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.
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).