Research Committees

RC49 Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Established in 1959; reinstated in 1994


RC49 provides a structure for scholarly disquisition and research collaboration at the international level; does not endorse a particular definition of mental health and illness, rather, the term is meant to be inclusive, ranging from serious psychiatric disorders to subjective feelings of well-being.

Board 2018 - 2022. Extended 2023

President Silvia KRUMM, Ulm University, Germany,
Vice-President Jeremy DIXON, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Secretary Kjeld HOGSBRO, Aalborg University, Denmark,
Treasurer Kevin STONE, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom,
Board Members

Takashi ASAKURA, Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan
Jorge CHUAQUI, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile
Reinhold KILIAN, Ulm University, Germany
Bronwen LICHTENSTEIN, The University of Alabama, USA
James G. LINN, Optimal Solutions in Healthcare and International Development, USA
Dirk RICHTER, The University of Bern, Switzerland
Pia RINGOE, Aalborg University, Denmark

Program Coordinator for XX ISA World Congress 2023 is:
Silvia KRUMM,


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