It feels fantastic to be launching a new website today featuring some of my work from over the last decade (and more!). During the pandemic years I was far too busy as a Head of Department at my University, as a mum and as a carer to elderly parents to maintain a website, so I’m really looking forward to getting back to regular blogging about my new research projects & community activist and engagement work.
Over the last few years, I’ve been busy working with Lancaster Black History Group, an anti-racist community group set up in June 2020 in the wake of BLM protests and you can listen to a podcast about what some of that work has entailed. I’ve also been continuing my work with anti-poverty groups including the wonderful National Poverty Truth Network. In November 2022 as the cost of living crisis really began to bite in the UK, I also began some new work with a Joesph Rowntree Foundation group focused on “stigma and poverty” and I look forward to sharing more about that work as it progresses. In February 2023, I was really proud to launch my first podcast series “The Stigma Conversations” which includes some really important and hard-hitting conversations with frontline workers about the crisis of poverty and economic injustice, and the related health inequalities we currently face in the UK.
This website only features a small selection of my work as a public sociologist, author and activist, for a fuller-list of my academic publications do check out my University webpage and also my academia.edu page (this includes downloadable pre-prints of a lot my academic publications). Thanks to Evelyn Miller for designing this webpage, and also for teaching me how to use WordPress a little better!
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