Dr Alex Hillman

Dr Alex Hillman

Associate Professor in Sociology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a sociologist with a substantive interest in (bio)medicine, healthcare, ageing and older people.   My recent work focusses on dementia, both the science and medicine of dementia – including its diagnosis – as well as the experience and representation of dementia and its challenge to identity and personhood.  My work is theoretically engaged and contributes to key sociological concepts, including categories and classification, identity, risk, morality, ethics and care.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Medical Sociology
  • Science & Technology studies
  • Qualitative & Ethnographic Methods
  • Research areas:
  • (Bio)Medicine & health care
  • Ageing and Older People
  • Dementia

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Sociology of Health & Illness

Social theory

Qualitative methods

Research Award Highlights Collaborations