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Journal Articles

Coveney, K, Hudson, N, Lafuente-Funes, S, Jacxsens, L, Provoost, V (2022) From scarcity to sisterhood: The framing of egg donation on fertility clinic websites in the UK, Belgium and Spain, Social Science and Medicine, 296, 114785, ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114785.

Williams, SJ, Meadows, R, Coveney, K (2021) Desynchronised times? Chronobiology, (bio)medicalisation and the rhythms of life itself, Sociology of Health & Illness, 1467-9566.13324, ISSN: 0141-9889. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.13324.

Hudson, N, Culley, L, Herbrand, C, Pavone, V, Pennings, G, Provoost, V, Coveney, C, Funes, SL (2020) Reframing egg donation in Europe: new regulatory challenges for a shifting landscape, Health Policy and Technology, ISSN: 2211-8837. DOI: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2020.04.007.

Coveney, C, Faulkner, A, Gabe, J, McNamee, M (2020) Beyond the orthodox/CAM dichotomy: Exploring therapeutic decision making, reasoning and practice in the therapeutic landscapes of elite sports medicine, Social Science & Medicine, pp.112905-112905, ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112905.

Coveney, C and Bjønness, J (2019) Making sense of pharmaceutical cognitive enhancement: taking stock and looking forward, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 26(4), pp.293-300, ISSN: 0968-7637. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2019.1618025.

Coveney, K, Williams, SJ, Gabe, J (2019) Enhancement imaginaries: exploring public understandings of pharmaceutical cognitive enhancing drugs, Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 26(4), pp.319-328, ISSN: 0968-7637. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2019.1593318.

Coveney, K, Williams, SJ, Gabe, J (2019) Medicalisation, pharmaceuticalisation, or both? Exploring the medical management of sleeplessness as insomnia, Sociology of Health and Illness, ISSN: 0141-9889. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12820.

McNamee, MJ, Coveney, CM, Faulkner, A, Gabe, J (2018) Ethics, Evidence Based Sports Medicine, and the Use of Platelet Rich Plasma in the English Premier League, Health Care Analysis, 26(4), pp.344-361, ISSN: 1065-3058. DOI: 10.1007/s10728-017-0345-7.

Williams, SJ, Coveney, C, Gabe, J (2017) The concept of medicalisation reassessed: a response to Joan Busfield, Sociology of Health & Illness, 39(5), pp.775-780, ISSN: 0141-9889. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12576.

Faulkner, A, McNamee, M, Coveney, C, Gabe, J (2017) Where biomedicalisation and magic meet: Therapeutic innovations of elite sports injury in British professional football and cycling, Social Science & Medicine, 178, pp.136-143, ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.02.011.

Gabe, J, Williams, SJ, Coveney, CM (2017) Prescription hypnotics in the news: A study of UK audiences, Social Science & Medicine, 174, pp.43-52, ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.11.029.

Gabe, J, Coveney, CM, Williams, SJ (2016) Prescriptions and proscriptions: moralising sleep medicines, Sociology of Health & Illness, 38(4), pp.627-644, ISSN: 0141-9889. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12383.

Williams, SJ, Coveney, C, Meadows, R (2015) ‘M-apping’ sleep? Trends and transformations in the digital age, Sociology of Health & Illness, 37(7), pp.1039-1054, ISSN: 0141-9889. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12283.

Gabe, J, Williams, S, Martin, P, Coveney, C (2015) Pharmaceuticals and society: Power, promises and prospects, Social Science & Medicine, 131, pp.193-198, ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.02.031.

Coveney, CM (2014) Managing sleep and wakefulness in a 24‐hour world, Sociology of Health & Illness, 36(1), pp.123-136, ISSN: 0141-9889. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12046.

Pollock, K, Moore, J, Coveney, C, Armstrong, S (2013) Configuring the caller in ambiguous encounters: Volunteer handling of calls to Samaritans emotional support services, Communication and Medicine, 9(2), pp.113-123, ISSN: 1612-1783. DOI: 10.1558/cam.v9i2.113.

Williams, SJ, Coveney, CM, Gabe, J (2013) Medicalisation or customisation? Sleep, enterprise and enhancement in the 24/7 society, Social Science & Medicine, 79, pp.40-47, ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.07.017.

Coveney, CM, Pollock, K, Armstrong, S, Moore, J (2012) Callers’ Experiences of Contacting a National Suicide Prevention Helpline, Crisis, 33(6), pp.313-324, ISSN: 0227-5910. DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000151.

Coveney, C, Gabe, J, Williams, S (2011) The sociology of cognitive enhancement: Medicalisation and beyond, Health Sociology Review, 20(4), pp.381-393, ISSN: 1446-1242. DOI: 10.5172/hesr.2011.20.4.381.

Coveney, CM (2011) Cognitive Enhancement? Exploring Modafinil use in Social Context, pp.203-228, ISSN: 1057-6290. DOI: 10.1108/s1057-6290(2011)0000013013.

Coveney, CM, Nerlich, B, Martin, P (2009) Modafinil in the media: Metaphors, medicalisation and the body, Social Science & Medicine, 68(3), pp.487-495, ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.11.016.

Martin, PA, Coveney, C, Kraft, A, Brown, N, Bath, P (2006) Commercial development of stem cell technology: lessons from the past, strategies for the future, Regenerative Medicine, 1(6), pp.801-807, ISSN: 1746-0751. DOI: 10.2217/17460751.1.6.801.


Meadows, R, Williams, SJ, Gabe, J, Coveney, C, Arber, S (2018) The sociology of sleep. In Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health, pp.171-178, ISBN: 9780198778240. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198778240.003.0019.

Martin, PA, Pickersgill, M, Coveney, C, Williams, S (2011) Pharmaceutical cognitive enhancement: Interrogating the ethics, addressing the issues. In Augmenting Cognition, pp.179-192, ISBN: 9781439839935.

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