Dr Michael K Corman

Michael K. Corman is a lecturer in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work and an Affiliate with the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland at Queen’s University Belfast. Prior to coming to Queen’s University, he was an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Calgary in Qatar, Faculty of Nursing. His research and teaching interests include the sociology of health and illness, emergency medical services, aging, caregiving and autism spectrum disorders, health care work, sociology of the family, gender and sexuality, public health, and critical qualitative research strategies.

Dr. Corman’s research interests have led to an active program of study in the Middle East and Canada. He was the lead principle investigator on a funded study ($20,844 USD) in collaboration with Doha International Family Institute that explored the experiences of caregivers caring for elderly persons in Qatar. He was also a co-investigator on a multidisciplinary funded project on Interprofessional Education in Healthcare in Qatar ($642,726.79 USD) from 2013-2014. At Queen’s University Belfast, Dr. Corman is focusing on two intersecting programs of research: the social organization of emergency medical services and caregiving/health work in autism over the life course.