Simon Carroll

Simon Carroll
Adjunct Professor

PhD (U of Victoria, 2007)

Office: COR A327

Simon Carroll is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Sociology, at the University of Victoria.

He teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate level. He has a particular interest in the areas of sociological theory, the sociology of health and illness, and in social justice and social inequalities.

His research over the past 15 years has been focus on sociological approaches to understanding health systems, specifically focused on reorienting health systems from a health promotion perspective. Methodologically, he has been involved in an emerging approach to knowledge synthesis, called ‘realist synthesis’, and has published several articles and book chapters related to that approach. Simon continues to be involved in a variety of research projects as a co-investigator. He currently is working with Dr. Kobayashi on the AGEWELL program of research, a multi-disciplinary national research network in technology and aging, funded under the Networks of Centres of Excellence program.

Simon completed his PhD at the University of Victoria, and his Masters Degree at Lancaster University, UK.

Selected recent publications


Carroll, S. (Forthcoming). Social Theory and Health Promotion. In Health Promotion in Canada, 4th Edition. Eds, Rootman, I., Pederson, A., Frolich, K. & Dupéré, S.  Canadian Scholars' Press, Toronto.

MacDonald, M., Pauly, B., Wong, G., Schick-Makaroff, K., vanRoode, T., Wilson Strosher, H., Kothari, A., Valaitis, R., O'Briain, W., Carroll, S., (2016). Supporting successful implementation of public health interventions: protocol for a realist synthesis. Systematic Reviews 5:54.

Carroll, S. and Hills, M. (2015). Health promotion, health education and the public's health. In Detels, R., Gulliford, M., Karim, Q.A. & Tan, C.C. (2015). Oxford textbook of global public health. Oxford University Press.

Mills, S., Pumarino, J., Clark, N., Carroll, S., Dennis, S., Koehn, S., Yu, T., Davis, C. & Fong, M. Understanding how self-management interventions work for disadvantaged populations living with chronic conditions: protocol for a realist synthesis. BMJ Open. 2014:4.