Wendy Martin

Wendy Martin

Senior Sister, Emergency Nurse Practitioner Clinic, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, London, UK


I am a Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University London. My background is in nursing and I completed my PhD in Sociology entitled Embodying active ageing: health, bodies and emotions in later life at the University of Warwick. I am currently co-investigator on three funded research projects and Principal Investigator on the research project ‘Photographing Everyday Life: Ageing, Lived Experiences, Time and Space’ (ESRC First Grants scheme). This project brings together my interests in visual research, embodiment, and everyday life.

I am co-convenor of the British Sociological Association (BSA) Ageing, Body and Society study group with Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent) that has an active and lively series of symposia and one day annual conferences that includes international speakers. I am an active member of the Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies (BIAS) and the Centre for Biomedicine and Society (CBAS) at Brunel University London.

I am programme leader for the MSc Health Promotion and Public Health and my teaching involves the social context of health promotion and public health, qualitative research methods and the sociology of health and illness.


Research Interest

My key methodological approach is qualitative, participatory and involves the development and use of visual research methods.



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