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Social Policy

  • Angus Ryan

    Social Policy

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

    Start date: October 2017

    Research topic: Corporate crime punishment

    Research suggests that social policy is inadequate in regulating health and safety offences, as a large amount of harm bypasses the criminal justice system. I believe the largest gap in policy is how these offences are dealt with. My research uses interviews and focus groups to build a case for alternative punishments for health and safety offences. I aim to answer the following questions:

    1) Are current sanctions effective for the control of safety crime?

    2) Are community sentence orders or equity fines better suited to punish and deter corporate offenders?

    To answer these questions I look at the regulation and punishment of health and safety nationally and internationally.

    Research supervisors: Ms Christina Pantazis, Dr Demi Patsios

    Professional memberships/Positions held:  

    Email: ar15943@bristol.ac.uk


  • Becky White

    Social Policy

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

    Start date: October 2020

    Research topic: Victim as Participant: Exploring the relationship between victim participation, legally represented within the court space, and retributive justice outcomes at the International Criminal Court

    My research will examine the impact on retributive justice outcomes of victim participation, through legal representation by the Office for Public Counsel for Victims (OPCV), at the International Criminal Court. Restorative justice appears to be the focus of research in this area to date, however I would like to move beyond emotional or moral justifications for victim participation and explore the function served by the OPCV to both notions of justice and truth within the court space.

    Research supervisors: Professor Christina Pantazis, Dr Natasha Mulvihill

    Professional memberships/Positions held: SWDTP Student Rep

    Email: becky.white@bristol.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/becky-white-644bb853


  • Daniel Lombard

    Social Policy

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

    Start date: October 2017

    Research topic: “Using discourse analysis to explore personalisation in long-term care”

    My project is about how older/disabled people communicate with care professionals, in the context of how personalisation is delivered in long-term care. Using an innovative methodological approach, discourse analysis, which has been pioneered at the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, I aim to study the language used in interactions between professionals and clients. I am particularly interested in how the latter group express their needs and preferences regarding the way they are supported.

    I hope the findings will both further academic understanding in this area of social science and have a positive impact on the lives of older/disabled people and their families through practical application in the care sector.

    Research supervisors: Professor Liz Lloyd, Professor Val Williams

    Email: d.lombard@bristol.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellombard/


  • David Lawes

    Social Policy

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

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: Housing Policy

    Housing policy and intergenerational fairness.

    Research supervisors: Dr Alex Marsh, Dr Miza Izuhara

    Professional memberships/Positions held: CFA Institute

    Email: dl15466@mybristol.ac.uk


  • Diana Teggi

    Social Policy

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

    Start date: October 2017

    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.

    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: 

    Email: D.Teggi@bath.ac.uk

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

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeggiDiana


  • Emily Rickard

    Social Policy

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

    Start date: September 2018

    Research topic: Knowledge brokers or third-party influencers: The role of Think-Tanks in relation to Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage policy

    Research supervisors: Anna Gilmore, Piotr Ozieranski, Dr Jordan Tchilingirian

    Email: e.j.rickard@bath.ac.uk


  • Kayleigh Charlton

    Social Policy

    PhD Researcher in Social Policy ESRC (+3)
    University of Bath, Department of Social and Policy Studies

    Start date: October 2020

    Research topic: Creating ‘healthy’ prisons for women: incorporating gender-sensitive thinking into penal design, policy and planning.

    My project is concerned with the experiences and treatment of those incarcerated within women’s prisons across Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales. A history of poor mental health is one of the most common shared experience in prison (Angiolini, 2012). Despite this, mental health within prisons remains the most seemingly intractable issues. This research aims to examine whether ‘gender sensitive’ thinking should feed into penal design and policy, a gender responsive approach is one that aims to reflect – through design and services – the realities of women’s lives, addressing various social and cultural factors and the pathways that lead them to criminality.

    Research supervisors: Professor Yvonne Jewkes (Bath), Dr. Frances Amery (Bath)

    Email: kaec21@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayleigh-charlton-88a41b140/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlton_k


  • Sarah Brown

    Social Policy

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

    Start date: September 2018

    Research topic: Creativity and wellbeing in developing countries: beyond the separation of ‘making’ and ‘thinking’

    Research supervisors: Professor Sarah White, Dr Cassandra Phoenix

    Email: seb64@bath.ac.uk


  • Yasha Maccanico

    Social Policy

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

    Start date: September 2012

    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