Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite
Kayleigh has a degree in Sociology from Durham University (2007); an MA in Social Research Methods (Social Policy) and a PhD in Human Geography (2012) from Durham University entitled 'Incapacitated? Exploring the health and illness narratives of Incapacity Benefit recipients'.
Kayleigh joined the Department of Geography in October 2012 where she is based in the Wolfson Research Institute. She is currently working on various projects related to health inequalities, worklessness and health and wellbeing for County Durham and Darlington Primary Care Trust. Kayleigh previously worked at Teesside University as a Research Assistant on a project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which sought to understand the dynamics of poverty and marginal work across the life-course.
Her research interests focus on the relationship between health and disability, welfare-to-work policies, and self-identity, with a particular interest in spatial disadvantage in terms of worklessness.
- Evaluating the County Durham Worklessness and Health Support Programme, County Durham Primary Care Trust, £550,000
Journal papers: academic
- 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;1.
- 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. 2013;1-9.
- Garthwaite, K. Home Alone? Practitioners’ reflections on the implications of young people living alone. Youth and Policy. 2012;73-87.
- Garthwaite, K. ‘The language of shirkers and scroungers?’ Talking about illness, disability and coalition welfare reform. Disability and Society. 2011;26:369-372.
- Bambra, C., Smith, K.E., Garthwaite, K., Joyce, K. & Hunter, D.J. A labour of Sisyphus? Public policy and health inequalities research in the UK from the Black and Acheson Reports to the Marmot Review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2011;399-406.
- Garthwaite, K. What a performance! Exploring the reflexive roles of the researcher and the researched within health and illness narratives. ENQUIRE. 2009;110-133.
- Shildrick, T., MacDonald, R., Webster, C. & Garthwaite, K. Poverty and insecurity: life in 'low-pay, no-pay' Britain. Bristol: Policy Press; 2012.
- Warren, J., Garthwaite, K. & Bambra, C. A health problem? Health and employability in the UK labour market. In: Lindsay, C. & Houston, D. Disability Benefits and Employment Policy: Fit for Work? Fit for Purpose?. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan; 2013.
- Warren, J., Garthwaite, K. & Bambra, C. Tees Valley In Work Support Project: A mixed methods evaluation. 2012.
- Shildrick, T., MacDonald, R., Webster, C. & Garthwaite, K. The low pay, no pay cycle: Understanding Recurrent Poverty. 2010.