Researchers/Members

Co-Leaders

Professor Dan Goodley, Professor in Disability Studies, School of Education, University of Sheffield.

Professor Paul Martin, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield.

Dr Warren Pearce, Faculty Fellow, iHuman, University of Sheffield.

Dr Kirsty Liddiard, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Education, University of Sheffield. Please click here to go to Kirsty’s website and blog; or follow her on Twitter.

Core Members

Dr Mel Hall, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Education, University of Sheffield.

Mel joined the University of Sheffield in 2006 to undertake her doctoral research, ‘The Voice of the Child in the Cleft Lip and Palate Care Pathway’, an interdisciplinary study which brought sociological approaches and participatory methodologies to dentistry. Mel’s subsequent research sought patient perspectives, particularly children and young people’s, on their oral health and health care. Her current research projects include the Alzheimer’s Society funded project, ‘The Perceptions and Experiences of Children and Young People Who Have a Parent With Dementia’ and The ESRC study, ‘Understanding the Barriers to Shared Reading In Families’ within the School of Education.

Recent publications:

Sikes, P. and Hall, M., 2016. “It was then that I thought ‘whaat? This is not my Dad”: The implications of the ‘still the same person’ narrative for children and young people who have a parent with dementia. Dementia, p.1471301216637204.

Hall M and Sikes P. 2016. ‘What the hell is going on?’ to the ‘Mushy middle ground’ to ‘getting used to a new normal’: Young people’s biographical narratives around navigating parental dementia. Illness, Crisis and Loss. 

Hall M and Sikes P. 2016. How do young people ‘do’ family where there is a diagnosis of dementia? Journal of Family, Relationships and Society. Forthcoming

Hall M and Sikes P. 2016. ‘It would be easier if she’d died’: young people with parents with dementia articulating inadmissible stories. Qualitative Health Research. Forthcoming.