Research Unit EA 4129

Laboratory of Health, Individuals and Society - SIS

Sciences humaines et humanités

Address :
Hospices Civils de Lyon Hôtel-Dieu Place de l'Hôpital
Quai des Célestins
69002 Lyon
Phone :
04 72 40 70 14
Fax :
04 72 40 72 12
On the Internet :
External affiliation(s) :
Hospices Civils Lyon
Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
Université Lumière Lyon 2

Authority :

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Research topics

Areas of research:

The SIS research team takes an interdisciplinary approach to its work, aiming to bring together social sciences and issues/education in health, to explain health decisions with a group of coordinated approaches practised in the social sciences.

The theme of interdisciplinarity was studied several times within the university of Lyon 1 during the 1980s (in particular in partnership with the CNRS), and a strategic framework by way of the 2003-2006 contract was undertaken by Lyon 3. It led the creation of a mixed research group, EAM 4128, bringing together three Lyon universities [Lyon 1, Lyon 2, Lyon 3], the Hospices civils de Lyon [Lyon civil hospice authority], the Léon Bérard centre and the Jean Monnet university in Saint-Etienne.

For the 2011-2015 five year term, the SIS laboratory will bring together 37 tenured lecturers/researchers, associate researchers (20) from the four universities and PhD students (88).
Since 2006, the SIS team has been switching from multidisciplinarity to interdisciplinarity, with the aim of bringing together social and human sciences (SHS) about health issues and education, and of explaining decisions about health both for individuals and public bodies/authorities. Thanks to this work, an interdisciplinary master’s degree on handicap and autonomy was created and organised in 2011.

The project's scientific project has two requirements:
1) the link between clinical matters, care, treatment of people and human and social sciences;
2) guidance towards help with decision-making for individuals and public bodies/authorities.

The research team is working on three main clinical areas:
1) Ageing and handicap, care for vulnerable populations;
2) Cancer, medical practice and environment;
3) Perinatal and neonatal matters, "mother/child" relationship".

The work methods concentrate on decision-making, interactions between clinical research methods and the field of human and social sciences, to set forth and promote quantitative and qualitative methods.