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Personal profile

Research expertise

My research interests extend across sociological, legal, cultural, behavioural factors affecting health and wellbeing in children, young people and marginalised groups. My doctoral dissertation focused on family and adoption studies, with the rights of the child at its core.

In my previous roles I researced two interconnected areas, one is wellbeing and specifically obesity, the use of social media and mental health of children and young people. Secondly, I conducted a realist evaluation of services delivering person-centred sexual and reproductive health for marginalised populations.

I am a methods pluralist with an expertise in qualitative, participatory and realist methodologies, querying social constructions within complex systems.

I am working within the Rural Health and Wellbeing department, doing an evaluation of the 'Home Technologies for Health and Wellbeing' project.

 

Teaching expertise

Online teaching experience for the course 'Introduction to Childhood Studies and Child Psychology' at the Open University.

Visiting Lecturer at Middlesex University (School of Law,department of Sociology and Criminology). I taught research methods and crime in the social context. Additionally I supervised third year students for their dissertation project.