Professor Chris Bonell
Chris Bonell is Professor of Sociology and Social Intervention in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. He previously worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Institute of Education, and the Cabinet Office’s Social Exclusion Unit. His research examines the effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote young people’s health and social development, particular via modifying how schools are organised and via targeted ‘youth development’ programmes. He also undertakes quantitative and qualitative research on broader determinants, for example family influences on teenage pregnancy and social network effects on young people’s substance use. His research has been funded by the Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research, and the English Departments of Health and Education. He has published around 60 scientific papers, one authored book and two edited collections.