This area of work has been stimulated by the presence of 3 post-doctoral researchers, a project manager and 4 new doctoral researchers focused on different aspects of international mobilities.
Dr Anya Ahmed’s research focuses on migration and diversity, belonging and different forms of community and ‘home’, place and housing. She recently led the Somalis in London research, part of the At Home in Europe project on integration and social inclusion and is now partnering the Somali Cultural Centre in Camden on the Somali Dementia Aware Project. Dr Ahmed is the Inclusiveness and Diversity Lead for the Salford Institute for Dementia and is also working on a number of projects in the social housing sector.
Dr Mark Wilding’s research has focused on administrative reform, policy transfer, social enterprise, and the performance of emotional labour by local government employees. He has an interest in the role of social constructions in public policy and administration, and has conducted several comparative studies of the UK and South Korea.
Dr Susie Balderston’s research focuses on interventions and policy with disabled or Deaf participants, victims and Survivors after disablist hate crime and rape. Susie has served as an advisor to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Statutory Inquiry into Disability Harassment, EU Daphne III project with disabled women after violence and NIHR Barriers and Discrimination in Healthcare research. She has acted as Policy Director of a user-led organisation of disabled people in Tyne and Wear since 2003 and has conducted policy development and evaluation in health and social care with the Department of Health, 32 local authorities, NHS Trusts and Police Forces in the last ten years.
Rita Haworth’s research focuses on user engagement, public and patient inclusion in decision making within the NHS and assessing policy outcomes in relation to service users and providers.
Chris Coey’s is a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences at the University of Salford. He has an interest in questions of mobility and internationalisation in higher education, academic work and careers, as well as mobility and migration more broadly. He is currently working on an evaluation of the pilot phase of a volunteer mobility programme for UK health and social sciences students from the UK to Uganda.
Chris recently completed work on the European Union-funded POCARIM project (Mapping the Population, Careers, Mobilities and Impacts of Advanced Research Degree Graduates in the Social Sciences and Humanities). In the past Chris has worked on evaluations of European mobility schemes and internationalisation of UK higher education institutions. His doctoral work focused on the role of mobility and place in internationally mobile academic careers in the context of the UK’s internationalising higher education sector.
Prior to his doctoral work, Chris studied International Education (PG Dip) and Comparative Education (MA) in Australia and the UK; he also taught English as a Foreign Language in Australia, Asia and the Middle East for many years, specialising in academic language and skills in university contexts. These experiences inform Chris’s approach to the research of mobility, higher education and internationalisation and ground them in a variety of local, national and supra-national scales.
Dr John Chatwin is a Research Fellow in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences. His main research interests are micro-interaction and sociolinguistics (particularly applied Conversation Analysis). He also has a strong background in ethnography, visual methods and general qualitative methods.
John is currently working on the Health Education England funded project Measuring the Outcomes for Volunteering for Education (MOVE). In the light of current policy initiatives aimed at broadening the availability of overseas placements for NHS staff, this study aims to provide a better understanding of the benefits to the NHS that such activities provide. The study also aims develop a psychometric tool which can be integrated into NHS recruitment systems to help match placement opportunities to the skills needs of staff.
Alongside his academic work, he is director of a production company Visible Research (www.visibleresearch.co.uk) which specialises in producing research and dissemination films.
Recent publications include:
Capstick A, Chatwin J & Ludwin K. Challenging Representations of Dementia in Contemporary Western Fiction. In: Popularising Dementia. (Aging Studies) Swinnen A & Schweda M (eds). (In press)
Capstick A & Chatwin J. The carnival is not over: Bakhtinian cultural resistance in dementia care. Pragmatics and Society. (In press)
Chatwin J, Kennedy A, Firth A, Povey A, Rogers A & Saunders C. (2014) How potentially serious symptom changes are talked about and managed in COPD clinical review consultations. Social Science and Medicine.113: 120-136.
Chatwin J, Saunders C, Kennedy A, Povey A, Frank T, Booton R & Barber P. (2014) The mediation of social influences on smoking cessation and awareness of the early signs of lung cancer. BMC – Public Health.14. 1043.
Dr Debbie Millard is a postdoctoral research fellow working on projects around knowledge mobility and mobilisation. She is currently working on the European Union-funded POCARIM project and on the development of further research proposals on the topic of knowledge mobilisation. She has a background in management, in particularly organisational theory and entrepreneurship and innovation. She has worked on a large range of research projects that relate to knowledge mobilisation, knowledge management and organisational learning.
Mr James Ackers-Johnson is Project manager on the MOVE project and Placement manager for the electives project.