Dr Dora Jandric

Dr Dora Jandric

Department of Social Work and Social Care
Research Fellow

Contact details

Department of Social Work and Social Care
Park House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Dora is a research fellow on the LOASCA (LGBTQ+ Older Adult Social Care Assessment) study. Her areas of research include ageing, gender and sexuality, queer temporalities, and futures studies. 


  • PhD in Sociology, University of Edinburgh
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MA in English Language and Literature, University of Zagreb
  • MA in Portuguese Language and Literature, University of Zagreb


Dora moved to Scotland to do her doctoral studies after finishing a joint Master of Arts programme at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she is originally from. She has worked at the University of Edinburgh as a tutor in sociology on  undergraduate programmes, and as a research associate on several projects. 


Research interests

Dora’s research interests focus on the intersection of sexuality and age in older LGBTQ+ people’s lived experiences. She is interested in qualitative methods of data collection, and has experience in conducting semi-structured joint interviews, written diaries, and structured interviews.

Current projects

LOASCA: Lgbtq+ Older Adult Social Care Assessment study

National Institute of Health Research, School for Social Care Research (£270,000) September 2021 – August 2023, Principal Investigator

This cross-sectional mixed-methods study employs a multiple site case study approach to improve understanding of: A) how social care workers engage with issues of SOGI when assessing older LGBTQ+ people with care and support needs and; B) how these service users experience and receive assessments. The study is informed by an advisory group which includes older LGBTQ+ people who use social care services, service providers, and representatives from professional regulators and support organisations including Safe Ageing No Discrimination, Birmingham LGBT, Opening Doors London and Social Care Institute for Excellence.

With Dr Jason Schaub (Principal Investigator), Dr Paul Willis (University of Bristol), Dr Stephen Hicks (University of Manchester) Professor Ben Thomas (Opening Doors London).


Recent publications


Jandric, D 2022, Scottish Same-Sex Families: Relational Negotiations and Belongings. in BJ Gilley & G Masullo (eds), Non-Binary Family Configurations: Intersections of Queerness and Homonormativity. 1 edn, Springer, Cham, pp. 81-92. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05367-2_7

Jandric, D 2022, Time, age, and sexuality: The construction of non-normative identities in later life. in E Rees (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sexuality and Culture . 1st edn, Routledge Companions to Gender, Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367822040-9

View all publications in research portal