I have a Master's degree (awarded with distinction) in Research into Professional practice (MMU) and a doctorate in Public Health awarded by the University of Sheffield.
I was a Senior Research Associate on a Marie Curie funded study of end of life care in prisons (Both sides of the fence; using action research to improve end of life care for prisoners) at Lancaster University from 2013-2016. Prior to that I was a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield working around obesity, family food practices and public health. I have also worked as a University Teaching Fellow in Public Health also at the University of Sheffield. As well as my substantive post at MMU, I continue with my Research Fellow role at Sheffield where I am working on a study of what narrative approaches can bring to understandings of Psycho-genic non-epileptic seizures.
NJ. Fox, P. Bissell, M. Peacock, J. Blackburn (2018). The Micropolitics of Obesity: Materialism, Markets and Food Sovereignty. Sociology. 52(1), pp.111-127.
JM. Dickson, M. Peacock, RA. Grünewald, S. Howlett, P. Bissell, et al. (2017). Non-epileptic attack disorder: the importance of diagnosis and treatment. BMJ Case Rep. 2017, pp.bcr2016218278-bcr2016218278.
M. Turner, M. Peacock (2017). Palliative Care in UK Prisons Practical and Emotional Challenges for Staff and Fellow Prisoners. Journal of Correctional Health Care. 23(1), pp.56-65.
P. Bissell, M. Peacock, J. Blackburn, C. Smith (2016). The discordant pleasures of everyday eating: Reflections on the social gradient in obesity under neo-liberalism. Soc Sci Med. 159, pp.14-21.
M. Turner, M. Peacock (2016). Improving palliative care for prisoners: The "Both sides of the fence" study". Prison Service Journal.
M. Peacock, P. Bissell, J. Owen (2014). Dependency denied: health inequalities in the neo-liberal era. Soc Sci Med. 118(C), pp.173-180.
M. Peacock, P. Bissell, J. Owen (2014). Shaming Encounters: Reflections on Contemporary Understandings of Social Inequality and Health. Sociology. 48(2), pp.387-402.
M. Peacock (2012). Women's experiences of living in an unequal society: the place of shame, social comparison, and neoliberal discourses in explanation of inequalities in health. The Lancet. 380, pp.S63-S63.
M. Turner, M. Peacock (2016). Palliative care for Prisoners. In: Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester,
SA. Galvani, M. Peacock (2016). End of Life Care for People with Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: An Exploratory Study. London,
M. Peacock, P. Bissell "Dependency denied: health inequalities in the neoliberal era". Yokohama, Japan, 14/7/2014.
M. Turner, M. Peacock (2014). Both sides of the fence: methodological challenges in undertaking research into end of life care for prisoners. In: BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care.
M. Peacock, P. Bissell (2013). "Dependency denied: Health inequalities in the neoliberal era". In: International Journal of Qualtitative Methods.. Halifax, Nova Scotia, pp.69-69.
M. Peacock, P. Bissell (2011). Briefing Paper 3: The social determinants of health inequalities: implications for research and practice. , NIHR-CLAHRC for South Yorkshire, Reducing Health Inequalities Implementation Theme..
Macmillan National Palliative Care Conference, Edinburgh, April 2017
Invited plenary speaker presenting; "It’s turned into a death sentence for me"; ethical questions around end of life care in prisons and imprisonment in later life. The Macmillan National Conference in Edinburgh, April 2017.
Palliative and End of Life Care: Tackling Variations, Eradicating Inequalities Programme, University of Manchester, February 2017
Invited plenary speaker presenting; "End of Life Care for People with Alcohol and other Drug Problems"..
Medsin National conference, University of Sheffield, October 2015
Invited plenary speaker; "The place of class and neoliberalism in understanding contemporary health inequalities" at the annual Medsin conference, The Inequality Revolution.
The Perrie Lectures 2015, an annual event intended to stimulate dialogue between criminal justice organisations, the voluntary sector and those with an academic, legal or practical interest in offenders and their families.
I review papers for a range of journals including Social Science and Medicine, Sociology of Health and Illness, Medical Humanities, Social Theory and Health, and others.
"Investigating the Aetiology of Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder using the free association narrative interview method". Co-applicant on this bid to the Ryder-Briggs foundation, I led the application process for funding to develop our work. Awarded £12,000 in November 2016.
Research capacity funding: development of an RfPB bid
Following on from the pilot study below; co-applicant on a successful bid for Research Capacity funding. Awarded £9,000 to develop an NIHR RfPB bid; received May 2016.
"Using Free Association Narrative Interviews (FANI) to Explore Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD): A Feasibility Study." Co-applicant; awarded £15,000 in May 2015 from the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Agency in 2012 for a feasibility study in collaboration with epileptologists from the Academic Neurology Unit at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
Medicins du Monde Testimonies Workshop, Madrid, June 2016
My research specialism is in the use of narrative and biographical methods. I was invited by Medicins du Monde to lead a workshop for their field staff exploring how to take testimonies for use in the literature that promotes and explains their work globally.
The BBC Radio 4 programme Thinking Allowed picked up my presentation on "The new shameful death" at the BSA conference in April 2014. Interviewed by Laurie Taylor about the changing nature of the prison population and our proposal that dying in prison constitutes a new, shameful death. Broadcast on 23.07.14.
Sage prize nomination
The paper, Shaming encounters; reflections on contemporary understandings of inequality and health was nominated for the 2015 SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence. This prize is awarded to the paper judged to be the most innovative and/or exceptional in the past year’s volume of the journal Sociology.
Member of the British Sociological Association