School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Livesey House, LH310
Subject Areas: Sociology
Zachari’s areas of research and teaching interests include:
Zachari joined UCLan in September 2014. Previously she worked first as a Lecturer for the University of Hull and then for the last five years as a Research Fellow for the University of Strathclyde. She is undertaking her PhD at the University of Glasgow. She has undertaken funded research for the Scottish Government, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Home Office, the Teenage Pregnancy Unit, the British Academy and various charities and local authorities. In working as a Principle Investigator and in partnership with colleagues and organisations she has raised a total of nearly £400,000. In 2014, she was successfully submitted to the REF.
• Duncalf, Z. (2014) ‘Interviewing for Education and Social Science Research’ by Carolyn Mears (2009). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Book review. Oral History. Spring Edition. Pg 126 – 127.
• Goddard, J, Murray, S and Duncalf, Z. (2013) ‘Access to child care records: A comparative analysis of UK and Australian policy and practice.’ British Journal of Social Work. Vol. 43: 759 – 774.
• Duncalf, Z., Hill., L and McGhee, K. (2013) Still Caring? Supporting care leavers in Scotland. Policy Paper. Glasgow: CELCIS.
• Rice, G., Duncalf, Z and Wilson, L. (2012) ‘Changing the interior design of a children’s home to engender ownership and connectedness to the environment.’ Research Report. www.iriss.org.uk/resources/changing-interior-design-childrens-home-engender-ownership-and-connectedness-environment
Zachari's current research is on adult care leavers exploring identity, narrative and (auto)biography across the life course and future research will focus on the lifelong impacts of care, current issues facing young people in care and young care leavers, intersections of identity and how resilience comes from adversity. She is currently involved writing a number of papers in the area of her current study and previous research projects as well as developing a book proposal on the sociology of care.
Zachari is currently module lead for three of the six core modules in Sociology: