dr. Elaine Chase

As Associate Professor in Education, Health Promotion and International Development, my teaching and research engages with the sociological dimensions of health, wellbeing and rights of individuals and communities, particularly those most likely to experience marginalisation and exclusion. I am particularly interested in the interface between policy, practice, and context and have carried out many qualitative and mixed-method studies in the UK and internationally in a range of health, education, public care, and community settings.  Current and recent research focuses on the psychological and social aspects of living in poverty; the wellbeing outcomes of children, young people and families subject to immigration control; and on educational wellbeing in contexts of mass displacement. I teach on the MA Education and International Development and supervise a number of Doctoral students conducting research in related fields.