David Ian Benbow

Email: d.i.benbow@keele.ac.uk

Previous Education

LLB (First Class), Law with Politics, Keele University (2004-2007); PGCE (Merit), Post Compulsory Education and Training, Manchester Metropolitan University (2011-2012); LLM (Distinction), Law and Society, Keele University (2013-2014).

Thesis Title

Ideology and Healthcare reforms within England.


Professor Marie-Andree Jacob and Dr Mark Featherstone

Research Summary

My research focuses on reforms to the English NHS, since the year 2000, which have marketized the NHS, afforded private companies with more opportunities to provide clinical services and weakened mechanisms for patient and public involvement. I utilise the method of ideology critique to understand the influences on the reforms, their justifications, the effect of the reforms and opposition and resistance to the reforms.

Research interests

Law, Ideology, NHS


Benbow, D. (2017) ‘The sociology of health and the NHS’. The Sociological Review, Vol.65(2), pp416-422.

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