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Curriculum Vitae
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Curriculum Vitae (Summary)


Name :     Russell Kelly




            1968  B.Sc.(Hons.) Sociology, University of London

            1986  Certificate in FE Applications of IT,   

                      University of Central Lancashire

            1996  Certificate in Applied Languages (German),

                      University of Central Lancashire

            1997  MA Econ. (Sociology), Distinction

                      University of Manchester


Membership of Learned Societies:


1999-    Member of the Society for the Study of  Symbolic Interactionism

2000-    International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation



Current Post      Freelance, independent researcher


Previous Appointments:

 1968-2002 Senior  Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Health Studies, University of Central Lancashire

1995 Gastdozent (Visiting Fellow), Institut für Medizinische Soziologie, Charité

       Hospital, Faculty of   Medicine, Humboldt University, Berlin1997-1998 Sabbatical, Department of Sociology, University of



Courses taught:   

          Sociological theory, Research methods and Social Investigation, Development of Health Care, Health Care Systems, Research Methods in Health Care, Sociology of Health, Illness and Professional-Patient Interaction, Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis


Current Research: 

Ethnomethodological accounts of nurses talking, of organizational concerns

in health and illness,  and managing beds in an NHS hospital


Books, Book Chapters and Reviews:

                        to 1995            6 items


Refereed Publications:

                        to 1995            3 items


Kelly, R. 1998  Nurses Talking : a radical policy, ethnomethodology, for researching critical care nursing, Nursing in Critical Care, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 41-46.

Kelly, R. 1999 Goings on in a CCU: an ethnomethodological account of things that go on in a routine hand-over, Nursing in Critical Care, vol. 4, no. 2, 1999, pp. 85-91.

Kelly, R. 1999 One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Woolgar, Reflexivity and a Line Dancing Class, Ethnographic Studies, no. 4, Autumn, pp. 1-13.

Kelly, R. 1999 Abstract: Glossing by translation: an ethnomethodological historiography of accounts of Georg Simmel and his Sociology, Sociological Abstracts, December, 1999. 

Kelly, R. 2000 Book Review: Max Tavers and John F. Manzo (eds.). Law in Action: Ethnomethodological and Conversation Analytic Approaches to Law. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1997, Discourse and Society, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 137-139.

Kelly, R. 2000 Book Review: S. Sarangi and C. Roberts (eds.), Talk, Work and Institutional Order: Discourse in Medical, Mediation and Management Settings, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1999, Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 22, no. 4, July, pp. 531-532.

Kelly, R. 2000 Book Review: H. Arksey, RSI and the experts: the construction of medical knowledge, London: UCL Press, 1998, Discourse and Society, forthcoming.

Kelly, R 2000 Article Review : Manuscript # 00-118 entitled Accounting for Trouble - Face-Work in Qualitative Interviews, Symbolic Interactionism.

Kelly, R. 2002 Book Review: J. R. Taylor and  E. Van Every, The Emergent Organization: Communication as its Site and Surface, Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000, Discourse and Society, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 154-156.

Kelly, R 2002 Book Review P. Linell, Approaching Dialogue: Talk, interaction and contexts in dialogical perspectives, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1998, Discourse Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 117-118.

Kelly, R. 2002 Paper: Knorr-Cetina, Epistemic Cultures and Luckmanns Communicative Genre: the implications for researching Health, Illness and Health Services Delivery, Research Seminar, Department of Health Studies, University of Central Lancashire, April.

Kelly, R. 2002 Article Review MS no. 02-05-14, A Communication Ideology of the Mind-Brain: The Psychiatric Interview as a Technique of Meta-Discursive Structuring Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

Kelly, R. 2003 Article Review: Manuscript #  02-120 titled, Talk, Informed Consent Technique and the Achievement of Human Subject Status Passage, Symbolic Interaction.

Kelly, R. 2003 Citation by Charles K. Edgely, Encyclopedia of Community, Kelly, Russell, 2003, Personal Communication.  (forthcoming)

Kelly, R. 2003 Self, Discourse, Cyberspace and Postmodernity - a marriage made in hell! : A review article, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography

Kelly, R. 2004 Article: Michel Foucault in Bosworth, M.(ed.) (2004) Encyclopaedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, (2 vols.) Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage

Kelly, R. 2004 Review Article: Order! Order! Ethnomethodology, Functionalism and Conversation Analysis, Symbolic Interaction

Kelly, R 2005 Georg Simmel, in Ritzer, G. (ed) Blackwell's Encyclopaedia of Sociology (9 vols) Mass.: Blackwells 


b. Proposed Output

1. Revision of paper on Georg Simmel and the History of Sociology based on archival material recently uncovered in the archives for the Koenigen Freidrich Wilhem Universitat, Berlin.

2. Writing up a paper based on the analysis of transcripts of communications between nurses and non-voiced patients.

3. Preparation of a book on Ethnomethodological Studies and Health Care


c. Professional Bodies

     - Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism

     - International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

 Presentations, conferences, etc.:

 1997  Rapporteur, Discourse Analysis Workshop, Free University,


1999  Paper to the American Sociological Association, Chicago.

2000  Paper to the Society for the Study of  Symbolic Interactionism,


2000  Poster to EURESCO Conference: Interactional Linguistics, Spa,

          Belgium, 16-21 September.

2001  Paper to American Sociological Association: Society for the Study of

          Symbolic Interactionism, Anaheim, USA, August 19-20th.

2001  Session Chair and Discussant, (Joint Session with Sociology of Women

          in Science) American Sociological Association: Society for the Study of

          Symbolic Interactionism, Anaheim, USA, August 19-20th.

2002 Organizer, Couch-Stone Symposium, SSSI, Manchester Metropolitan

          University, June 28-30.

2003 Guest, American Sociological Association: Society for the Study of

          Symbolic Interactionism, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, August 16-19th.



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