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Social Policy Alumni

  • Diana Teggi

    Social Policy Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Social Policy (ESRC +3)
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Bath

    Start date: October 2017

    Graduation date: March 2022

    Research topic: End of Life Care in Care Homes

    My research looks at End of Life Care (EOLC) for and with old adults living and dying in care homes. Given the ageing of populations and the epidemiological transition to non-communicable diseases, more and more people are expected to die in their late 80s when the incidence of dementia, chronic disabling illnesses and institutionalisation is higher. Hence, this PhD answers whether care homes provide – or have the potential to provide – a kind of EOLC that is attuned to the hallmarks of dying in the 21st century England, that is in late old age (80+), with severe disability, frailty, and dementia. It does so by applying a mixed methods design that integrates multivariate analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) with ethnographic observation and interviewing of staff in up to six care homes in the South West of England. This project thus addresses the lack of up-to-date evidence base to inform EOLC practice in institutional long-term care. Further, it investigates the potential and hurdles of EOLC provision in the care home sector.

    Current position:

    Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath

    Research supervisors: Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Emeritus Professor Malcolm Johnson, Dr Matt Dickson

    Professional memberships/Positions held:

    Social & Policy Sciences Academic Representative (University of Bath)

    Publications: 

    Teggi, D. (2018) Unexpected death in ill old age: An analysis of disadvantaged dying in the English old population in Social Science in Medicine, 217, 112-120
    Available: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953618305446?via%3Dihub#!
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.048

    Teggi, D. (2020) Care homes as hospices: the problem with long-term care provision towards the end of life in EnglandLSE Politics and Policy Blog.

    Teggi, D. (2020) Care homes as hospices for the prevalent form of dying: An analysis of long-term care provision towards the end of life in England, Social Science & Medicine, 260, 113150 (open access copy).

    Email: D.Teggi@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://it.linkedin.com/in/diana-teggi-790b3b106

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeggiDiana


  • Dr Donna Clutterbuck

    Social Policy Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Social Policy (ESRC +3)
    School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2013

    Graduation date: March 2019

    Research topic: Violence in Young Adults' Relationships and Coercive Control

    Research supervisors: Professor Marianne Hester , Dr Christine Barter

    Email: dc9757@bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Yasha Maccanico

    Social Policy Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Social Policy (ESRC 1+3)
    School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2012

    Graduation date: November 2019

    Research topic: The effects of security and immigration policies on rights, liberties and society in the EU.

    Research supervisors: Ms Ann Singleton, Ms Christina Pantazis

    Email: ym12757.2012@my.bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Joanna Howard

    Social Policy Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Social Policy (ESRC 1+3)
    School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2012

    Graduation date: June 2019

    Research topic: Can it make a difference to the poor if non-governmental actors are involved in public services?

    Research supervisors: Dr Sarah Ayres , Professor Gary Bridge

    Email: jo.howard@bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Tim Marshall

    Social Policy Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Social Policy (ESRC +3)
    School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2013

    Graduation date: September 2017

    Research topic: Young people with intellectual disabilities

    My research explores the everyday lives of young people with intellectual disabilities – and those close to them – in a north Indian city. It asks what is important or valued in young people’s lives, what helps them achieve this and what prevents them from doing so. The research context is one of India adopting disability legislation and policy in line with international agreements, while disabled people’s lived realities are poorly understood. The research is an ethnography, with participant observation the main method, and draws on a social relational model of disability as a theoretical starting point.

    Research supervisors: Dr Val Williams, Professor David Abbott

    Professional memberships/Positions held:

    National Union of Teachers member

    Email: tim.marshall@bristol.ac.uk