Dr Wendy Martin - Wendy’s research focuses on the social and cultural aspects of ageing. This includes the digital and ageing, the body and embodiment, care and caring, memory and ageing, materiality and rhythms and everyday life. Her research is qualitative and includes the use of visual, material and digital methods in ageing research. Wendy is co-convenor of the interdisciplinary Ageing Studies research group and founding member of the Living Avatars research group within the university.
Wendy's research has been supported by a range of funders including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), The Leverhulme Trust, The Dunhill Medical Trust and National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). A key dimension of her research is disseminating to a wide and diverse array of audiences and the public engagement of her research can be viewed through photographic exhibitions that have emerged from her research.
Wendy is an elected Executive Member of the British Society of Gerontology, Founding and Board member of the interdisciplinary International Network of Socio-Gerontechnology, Co-Convenor of the Ageing, Body and Society study group (British Sociological Association), and is a Member-at-Large for the Executive Board of the Research Committee RC11 Sociology of Ageing of the International Sociological Association. She is Co-Editor of the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology and is a member of the Editorial Board for the Ageing and Society journal. She has previously served on the Editorial Boards of the Sociological Research Online and Sociology journals.
The focus of her teaching is on the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion and has involved leading both the programme and key modules, such as, health and society, research methods and the dissertation. Wendy has extensive experience in curriculum development and is a Recognised Programme Developer within the university. She is an experienced supervisor for doctoral researchers and has acted as an internal and external examiner for PhDs.
Some of the key roles that Wendy has undertaken within the university include Programme Leader, MSc Public Health and Health Promotion, Recognised Programme Developer that resulted in internal and external validation of new programmes across the university, Chair of Board of Studies, Chair of Exam Boards and Panels, Department Ethics Officer and as Vice Chancellor Representative for Misconduct.
PhD (2008) Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. ESRC funded. Thesis ‘Embodying ‘active’ ageing: health, bodies and emotions in later life’.
MA (with distinction) in Sociological Research in Health Care. University of Warwick (1999). ESRC funded.
BSc (First Class Honours) Sociology and Anthropology. Oxford Brookes University (1997)
Registered General Nurse. St. Mary’s Hospital, London (1986)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. University of Reading (2011)