Camille Allard

Department of Sociological Studies

PhD student

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Camille Allard
Department of Sociological Studies
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

I joined the Department of Sociological Studies in 2018. My background is in Philosophy and I have a strong interest about care, which was the topic of my Master dissertation, which focussed on care ethics.

  • BA Philosophy;
  • MA Philosophy and Ethics.
Research interests

Thesis title: To care and to work: The role of Carer leave in the UK.   

My PhD is part of the Sustainable Care research programme and is about working carers in the UK. Working carers are people who combine unpaid care for their elderly, disabled, or long-term ill relatives with their paid work. My thesis examines how working carers can be better supported by their employers with the voluntary introduction of paid care leave. As such, it discusses employment practices and protections for working carers and what type of challenges working carers may face to access care leave.

Teaching activities

I taught the following modules:

  • Introduction to classical sociological thought ( Durkheim, Weber, Marx and Du Bois);
  • The Sociological Imagination ( Mills and Goffman);
  • Organizational Behaviour;
  • Work and Employment in the Twenty-First Century.