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Mary Larkin

Mary Larkin (Lead)

My particular interests are: carers, adult social care, personalisation, carer and service user empowerment, the third sector and the life course approach to health and well-being. Find out more about Mary and her research

 

Jane McCarthy

Jane McCarthy

My central research focus concerns people's family lives and relationships, particularly the family lives of children and young people. Find out more about Jane and her research

Julie Messenger

Julie Messenger

Julie provides academic and business leadership to the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care as Head of Nursing. In addition she ensures the effective management and deployment of unit resources which include staff, budgets, infrastructures and equipment. Find out more about Julie and her research

Erica Borgstrom

I'm a medical anthropologist currently employed at the Open University as a lecturer. My teaching and research focuses on death and dying, with a particular emphasis on end-of-life care. Find out more about Erica and her research

Jitka Vseteckova

Jitka Vsetechova

My role with the Faculty of Health and Social Care in The Open University is multi-faceted and enables me to be involved in research, teaching, supervision and external collaborations. Find out more about Jitka and her research

dr Umut Erel

Umut Erel

Dr. Erel’s research employs an intersectional approach and explores how gender, migration and ethnicity inform practices of citizenship. Find out more about Umut and her research

Leah Tomkins

Prior to entering academia, Dr Leah Tomkins held senior leadership positions in Accenture, KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), and the Cabinet Office, Whitehall. Find out more about Leah and her research

Verina Waights

Verina Waights

Verina is a Senior Lecturer in Professional HealthCare Education and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has over 25 years experience in education and research and is the OU lead for the EU funded project DISCOVER. Find out more about Verina and her research

Joyce Cavaye

Joyce Cavaye

Joyce Cavaye joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University in 2003. This role follows a long first career in community nursing and then lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Glasgow. Find out more about Joyce and her research

Parvati Raghuram

Parvati Raghuram

My research interests focus on the ways in which the mobility of individuals, goods and ideas is reshaping the world. Find out more about Parvati and her research

Lindsay O'Dell

I am a senior lecturer in the Children and Young people group in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. My key area of teaching and research interest focuses on children who are in some way ‘different’, including children with autism, working children, sexually abused children and children with a visible difference. Find out more about Lindsay and her research

Chris Kubiak

Chris Kubiak

My main passion lies in understanding practice-based learning in health and social care and in other settings. My work focuses on learning in work-based settings, learning networks, non-formal settings and educational institutions. Find out more about Chris and his research

Sheila Peace

Sheila Peace

Sheila is Professor of Social Gerontology. She is a professorial member of the Faculty Research Sub-Committee; the REF group and the PG research supervisor's group as well as a long-term member of the OU Human Participants and Materials Ethics Committee. Find out more about Sheila and her research

Caroline Holland

Caroline Holland

My core research interests are in age and ageing, and how and where people live as they grow older. Find out more about Caroline and her research