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.
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.