I am a Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography, interested in the following areas:
- Ageing, older age and the life-course
- Non-representational theories and affect
- Difference and lived experience
- Ethnographic, creative and participatory methods
My ESRC funded research project involved working with non-representational theories to understand the lived experience of older people in the move towards creating 'age-friendly cities'. I am currently working on publications from this research alongside publications from the methods for change project.
Methods for Change sought to develop an online platform to showcase the value of social sciences methodologies to the wider world and demonstrate to industry the benefit that social sciences research can bring to their organisations.
I am also working with colleagues from Sociology on an ESRC N8 funded creative mapping project which is exploring the lived heritage of canal street, Manchester.
I work closely with colleagues at the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI), the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) and the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives. I am part of the Cities, Politics and Economies (CPE) research group and the Manchester Urban Ageing research group (MUARG). I co-convened the first ever MICRA PhD and early career conference in 2019 and have convened international, interdisciplinary and collaborative workshops on infrastructure, creative methods and ageing.
I contribute toward teaching udergraduate and postgraduate students in the Departent of Geography, and am developing and convening an UGT3 module based on my research called 'Life-Course Geographies: Social Transformation and Intergenerational Justice'.
Further information about my work can be found here: http://amycbarron.com/