Ms. Hannah Farrimond

Lecturer in Medical Sociology


Dr Hannah Farrimond is a lecturer in medical sociology in the department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter. Her PhD (UCL) focused on smoking identities across lower and higher socio-economic status groups in the UK. She publishes in the field of health and new medical technologies as well as addiction, with a particular focus on the socio-cultural issues raised by legal addictions. Current projects include a) a Q-methodological (mixed method) study of vapers’ perceptions of vaping b) evaluation of a real-world experiment with South Devon police using breath boxes (breathalyzers) to prevent alcohol related violence in the night-time economy. She also has an ongoing interest in research ethics, having published ‘Doing Ethical Research’ (2012). Future research interests include developing larger-scale collaborative projects in relation to legal addictions, particularly on vaping regulation across Europe; alcohol-related harm and violence prevention; medication abuse amongst older people.

Work carried out: University of Exeter

Funding: University of Exeter research funding, no competing declarations of interest