Ageing, the life course and time
Sociology of ageing; critical gerontology; cultural gerontology; time - particularly future perceptions of time in older age; fictional representatives of ageing and the life course.
Sociology of health and illness
Experiences of health and illness; lay epidemiology - particularly in the context of risk and public health; alcohol; death and dying; relationships in the context of health and illness; how illness is experienced and constructed differently at different stages of the life course.
Home, relationships and families
Particuarly in the context of older age, health and illness, death and dying.
Methods and approaches
I predominantly use qualitative methods, although I have worked on mixed methods projects.
Material and sensory approaches.
I am currently particularly interested in narrative approaches.