Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite
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Kayleigh has a BA (Hons) in Sociology; an MA in Social Research Methods (Social Policy); and a PhD in Human Geography (2013), all from Durham University.
Kayleigh joined the Institute of Health and Society in March 2017 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Her research interests focus on inequalities, welfare reform, and austerity, with a specific focus on stigma. She is currently working on a five year ethnography of health inequalities in contrasting areas of Stockton-on-Tees.
Kayleigh's ethnographic research in a Trussell Trust foodbank - 'Hunger Pains: life inside foodbank Britain' - was published by Policy Press in June 2016. It came second place in the 2017 BSA/BBC Radio 4 'Thinking Allowed' ethnography award shortlist, and was also chosen as Times Higher Education's 'Book of the Week'.
- Foodbanks and food poverty
- Welfare reform
- Spatial inequalities
- Lay perspectives on health inequalities
- Qualitative methodology
- Lived experience
- 2014: McKie et al. 'Revitalising the Health Equity Agenda', ESRC seminar series, 2014-2017 (£27,000)
- British Sociological Association (2017 - current)
- Social Policy Association (2009 - current)
With Professor Clare Bambra (IHS, Newcastle) and Professor Linda McKie (SASS, Durham) I co-supervise Amy Greer Murphy, currently in her second year of PhD. Amy's research focuses on the experiences of austerity and welfare reform for mothers living in Stockton-on-Tees.
I am happy to supervise students with an interest in poverty, inequality and welfare reform.
- Garthwaite K, Bambra C. “How the other half live”: lay perspectives on health inequalities in an age of austerity. Social Science and Medicine 2018. In Press.
- Smith KE, Garthwaite K, Bambra C, Pearce J. What’s Critical about Policy Research? Policymaker, practitioner and political perspectives on health inequalities research in the UK. Evidence and Policy 2018. Submitted.
- Garthwaite K. “I feel I’m giving something back to society”: constructing the ‘active citizen’and responsibilising food bank use. Social Policy and Society 2016, 16(2), 283-292.
- Garthwaite K. Hunger Pains: life inside foodbank Britain. Bristol: Policy Press, 2016.
- Garthwaite K. Stigma, shame and 'people like us': an ethnographic study of foodbank use in the UK. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 2016, 24(3), 277-289.
- Garthwaite K. The perfect fit? Being both volunteer and ethnographer in a UK foodbank. Journal of Organizational Ethnography 2016, 5(1), 60-71.
- Garthwaite K. ‘Keeping meself to meself’–How Social Networks Can Influence Narratives of Stigma and Identity for Long‐term Sickness Benefits Recipients. Social Policy & Administration 2015, 2, 199-212.
- Bambra C, Garthwaite K, Copeland A, Barr B. All in it together? Health inequalities, welfare austerity and the 'Great Recession'. In: Smith, K., Bambra, C. & Hill, S, ed. Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp.164-176.
- Garthwaite K. Becoming incapacitated? Long‐term sickness benefit recipients and the construction of stigma and identity narratives. Sociology of Health & Illness 2015, 37(1), 1-13.
- Garthwaite K, Collins P, Bambra C. Food for thought: an ethnographic study of negotiating ill health and food insecurity in a UK foodbank. Social Science & Medicine 2015, 132, 38-44.
- Cairns J, Warren J, Garthwaite K, Greig G, Bambra C. Go slow: an umbrella review of the effects of 20 mph zones and limits on health and health inequalities. Journal of Public Health 2015, 37(3), 515-520.
- Warren J, Garthwaite K. ‘We are volunteers and that sometimes gets forgotten’: exploring the motivations and needs of volunteers at a healthy living resource centre in the North East of England. Perspectives in Public Health 2014, 135(2), 102-107.
- Greig G, Garthwaite K, Bambra C. Addressing health inequalities: five practical approaches for local authorities. Perspectives in Public Health 2014, 134(3), 132-134.
- Warren J, Garthwaite K, Bambra C. After Atos Healthcare: is the Employment and Support Allowance fit for purpose and does the Work Capability Assessment have a future?. Disability & Society 2014, 29(8), 1319-1323.
- Bambra C, Garthwaite K, Hunter D. All things being equal: does it matter for equity how you organise and pay for health care? A review of the international evidence. International Journal of Health Services 2014, 44(3), 457-477.
- Garthwaite K. Fear of the Brown Envelope: Exploring Welfare Reform with Long‐Term Sickness Benefits Recipients. Social Policy & Administration 2014, 48(7), 782-798.
- Warren J, Bambra C, Kasim A, Garthwaite K, Mason J, Booth M. Prospective pilot evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-utility of a 'health first' case management service for long-term Incapacity Benefit recipients. Journal of Public Health 2014, 36(1), 117-125.
- Footman K, Garthwaite K, Bambra C, McKee M. Quality check: does it matter for quality how you organise and pay for health care? A review of the international evidence. International Journal of Health Services 2014, 44(3), 479-505.
- Garthwaite K, Bambra C, Warren J, Kasim A, Greig G. Shifting the goalposts: a longitudinal mixed-methods study of the health of long-term incapacity benefit recipients during a period of substantial change to the UK social security system. Journal of Social Policy 2014, 43(2), 311-330.
- Warren J, Garthwaite K, Bambra C. ‘It was just nice to be able to talk to somebody’: long-term incapacity benefit recipients' experiences of a case management intervention. Journal of Public Health 2013, 35(4), 518-524.
- Warren J, Garthwaite K, Bambra C. A health problem? Health and employability in the UK labour market. In: Lindsay, C. & Houston, D, ed. Disability Benefits and Employment Policy: Fit for Work? Fit for Purpose?. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Garthwaite K, Bambra C, Warren J. 'The unwilling and the unwell’? Exploring stakeholders’ perceptions of working with long term sickness benefits recipients. Disability & Society 2013, 28(8), 1104-1117.
- Shildrick T, MacDonald R, Webster C, Garthwaite K. Poverty and Insecurity: Life in 'low-pay, No-pay' Britain. Bristol: Policy Press, 2012.
- Garthwaite K. ‘The language of shirkers and scroungers?’Talking about illness, disability and coalition welfare reform. Disability & Society 2011, 26(3), 369-372.
- Bambra C, Smith KE, Garthwaite K, Joyce KE, Hunter D. A labour of Sisyphus? Public policy and health inequalities in the UK from the Black Report to the Marmot Review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2011, 65(5), 399-406.