Staff Profile: Simon Bishop

Simon Bishop
Programme Lead Health & Well-Being
01248 383246
Bangor Campus

Personal details

I am Lecturer in Public Health and Primary Care, and Programme Lead for the BSc Health and Well-being degree within the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University. Prior to joining the University, I held several other academic positions in universities across the UK, developing and leading on a range of health-focused undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Postgraduate diploma in Higher Education Learning and Teaching

Research Interests

My research interests lie predominantly in international health, and in utilising anthropological approaches, such as ethnography, in order to try to understand the ways in which culture influences health behaviours and practices. 

I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2006 for work on the modern use of traditional Indian Medicine, and I am a Fellow of The Royal Anthropological Institute.

I would welcome enquiries from potential PhD students and other researchers with similar interests.

Recent Publications

Bishop, S and Limmer, M. (2017). Negotiating the edge: The rationalisation of sexual risk-taking amongst British male sex tourists to Pattaya, Thailand. Culture, Health and Sexuality. Doi 10.1080/00224499.2017.1365329.

Bishop, S and Limmer, M. (2017). Performance, Power and Condom Use: Reconceptualized Masculinities amongst Western Male Sex Tourists to Thailand. The Journal of Sex Research. Doi 10.1080/13691058.2017.1340671.

Click on this link for a continued list of publications on PURE

Teaching and Administration

  • Programme Lead BSc Health and Well-being.
  • Teaching into:
    • BSc Health and Well-being
    • Bachelor of Nursing
    • MSc Public Health and Health Promotion


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