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Member of the Department of Sociology  


I am a first year PhD student in the Department of Sociology. I joined the department in 2019 after completing the Master of Social Work (MSW) programme at Durham University and BA (Hons) History and Archaeology at Newcastle University. I am presently completing the Certificate in Social Research Methods at Durham University alongside my PhD. My doctoral research is funded by the ESRC NINE DTP.

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Field of Study

My doctoral research will explore loneliness experienced by older people using Participatory Action Research. Working in collaboration with an adult day centre in the North East of England, my thesis will seek to better understand the role day centres may play in preventing or alleviating feelings of loneliness experienced by older people.

Research Interests
  • Loneliness
  • Older people
  • Ageing
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Austerity
  • Adult day centres