Associate Professor Fran Collyer

BA Flinders, BA (Hons) ANU, PhD Flinders
Associate Professor

Member of China Studies Centre

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2653

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Biographical details

Associate Professor Fran Collyer has significant experience in the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods, and her research is informed by a sociological perspective and the sociological classics. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Fran enjoyed a career in the provision of consultancy research for both government and industry, including the evaluation of health and welfare programs and the social impact of technological change. During her academic career, she has sustained an interest in the healthcare sector, focusing on the invention and development of medical technologies, the relationship between the state and the private sector, the privatisation and contracting-out of public assets and services, and the tensions inherent in marrying private with public services. She is currently involved in three major programs of research. The first involves the institutional history of the discipline of sociology in Australia: the importation of sociological knowledge in a post-colonial setting and the effects of market processes on knowledge practices. The second program examines the production and exchange of organised knowledge in the global context. It compares knowledge practices in the countries of the ‘global south’ with those of the ‘metropole’. The third program focuses on the increasing privatisation of Australian healthcare services and the barriers to achieving access and equity in health service provision.

Teaching and supervision

I have supervised postgraduate students in the areas of health, welfare and medicine (including the marketisation and privatisation of health services), the sociology of risk, gender and sexuality (and transsexuality), science and technology, urban transport and development, mental health, and youth studies. I welcome enquiries from students in these areas, but also in the history and institutional development of the academic disciplines, the processes of knowledge production and exchange in either national or global contexts, and the sociology of knowledge.

Teaching Areas

  • SCLG2603: The Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SLCG2622: The Sociology of Knowledge
  • Research Methods

Current Post-Graduate Students

Greta Weston Werner

  • A comparison of housing and transport development across three areas of practice

Graeme MacLennan

  • The relationship and communication between the pedigree catorganisations and the veterinary profession in New South Wales.

Weiyi Hu

  • Sexuality and Pornography Consumption Amongst Australians and Chinese People

Toby Rogers

  • The Political Economy of Autism

Seamus Barker

  • The Sociology of Pain

Current research students

Project title Research student
The impacts of pornography consumption and the significance of consent amongst Australians Weiyi HU
A comparison of housing and transport development accross three areas of practice Greta WERNER

Associations

  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • The British Sociological Association
  • The International Sociological Association
  • The Health Governance Network
  • Associate Editor, Sociology (A BSA journal)
  • Senior Editorial Advisor, Health Sociology Review
  • Editorial Board, Health Sociology Review (2009-2014)
  • Editor in Chief, Health Sociology Review (2004-2009)
  • Editorial Board, Electronic Journal of Sociology (1998-2001)
  • Editorial Advisory Panel, Electronic Journal of Sociology (1994-1998)
Web Page Production

A set of webpages for The Australian Sociological Association providing detailed information about the history of the discipline in Australia, of the speciality sections, the prominent individuals in the discipline, the journals and the major events of the period. http://www.tasa.org.au/about-tasa/tasa-history/

Poster Presentations

Willis, K., Franklin, M., Lewis, S., Harley, K., Short, S., Collyer, F.M., Calnan, M., and Gabe, J. (2013) ‘Navigating the Healthcare Maze: Implications for empirical research and policy’ poster presentation, the BSA Medical Sociology Group 45th Annual Conference 11-13 September, 2013, University of York, New Zealand.


Invited Addresses and KeyNotes
  • Collyer, F.M.; Willis, K. and Lewis, S. 'Patients, Policies and Strategies in the Healthcare Field'in Masterclass: Analysing Individual Health Investments Across the Spheres of Work, Education and Health Care,Aalborg University, Copenhagen, 18-20 Sept, 2017.
  • Collyer, F.M.; Willis, K. and Lewis, S.'HealthcareKnowledge Practices and Inequality: The Australian Experience'to be presented at the 49th Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2017, University of York, 13-15th Sept.
  • Collyer, F.M. (2016) ‘Innovative Approaches to Researching Health Sociology’ Key Note address, for one day seminar, Health Sociology in the 21st century: Innovative Approaches to Researching Health and Society. Friday 2 December, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.
  • Collyer, F.M. (2015) ‘Academic Publishing, Predatory Journals and Open Access’ Session 2 Roundtable: Vagaries of Publishing – Do We Need to Publish Differently? School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) Research Day 18th September 2015.
  • Collyer, F.M. (2014) ‘The Healthcare System and Its Gatekeepers: A Set of Problems for Analysis’ November 21st, DePaul University, College of Science and Health, Chicago.
  • Collyer, F.M. (2014) ‘Methodologies For The Analysis of The Production of Expert Knowledges’ One day public seminar, 22nd April, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Collyer, F.M. (2013) ‘50 years of TASA and Health Sociology in Australia’ speaker at one-day symposium, Celebrating 50 years of TASA in Australia, Health Sociology in Australia: Where to From Here? 8th July, the Australian Catholic University, Strathfield.
  • Collyer, F.M. ‘The Core-Periphery Relations of Knowledge Production’ Plenary Panel Southern Theory: New Knowledge Speaking Back to the Mainstream presented at The Australian Sociological Association, Annual Conference, Newcastle December 2011.
  • Collyer, F.M. ‘A (Very) Brief History of the Health Section of TASA’ Health Day, Panel 2: Panel Discussion: Reflections on the Field: The Early Years and Progress in the Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine. The Australian Sociological Association, Annual Conference, Social Causes, Private Lives, 6-10th December 2010, Macquarie University: Sydney.
  • Collyer, F.M. ‘Medical Sociology: Australia and Britain Compared’, theme paper for The Power of Sociology in Health and the Health Care Professions, 2nd December 2008, School of Graduate Research, University of Melbourne.
  • Collyer, F.M. ‘Health Sociology Since 1990: Australia and the United Kingdom’, presented as a member of the Plenary Panel Medical Sociology in Australia British Sociological Association, Medical Sociology Group Conference, Brighton, UK, September 2008.
  • Collyer, F.M. Panel discussion: The Power of Sociology in Health and the Health Care Professions. Health Sociology Day at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, December 2008, University of Melbourne.
  • Collyer, F.M.The Thesis and Beyond, Plenary Panel, at the Health Social Science Conference, The School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Beechworth, Victoria, 22nd to 24th June 2007.
  • Collyer, F.M. (1999) ‘The Other Millennium Bug: Problems in the Australian Health Care System’ presented at Health Care in the New Millennium - A Bug In The System? The St. George Hospital Social Work Conference: Sydney, NSW.
  • Collyer, F.M. (1998) ‘Competition and the Australian Hospital Market’ presented at 30th Annual Conference of the Public Health Association of Australia 13th September, Special Interest Group Workshop on the Political Economy of Health: Wrest Point Casino, Tasmania.
  • Collyer, F.M. (1998) ‘Privatisation, The Case of Port Macquarie Base Hospital’ presented at the Australian Nursing Federation Annual Delegates Conference 30-31st July, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.
  • Collyer, F.M. (1998) ‘Privatisation, Cost Efficiency and Public Accountability: The Case of Port Macquarie Base Hospital’ presented at the Public Health Association (Victorian Branch) Seminar on Privatisation 17th June, University of Melbourne: Melbourne.
  • Collyer, F.M. (1997) ‘Privatisation in Australian Health Care: Policy and Practice’ presented at the 23rd Federal Conference of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia November 15th, Adelaide Convention Centre: South Australia.
  • White, K.N. and Collyer, F.M. (1997) ‘To Market To Market: Corporatisation, Privatisation and Hospital Costs’ presented at the Sociology and Social Policy Seminar October 13th, Department of Sociology, Victoria University of Wellington: New Zealand.
  • Collyer, F.M. (1996) ‘Analysing Social Reconstructions of Health Knowledge’ presented for panel discussion, the Health Sociology Day, The Australian Sociological Association, 4th December, CSIRO Marine Laboratories: Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Collyer, F.M. (1992) ‘Transsexualism and Australian Law Reform: Culture and SexualitiesSymposium’ presented at The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference 11-13th December, University of South Australia: Adelaide.
  • Collyer, F.M. and Turner, B.S. (1986) ‘Professionalism, De-Skilling and Gender in Hospital Pharmacy’ presented at the Annual Conference of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia October, Hahndorf, South Australia.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • Global Arenas of Knowledge: Centre/Periphery Relations and Change in Knowledge Production on a World Scale; Morrell R, Maia J, Connell R, Collyer F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • How Australians navigate the healthcare maze: the differential capacity to choose; Willis K, Short S, Collyer F, Harley K, Gabe J, Calnan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • How Australians navigate the healthcare maze: the differential capacity to choose; Willis K, Short S, Collyer F, Harley K, Gabe J, Calnan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • 50th Anniversary History Project; Collyer F; The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)/Research Support.

2006

  • School of Philosophic and Historical Inquiry; Collyer F, Elliot A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Research Support.

2004

  • The Australian Health Care System; Collyer F; University of Sydney/Seed Funding Grant.

2003

  • Survey of hospital pharmacists; Collyer F; University of Queensland - Faculty of Pharmacy/Research Grant.
  • Failed Privatisation and Occupations in Transition; Collyer F; University of Sydney/Seed Funding Grant.
  • Survey of hospital pharmacists; Collyer F; Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia/Research Grant.

2002

  • Linkage 2002 - Sailing into the Future: Training Australia's digital generation for the future deman; Finkelstein J, Collyer F, Berman N, Rose A, Van Krieken R; Dept of Defence: Young Endeavour Youth Scheme/Project Support.
  • Occupations in transition: Allied health professionals and privatisation in the Australian health care system.; Collyer F; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Collyer, F. (2012). Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine: America, Britain and Australia Compared. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F., McMaster, J., Wettenhall, R. (2001). Public Enterprise Divestment: Australian Case Studies. Fiji: Pacific Institute of Management and Development, University of the South Pacific.

Edited Books

  • Collyer, F. (2015). The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2006). So We Write Star Authors: Another Anthology of the Society of Women Writers. South Australia: The Society of Women Writers South Australia.

Book Chapters

  • Collyer, F. (2015). Karl Marx and Frederich Engels: Capitalism, Health and the Healthcare Industry. In Fran Collyer (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine, (pp. 35-58). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F., Harley, K., Short, S. (2015). Money and markets in Australia’s healthcare system. In Gabrielle Meagher, Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Markets, Rights and Power in Australian Social Policy, (pp. 257-291). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Collyer, F., Scambler, P. (2015). The Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine: Institutional Progress and Theoretical Frameworks. In Fran Collyer (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine, (pp. 1-15). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2004). Medical Technology: From Drugs To Genetics. In Carol Grbich (Eds.), Health in Australia : sociological concepts and issues, (pp. 46-73). Sydney: Pearson Education Australia.
  • Collyer, F. (2004). The Corporatisation And Commercialisation Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (CAM). In Philip Tovey, Gary Easthope, and Jon Adams (Eds.), The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Studies in Social Context, (pp. 81-99). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Collyer, F., McMaster, J., Wettenhall, R. (2001). Privatisation and Public Enterprise Reform in Australia. Privatization or Public Enterprise Reform?: International Case Studies With Implications For Public Management. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

Journals

  • Collyer, F. (2017). Envisaging the healthcare sector as a field: moving from Talcott Parsons to Pierre Bourdieu. Social Theory & Health, In Press, 1-16. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F., Willis, K., Lewis, S. (2017). Gatekeepers in the healthcare sector: Knowledge and Bourdieu's concept of field. Social Science and Medicine, 186, 96-103. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2017). Global Patterns in the Publishing of Academic Knowledge: Global North, Global South. Current Sociology, , 1-18. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2017). Healthcare in the News Media: The Privileging of Private Over Public. Journal of Sociology.
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Negotiating with the North: How Southern-tier intellectual workers deal with the global economy of knowledge. The Sociological Review, In Press, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Re-making the Global Economy of Knowledge: North-South Relations in New Fields of Knowledge. British Journal of Sociology, In Press, 1-20. [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Toward a global sociology of knowledge: Post-colonial realities and intellectual practices. International Sociology, 32(1), 21-37. [More Information]
  • Willis, K., Collyer, F., Lewis, S., Gabe, J., Flaherty, I., Calnan, M. (2016). Knowledge matters: producing and using knowledge to navigate healthcare systems. Health Sociology Review, 25(2), 202-216. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F., Willis, K., Franklin, M., Harley, K., Short, S. (2015). Healthcare choice: Bourdieu's capital, habitus and field. Current Sociology, 63(5), 685-699. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2015). Practices of conformity and resistance in the marketisation of the academy: Bourdieu, professionalism and academic capitalism. Critical Studies in Education, 56(3), 315-331. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2014). Sociology, Sociologists, and Core-Periphery Reflections. Journal of Sociology, 50(3), 252-268. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2013). Schools of sociology? The structuring of sociological knowledge in the sociology of health and medicine since 1960. Health Sociology Review, 22(4), 338-352. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2013). Sociologists and their Work: Inter-Country Comparisons in the Sociology of Health and Medicine. New Zealand Sociology, 28(1), 62-82.
  • Collyer, F. (2013). The Production of Scholarly Knowledge in the Global Market Arena: University Ranking Systems, Prestige and Power. Critical Studies in Education, 54(3), 245-259. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2012). The birth of a speciality: The sociology of health and medicine in Australia. Health Sociology Review, 21(1), 116-130. [More Information]
  • Harley, K., Willis, K., Gabe, J., Short, S., Collyer, F., Natalier, K., Calnan, M. (2011). Constructing health consumers: Private health insurance discourses in Australia and the United Kingdom. Health Sociology Review, 20(3), 306-320. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2011). Reflexivity and the Sociology of Science and Technology: The Invention of 'Eryc' the Antibiotic. The Qualitative Report, 16(2), 316-340.
  • Collyer, F., White, K. (2011). The Privatisation of Medicare and the National Health Service, and the Global Marketisation of Healthcare Systems. Health Sociology Review, 20(3), 238-244.
  • Collyer, F. (2011). The Sociology of Health and Medicine in Australia. Politica Y Sociedad, 48(2), 259-276. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2010). Origins and canons: medicine and the history of sociology. History of the Human Sciences, 23(2), 86-108. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2008). Max Weber, historiography, medical knowledge, and the formation of medicine. Electronic Journal of Sociology, 2008, 1-15.
  • Collyer, F. (2007). A sociological approach to workforce shortages: Findings of a qualitative study in Australian hospitals. Health Sociology Review, 16(3-4), 248-262.
  • Collyer, F. (2004). Ethics And Institutional Reform. Nexus, 16(2), 18-19.
  • Collyer, F., Crowston, J. (2004). Welfare Reform and its Impact on the Employment Prospects of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 3(4), 19-44.
  • Collyer, F. (2003). TASA’s Ethical Code For Research. Nexus, October(11).
  • Collyer, F., Wettenhall, R., McMaster, J. (2003). The privatisation of public enterprises: Australian research findings. Just Policy, 31, 14-23.
  • Collyer, F. (2003). Theorising privatisation: policy, network analysis, and class. Electronic Journal of Sociology, 7, 1-28.
  • Shankar, J., Collyer, F. (2003). Vocational rehabilitation of people with mental illness: the need for a broader approach. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 2(2), 1-13.
  • Collyer, F., Heal, C. (2002). Patient Satisfaction with sex re-assignment surgery in New South Wales, Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 8(3), 9-19.
  • Shankar, J., Collyer, F. (2002). Support needs of people with mental illness in vocational rehabilitation programs-the role of the social network. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, , 13-26.
  • Collyer, F., White, K. (2001). Corporate Control of Healthcare in Australia. Australia Institute Discussion Papers, No.42, Oct 2001, 1-34.
  • Collyer, F., McMaster, J., Wettenhall, R. (2000). Selling The Mall: A Case Study in Privatisation. Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, 98, 49-53.

Conferences

  • Collyer, F. (2017). Knowledge Mobilities and Immobilities: Academic Publishing in Global Context. The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2017: Belonging in a Mobile World, University of Western Australia: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Connell, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2016). Doing Science in the South: Negotiating Centrality and Marginality in the Process of Knowledge Production on a Global Scale. 3rd International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum 2016 - The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, Vienna: International Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2016). Global patterns in the publishing of intellectual knowledge. 2016 Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA 2016), Melbourne: TASA.
  • Collyer, F., Willis, K. (2016). Missing in Action? Sociological Analysis and the Provision of Public/Private Healthcare. 3rd International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum 2016 - The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, Vienna: International Sociological Association.
  • Willis, K., Collyer, F., Flaherty, I., Lewis, S., Gabe, J., Calnan, M. (2016). Navigating Healthcare in a Public/Private System - the Inequalities of Choice. 3rd International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum 2016 - The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, Vienna: International Sociological Association.
  • Lewis, S., Harley, K., Marcus (nee Verma), K., Willis, K., Collyer, F. (2015). Our Health System In Intensive Care: Newspaper Representations Of Australia�s Dual Public/Private Health Care System. The Australian Sociological Association Conference (TASA) 2015: Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific, Cairns: TASA.
  • Flaherty, I., Willis, K., Lewis, S., Collyer, F. (2015). Private health insurance and 'the good citizen'. The Australian Sociological Association Conference (TASA) 2015: Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific, Cairns: TASA.
  • Harley, K., Calnan, M., Collyer, F., Gabe, J., Short, S., Willis, K. (2014). Choosing Healthcare: A View From the Sociological Literature. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an unequal world: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama: International Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2014). To Choose or Not to Choose: Questions About the Role of Gatekeepers in the Australian Healthcare System. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an unequal world: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama: International Sociological Association.
  • Harley, K., Marcus (nee Verma), K., Willis, K., Short, S., Collyer, F. (2013). Navigating Australias healthcare maze: analysis of newspaper messages, 2011-2013. The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference, Melbourne, Australia: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Collyer, F., Simpson, J. (2013). Practices of Conformity and Resistance in the Marketisation of the Academy. The Australian Sociological Association Conference (TASA) 2013: Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Melbourne, Vic: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Collyer, F. (2013). Special Interest Groups, Sections and Thematic Groups: Disciplinary Relations and the Disciplinary Field. The Australian Sociological Association Conference (TASA) 2013: Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Melbourne, Vic: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Harley, K., Calnan, M., Collyer, F., Gabe, J., Short, S., Willis, K. (2012). Choosing health care: a view from the sociological literature. ISA Forum on Sociology, Social Justice and Democratization, Argentina.
  • Collyer, F. (2012). Content-Context and Citation-Context Analysis� Methods for the Sociology of Knowledge. Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, the Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference: TASA 2012, The University of Queensland: The University of Queensland.
  • Collyer, F. (2012). Institutional Development, Sociological Knowledge, Disciplinarity and Identity: A Study of Three Countries. Changing Universities: Changing Sociology, Ireland: International Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2012). Knowledge, Institutions, Prestige and Power. Changing Universities: Changing Sociology, Ireland: International Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2012). Sociological Knowledge and the World Ranking of Universities. Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, the Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference: TASA 2012, The University of Queensland: The University of Queensland.
  • Collyer, F. (2011). Disciplines and their Specialities: Theoretical Considerations. Department of Sociology and Social Policy Seminar Series, University of Sydney: The University of Sydney.
  • Harley, K., Willis, K., Short, S., Collyer, F., Gabe, J., Calnan, M. (2011). Navigating public/private healthcare boundaries: choice and healthcare capital. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2011: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2011), Newcastle, Australia: University of Newcastle.
  • Harley, K., Gabe, J., Willis, K., Short, S., Collyer, F., Natalier, K., Calnan, M. (2011). Partnership with the state: private health insurance in the United Kingdom and Australia. 2011 The British Sociological Association Annual Conference, United Kingdom: The British Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2011). Theorising Disciplines and Their Specialities. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2011: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2011), Newcastle, Australia: University of Newcastle.
  • Harley, K., Collyer, F. (2010). Healthy consumers? A comparative analysis of private health insurance. Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Australia: Australian Sociological Association.
  • Harley, K., Short, S., Willis, K., Collyer, F., Gabe, J. (2010). Researching the Social Experience of Healthcare: The Concept of Boundaries. Menzies Centre for Health Policy Emerging Health Policy Conference, Australia: Menzies Centre for Health Policy.
  • Collyer, F., Short, S., Willis, K., Bandyopadhyay, M., Harley, K. (2010). Social Attitudes, Private Health Insurance. The annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association TASA 2010, Australia: The Australian Sociological Society.
  • Collyer, F., Short, S., Harley, K., Willis, K., Bandyopadhyay, M. (2010). Social Values, Private Health Insurance. Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Australia: Australian Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2009). The Rise and Fall of Theoretical Paradigms in Health and Medical Sociology: 1960 - 2009. The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association TASA 2009, Australia: TASA.
  • Collyer, F. (2009). Work Environments: Their Impact on Theorising in the Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine. The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association TASA 2009, Australia: TASA.
  • Collyer, F. (2007). Origins and Canons: Revisiting the History of Sociology. Department of Sociology and Social Policy Research Day, University of Sydney: Department of Sociology, University of Sydney.
  • Collyer, F. (2007). The Medical Dominance Debate as Ideology and Historic Project. TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference 2007 Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons, Auckland: University of Auckland.
  • Collyer, F. (2006). Dialogues With Medicine: Contemporary Medical Sociology and Ancient Social Science. Medical Sociology in the 21st Century: Themes and Trends, Dilemmas and Debates, University of Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh.
  • Collyer, F. (2006). On The Differences Between The Sciences: Comparing Knowledge(s) of Health and Disease in the Ancient and Modern Contexts. The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Universty of the Aegean: University of the Aegean.
  • Collyer, F. (2006). The Birth of a Sub-Discipline: Theorising the Origins and Antecedents of Medical Sociology. TASA 2006 - Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Perth, Australia: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Collyer, F. (2005). Who Were The First Medical Sociologists? Explorations Among The Ancient Greeks. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Collyer, F. (2002). Globalisation and Health Care Policy: The Creation of a New Market Sector. XV ISA World Congress of Sociology: The Social World in the Twenty First Century: Ambivalent Legacies and Rising Challenges, Brisbane, Australia: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Collyer, F. (2002). The Commercialisation of Complementary Medicine. The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference Sociology in the Antipodes, Gateways, Frontiers and Trajectories, Queensland University of Technology: Queensland University of Technology.
  • Collyer, F. (2001). Sociology, Policy Change and Privatisation. The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Sydney: The University of Sydney.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Parer, J., Harley, K., Aird, R., Collyer, F., Cook, P., Dellemain, J., Hart, B., Rodriguez, L., Short, S. (2013). Teaching health sociology in Australia. Nexus, Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association, 25(3), 12-18.

Report

  • Collyer, F., Kyme, K. (2004). The National Survey of Hospital Pharmacists 2003-4.
  • Collyer, F. (2003). TASA Ethical Code For Research Review and Revision of the Code.

2017

  • Collyer, F. (2017). Envisaging the healthcare sector as a field: moving from Talcott Parsons to Pierre Bourdieu. Social Theory & Health, In Press, 1-16. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F., Willis, K., Lewis, S. (2017). Gatekeepers in the healthcare sector: Knowledge and Bourdieu's concept of field. Social Science and Medicine, 186, 96-103. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2017). Global Patterns in the Publishing of Academic Knowledge: Global North, Global South. Current Sociology, , 1-18. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2017). Healthcare in the News Media: The Privileging of Private Over Public. Journal of Sociology.
  • Collyer, F. (2017). Knowledge Mobilities and Immobilities: Academic Publishing in Global Context. The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2017: Belonging in a Mobile World, University of Western Australia: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Negotiating with the North: How Southern-tier intellectual workers deal with the global economy of knowledge. The Sociological Review, In Press, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Pearse, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Re-making the Global Economy of Knowledge: North-South Relations in New Fields of Knowledge. British Journal of Sociology, In Press, 1-20. [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2017). Toward a global sociology of knowledge: Post-colonial realities and intellectual practices. International Sociology, 32(1), 21-37. [More Information]

2016

  • Connell, R., Collyer, F., Maia, J., Morrell, R. (2016). Doing Science in the South: Negotiating Centrality and Marginality in the Process of Knowledge Production on a Global Scale. 3rd International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum 2016 - The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, Vienna: International Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2016). Global patterns in the publishing of intellectual knowledge. 2016 Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA 2016), Melbourne: TASA.
  • Willis, K., Collyer, F., Lewis, S., Gabe, J., Flaherty, I., Calnan, M. (2016). Knowledge matters: producing and using knowledge to navigate healthcare systems. Health Sociology Review, 25(2), 202-216. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F., Willis, K. (2016). Missing in Action? Sociological Analysis and the Provision of Public/Private Healthcare. 3rd International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum 2016 - The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, Vienna: International Sociological Association.
  • Willis, K., Collyer, F., Flaherty, I., Lewis, S., Gabe, J., Calnan, M. (2016). Navigating Healthcare in a Public/Private System - the Inequalities of Choice. 3rd International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum 2016 - The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, Vienna: International Sociological Association.

2015

  • Collyer, F., Willis, K., Franklin, M., Harley, K., Short, S. (2015). Healthcare choice: Bourdieu's capital, habitus and field. Current Sociology, 63(5), 685-699. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2015). Karl Marx and Frederich Engels: Capitalism, Health and the Healthcare Industry. In Fran Collyer (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine, (pp. 35-58). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F., Harley, K., Short, S. (2015). Money and markets in Australia’s healthcare system. In Gabrielle Meagher, Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Markets, Rights and Power in Australian Social Policy, (pp. 257-291). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Lewis, S., Harley, K., Marcus (nee Verma), K., Willis, K., Collyer, F. (2015). Our Health System In Intensive Care: Newspaper Representations Of Australia�s Dual Public/Private Health Care System. The Australian Sociological Association Conference (TASA) 2015: Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific, Cairns: TASA.
  • Collyer, F. (2015). Practices of conformity and resistance in the marketisation of the academy: Bourdieu, professionalism and academic capitalism. Critical Studies in Education, 56(3), 315-331. [More Information]
  • Flaherty, I., Willis, K., Lewis, S., Collyer, F. (2015). Private health insurance and 'the good citizen'. The Australian Sociological Association Conference (TASA) 2015: Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific, Cairns: TASA.
  • Collyer, F. (2015). The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F., Scambler, P. (2015). The Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine: Institutional Progress and Theoretical Frameworks. In Fran Collyer (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine, (pp. 1-15). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

2014

  • Harley, K., Calnan, M., Collyer, F., Gabe, J., Short, S., Willis, K. (2014). Choosing Healthcare: A View From the Sociological Literature. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an unequal world: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama: International Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2014). Sociology, Sociologists, and Core-Periphery Reflections. Journal of Sociology, 50(3), 252-268. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2014). To Choose or Not to Choose: Questions About the Role of Gatekeepers in the Australian Healthcare System. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an unequal world: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama: International Sociological Association.

2013

  • Harley, K., Marcus (nee Verma), K., Willis, K., Short, S., Collyer, F. (2013). Navigating Australias healthcare maze: analysis of newspaper messages, 2011-2013. The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference, Melbourne, Australia: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Collyer, F., Simpson, J. (2013). Practices of Conformity and Resistance in the Marketisation of the Academy. The Australian Sociological Association Conference (TASA) 2013: Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Melbourne, Vic: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Collyer, F. (2013). Schools of sociology? The structuring of sociological knowledge in the sociology of health and medicine since 1960. Health Sociology Review, 22(4), 338-352. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2013). Sociologists and their Work: Inter-Country Comparisons in the Sociology of Health and Medicine. New Zealand Sociology, 28(1), 62-82.
  • Collyer, F. (2013). Special Interest Groups, Sections and Thematic Groups: Disciplinary Relations and the Disciplinary Field. The Australian Sociological Association Conference (TASA) 2013: Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Melbourne, Vic: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Parer, J., Harley, K., Aird, R., Collyer, F., Cook, P., Dellemain, J., Hart, B., Rodriguez, L., Short, S. (2013). Teaching health sociology in Australia. Nexus, Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association, 25(3), 12-18.
  • Collyer, F. (2013). The Production of Scholarly Knowledge in the Global Market Arena: University Ranking Systems, Prestige and Power. Critical Studies in Education, 54(3), 245-259. [More Information]

2012

  • Harley, K., Calnan, M., Collyer, F., Gabe, J., Short, S., Willis, K. (2012). Choosing health care: a view from the sociological literature. ISA Forum on Sociology, Social Justice and Democratization, Argentina.
  • Collyer, F. (2012). Content-Context and Citation-Context Analysis� Methods for the Sociology of Knowledge. Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, the Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference: TASA 2012, The University of Queensland: The University of Queensland.
  • Collyer, F. (2012). Institutional Development, Sociological Knowledge, Disciplinarity and Identity: A Study of Three Countries. Changing Universities: Changing Sociology, Ireland: International Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2012). Knowledge, Institutions, Prestige and Power. Changing Universities: Changing Sociology, Ireland: International Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2012). Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine: America, Britain and Australia Compared. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2012). Sociological Knowledge and the World Ranking of Universities. Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, the Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference: TASA 2012, The University of Queensland: The University of Queensland.
  • Collyer, F. (2012). The birth of a speciality: The sociology of health and medicine in Australia. Health Sociology Review, 21(1), 116-130. [More Information]

2011

  • Harley, K., Willis, K., Gabe, J., Short, S., Collyer, F., Natalier, K., Calnan, M. (2011). Constructing health consumers: Private health insurance discourses in Australia and the United Kingdom. Health Sociology Review, 20(3), 306-320. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2011). Disciplines and their Specialities: Theoretical Considerations. Department of Sociology and Social Policy Seminar Series, University of Sydney: The University of Sydney.
  • Harley, K., Willis, K., Short, S., Collyer, F., Gabe, J., Calnan, M. (2011). Navigating public/private healthcare boundaries: choice and healthcare capital. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2011: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2011), Newcastle, Australia: University of Newcastle.
  • Harley, K., Gabe, J., Willis, K., Short, S., Collyer, F., Natalier, K., Calnan, M. (2011). Partnership with the state: private health insurance in the United Kingdom and Australia. 2011 The British Sociological Association Annual Conference, United Kingdom: The British Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2011). Reflexivity and the Sociology of Science and Technology: The Invention of 'Eryc' the Antibiotic. The Qualitative Report, 16(2), 316-340.
  • Collyer, F., White, K. (2011). The Privatisation of Medicare and the National Health Service, and the Global Marketisation of Healthcare Systems. Health Sociology Review, 20(3), 238-244.
  • Collyer, F. (2011). The Sociology of Health and Medicine in Australia. Politica Y Sociedad, 48(2), 259-276. [More Information]
  • Collyer, F. (2011). Theorising Disciplines and Their Specialities. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2011: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2011), Newcastle, Australia: University of Newcastle.

2010

  • Harley, K., Collyer, F. (2010). Healthy consumers? A comparative analysis of private health insurance. Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Australia: Australian Sociological Association.
  • Collyer, F. (2010). Origins and canons: medicine and the history of sociology. History of the Human Sciences, 23(2), 86-108. [More Information]
  • Harley, K., Short, S., Willis, K., Collyer, F., Gabe, J. (2010). Researching the Social Experience of Healthcare: The Concept of Boundaries. Menzies Centre for Health Policy Emerging Health Policy Conference, Australia: Menzies Centre for Health Policy.
  • Collyer, F., Short, S., Willis, K., Bandyopadhyay, M., Harley, K. (2010). Social Attitudes, Private Health Insurance. The annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association TASA 2010, Australia: The Australian Sociological Society.
  • Collyer, F., Short, S., Harley, K., Willis, K., Bandyopadhyay, M. (2010). Social Values, Private Health Insurance. Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Australia: Australian Sociological Association.

2009

  • Collyer, F. (2009). The Rise and Fall of Theoretical Paradigms in Health and Medical Sociology: 1960 - 2009. The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association TASA 2009, Australia: TASA.
  • Collyer, F. (2009). Work Environments: Their Impact on Theorising in the Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine. The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association TASA 2009, Australia: TASA.

2008

  • Collyer, F. (2008). Max Weber, historiography, medical knowledge, and the formation of medicine. Electronic Journal of Sociology, 2008, 1-15.

2007

  • Collyer, F. (2007). A sociological approach to workforce shortages: Findings of a qualitative study in Australian hospitals. Health Sociology Review, 16(3-4), 248-262.
  • Collyer, F. (2007). Origins and Canons: Revisiting the History of Sociology. Department of Sociology and Social Policy Research Day, University of Sydney: Department of Sociology, University of Sydney.
  • Collyer, F. (2007). The Medical Dominance Debate as Ideology and Historic Project. TASA & SAANZ Joint Conference 2007 Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons, Auckland: University of Auckland.

2006

  • Collyer, F. (2006). Dialogues With Medicine: Contemporary Medical Sociology and Ancient Social Science. Medical Sociology in the 21st Century: Themes and Trends, Dilemmas and Debates, University of Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh.
  • Collyer, F. (2006). On The Differences Between The Sciences: Comparing Knowledge(s) of Health and Disease in the Ancient and Modern Contexts. The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Universty of the Aegean: University of the Aegean.
  • Collyer, F. (2006). So We Write Star Authors: Another Anthology of the Society of Women Writers. South Australia: The Society of Women Writers South Australia.
  • Collyer, F. (2006). The Birth of a Sub-Discipline: Theorising the Origins and Antecedents of Medical Sociology. TASA 2006 - Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Perth, Australia: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

2005

  • Collyer, F. (2005). Who Were The First Medical Sociologists? Explorations Among The Ancient Greeks. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

2004

  • Collyer, F. (2004). Ethics And Institutional Reform. Nexus, 16(2), 18-19.
  • Collyer, F. (2004). Medical Technology: From Drugs To Genetics. In Carol Grbich (Eds.), Health in Australia : sociological concepts and issues, (pp. 46-73). Sydney: Pearson Education Australia.
  • Collyer, F. (2004). The Corporatisation And Commercialisation Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine (CAM). In Philip Tovey, Gary Easthope, and Jon Adams (Eds.), The Mainstreaming of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Studies in Social Context, (pp. 81-99). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Collyer, F., Kyme, K. (2004). The National Survey of Hospital Pharmacists 2003-4.
  • Collyer, F., Crowston, J. (2004). Welfare Reform and its Impact on the Employment Prospects of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 3(4), 19-44.

2003

  • Collyer, F. (2003). TASA Ethical Code For Research Review and Revision of the Code.
  • Collyer, F. (2003). TASA’s Ethical Code For Research. Nexus, October(11).
  • Collyer, F., Wettenhall, R., McMaster, J. (2003). The privatisation of public enterprises: Australian research findings. Just Policy, 31, 14-23.
  • Collyer, F. (2003). Theorising privatisation: policy, network analysis, and class. Electronic Journal of Sociology, 7, 1-28.
  • Shankar, J., Collyer, F. (2003). Vocational rehabilitation of people with mental illness: the need for a broader approach. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 2(2), 1-13.

2002

  • Collyer, F. (2002). Globalisation and Health Care Policy: The Creation of a New Market Sector. XV ISA World Congress of Sociology: The Social World in the Twenty First Century: Ambivalent Legacies and Rising Challenges, Brisbane, Australia: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Collyer, F., Heal, C. (2002). Patient Satisfaction with sex re-assignment surgery in New South Wales, Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 8(3), 9-19.
  • Shankar, J., Collyer, F. (2002). Support needs of people with mental illness in vocational rehabilitation programs-the role of the social network. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, , 13-26.
  • Collyer, F. (2002). The Commercialisation of Complementary Medicine. The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference Sociology in the Antipodes, Gateways, Frontiers and Trajectories, Queensland University of Technology: Queensland University of Technology.

2001

  • Collyer, F., White, K. (2001). Corporate Control of Healthcare in Australia. Australia Institute Discussion Papers, No.42, Oct 2001, 1-34.
  • Collyer, F., McMaster, J., Wettenhall, R. (2001). Privatisation and Public Enterprise Reform in Australia. Privatization or Public Enterprise Reform?: International Case Studies With Implications For Public Management. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
  • Collyer, F., McMaster, J., Wettenhall, R. (2001). Public Enterprise Divestment: Australian Case Studies. Fiji: Pacific Institute of Management and Development, University of the South Pacific.
  • Collyer, F. (2001). Sociology, Policy Change and Privatisation. The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Sydney: The University of Sydney.

2000

  • Collyer, F., McMaster, J., Wettenhall, R. (2000). Selling The Mall: A Case Study in Privatisation. Canberra Bulletin of Public Administration, 98, 49-53.

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