Dr Sandra Varey

Research Fellow, Senior Research Associate (Qualitative)

Research Overview

My research interests are interdisciplinary and include lifelong learning, literacies and ageing. My current research within the Centre for Ageing Research (C4AR) forms part of a collaboration led by Leeds University and including the University of Liverpool and an industrial partner, Smith-Nephew. The overall aim of this study is to develop a wound care technology for older people to support independence and gain improvements to their well-being. My previous research has focused on adult education within the context of the English Skills for Life policy, encompassing biographical research with learners and analysis of paperwork practices within the classroom. I am particularly interested in research ethics and in qualitative and participatory research methodologies which address participant voice.