Caragh Brosnan is a Research Associate in the Centre for Biomedicine and Society at King's College London. While undertaking work on the handbook, she was a Lecturer in Medial Education in the Medical School at Keele University. She completed her doctoral thesis, 'The Sociology of Medical Education: the struggle for legitimate knowledge in two English medical schools', at the University of Cambridge in 2007. Bryan S. Turner was Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge (1998-2005) and at the National University of Singapore (2005-2009). He is currently the Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College, US. He has published The New MEdical Sociology (2004) and The Baby and Society(2008).Brosnan, Caragh is the author of 'Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education', published 2009 under ISBN 9780415460446 and ISBN 0415460441.