Dr Obert Tawodzera

Dr Obert Tawodzera

Department of Social Work and Social Care
Research Fellow
IMPACT Project Officer

Contact details

Dept of Social Work and Social Care
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK
B15 2TT

Obert Tawodzera is a research fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Care, where he is working as the project officer for IMPACT (Improving adult Care Together) which aims to increase the use of high-quality research evidence to improve and support innovation within the adult social care.

He completed his PhD which focused on how Zimbabwean migrant care workers in the UK negotiate long distanced aged care relationships with their overseas family members. Obert’s research interest includes migrant transnational care arrangements, new technologies in adult social care, political economy of migration and migrant labour market integration and the use of evidence in adult social care.


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD in Sociology 2021, The University of Sheffield

MRes Social Policy 2018, The University of York

BA honours Social Policy 2016, The University of York


Research interests

  • The role of new technologies in Adult Social Care
  • Transnational families and transitional care
  • Migrant labour market integration
  • Implementing research evidence in social care


Ryan, L, Kilkey, M, Lőrinc, M, Tawodzera, O. (2021) Analysing migrants' ageing in place as embodied practices of embedding through time: ‘Kilburn is not Kilburn any more’. Population, Space and Place. 27:e2420. 

Lőrinc M, Kilkey M, Ryan L, Tawodzera O. (2021) "You still want to go lots of places": Exploring walking interviews in research with older migrants. Gerontologist.