f1000.com/prime/1147431]

Broom, A. (2009) Intuition, subjectivity and le bricoleur: Cancer patients’ accounts of negotiating a plurality of therapeutic options. Qualitative Health Research Vol. 19 No. 8 pp. 1050-1059

Adams, J. Hollenberg, D., Lui, C. & Broom, A. (2009) Contextualising Integration: Towards a critical social science perspective of integrative health care. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Vol. 32, No. 9, pp792-798

Adams, J., Lui, C., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Wardle, J., Homer, C. and Beck, S. (2009) Women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine during pregnancy: A critical review of the literature. Birth Vol 36 No 3 pp.237-245

Broom, A. & Adams, J. (2009) Oncology clinicians’ accounts of discussing complementary and alternative medicine with their patients. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine Vol 13 No. 3 pp.317 –336

Broom, A., Hand, K. & Tovey, P. (2009) The role of gender, environment and individual biography in shaping qualitative interview data. International Journal of Social Research Methodology Vol. 12 No. 1 pp. 51-67.

Broom, A. (2009) ‘I’d forgotten about me in all of this’: Discourses of self-healing, positivity and vulnerability in cancer patients’ experiences of complementary and alternative medicine. Journal of Sociology Vol. 45 No. 1: 71–87.

Broom, A., Adams, J. & Tovey, P. (2009) Evidence-based healthcare in practice: A study of clinical resistance, professional deskilling, and inter-specialty differentiation in oncology. Social Science and Medicine Vol. 68, No. 1 pp.192–200 [Faculty of 1000 Medicine]

Motta, J., de Barros, N., Castellanos, M., Alegre, S., Tovey, P. & Broom, A. (2009) Alternative and complementary medicine and diabetes mellitus. Brasília Medica Vol. 46 No. 1 pp 36-45

Broom, A., Nayar, K., Tovey, P., Shirali, R., Thakur, R., Seth, T. & Chhetri, P. (2009) Indian cancer patients’ use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine and delays in presentation to hospital. Oman Medical Journal, 24, 103-107.

Nilan, P., Broom, A., Demartoto, A., Doron, A., Nayar, K. & Germov, J. (2008)  Masculinities and violence in India and Indonesia: Identifying themes and constructs for research. Journal of Health and Development Vol. 4 No. 1 pp.209-228.

Broom, A. & Tovey, P. (2008) Exploring the temporal dimension in cancer patients’ experiences of non-biomedical therapeutics. Qualitative Health Research Vol. 18, No. 12, pp. 1650-1661.

Tovey, P. & Broom, A. (2008) The problematic nature of conflating use and advocacy in CAM integration: complexity and differentiation in cancer patients’ views. Health Sociology Review Vol. 17 No. 1 pp. 25-50.

Adams, J., Broom, A. and Jennaway, M. (2008) Qualitative methods in chiropractic research: One framework for future inquiry. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Vol. 31, pp.455-460

Broom, A. & Tovey, P. (2008) The role of the Internet in cancer patients’ engagement with complementary and alternative cancer treatments. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine Vol. 12 No. 2 pp.139-156

Broom, A. & Tovey, P. (2007) The dialectical tension between individuation and depersonalisation in cancer patients’ mediation of complementary, alternative and biomedical cancer treatments. Sociology Vol. 41 No. 6 pp. 1021–1039.

Broom, A. & Tovey, P. (2007) Inter-professional conflict and strategic alliance between traditional healers and oncologists in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Social Science Vol. 35, No. 4 pp. 608-625

Tovey, P. & Broom, A. (2007) Cancer patients’ negotiation of therapeutic options in Pakistan. Qualitative Health Research Vol. 17 No. 5 pp. 652-662.

Broom, A. & Tovey, P. (2007) Therapeutic Pluralism? Evidence, power and legitimacy in UK cancer services. Sociology of Health and Illness Vol. 29 No. 3, pp. 551-569.

Reprinted in: Sociology of Health and Illness. Special Issue on Death, Dying and Bereavement (2008) Vol. 30 Issue 1: pp.551–569.

Tovey, P. & Broom, A. (2007) Oncologists’ and specialist cancer nurses’ approaches to complementary and alternative medicine use and their impact on patient action. Social Science and Medicine Vol. 64 pp 2550-2564.

Broom, A. & Adams, J. (2007) Researching complementary medicine: Current issues and future directions. Complementary Therapies in Medicine Vol 15 No. 3, pp. 217-220.

Broom, J. & Broom, A. (2007) Improving opportunities for research training for physician advanced trainees in Australasia. Medical Education Online Vol. 12 Access online: http://www.med-ed-online.org

Broom, A. (2006) Reflections on the centrality of power in medical sociology: An empirical test and theoretical elaboration. Health Sociology Review Vol. 15 No. 5, pp55-70. 

Broom, A. (2006) The impact of the Internet on patients’ expectations. Nature Clinical Practice Urology Vol. 3 No. 3 p117.

Broom, A. (2006) Ethical Issues in Social Research. Complementary Therapies in Medicine Vol. 13, No.  1, pp151-156.

Broom, A. (2005) Medical specialists’ accounts of the impact of the Internet on the doctor/patient relationship. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine Vol. 9 No. 3 pp319-338.

Broom, A. (2005) Virtually He@lthy: A study into the impact of Internet use on disease experience and the doctor/patient relationship. Qualitative Health Research. Vol. 15 No. 3, pp 325-345. [The 50 Most-Frequently Cited Articles]

Broom, A. (2005) The eMale: Prostate cancer, masculinity and online support as a challenge to medical expertise. Journal of Sociology Vol. 41 No. 1, pp 87-104. [Top 5 Most-Frequently Cited Articles]

Broom, A. (2005) Using qualitative interviews in complementary and alternative medicine research: A guide to study design, data collection and data analysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Vol. 13 No. 1 pp65-73.

Tovey, P., Broom, A., Chatwin, J., Hafeez, M., Ahmad, S. (2005) Patient assessment of effectiveness and satisfaction with traditional medicine, globalised CAMs and allopathic medicines for cancer in Pakistan. Integrative Cancer Therapies. Vol. 4 No. 3 pp242-248.

Tovey, P. Broom, A. Chatwin, J., Hafeez, M., Ahmad, S. (2005) Use of traditional, complementary and allopathic medicines in Pakistan by cancer patients. Rural and Remote Health Vol. 5 No. 4, 447.

Broom, A. (2004) Prostate cancer and masculinity in Australian society: A case of stolen identity? International Journal of Men’s Health Vol. 3 No. 2, pp 73-91. 

Broom, A., Barnes, J. & Tovey, P. (2004) Introduction to research methods in complementary medicine. Complementary Therapies in Medicine Vol. 12 No. 2 pp165-73.

Willis, E. and Broom, A. (2004) State of the art: A decade of health sociology in review. Health Sociology Review Vol. 13 No. 1, 122-144.

Scott, J., Prictor, M., Harmsen, M., Broom, A., Entwistle, V., Sowden, A., Watt, I. (2003) Interventions for improving communication with children and adolescents about a family member's cancer (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 4, Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Broom, A. (2002) Contested Territories: The construction of boundaries between ‘alternative’ and ‘conventional’ cancer treatments. New Zealand Journal of Sociology Vol. 17 No. 2 pp 215-234.
 


Book Chapters

Walters, P. and Broom, A. (2013). The city, the cafe and the public realm in Australia. In. Tjora and Scambler (eds) Café Society: Sites of Sociality. Palgrave: New York.

Doron, A. and Broom, A. (2014) Gender and Masculinities: History, Ideologies and Daily Life. In Doron, A. and Broom, A.  (eds) Gender and Masculinities: Histories, Texts and Practices in India and Sri Lanka. Routledge: London.

Broom, A. and Kirby, E. (2014) Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in Western countries. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society. Cockerham, W., Dingwall, R. & Quah, S. Eds. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. ISBN-13: 978-1444330762

Broom, A. and Kirby, E. (2014) Traditional health services utilization among cancer patients in developing countries. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society. Cockerham, W., Dingwall, R. & Quah, S. Eds. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. ISBN-13: 978-1444330762

Broom, A. and Germov, J. (2013) Global Public Health. In, J. Germov (ed) Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology. Oxford University Press: Melbourne. [5th Edition]

Broom, A. (2013) The sociology of complementary and alternative medicine. In, J. Germov (ed) Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology. Oxford University Press: Melbourne. [5th Edition]

Adams, J., Steel, A., Fawley, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A. (2013) Primary Health Care, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Women’s Health: A Focus upon Menopause. In Adams, J., Magin, P. & Broom, A. (eds) Primary Care and Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Contemporary Practice and Research. Imperial College Press: London. ISBN: 978-1-84816-977-7

Adams, J., Hollenberg, D., Broom, A., Steel, A., Sibbritt, D., Lui, C. (2013) Integration in primary health care: A focus upon practice and education and the importance of a critical social science perspective. In Adams, J., Magin, P. & Broom, A. (eds) Primary Care and Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Contemporary Practice and Research. Imperial College Press: London. ISBN: 978-1-84816-977-7

Wardle J, Adams, J., Broom, A., Sibbritt, D. (2013) Examining the relationship between complementary and integrative medicine and rural general practice: A focus upon health services research. In Adams, J., Magin, P. & Broom, A. (eds) Primary Care and Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Contemporary Practice and Research. Imperial College Press: London.

Broom, A., Cheshire, L. & Emmison, M. (2012) Qualitative researchers' understandings of their practice and the implications for data archiving and sharing. In J. Goodwin (Ed.) SAGE Secondary Data Analysis. SAGE: London. ISBN: 9781446246900

Broom, A. (2012) Gender and end-of-life care. In Kuhlmann, E. and Annandale, E. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare.  Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN-13: 978-0230230316

Broom, A. & Adams, J. (2012). A critical social science of evidence-based healthcare. In. Broom, A. and Adams, J. (eds) Evidence Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives. Ashgate: Farnham. 

Broom, A. and Adams, J. (2012) The histories and cultures of evidence utilisation: The cases of medical oncology and haematology. In. Broom, A. and Adams, J. (eds) Evidence Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives. Ashgate: Farnham. 

Broom, A. and Tovey, P. (2012) Patient understandings of evidence and therapeutic effectiveness. In. Broom, A. and Adams, J. (eds) Evidence Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives. Ashgate: Farnham. 

Homer, C. and Broom, A. (2012) Evidence based paradigms and contemporary midwifery.   In. Broom, A. and Adams, J. (eds) Evidence Based Healthcare in Context: Critical Social Science Perspectives. Ashgate: Farnham. 

Broom, A., Doron, A. & Tovey, P. (2012) The inequalities of medical pluralism: hierarchies of health, the politics of tradition and the economies of care in Indian oncology. In Adams, J., Andrews, G., Barnes, J., Broom, A. and Magin, P. (eds) Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine: An International Reader. Palgrave-Macmillan: London.

Adams J, Lui C, Sibbritt D, Broom A, Wardle J, Homer C, Beck S. (2012) Women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine during pregnancy: a critical review of the literature. In Adams J, Andrews G, Barnes J, Broom A, Magin P. (Eds) (in press) Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine: An International Reader. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Adams J, Wardle J, Sibbritt D, Broom A. (2012) Research capacity building in traditional, complementary and integrative medicine: grass-roots action towards a broader vision. In Adams J, Andrews G, Barnes J, Broom A, Magin P. (Eds) (in press) Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine: An International Reader. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Doron, A. and Broom, A. (2011) Health and healing in South Asia. In Doron, A. & Broom, A. (eds.) Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia: Critical Perspectives. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415556095

Tamang, A. & Broom, A. (2011) The practice and meanings of spiritual healing in Nepal. In Doron, A. & Broom, A. (eds.) Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia: Critical Social Science Perspectives. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415556095

Doron, A. and Broom, A. (2011) Introduction. In Doron, A. & Broom, A. (eds.) Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia: Critical Perspectives. Routledge: Delhi (Indian Edition). ISBN: 978-81-89643-16-4

Tamang, A. & Broom, A. (2011) The practice and meanings of spiritual healing in Nepal. In Doron, A. & Broom, A. (eds.) Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia: Critical Perspectives. Routledge: Delhi (Indian Edition). ISBN: 978-81-89643-16-4

Broom, A. & Adams, J. (2009) The status of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in biomedical education. In C. Brosnan and B.S. Turner (eds.) Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education. Routledge: London.

Broom, A. and Germov, J. (2009) Global Public Health. In, J. Germov (ed) Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology. Oxford University Press: Melbourne. pp65-84.

Broom, A. (2009) The sociology of complementary and alternative medicine. In, J. Germov (ed) Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology. Oxford University Press: Melbourne. pp433-451.

Broom, A. (2009) Cultural constructions of masculinity and men’s experiences of prostate cancer In Robertson, S. & Gough, B. (eds) Men, Masculinities & Health: Critical Perspectives. Palgrave-Macmillan. London.

Broom, A. and Tovey, P. (2009) Men’s health in context. In Broom, A. and Tovey, P. (eds.) Men’s Health: Body, Identity and Social Context. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford.

Broom, A. (2009) The role and implications of the Internet in healthcare delivery. In D. Oliver, C. Romm & F. Sudweeks. (eds.) Self-Service in the Internet Age. Springer: UK.

Broom, A. (2008) Virtually He@lthy: A study into the impact of Internet use on disease experience and the doctor/patient relationship. In S. Earle and G. Letherby (eds.) The Sociology of Healthcare: A Reader for Health Professionals. Palgrave-Macmillan: London.

Broom, A. (2007) Virtually He@lthy: A study into the impact of Internet use on disease experience and the doctor/patient relationship. In. L. Lederman (ed.). Beyond These Walls: Readings in Health Communication. Oxford University Press: New York

Broom, A. and Willis, E. (2007) Competing paradigms and health research. In M. Saks and J. Allsop (eds.). Researching Health. Sage Publications. London.
 

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