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Edwin van Teijlingen

Professor of Reproductive Health Research, Bournemouth University

Edwin van Teijlingen is trained as a medical sociologist and has an interest in mixed-methods research, qualitative research and evaluation research. A large share of his academic work has been in the field of either Public Health or the Organisation of Maternity Care.

He has substantial research experience in conducting large-scale comparative studies, often using mixed-methods approaches. He has been involved in evaluating large-scale community-based public-health interventions in Scotland funded by, for example, the Chief Scientist Office (Scottish Government, Edinburgh), the Wellcome Trust, and NHS Health Scotland.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Bournemouth


  • 1999 
    University of Aberdeen, M.Ed.
  • 1994 
    University of Aberdeen, Ph.D.
  • 1986 
    University of Aberdeen, M.A. (Hons).


  • 2011
    The sociology of health & illness.,


Visiting Professor at Nobel College, affiliated with Pokhara University, Nepal; Visiting Professor at Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, affiliated with Tribhuvan University, Nepal; Visiting Professor, London Metropolitan University, UK