Nicola Gale, MA, PhD, is a health sociologist, with a track record in both sociological research and interdisciplinary health research where she has brought her sociological perspective and skills to projects in fields of health services research, public health, primary care, community-led and complementary health care. Professor Gale is committed to theoretically-informed empirical work that involves, aids better understanding of, and meets the needs of a diverse population. She specialises in qualitative research methods. In her teaching, she has lead on aspects of University of Birmingham's work on the inclusive curriculum over the years. Professor Gale is currently Deputy Director of Research (Impact and Engagement) for the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.