Dr Patty Doran

Research Associate

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I am a Research Associate in the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group, affiliated with the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) and the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA). I currently work on the Ageing in Place project led by Tine Buffel. My research interests centre on health, inequalities, social support and the life course and using mixed methods to address complex research questions. 

Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, I graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in Māori Studies and Community & Family Studies in 2000. I then moved to Australia and worked for the Australian Government for several years before moving to Manchester. For several years I worked for Manchester City Council as a community-based project manager. While working for the Council I was supported by Macmillan Cancer Support to complete a MSc in Social Change. Following my MSc I was awarded a Research Impact Scholarship from the University of Manchester to complete a PhD in Social Change, I graduated in 2018. 

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