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Dr Susan Lewis, PhD

Senior Research Associate in the Department of Geography
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41925
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41801
Room number: 236
Member of Medicine and Health Postgraduate Programmes
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40688

Contact Dr Susan Lewis (email at sue.lewis@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Sue Lewis is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Geography. After an undergraduate degree in the History (and anthropology) of Art, she completed a Masters (University of Kent) and PhD (University of St Andrews) in social anthropology. Her doctoral thesis focused on the performance of cultural identity in the Isle of Man. A post-doctoral position helping to evaluate a Big Lottery-funded health initiative in Scotland – more than two years spent “embedded” with the delivery team – shifted focus to the social anthropology of health. She has since worked on a range of projects with public health organisations and in communities across the North East of England. Examples include: a collaborative project with the first office for tobacco control in the UK, understanding young people’s risky health behaviours, and co-producing solutions to "altered eating" with survivors of head and neck cancer. Currently, she is working on a national NIHR School for Public Health Research project to understand the impact of community control on health and wellbeing (see http://sphr.nihr.ac.uk/health-inequalities/home/) and an ESRC-funded project on the urban politics of social innovation (http://community.dur.ac.uk/pursi/). 

Before entering Higher Education as a mature student, Sue worked in the IT industry as a software support consultant and trainer, specialising in accounting software. In her spare time, she tries to find the novel that is supposed to be somewhere inside her ... and sings a bit. 

 

Research Groups

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Research Projects

Department of Anthropology

Department of Geography

Selected Publications

Authored book

  • Lewis S. (Forthcoming). An Anthology of Manx Satirical and Self-Ironic Poetry. Douglas, Isle of Man: Manx Heritage Foundation.

Chapter in book

  • Lewis, S. (2012). Thalloo my Vea: Narrating the landscapes of life in the Isle of Man. In Landscapes Beyond Land: Routes, Aesthetics, Narratives (EASA Series). Arnason, A., Ellison, N., Vergunst, J. & Whitehouse, A. Oxford.: Berghahn. 19.
  • Lewis, S. (2012). Very British Tradition? Irony, Irreverence, and Identity in Manx Political Satire. In Islands and Britishness: A Global Perspective. Matthews, J. & Travers, D. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lewis S. (2011). The Manx. In Ethnic Groups of Europe. Cole J. Santa Barbara CA: ABC-Clio. 349.
  • Lewis, S. (2006). Manx literature in English: 20th-century satirical poetry. In Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. Koch, J. Santa Barbara, CA.: ABC-CLIO. 4.: 1256.
  • Lewis, S. (2006). Webs of Significance: Perceiving an Island through a Network of Images and Text. In Managing Island Life: Social, Economic and Political Dimensions of Formality and Informality in 'Island' Communities. Skinner, J. & Hills, M. Abertay, Dundee.: University of Abertay Press. 61-75.
  • Lewis, S. (2002). National Day: Achieving Collective Identity in the Isle of Man. In British Subjects: An Anthropology of the British Isles. Rapport, N. Oxford.: Berg. 49-66.

Doctoral Thesis

  • Lewis, S. (2004). Roots of / Routes to: Practice and Performance of Identity in the Isle of Man. University of St Andrews. PhD.

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • Lewis S. & Holland L. (2007). Local Alliance Toolkit.
  • Lewis, S., Charnock Greene, A. & Mukhopadhyay, S. (2006). Dundee Healthy Living Initiative: Research Report.
  • Lewis S., Pender A. & Sword E. (2004). Three R’s for the DHLI: Research, Response and Reflection and Their Importance in Joined-Up Working.

Report

  • McNeill, A., Bains, M., Bauld, L., Britton, J., Carro-Ripalda, S., Eadle, D., Heckler, S., Hornsby, R., Iringe-Koko, B., Lewis, S., McEwan, A. & Russell, A. (2012). Tackling Illicit Tobacco for Better Health: Final Evaluation Report. UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies.
  • Lewis, S., Russell, A., Matthijsse, M. & Masson, K. (2011). "Revealing alcohol narratives": a qualitative study of young people's relationships with alcohol in County Durham and Darlington.
  • Burges-Watson, D. L., Lewis, S. & Buckley, J. (2011). John's cheese sandwich: taking on PPI, with relish.
  • McNeill, A., Bauld, L., Britton, J., Carro-Ripalda, S., Eadle, D., Heckler, S., Hornsby, R., Iringe-Koko, B., Lewis, S., McEwen, A. & Russell, A. (2010). North of England Tackling Illicit Tobacco for Better Health, Interim Evaluation Report. UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies.
  • Lewis, S. & Holland, L. (2007). Local Alliance Toolkit. Fresh Smoke North East.
  • Lewis, S., Charnock Greene, A. & Mukhopadhyay, S. (2006). Dundee Healthy Living Initiative: Research report.

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