Dr Lucy Pickering
- Lecturer (Sociology)
- Lecturer (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)
- Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing)
I joined the university in 2010. I received my BA from Cambridge University (2001) and my MA (2003) and PhD (2007) from Manchester University. Prior to joining Glasgow University, I worked on a range of collaborative projects around the issue of problematic drug use, specifically the health needs of older drug users, the effectiveness of needle exchanges and, more recently, recovery from heroin use.
My main teaching and research interests are in the area of drug use and ‘misuse’, addiction and recovery and embodiment, diet and identity, and ideas about dirt. My regional area of interest is Hawai‘i and the United Kingdom.
- Drugs, drug use and recovery
- Embodiment and identity
- Counterculture and alternative identities
Current research students
Title: lived experience of physical and financial insecurity in post-Hurricane Katrina, post-BP oil spill Plaquemines Parish Louisiana
Title: How do Asylum Seekers access healthcare and keep themselves ‘well’ in Scotland?
Title: Performing Violent Identities: challenging the script of victims and perpetrators of violence
Title: Disabled young people's embodied experience of citizenship in everyday life
- Sociology and Anthropology 1A
- Drugs and Culture (Honours)
- Global Health, Local Healing (Honours)
- Medical Anthropology