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PhD projects

- Workplace wellbeing
- Mental health
- Use of linked administrative data


Research activity per year

Personal profile


I currently convene and deliver the following modules:

Digital Society (SQM1005) - First Year Undergraduate - Exploring the influence of technology on society and of society on technology; examining the emergence and importance of big data and surveillance capitalism.


Social Identity, Difference and Inequalities (SQM3003) - Third Year Undergraduate - Critical reading of evidence on social inequalities and the underlying methods and measurements; practical use of Northern Ireland data to explore the structures of society here.


Advanced Quantitative Methods (SOC9060) - Master's in Social Research - Building on skill development in previous modules, focusing on alternative specifications of multiplre regression modeling.

Research Focus

My research has focused on the development of social roles, particularly within organisations, and the outworkings this has for individuals’ mental health and wellbeing.

This research includes ongoing mixed methods research on wellbeing and career perceptions among people in different occupational settings; on workplace wellbeing, role clarity and role ambiguity; on ageing in the workplace; and analysis of wellbeing among informal caregivers and volunteers (see publications in American Journal of Public Health; Age and Ageing and International Journal of Epidemiology).

The research aims to improve people’s wellbeing by developing a knowledge base and appropriate interventions to target causes of mental ill-health at work, such as burnout and lack of role-appropriate training.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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