Qualifications

2015           PhD, Social Gerontology, Centre for Ageing Studies, Keele University, UK.

2009           MSc, Research Methods. School of Education, The University of Manchester, UK.

2008          MA, Counselling, School of Education, The University of Manchester, UK.

Skills and Attributes

CommittedCommunicator
Team PlayerEnthusiastic
Writing for different audiencesQualitative data collection
Quantitative data collectionPublic Speaking

Data Analysis Programmes         (SPSS, NVivo)

Data Analysis          (thematic, discourse, grounded theory)
OrganisedReliable
Good time keepingFlexible
Ability to work to deadlinesTrained listener

Employment history

November 2017 – ongoing

Associate Lecturer  MSc Clinical Science/Cellular Science (Reproductive Science), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

April 2019 

Research Consultant   on the Scoping Literature Review of mHealth games-for-health (G4H) and mHealth Apps or police & blue light personnel. Wellbeing Priority Research Area, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University, UK  

December 2018 

Research Consultant on the Scoping Literature Review of Social, Health and Care workers use of technology. Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University, UK

April 2018 -June 2018

Research Consultant  on the Scoping Literature Review of Fertility/Menstruation Apps. Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University, UK 

January 2018 – March 2018 

Research Consultant on the Scoping Literature Review of Wearable ECG and Palpitation devices. Wellbeing Priority Research Area, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University, UK

January 2017 – December 2017     

Principle Investigator on project examining the influence of childlessness in later-life on happiness, and mental and physical health. Collaborated with John Barry (University College London) and Chloe Newby (Male Psychology Network).

July 2017 – August 2017

Research Consultant on the Scoping Literature Review of Sex, reproduction and health. Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University, UK

July 2017 – August 2017 

Research Consultant on the Systematic Literature Review of Sensors and Haptic Technology for Health and Wellbeing in general. Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University, UK

January 2017 – March 2017   

Research Associate on the Dementia Wristband and Social Isolation Study. Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

September 2016 – December 2016   

Research Associate on the Evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Society Home Focus Volunteer Dementia Support Pilot Study. Faculty of Health, Psychology  and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

April 2016 ­– August 2016               

Research Consultant on the Systematic Literature Review of Father’s Influence on Breast-feeding Decisions. Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University, UK

March 2006 – May, 2009

Volunteer counsellor, The Counselling and Family Centre, Altrincham, Cheshire, UK

November 1997 – May 2008

Deputy Technical Manager, Materials Science Centre, The University of Manchester, UK

Navin Chowdhry, Sarah Rutherford (author) and Claire Goose of the 'The Girl Who Fell'

Leadership, Engagement, & Service

  1. Engagement & service: Invited guest. 14th March 2020. Invited guest on the Psychreg Dennis Relojo-Howell Show talkng about ‘Male childlessness’. YouTube. 
  2. Engagement and service: research dissemination. Research acknowledged by the playwright Dr Sarah Rutherford and featured in her play ‘The Girl Who Fell’ at the Trafalgar Theatre, London.
  3. Engagement, service and leadership: Invited speaker and panel member. 10th November 2019. Storyhouse Theatre: Childlessness. Presentation: ‘The rise of the new MAWFIA: Men Ageing Without Family – Invisible & Alienated.’ Discussion panel member.
  4. Engagement & service: Invited speaker. 24th October 2019. Ufrivillig barnløshet og helsemessige perspektiver (Involuntary childlessness and health prospects) conference, Kristiansand, Norway.
  5. Engagement & service: Invited guest. 2nd October 2019. Invited guest on the Noel McDermot Show. Men’s Radio Station. Online.
  6. Engagement & service: Invited speaker. 12th June 2019. ‘Men Matter Too- know what’s going on with your sperm.’ Panel discussion and live webinar. Talk Fertility and the Fertility Podcast. Manchester, UK
  7. Engagement & service: Invited speaker. 24th March, 2019. ‘Let’s Talk Male Fertility’ Panel discussion. Let’s Talk Fertility Stage, The Fertility Show Manchester.
  8. Engagement & service: PhD thesis examiner. December 2018, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
  9. Engagement & service: Cast member and post-performance discussant. 6th October 2018. Video monologue, ‘Broody men’ in the play ‘No Kidding’ by The Real People Theatre Company, York 50+ Festival 2018. Priory Street Centre, York UK
  10. Leadership, Engagement & service: Chair & organiser. 5th July 2018. British Society of Gerontology Special Interest Group: Ageing, Reproduction and Sexualities. Set-up Special Interest Group (SIG), organized and chaired inaugural meeting. Chaired and presented at the Ageing, Reproduction and Sexualities symposium, British Society of Gerontology’s 47th Annual Conference 2018, Manchester, UK
  11. Engagement & service: Panel judge. 4th July 2018. Emerging Researchers in Ageing: ‘Developing your Elevator Pitch’ research presentation event. British Society of Gerontology’s 47th Annual Conference 2018. Manchester, UK
  12. Engagement & service: Cast member and post-performance discussant. 9th and 10th March 2018. Video monologue, ‘Broody men’ in the play ‘No Kidding’ by The Real People Theatre Company, York International Women’s Festival 2018. York St John University, York, UK. 
  13. Leadership and service: Chair. 6th July 2017. British Society of Gerontology 46th Annual Conference. Session: Social and supportive relationships.
  14. Leadership and service: Chair. 26th February 2016. British Sociological Association’s Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 7th Annual Conference. First stream, third session

Academic Awards

Education

  1. 2018: Japan Sociological Society: International Travel Bursary Winner, 15 – 16th September. Konan University, Kobe, Japan
  2. 2017: Winner of the International Longevity Centre-United Kingdom ‘Future of Ageing’ Conference ‘Open slot’ presentation competition, 29th November: ‘What to do about the “MAWFIA”’: (Men ageing without family: isolated and alienated). Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, London, UK
  3. 2015: The Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology: Winner of their Doctoral Thesis Prize, 14 – 15th September: ‘Life without fatherhood: a qualitative study of older involuntarily childless men.’ The Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 35th Annual Conference. Nottingham, UK
  4. 2015: Male Psychologies Conference, 27th June 2015: Winner:Best Presentation.’  “How is a man supposed to be a man?” Life without fatherhood.’ University College London, London, UK
  5. 2014: Men, Masculinities, Work and Wellbeing Conference: Winner of ‘Poster of distinction’:
    19th March. ‘“How is a man supposed to be a man?”: The experiences of older involuntarily childless men.’ Durham University, Durham, UK