Social Sciences

Areas we cover

  • Political sciences
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology

Our Social Sciences Editors

Dr Kevin J. Flannelly, PhD, MS

Dr Kevin J. Flannelly received his MS in Psychology (specialty: Psychobiology) from Rutgers University and his PhD in Psychology (specialty: Comparative/Physiological Psychobiology) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles in 60 different journals in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and other social science and healthcare fields. His published psychological studies include research on clinical, cognitive, comparative, developmental, and physiological psychology, and psychopharmacology. In addition to his original research, Dr Flannelly has published numerous systematic, theoretical, and methodological reviews of research in medicine, nursing, psychology, and related fields. He has served on the editorial board of various journals and has been a peer-reviewer for 42 scientific journals during the past 45 years. He was the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of a Taylor & Francis healthcare journal in 2008-2018 and the EIC of a Springer/Nature sociology journal in 2020-2022. Since he started working at Oxford Science Editing in 2013, he has edited close to 500 scientific manuscripts for researchers for whom English is a second language.

Dr Christine Knight, PhD

Dr Christine Knight has worked as a freelance editor since 2019 and with Oxford Science Editing since 2021, following an academic career at the University of Edinburgh (2008–17). She holds a BA (Hons 1st class) in English from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and completed her PhD in the Human Nutrition Division of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. Christine’s interdisciplinary academic career spanned food studies and science and technology studies (STS). She has published over 20 academic papers and secured grants from the Wellcome Trust and other research funders. As an editor, Christine specialises in research in the social sciences, humanities, and arts (SHAPE disciplines), including interdisciplinary work at the interface with STEM. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and has completed CIEP training in copyediting. Christine is also a published poet and holds an MFA in Creative Writing with Distinction from Manchester Metropolitan University (2020).

Dr Laura Flannelly, PhD, MS, BSN

Dr Laura Flannelly received her BSN from Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, and her MS in Community Mental Health Nursing and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Laura was a faculty member of the University of Hawaii’s Department of Nursing for 15 years and has worked in clinical settings in Hawaii and New York City. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on nursing education, cognitive psychology, patient self-management, and methodological critiques of research on religion and health. She is the co-author of a book on counselling individuals with post-traumatic stress and a co-editor of a book on research methodology in healthcare. Before joining Oxford Science Editing, Laura worked for five years as a freelance editor with another company editing manuscripts on psychology and psychosocial healthcare authored by non-native English speakers. Since joining Oxford Science Editing in 2018, she has edited over 250 research manuscripts, reviews, and meta-analyses, for submission to nursing, medical, and psychology journals. The topics of the manuscripts included oncology, aging, stroke, cerebrovascular disease, coronary heart disease, transplantation, diabetes, osteoporosis, and educational methods in medical and nursing training programmes. Recently, she has edited manuscripts on the effects of visual programming on secondary school students, arts therapy for persons with schizotypal disorder, therapists as patients in psychotherapy, and families of children on the autism spectrum.

Dr Natalie Morris, BM BCh, MSc, PhD

Dr Natalie Morris earned a first class degree in Physiological Sciences at Oxford University, and completed her medical studies as a Clinical Scholar at the same university. She worked as a surgeon for 5 years in the National Health Service, and was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (England). She has subsequently completed a PhD in clinical epigenetics, with over 50 publications and book chapters. She has edited over 4,000 medical and scientific manuscripts.

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