Camille Allard

Camille Allard

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
Health Economics Unit
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Camille’s research interests include unpaid care, care ethics, the sociology of work and organisations, as well as employees’ experiences and wellbeing.

Camille is a research fellow for the Wellcome Trust funded- Wellbeing Investments in Schools and Employers (WISE) research project led by Professor Hareth Al-Janabi.

She is also completing her PhD on employers’ support for working carers- employees who combine work alongside their care responsibilities- at the University of Sheffield, as part of the multidisciplinary ESRC- funded Sustainable Care research programme.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2021
  • MPhil in Political Philosophy and Ethics, 2017, Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) France
  • BA in Philosophy 2015, Universite Rennes 1, France

Biography

Camille developed an interest in care during her MPhil in 2017. She began her PhD in 2018 at the University of Sheffield. She taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules from 2019 to 2021. Her teaching encompassed a broad range of topics including research methods, classical sociological theories, sociology of everyday life, work and employment in the 21st century, organizational behaviour, as well as psycho-social determinants of health.

Teaching

Previous Teaching:

  • The Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Introduction to Classical Sociological Thought
  • Doing Social Research
  • Work and employment in the 21st Century
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to the Psycho-social determinants of health

Research

Camille currently works on the Wellcome Trust funded Wellbeing Investments in Schools and Employers (WISE) study led by Professor Hareth Al-Janabi. The WISE programme of work seeks to establish how schools and workplaces invest resources in mental wellbeing. This includes how money, time, and space are allocated to wellbeing interventions, staffing, culture, and infrastructure.

This project will:

(i) Establish the diversity of attitudes to mental health promotion (MHP) in schools and workplaces;

(ii) Explain how investment decisions in schools and workplaces are made in practice;

(iii) Identify the way in which evidence is used and needed in schools and workplaces to support investment decisions.        

The study will generate models of decision-making processes, establish how schools and workplaces can be best supported to make equitable and efficient decisions, and develop new research methods for studying investment decisions in organisations.

Research groups and centres

The Sustainable Care Programme

Other activities

Previous posts:

  • Research Assistant, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), University of Sheffield, and the International Alliance of Carers Organization, (2020-2021)
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociological Studies, Management School and Medical School, University of Sheffield (2019-2021)

Publications

Allard, C. (2021) Book review: Labour of Love, the crisis of care, by Madeleine Bunting. International Journal of Care and Caring, 5(2), p 381-382. 

Spann, A., Vicente, J., Allard, C., Hawley, M., Spreeuwenberg, M., and Witte, L. (2020). Challenges of combining work and unpaid care, and solutions: A scoping review. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28(3), 699-715. 

Allard, C. (2020) Working carers in the Ministry of Justice: Summary of research findings, CIRCLE, University of Sheffield. Available at: Sustainable Care programme publications (shef.ac.uk)

Allard, C. (2020) Book review:  Birth and death: experience, ethics, politics, by Kath Woodward and Sophie Woodward. Mortality (Abingdon, England), 26(1), 1-2.

Hamblin, K., Cook. M., Yeandle, S., Allard, C. & Spann, A. (2018) Supporting carers to work and care. Available at: Sustainable Care programme publications (shef.ac.uk)

Blogpost: ‘Care leave: taking the time to care?’ (February 2019). Available at: Care Leave- taking the time to care? Camille Allard (shef.ac.uk)

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