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Dr Alex Kaley

Lecturer in Health Inequalities

Faculty Of Health And Medicine

LA14YX

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594636

Profile

I am lecturer in Health Inequalities in the Division of Health Research at Lancaster University. My research utilises qualitative approaches to investigate the social determinants of health inequalities, and identify ways to address them.  In exploring these issues, I have developed expertise in the use of creative and participatory methodologies to elicit the views and experiences of people who may be considered marginalised or whose narratives often go unheard. I have been involved in funded projects on disability, young people’s mental health and place-based health inequalities and have published my research in leading international journals in the fields of disability studies, public health and qualitative health research.

Current research: 

  • NIHR School of Public Health Research, A focused review of  the mechanisms by which school-based interventions may widen or reduce inequalities in children and young people’s mental health
  • NIHR RDS / DHR Career development award: Valuing people now? The impact of personalisation on the lives of adults with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities
  • GCRF Networking Grant, Addressing poor mental health and well-being for LGBT young people in education settings in Argentina and regional Latin American neighbours
  • ESRC, Reclaiming social care: Adults with learning disabilities seizing opportunities in the shift from day services to community lives (Post-doctoral Research Fellow) 

 

Research Interests

I am a qualitative health researcher with research interests in the relationship between marginalisation and health inequalities, and how this intersects with other social determinants of health and wellbeing, such as gender, sexuality and disability. Other research interests include the use of inclusive and participatory methodologies to elicit 'unspeakable' health experiences - incuding for people who experience verbal communication or language barriers, or for those who are seeking to explore or describe a particular experience or life event that is difficult to express in words.  

 

 

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