Household provisioning, unpaid work, political economy of insecurity, rural economy and the environment, regional socio-economic change.
'Angling in the Rural Environment: social, economic, eclological and geomorphological interacations' RELU project funded by ESRC, NERC and BBSRC, March 2006 - February 2009.
'Volunteering, self-help and citizenship in older life’ for Age Concern Newcastle, funded by The Community Fund, April 2004 – July 2006.
Household work strategies; labour markets; the domestic and informal economies; small business and the family; childcare; regional socio-economic change; gender dimensions to all these. Relations between paid and unpaid work, between the formal and the complementary economy; how people's lives and livelihoods interact; political economy of insecurity; socio-economic approaches to institutional change; interdisciplinary approaches to the rural environment
Mentor for ESRC postdoctoral fellowship: Jane Midgley: Access to financial services within rural households
Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Social Policy, 2002-04.
1992 - Advisory Board, Northern Economic Review
Member of Editorial Board, Review of Social Economy, 2005-
Angling in the Rural Environment: social, economic, ecological and geomorphological interactions (PI Dr Oughton) RELU project funded by ESRC, BBSRC and NERC, March 2006 - February 2009.
Volunteering, self-help and citizenship in older life; for Age Concern Newcastle, funded by The Community Fund, April 2004 – July 2006.
‘Singing for your supper’: mapping and understanding the livelihood strategies of musicians in a regional context CASE Studentship: Economic and Social Research Council / The Sage Gateshead, October 2003- Sept. 2006. (with Susan Baines)
The role of music in economic development: a participative approach CASE Studentship: Economic and Social Research Council / Music Centre Gateshead, October 2002- Sept. 2005.
Balancing work and family life in self employed households (with Susan Baines) Joseph Rowntree Foundation, April 2002-May 2003.
Developing tools for interdisciplinary research: physical and social science perspectives on the use of rural catchments (Elizabeth Oughton, Louise Bracken, Katy Bennett, Jane Wheelock and Tim Burt) Rural Economy and Land Use programme capacity building grant (ESRC, BBSRC and NERC)
SPS 801 Political Economy of Social Policy