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About Claire Markham

I am a research fellow at the University of Lincoln, in the School of Health and Social Care.  I am currently working on a three-site project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, Collaborative Award in Humanities and Social Sciences.  The project is exploring ethical issues in self-funded care for older people. My first degree is in Criminology and I have an MA in Globalising Justice from the University of Lincoln. My PhD, in Social Policy, explored multiple representations and experiences surrounding the village pub.  On completion of my PhD, I have worked on a number of different research projects focusing on community concerns and community well-being.  I have gained valuable experience in conducting community based research using qualitative and participatory methods. Findings from my PhD have been published in book chapters and through paper presentations at national conferences.  I am passionate about involving community groups in my research to ensure that their views and experiences are represented and to inform the research. My main research interests focus on individual and community well-being, community development, and the sustainability of rural communities.

Subject Specialism

Rural pubs, rural communities, grounded theory


  • PhD in Social Policy — 2015
  • MA in Globalising Justice — 2008
  • BA (Hons) in Criminology — 2006

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Research Interests

  • Alcohol Studies

  • Community Issues

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Rurality

  • Social Policy

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Higher Education Academy — Associate Fellow
  • British Sociological Association (BSA) — Member
  • BSA Alcohol Study Group — Co-Convenor
  • Drinking Studies Network — Member
  • Drinking Studies Network - Drinking Places Research Cluster — Co-cordinator