Professor Alastair Roy

Professor of Social ResearchSchool of Health, Social Work and Sport

I am Professor of Social Research and Co-Director of the Psychosocial Research Unit. Before becoming an academic I was youth and community worker and residential social worker. I describe myself as an inter-disciplinary scholar and I have a particular interest in research methodology. I have worked on innovations in mobile, visual, narrative and participatory methods. I have undertaken applied research in the fields of substance use, mental health, youth homelessness as well as in participatory and collaborative arts Current PhD students: George Dake - Male sex workers in Manchester: everyday life, lived experience and marginalization. Hannah Baarsden - Between health policy and care practice in the cancer patient pathway: a psychosocial study of patients’ biographical narratives. Lynda Shentall - Silenced voices: the experiences of women living with HIV who are subject to domestic violence. Craig Diver - investigation into the factors that influence and inform the support offered by adoption agencies to adoptive parents. Asta Binkauskaite - Landscapes of un/belonging: an empirical psychosocial study Of the Lithuanian experience of migration to London since 1991. (Second Supervisor).