Dr Victoria Whitaker
The School of Nursing & Midwifery
C15, Barber House
387 Glossop Road
Sheffield S10 2HQ
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2073
I completed my PhD in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Penny Curtis and Dr Hannah Fairbrother. My thesis explored children’s, mothers’ and fathers’ experiences and understandings of fathers and fathering in everyday life. I am now employed as a qualitative research associate on the mixed-methods ‘Youth Drinking in Decline’ project. This project is a joint endeavour between the University’s Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth (CSCY) and the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group (SARG). It is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
I have a broad interest in the sociology of childhood and youth, the health and wellbeing of children and young people, youth culture and on intergenerational relationships. I am a qualitative researcher and employ creative, participatory methods to promote the active involvement of children and families in research.
My current role is primarily focused on exploring potential explanations for the decline in youth drinking and examining the changing role of alcohol within youth culture over time.
- Earley V, Fairbrother H & Curtis P (2018) Displaying good fathering through the construction of physical activity as intimate practice. Families, Relationships and Societies. View this article in WRRO