Dr Emma Clavering
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7870
- Address: GPS Sociology
5th Floor Claremont Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
Following several years as an ethnographer, I moved from PEALS Research Centre in 2012 to take up my current post as Social Anthropology Teaching Fellow in GPS Sociology. This role has allowed me to continue to develop my teaching experience alongside an active research role. Areas of research interest, which continue to hold an enduring fascination for me, include: paediatric health care; narratives of identity, family, kinship and self; and notions of consumer culture related to health care settings and wider societal concerns.
I have lived in the North East of England most of my life, and have been very fortunate to be able to continue my academic connection with Newcastle University from my time as an undergraduate.
Roles and Responsibilities
I am the Senior Tutor in Sociology
I also organise the Sociology Summer School PARTNERS programme
My main teaching (2016/17) includes being Module Leader on:
SOC1033 Understanding Everyday Lives
SOC2067 Consumer Cultures
SOC8038 Embodied Health: Social and Cultural Constructions
Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice LTES (2014) & DTS (2015) Newcastle University
Ph.D. Newcastle University, December 2004
‘Singled Out? An Ethnographic Study of Lone Parents’ Consumer Strategies in East End Newcastle.’ Lead supervisor: Prof Peter Phillimore. ESRC Funded.
BA (hons) Social Studies, Newcastle University 1997 (1st Class)
European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
British Sociological Association (BSA)
SOC2067 Consumer Cultures (Module Leader)
SOC1033 Understanding Everyday Lives (Team teaching)
SOC8044 Being, Belonging & Identity (Module Leader)
HSC8047 Health & Society MSc in Public Health & Health Services Research (Team teaching)
Understandings of new medicine and technology in everyday worlds;
Experiences and perspectives of medically othered children and their families;
Critical engagements with professional cultures (health and social care);
Processes of social and cultural marginalisation;
Ethnographic and ethical research practices.
I have over 6 years experience working in sensitive areas of health-related research exploring socio-cultural understandings of health and wellbeing.
My research skills include in-depth ethnographic interviewing, observational work in formal settings such as medical consultations and informal settings such as home and community, and working with children and young adults.
Involved in organising dissemination outputs which engage with a range of audiences.
Kinship & Genetic Journeys: A Study of Families Who Are Referred to Paediatric Genetics (PI Professor Janice McLaughlin. ESRC Funded)
Co-supervisor, along with Dr Janice McLaughlin (lead), Dr Tracy Finch, and Prof Sir John Burn:
Lorraine Cowley, 'Living with Hereditary non Polyposis Colon Cancer.' Funded by Cancer Research UK. -Doctorate Awarded 2012
- McLaughlin J, Coleman-Fountain E, Clavering E. Disabled Childhoods: Monitoring Differences and Emerging Identities. Routledge, 2016.
- McLaughlin J, Clavering EK. Visualising difference, similarity and belonging in paediatric genetics. Sociology of Health and Illness 2012, 34(3), 459-474.
- McLaughlin J, Clavering EK. Questions of kinship and inheritance in pediatric genetics: substance and responsibility. New Genetics and Society 2011, 30(4), 399-413.
- Clavering EK. Betwixt and Between: Managing Marginalised, Classed Identities. In: Taylor, Y, ed. Classed Intersections: Spaces, Selves, Knowledges. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010, pp.117-136.
- Clavering EK, McLaughlin J. Children's participation in health research: from objects to agents?. Child: Care, Health and Development 2010, 36(5), 603-611.
- McLaughlin J, Goodley D, Clavering E, Fisher P. Families Raising Disabled Children: Enabling Care and Social Justice. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008.
- Clavering EK, McLaughlin J. Crossing multidisciplinary divides: Exploring professional hierarchies and boundaries in focus groups. Qualitative Health Research 2007, 17(3), 400-410.
- Clavering EK. Enabling carers to care: Processes of exclusion and support for parents of young disabled children. Benefits: The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 2007, 15(1), 33-44.