Members

Stephanie Bramley

Expertise/interest

  • Urban public health impact of gambling for vulnerable groups

Current projects:

Stephanie has a PhD in music psychology and gambling studies and is a Research Associate in the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s.  She is currently investigating the impact of gambling-related harm among recent migrant communities in the UK (Gambling-related harm among recent migrant communities in the UK: responses to a 21st century urban phenomenon).  She has previously investigated the impact of gambling-related harm for adults with care and support needs (Examining the nature of gambling-related harm for adults at risk).

Benjamin Hanckel 

Expertise/interest

  • Urban public health
  • Digital technologies
  • Youth
  • Sexuality and gender
  • Qualitative comparative analysis

Current projects:

Benjamin Hanckel is a Research Fellow at King’s College London, and holds a University Associate role at the University of Tasmania. At present he is working across two collaborative projects in the UK and Australasia – one examines school-based health interventions, and the other explores sexuality and gender diverse young people’s digital health practices.

Hebba Haddad

Expertise/interest

  • Urban public health

Current projects:

Hebba Haddad is a research associate in the Environmental Research Group within the  School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences at King’s. Broadly, she applies behavioural and social sciences to better understand the psychological and social dimensions of transport, health and the environment

Rebecca Lynch

Current projects:

Rebecca Lynch is a Research Fellow in the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences. With a background in medical anthropology, her work explores different constructions of the body, health and illness (including through interaction with the non-human), relationships between bodies and environments, and understandings of risk and the future. Her approach focuses particularly on values and the socio-material, and she is currently working on an ethnographic study of multimorbidity in London.

Jill Manthorpe

Expertise/interest

  • Social care
  • Workforce research
  • Older people and urbanisation

Sarah Milton

Expertise/interest

  • Urban public health
  • Ageing
  • Women’s health
  • Ethnography

Current projects:

I am currently working on an ethnography of the 6-8 week check of infants in GP practices. This is the qualitative arm of wider interdisciplinary, and multi-university research which is being developed to trial guidelines around the diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants.

I am also involved with developing interdisciplinary work to explore the experience of ageing in New Towns, exploring how planning has accounted for (or not) for ageing over time. My Ph.D research was an ethnography based in salsa classes in and around London, exploring the intersections of gender, later life and romantic relationships.

Kieran Mitton

Expertise/interest

  • Urban public health
  • Urban violence
  • Youth
  • Public health intervenions

Current projects:

My current research project explores drivers of – and responses to – urban violence, youth marginality, and the crime-conflict nexus. In particularly it evaluates the effectiveness of two contrasting responses to urban violence: public health interventions and securitised responses. The study is based on in-depth qualitative research, including extensive interviews with perpetrators,  affected communities and security and public health workers, in four cities:  Cape Town (South Africa), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Freetown (Sierra Leone) and London (UK). Research has been ongoing in each of these locations since 2016, including nine months of extended fieldwork in violence-affected communities completed in 2017-18 in Compexo da Maré (Rio), Manenberg and Hanover Park (Cape Town) and Freetown . The project links with local research partners, community organisations and security and health sector actors to provide a uniquely multi-disciplinary, comparative micro-level analysis of the various factors shaping urban and gang violence and the most effective policy responses. More information can be found here.

Caroline Norrie

Expertise/interest

      • Urban public health
      • Gambling-related harm
      • Vulnerable adults/migrants

Current projects:

Caroline Norrie is a Research Fellow in the health and social care workforce research unit (HSCWRU) in the Policy Institute, KCL.  Areas of interest include: gambling-related harm ( examples include the Examining the nature of gambling-related harm for adults at risk study, and The nature of gambling-related harms for adults at risk literature review); professional migration; older people and care homes.

Anthea Tinker 

Expertise/interest

      • Urban public health
      • Older people and housing/new towns/urbanisation

Current projects:

Professor Tinker is currently working on a project concerning older people in new towns, and Mobility, Mood and Place, a Lifelong Health and Wellbeing funded research project.

Oli Williams

Expertise/interest

      • Urban public health health inequalities
      • Equitable intervention
      • Obesity

Current projects:

I have used ethnographic research to analyse attempts to use area-based intervention to reduce health inequalities. My work engages with issues throughout the macro-meso-micro scale – ranging from policy analysis to a phenomenological analysis of weight-based stigma. See publication list here.