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Katrina Rose

Project title

Exploring parenthood imaginaries with people with learning disabilities, family and care workers.


Project description

For many people, parenthood is often seen as part of ordinary life and a marker for adult status. However, it remains the case that most people with learning disabilities do not enjoy intimate personal relationships, marry, or have children.

This research uses qualitative research methods to explore what people with learning disabilities think about the possibilities of parenthood and having children, and to understand how family and care support networks can influence these imaginaries.


SOC2056: Sociology of Health and Illness, 2020-21
SOC3090: Investigating the body, 2020-21

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Academic qualifications 

PGCert, Research Training, Newcastle University, 2019
MA, Sociology, Newcastle University, 2018
BA (Hons), Sociology, Durham University, 2012