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Dr Kate Mattheys

Research Fellow

Health Sciences Stirling Stirling,

Dr Kate Mattheys

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About me

My background is in social care and social work. I completed an MA in Sociology at the University of Glasgow and subsequently the Master of Social Work at Durham University. I was then employed as a social worker in a community learning disability team, and subsequently a hospital discharge team.  I left front line practice in 2013 to undertake a PhD at Durham University. My research used mixed methods to focus on spatial inequalities in mental health in a period of austerity, and the impact of austerity on people with mental health problems.  I was awarded my doctorate in January 2017 and moved up to Stirling University to take up a research post that uses participatory methods to explore the role of non-pharmacological interventions in supporting people who have learning disabilities and dementia. 

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