Elaine Chase joined the Department as a Research Officer in August 2010 from the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research focuses on the sociological dimensions of wellbeing, health and rights of individuals and communities, particularly those most likely to experience disadvantage and marginalisation. Elaine is particularly interested in the interface between policy, practice and context and has carried out many qualitative and mixed-method studies, in the UK and internationally, in a range of health, education, public care and community settings. This has included research with young parents; young people in and leaving public care; UK and international assessments of young people’s access to sexual and reproductive information, education and services (including Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa); young people and families affected by HIV/AIDS; families and young people living in poverty; and children and young people seeking asylum alone in the UK.
Current research projects include an ESRC/DFID -funded project: Shame, Poverty and Social Exclusion and the Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programmes: A Comparative Study in Seven Countries; an ESRC-funded Knowledge Exchange Project: Helping to shape global conversations on poverty up to and beyond 2015; Young people’s experience of poverty and use of space - a participatory research project; In Protracted Limbo -a study of the longer term wellbeing and livelihood outcomes of former independent migrant children as they become young adults in Europe; and All Rights Reserved? Constraints and Contradictions of European Citizenship (an international collaborative study funded by the European Commission) -with a particular focus on the de facto social rights of European citizens residing in the UK.
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