Lifestyle, health and disease: changing concepts of balance in modern medicine


  • Prof Mark Jackson

    University of Exeter

Project summary

Professor Jackson's research is looking at ways in which changing notions of balance have shaped scientific and clinical models of healthy lifestyles and to understand the manner in which preoccupations with balance have structured our lives. The central premise is that balance constitutes not only an objective for scientific and clinical enquiry but also a rhetorical construct employed to articulate shifting anxieties about wellbeing, environmental sustainability and political security.