Alex Broom is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is recognised as an international leader in the social aspects of medicine and health, specialising in illness and wellness experiences; the therapeutic encounter; heath and medical decision-making; experiences of suffering, healing and survivorship; and, the dynamics of caregiving.

Recent authored books include Dying: A Social Perspective on the End of Life (Routledge, 2015) and Bodies and Suffering: Emotions and Relations of Care (Routledge, 2017 with Ana Dragojlovic)