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Dr Michael Thomas

Dr Michael Thomas
Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Research Interests

My research interests focus on investigating the diversity of contemporary family life and the interplay between public policy and personal life, with a particular focus on Social Work.  I am interested in the impact of ageing on LGB identities and in using narrative approaches to understanding identity and experience.

Research supervision

I am supervising a doctoral research project on the role of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Social Work.

Research project(s) and grant(s)

2017: Brunel University BRIEF funding for project on LGB ageing (Lead)

2015: University of Kent Faculty Research Fund award (Lead)

2014: Economic & Social Research Council: Re-imagining Loneliness seminar series (co-investigator)

2007: Economic & Social Research Council: 1+3 studentship for research methods training and doctoral research.