Professor Liz Walker

Professor Liz Walker

Professor of Health and Social Work Research

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychological Health, Wellbeing and Social Work

Summary

Professor Walker has an international research profile within the field of the sociology of health and gender and its applicability to social work.

Her expertise in the area of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa has been influential in the areas of social inequality and stigma. Her recent work focuses on the sociology of with chronic illness, specifically auto-immune conditions.

Professor Walker is Academic Lead of the Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR) and lead researcher for the Social and Psychological Aspects of Research into Long-term health Conditions (SPARC) group. She is Associate Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre and Chair of the Faculty of Health Sciences Ethics Committee.

Undergraduate

Social Research Methods

Social and Health Inequalities

Loss, Dying, Bereavement

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Fluctuation, invisibility, fatigue – the barriers to maintaining employment with systemic lupus erythematosus: results of an online survey

Walker, E., Price, E., & Booth, S. (2018). Fluctuation, invisibility, fatigue – the barriers to maintaining employment with systemic lupus erythematosus: results of an online survey. Lupus, 27(14), 2284-2291. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961203318808593

Feeling the benefit : fluctuating illness and the world of welfare

Price, E., Walker, L., & Booth, S. (2019). Feeling the benefit : fluctuating illness and the world of welfare. Disability and society, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2019.1680346

'It was like an animal in pain': Institutional thoughtlessness and bereavement in prison

Wilson, M., Johnston, H., & Walker, L. (in press). 'It was like an animal in pain': Institutional thoughtlessness and bereavement in prison. Criminology & criminal Justice,

Problematising the discourse of 'Post-AIDS'

Walker, L. (in press). Problematising the discourse of 'Post-AIDS'. Journal of Medical Humanities, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10912-017-9433-9

'There’s no pill to help you deal with the guilt and shame’: Contemporary experiences of HIV in the United Kingdom

Walker, L. (2019). 'There’s no pill to help you deal with the guilt and shame’: Contemporary experiences of HIV in the United Kingdom. Health, 23(1), 97-113. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459317739436

Research interests

Lived experience of Long Term Conditions

Palliative and end of life care

HIV/AIDS

Marginal masculinities

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Walker currently supervises in the fields of sociology of chronic illness and multimorbidity.