Piet Bracke is a full professor at the Department of Sociology at Ghent University. He teaches general sociological courses at the undergraduate level: introduction in sociology, sociological research and methods – and more specialized master courses in the sociology of health and illness.
As a member of the research groups Health, Media & Society and Health and Demographic Research (Hedera), his research focuses on gender issues and the sociology of the family; on sociological epidemiology from a comparative perspective; and on mental health and mental health services.
At present, he also collaborates in Divorce in Flanders, a Flemish study on the consequences and determinants of marital transitions; in an international survey on the determinants and consequences of stigma, the Stigma In Global Context: Mental Health Study. He is the present president of the European Society of Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Social Survey; and member of the Board of Governors of Ghent University.
ABSTRACT | Can a social health insurance system serve as a context for medicalisation? ( download )
ABSTRACT | A multi-perspective approach towards the role of mass media within the medicalisation process ( download )
ABSTRACT | Het veld van ouderengerelateerde gezondheidsinformatie: Een stakeholder analyse ( download )
ABSTRACT | Pharmaceuticals as solution for health problems: A stakeholder perspective ( download )
ABSTRACT | The field of elderly-related health issues in Belgium: A stakeholder analysis ( download )
JOURNAL ARTICLE | Beyond ubiquity: Unravelling medicalisation within the frame of health insurance and health-policy making. ( download )