Risk & Society Study Group Past Events

12 April 2011
BSA Risk Study Group:  Risk, Policy and Decision Making
City University London, UK

27 February 2009
BSA Risk Study Group FREE One Day Conference, in association with City University: How Risk Theory and Practice Inform Each Other
City University, UK

As risk society changes, new risks are constantly emerging as are the technologies utilised to deal with them. A number of social scientists have made seminal contributions to the understanding of the ways in which risk affects such practices as policing and counter terrorism (Beck 2002), public health (Lupton & Petersen 1996), radiography (Rayner 1986), nursing (Annandale 1996) and midwifery (Heyman & Henriksen 2001).

At this conference, speakers will not only analysed what has previously informed thinking about risk in relation to community and health care practices but will also compared such thinking against the reality of contemporary practices to inform, revise and develop risk theory.

2007 BSA Risk & Society Study Group Annual Conference - Risk Research: The Future
9-11 September 2007
University of Kent, Canterbury

2006 BSA Risk & Society Study Group Annual Conference: Health, Risk and Society
3-5 September 2006
University of Kent, Canterbury

BSA Risk & Society Study Group 3rd Annual Conference - Risk Society: Critical Interrogations
5-6 September 2005
Liverpool Hope University College

BSA Risk & Society Study Group and IGBiS, University of Nottingham: Taking Stock of Risk
6-7 September 2004
University of Nottingham

BSA Risk & Society Study Group and the Department of Sociology, University of Plymouth: Risk in its Social Contexts
8-9 September 2003
University of Plymouth, UK
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby, University of Kent

Risk and Society Study Group’s Inaugural Meeting
Tuesday, April 9, 2002
University of Salford

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Paul Bellaby, University of Salford
Prof. Nick Pidgeon, University of East Anglia
Prof. Alan Petersen, University of Plymouth