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My research programme focuses on understanding how social and economic issues influence health across the life course. I have conducted research on teenage mothers, mothering on welfare, and motherhood in later life. I have also researched the family life of older people including their experience of grandparenting. I am interested in the ways that inequalities throughout the lifespan accumulate in later life and constrain older people from ageing well.
My research programme focuses on understanding how social and economic issues influence health across the life course. I am particularly interested in examining the ways that unequal access to resources constrain people from having a valued identity. My areas of expertise include teenage mothers, mothering on welfare, and the social, community and economic lives of older people. I have experience in a range of qualitative methodologies including discourse analysis, narrative analysis, and rhetorical analysis. I am interested in critical and community research that examines social and structural impacts on health and wellbeing.
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis (170110): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Social and Community Psychology (170113):
Studies In Human Society (160000)
Project Title: Developing an Economic Living Standards Index for Elders
Date Range: 2009 - 2012
Funding Body: Foundation for Research, Science & Technology