Lecturer in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research, University of Kent

I am a Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, based at the Medway campus. My broad research interests include the diversity of contemporary family life, the interplay between public policy and personal life and narrative approaches to understanding identity and experience.

I qualified as a social worker in 2007 and had worked previously in central government, specialising in international policy in a number of departments including the Home Office, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Social Work, University of Kent

Education

  • 2013 
    Cardiff University, PhD in Social Policy
  • 2008 
    Cardiff University, MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Distinction)
  • 2007 
    Brunel University, MA in Social Work

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Seminar series grant
    Role:
    Co-organiser of seminar series on temporal variations in loneliness
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council
  • 2007
    1+3 studentship
    Role:
    Research methods training and doctoral candidate
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council