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Catrin Noone

Postgraduate Research Student

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Postgraduate Research Student in the Department of Sociology  


I am a PhD candidate 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 also completed the Certificate in Social Research Methods at Durham University during the first year of my PhD. My doctoral research is funded by the ESRC NINE DTP.

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Field of Study

My doctoral research explores older people’s lived experience of loneliness and day centres using a Participatory Action Research approach. Working in collaboration with an adult day centre in the Northeast of England, the project seeks to understand how loneliness is experienced, shared and responded to by this community group and considers the changing role of the day centre in relation to this.

Research Group
  • Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

Research interests

  • Loneliness
  • Community-based responses to loneliness
  • Critical social gerontology
  • Participatory methodologies - Participatory Action Research