Obert Tawodzera

Department of Sociological Studies

PhD student


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Obert Tawodzera
Department of Sociological Studies
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

Prior to coming to Joining the Department of Sociological Studies in 2018, I obtained a Masters of Research in Social Policy degree awarded with distinction and a BA Honours in Social Policy 1st class from the University of York. I worked briefly as a research executive before resuming my PhD.

  • BA (Hons) Social Policy 1st class The University of York;
  • Mres Social Policy Distinction, The University of York.
Research interests

Thesis title: Transnational Care in the Digital Age: Negotiating long distance aged care relationships between UK based Zimbabwean migrant care workers and their overseas family members

Research group


Teaching activities

I currently teach on the following modules:

  • Level 1 Social Divisions;
  • Level 2 Race, Immigration and Multiculturalism.
Professional activities and memberships


  • Jonathan Bradshaw Postgraduate Scholarship, 2017 University of Sheffield Faculty of Social Science, Doctoral Academy Award Scholarship, 2018


  • Ageing Migrants in the UK and new technologies; implications for sustainable care and wellbeing; Transforming Care Conference, 24-26 June 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark;
  • Transforming Care? Ageing migrants’ experiences and perceptions of new technologies for long distance care – IMISCOE 26-28 June 2019, Malmo, Sweden
  • Care and wellbeing: the experiences of migrants ageing at home in diverse places – Social Policy Association Annual Conference 8th -10th July 2019 Durham, UK (co-presented with Professor Kilkey);
  • Transnational Connectedness; Ageing migrants’ physical and virtual connectedness to family and place- European Sociological Association Conference September, 2019 Manchester, UK.

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