Dr Catherine Nixon, BSc. Hons., MSc., PhD
Wolfson Research Institute Durham University Queen's Campus
Wolfson Research Institute
Durham University Queen's Campus
Catherine has a BSc (Hons.) in Psychology and Counselling (2003) and an MSc in Social Research Methods (2004) from Teesside University, and a PhD in Education (2011) from Sheffield Hallam University. Catherine is a research associate in the School of Medicine and Health at Durham University's Queen's Campus.
Catherine is currently working on a number of health research projects within the Evaluation, Research and Development Unit (ERDU). She has a special interest in qualitative research inquiry particularly discourse analytic approaches examining ideologies of health (and illness) to identify functions of discourse in accounts for healthful and non-healthful behaviours.
A discourse analytic approach was used in Catherine's PhD research in which she explores lesbian parents' identity work within home-school contexts. The psycho-discursive practices of lesbian parents across various interactive contexts are examined to identify strategies for the positioning and production of ‘self'.
Catherine lives in North Yorkshire and in her spare time she enjoys photography, art, and picture framing, and is also a British comics enthusiast.
Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, School of
Journal papers: academic
- Kreichauf, S., Wildgruber, A., Krombholz, H., Gibson, L., Vögele, C., Nixon, C., Douthwaite, W., Moore, H., Manios, Y., Summerbell, C. & on behalf of the ToyBox Project (2012). Critical narrative review to identify educational strategies promoting physical activity in preschool. Obesity Reviews 13(s1): 96-105.
- Hillier, F.C., Batterham, A.M., Nixon, C.A., Crayton, A.M., Pedley, C.L. & Summerbell, C.D. (2011). A community-based health promotion intervention using brief negotiation techniques and a pledge on dietary intake, physical activity levels and weight outcomes: lessons learnt from an exploratory trial. Public Health Nutrition 1-10.
- Nixon, C.A. (2011). Working-class lesbian parents' emotional engagement with their children's education: Intersections of class and sexuality. Sexualities 14(1): 79-99.