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Dr Andrew Harding

Lecturer in Health Inequalities, Senior Research Associate

Andrew Harding

Faculty Of Health And Medicine



Research overview

Andrew has experience of mostly qualitative, mixed method and realist research approaches. He has a particularly long-standing interest on the impact of welfare, social and public policy reform on older people, with a particular interest in marketisation policies, choice, information-giving, decision-making and agency practices in health, social care and housing economies.


Dr Andrew Harding is a Lecturer in Health Inequalities at Lancaster University. In the context of mixed economies of welfare, his primary research interest is on outcomes and how older people and people living with dementia navigate health, social care and housing economies. Within this area, Andrew has a specific interest in the role of information seeking and giving practices relating to ageing and formal welfare provision. He has published extensively on these issues, including both theoretical and empirical contributions to the literature.

In a previous role, Andrew was part of a multi-disciplinary team that developed a core outcome set for non-pharmacological and community based health and social care programmes for people with dementia living at home. This work was part of the ESRC/NIHR Neighbourhoods and Dementia programme (2014-2019), funded as a part of the Prime Minister’s 2012 Challenge on Dementia.

Andrew's research experience has mostly involved qualitative and mixed methods approaches. He has experience and interest in realist methodology.

He has presented at national and international conferences, is an active reviewer for many journals and funding bodies and sits on the editorial board of BMC Geriatrics and PLOS One.

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