The Sociology and Social Policy Section organised the following events for recent British Science Festivals:


  • Sleep, drugs and 24-hour living
  • Making decisions with zombies (organised with the University of Surrey)


  • Exercising in later life: the view from the social sciences

President: Emmanuelle Tulle, Glasgow Caledonian University
Outgoing President: Jonathan Gabe,  Royal Holloway, University of London

Co-Recorder: Rob Meadows, University of Surrey
Co-Recorder: Emmanuelle Tulle, Glasgow Caledonian University

Dr Emmanuelle Tulle is a Reader in Sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research deals with lived and sensate ageing experiences to identify ways of enhancing the social and cultural location of older people via a focus on sport and physical activity in later life. She has investigated the factors which facilitate or inhibit the incorporation of physical activity into everyday life (focusing in part on the lessons that can be learnt from Master athletes), social and professional interactions in physical activity settings, the cultural meanings associated with being physically active and ‘sporty’. More recently, Emmanuelle turned her attention to the ‘discovery’ of sedentary behaviour as a public health problem.