Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite

Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Birmingham Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Social Policy
Muirhead Tower
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite is a Birmingham Fellow in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology. Her research interests focus on poverty and inequality, charitable food provision, and austerity, with a particular focus on stigma.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Distinction), Higher Education Futures Institute, University of Birmingham (2020)
  • PhD Human Geography, Durham University (2012)
  • MA Social Research Methods (Social Policy), Durham University (2009)
  • BA Sociology, Durham University (2007)

Teaching

Kayleigh currently convenes the following modules:

  • Poverty, Wealth and Inequality (MA)

Postgraduate supervision

  • Helen Nethaway, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham
  • Kate Haddow, School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law, Teesside University

Other activities

  • Trustee of Independent Food Aid Network
  • Member of Social Policy Association
  • Member of Oxfam UK Poverty Policy Advisory Group
  • Member of Trussell Trust ‘State of Hunger’ Advisory Board
  • Member of Welfare at a (Social) Distance Advisory Board (PI Lisa Scullion)
  • Member of Food Vulnerability during COVID-19 (PI Hannah Lambie-Mumford)

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Garthwaite, K 2016, Hunger Pains: Life inside foodbank Britain. Bristol, Policy Press.

Article

Garthwaite, K & Bambra, C 2018, '‘It's like being in Tattooville’: An ethnographic study of territorial stigma and health in a post-industrial town in the North East of England', Health & Place, vol. 54, pp. 229-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.10.005

Geiger, BB, Garthwaite, K, Warren, J & Bambra, C 2017, 'Assessing work disability for social security benefits: international models for the direct assessment of work capacity', Disability and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1366556

Garthwaite, K 2017, '‘I feel I'm Giving Something Back to Society’: Constructing the ‘Active Citizen’ and Responsibilising Foodbank Use', Social Policy and Society, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 283-292. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746416000543

Garthwaite, K & Bambra, C 2017, '“How the other half live”: Lay perspectives on health inequalities in an age of austerity', Social Science & Medicine, vol. 187, pp. 268-275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.05.021

Garthwaite, K 2016, 'Stigma, shame and 'people like us': an ethnographic study of foodbank use in the UK', Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 277-289. https://doi.org/10.1332/175982716X14721954314922

Garthwaite, K 2015, 'Becoming incapacitated? Long-term sickness benefit recipients and the construction of stigma and identity narratives', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12168

Garthwaite, K, Smith, K, Bambra, C & Pearce, J 2015, 'Desperately seeking reductions in health inequalities: perspectives of UK researchers on past, present and future directions in health inequalities research', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 459-478. <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12374/epdf>

Garthwaite, K, Bambra, C & Collins, P 2015, 'Food for thought: An ethnographic study of negotiating ill health and food insecurity in a UK foodbank', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 132, pp. 38-44. <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027795361500163X>

Garthwaite, K 2015, '‘Keeping meself to meself’: How Social Networks Can Influence Narratives of Stigma and Identity for Long-term Sickness Benefits Recipients', Social Policy and Administration, pp. 199–212.

Garthwaite, K, Warren, J & Bambra, C 2014, 'After Atos Healthcare: is the Employment and Support Allowance fit for purpose and does the Work Capability Assessment have a future?', Disability & Society, pp. 1319-1323 .

Garthwaite, K 2014, 'Fear of the Brown Envelope: Exploring Welfare Reform with Long-Term Sickness Benefits Recipients', Social Policy and Administration, pp. 782–798. <http://dro.dur.ac.uk/13629/1/13629.pdf>

Review article

Cairns, J, Warren, J, Garthwaite, K, Greig, G & Bambra, C 2015, 'Go slow: an umbrella review of the effects of 20 mph zones and limits on health and health inequalities', Journal of Public Health, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 515-520. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdu067

Warren, J, Garthwaite, K & Bambra, C 2015, 'Help for heroes? Evaluating a case management programme for ex-service personnel in the United Kingdom', Perspectives in Public Health, vol. 135, no. 1, pp. 37-42. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913914555747

Footman, K, Garthwaite, K, Bambra, C & McKee, M 2014, 'Quality check: does it matter for quality how you organize and pay for health care? A review of the international evidence', International Journal of Health Services, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 479-505. https://doi.org/10.2190/HS.44.3.d

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Expertise

Kayleigh’s research interests focus on poverty and inequality, charitable food provision, foodbanks and austerity, with a particular focus on stigma.

Policy experience

Kayleigh has contributed written and oral evidence to a range of different government bodies, including a Select Committee into Benefit Sanctions, Select Committee on Benefit Delivery, and the APPG on Health in All Policies.