Policy Press

Publishing with Purpose

Ellen Stewart

Ellen Stewart is Chancellor's Fellow in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society at the University of Edinburgh. She is a social scientist working at the intersection of medical sociology, health policy and public administration. Ellen is particularly interested in studying how health policy decisions accommodate and negotiate different forms of ‘lay’ and ‘expert’ knowledge, including demands for public engagement and for evidence-based policy. She has previously worked on projects exploring everyday practices of public involvement in the local NHS, new governance arrangements for Scottish Health Boards, and how health policymakers use research evidence and advocacy.