Dr Lucy Pickering

  • Senior Lecturer (Sociology)
  • Lecturer (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)
  • Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing)

telephone: 01413305072
email: Lucy.Pickering@glasgow.ac.uk

College of Social Sciences, College of Social Sciences Admin, Adam Smith Building, 1008

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1240-4059

Biography

Lucy has been with the University since 2010. She received her BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University in 2001, and her MA in Anthropological Research from Manchester University in 2003. She completed her PhD on embodiment and American counterculture at Manchester University in 2007. Before joining Glasgow University, she worked on a range of collaborative projects around drug use and recovery at Liverpool John Moores University and Oxford Brookes University. Throughout this and subsequent work on substance use and recovery, including drug use at festivals and New Psychoactive Substance use, Lucy has published widely on drug use and recovery, including The Everyday Lives of Recovering Heroin Users (2012), co-authored with Joanne Neale and Sarah Nettleton.

 

Her current work focuses on dirt, waste and pollution, while maintaining a focus on bodies, embodiment and identity. She is currently leading on the ethnographic work package of an MRC GCRF-funded study into water and sanitation in rural Uganda, and has recently edited Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt (2019) with Phillippa Wiseman and Sarah Armstrong. She has published on defecation (Pickering 2010, Pickering et al 2013), menstruation (Moffatt and Pickering 2019) in addition to her current work on sanitation.

 

She maintains an interest in research ethics, particularly the ethics of ethnographic research and research with people who use drugs.

Research interests

Lucy’s main teaching and research interest lies in bodies and embodiment, with a particular focus on dirt and substance use.

Her current work focuses on using anthropology to better understand schistosomiasis transmission in Uganda, with particular attention to the role and meanings of sanitation and water in preventing and facilitating transmission.

In addition, she has recently published Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt (2019), co-edited with Phillippa Wiseman and Sarah Armstrong.

Lucy also has an interest in ethnographic methods and research ethics. In this role, she was ethics lead for the Association of Social Anthropologists (2012-2016), and has published on the has ethics of representation and on paternalism in research ethics.

 

Research Areas

  • Bodies, embodiment and identity
  • Dirt, sanitation and pollution
  • Substance use and recovery
  • Counterculture
  • Ethnographic methods and anthropological research ethics

I welcome applications for doctoral supervision in any of these areas.

Publications

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Number of items: 30.

2020

Trienekens, S. C.M., Faust, C. L. , Meginnis, K. , Pickering, L. , Ericsson, O., Nankasi, A., Moses, A., Tukahebwa, E. M. and Lamberton, P. H.L. (2020) Impacts of host gender on Schistosoma mansoni risk in rural Uganda—a mixed-methods approach. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 14(5), e0008266. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008266) (PMID:32401770) (PMCID:PMC7219705)

2019

Pickering, L. and Greenwood, S. (2019) New for who?: Novelty and continuity in drug-related practices of people who use new psychoactive substances. Contemporary Drug Problems, 46(4), pp. 323-344. (doi: 10.1177/0091450919885664)

Pickering, L. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt [Guest Editors]. Sociological Review, 67(4),

Pickering, L. (2019) Bourgois’ 1995 classic In Search of Respect: a tale of three readings. Addiction, 114(7), pp. 1309-1312. (doi: 10.1111/add.14513)

Pickering, L. and Moffat, N. (2019) ‘Out of Order’: the double burden of menstrual etiquette and the subtle exclusion of women from public space in Scotland. Sociological Review, 67(4), pp. 766-787. (doi: 10.1177/0038026119854253)

Pickering, L. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Dirty scholarship and dirty lives: explorations in bodies and belonging. Sociological Review, 67(4), pp. 746-765. (doi: 10.1177/0038026119854244)

2018

Pickering, L. (2018) Paternalism and the ethics of researching with drug users. In: Iphofen, R. and Tolich, M. (eds.) Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Ethics. Sage. (In Press)

Pickering, L. (2018) Time-rich: 1960s counterculture and time as affluence in a dropout community in Hawai‘i. Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 8(3), pp. 625-639. (doi: 10.1086/701025)

2017

Kara, H. and Pickering, L. (2017) New directions in qualitative research ethics. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(3), pp. 239-241. (doi: 10.1080/13645579.2017.1287869)

Pickering, L. and Kara, H. (2017) Presenting and representing others: towards an ethics of engagement. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(3), pp. 299-309. (doi: 10.1080/13645579.2017.1287875)

2016

McLeod, K., Pickering, L. , Gannon, M., Greenwood, S. , Liddell, D., Smith, A., Johnstone, L. and Burton, G. (2016) Understanding the patterns of use, motives, and harms of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Pickering, L. (2016) “Waiting for Chronic”: Time, cannabis and counterculture in Hawai‘i. Time and Society, 25(3), pp. 450-470. (doi: 10.1177/0961463X16631770)

2014

Pickering, L. (2014) Drinking Smoke: The Tobacco Syndemic in Oceania by Mac Marshall Honolulu, Hawai‘i, University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013, 292pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-8248-3685-6. Addiction, 109(12), pp. 2137-2138. (doi: 10.1111/add.12724)[Book Review]

Pickering, L. (2014) Review of: Rosita Henry, 'Performing Place, Practising Memories: Aboriginal Australians, Hippies and the State'. Qualitative Research, 14(3), pp. 391-392. (doi: 10.1177/1468794113518879)[Book Review]

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2014) Gender sameness and difference in recovery from heroin dependence: a qualitative exploration. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(1), pp. 3-12. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.08.002)

2013

Nettleton, S., Neale, J. and Pickering, L. (2013) "I just want to be normal": an analysis of discourses of normality among recovering heroin users. Health, 17(2), pp. 174-190. (doi: 10.1177/1363459312451182)

Pickering, L. , Neale, J. and Nettleton, S. (2013) Recovering a fecal habitus: analyzing heroin users’ toilet talk. Medical Anthropology, 32(2), pp. 95-108. (doi: 10.1080/01459740.2012.694929)

2012

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2012) Heroin users’ views and experiences of physical activity, sport and exercise. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23(2), pp. 120-127. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.06.004)

Neale, J., Nettleton, S., Pickering, L. and Fischer, J. (2012) Eating patterns amongst heroin users: a qualitative study with implications for nutritional interventions. Addiction, 107(3), pp. 635-641. (doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03660.x)

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2012) The Everyday Lives of Recovering Heroin Users. Royal Society for the Arts: London.

2011

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2011) What is the role of harm reduction when drug users say they want abstinence? International Journal of Drug Policy, 22(3), pp. 189-193. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2010.09.007)

Nettleton, S., Neale, J. and Pickering, L. (2011) Techniques and transitions: a sociological analysis of sleeping practices amongst recovering heroin users. Social Science and Medicine, 72(8), pp. 1367-1373. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.02.040)

Nettleton, S., Neale, J. and Pickering, L. (2011) "I don’t think there’s much of a rational mind in a drug addict when they are in the thick of it": towards an embodied analysis of recovering heroin users. Sociology of Health and Illness, 33(3), pp. 341-355. (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2010.01278.x)

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2011) Recovery from problem drug use: what can we learn from the sociologist Erving Goffman? Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 18(1), pp. 3-9. (doi: 10.3109/09687631003705546)

2010

Pickering, L. (2010) Toilets, bodies, selves: enacting composting as counterculture in Hawai'i. Body and Society, 16(4), pp. 33-55. (doi: 10.1177/1357034X10383882)

Jones, L., Pickering, L. , Sumnall, H. and McVeigh, J. (2010) Optimal provision of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users: a systematic review. International Journal of Drug Policy, 21(5), pp. 335-342.

Pickering, L. (2010) Past imperfect: displacing Hawaiians as hosts in a 'drop out' community in Hawai'i. In: Trundle, C. and Bonisch-Brednich, B. (eds.) Local Lives: Migration and the Micropolitics of Place. Series: Studies in Migration and Diaspora. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 49-63. ISBN 9781409401032

Roe, B., Beynon, C., Pickering, L. and Duffy, P. (2010) Experiences of drug use and ageing, quality of life and relationship and service implications. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(9), pp. 1968-1979. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05378.x)

2009

Beynon, C.M., Roe, B., Duffy, P. and Pickering, L. (2009) Self-reported health status, and health service contact, of illicit drug users aged 50 and over: a qualitative interview study in Merseyside, United Kingdom. BMC Geriatrics, 9(45), (doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-9-45)

Pickering, L. (2009) Dancing my true dance: reflections on learning to express myself through ecstatic dance in Hawai'i. Anthropology Matters, 11(1),

This list was generated on Wed Nov 25 15:58:12 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 30.

Articles

Trienekens, S. C.M., Faust, C. L. , Meginnis, K. , Pickering, L. , Ericsson, O., Nankasi, A., Moses, A., Tukahebwa, E. M. and Lamberton, P. H.L. (2020) Impacts of host gender on Schistosoma mansoni risk in rural Uganda—a mixed-methods approach. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 14(5), e0008266. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008266) (PMID:32401770) (PMCID:PMC7219705)

Pickering, L. and Greenwood, S. (2019) New for who?: Novelty and continuity in drug-related practices of people who use new psychoactive substances. Contemporary Drug Problems, 46(4), pp. 323-344. (doi: 10.1177/0091450919885664)

Pickering, L. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt [Guest Editors]. Sociological Review, 67(4),

Pickering, L. (2019) Bourgois’ 1995 classic In Search of Respect: a tale of three readings. Addiction, 114(7), pp. 1309-1312. (doi: 10.1111/add.14513)

Pickering, L. and Moffat, N. (2019) ‘Out of Order’: the double burden of menstrual etiquette and the subtle exclusion of women from public space in Scotland. Sociological Review, 67(4), pp. 766-787. (doi: 10.1177/0038026119854253)

Pickering, L. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Dirty scholarship and dirty lives: explorations in bodies and belonging. Sociological Review, 67(4), pp. 746-765. (doi: 10.1177/0038026119854244)

Pickering, L. (2018) Time-rich: 1960s counterculture and time as affluence in a dropout community in Hawai‘i. Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 8(3), pp. 625-639. (doi: 10.1086/701025)

Kara, H. and Pickering, L. (2017) New directions in qualitative research ethics. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(3), pp. 239-241. (doi: 10.1080/13645579.2017.1287869)

Pickering, L. and Kara, H. (2017) Presenting and representing others: towards an ethics of engagement. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(3), pp. 299-309. (doi: 10.1080/13645579.2017.1287875)

Pickering, L. (2016) “Waiting for Chronic”: Time, cannabis and counterculture in Hawai‘i. Time and Society, 25(3), pp. 450-470. (doi: 10.1177/0961463X16631770)

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2014) Gender sameness and difference in recovery from heroin dependence: a qualitative exploration. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(1), pp. 3-12. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.08.002)

Nettleton, S., Neale, J. and Pickering, L. (2013) "I just want to be normal": an analysis of discourses of normality among recovering heroin users. Health, 17(2), pp. 174-190. (doi: 10.1177/1363459312451182)

Pickering, L. , Neale, J. and Nettleton, S. (2013) Recovering a fecal habitus: analyzing heroin users’ toilet talk. Medical Anthropology, 32(2), pp. 95-108. (doi: 10.1080/01459740.2012.694929)

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2012) Heroin users’ views and experiences of physical activity, sport and exercise. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23(2), pp. 120-127. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.06.004)

Neale, J., Nettleton, S., Pickering, L. and Fischer, J. (2012) Eating patterns amongst heroin users: a qualitative study with implications for nutritional interventions. Addiction, 107(3), pp. 635-641. (doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03660.x)

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2011) What is the role of harm reduction when drug users say they want abstinence? International Journal of Drug Policy, 22(3), pp. 189-193. (doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2010.09.007)

Nettleton, S., Neale, J. and Pickering, L. (2011) Techniques and transitions: a sociological analysis of sleeping practices amongst recovering heroin users. Social Science and Medicine, 72(8), pp. 1367-1373. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.02.040)

Nettleton, S., Neale, J. and Pickering, L. (2011) "I don’t think there’s much of a rational mind in a drug addict when they are in the thick of it": towards an embodied analysis of recovering heroin users. Sociology of Health and Illness, 33(3), pp. 341-355. (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2010.01278.x)

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2011) Recovery from problem drug use: what can we learn from the sociologist Erving Goffman? Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 18(1), pp. 3-9. (doi: 10.3109/09687631003705546)

Pickering, L. (2010) Toilets, bodies, selves: enacting composting as counterculture in Hawai'i. Body and Society, 16(4), pp. 33-55. (doi: 10.1177/1357034X10383882)

Jones, L., Pickering, L. , Sumnall, H. and McVeigh, J. (2010) Optimal provision of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users: a systematic review. International Journal of Drug Policy, 21(5), pp. 335-342.

Roe, B., Beynon, C., Pickering, L. and Duffy, P. (2010) Experiences of drug use and ageing, quality of life and relationship and service implications. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(9), pp. 1968-1979. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05378.x)

Beynon, C.M., Roe, B., Duffy, P. and Pickering, L. (2009) Self-reported health status, and health service contact, of illicit drug users aged 50 and over: a qualitative interview study in Merseyside, United Kingdom. BMC Geriatrics, 9(45), (doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-9-45)

Pickering, L. (2009) Dancing my true dance: reflections on learning to express myself through ecstatic dance in Hawai'i. Anthropology Matters, 11(1),

Books

Neale, J., Nettleton, S. and Pickering, L. (2012) The Everyday Lives of Recovering Heroin Users. Royal Society for the Arts: London.

Book Sections

Pickering, L. (2018) Paternalism and the ethics of researching with drug users. In: Iphofen, R. and Tolich, M. (eds.) Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Ethics. Sage. (In Press)

Pickering, L. (2010) Past imperfect: displacing Hawaiians as hosts in a 'drop out' community in Hawai'i. In: Trundle, C. and Bonisch-Brednich, B. (eds.) Local Lives: Migration and the Micropolitics of Place. Series: Studies in Migration and Diaspora. Ashgate: Farnham, pp. 49-63. ISBN 9781409401032

Book Reviews

Pickering, L. (2014) Drinking Smoke: The Tobacco Syndemic in Oceania by Mac Marshall Honolulu, Hawai‘i, University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013, 292pp. ISBN-13: 978-0-8248-3685-6. Addiction, 109(12), pp. 2137-2138. (doi: 10.1111/add.12724)[Book Review]

Pickering, L. (2014) Review of: Rosita Henry, 'Performing Place, Practising Memories: Aboriginal Australians, Hippies and the State'. Qualitative Research, 14(3), pp. 391-392. (doi: 10.1177/1468794113518879)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

McLeod, K., Pickering, L. , Gannon, M., Greenwood, S. , Liddell, D., Smith, A., Johnstone, L. and Burton, G. (2016) Understanding the patterns of use, motives, and harms of New Psychoactive Substances in Scotland. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

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Grants

Lucy is currently Co-I on the MRC-funded GCRF grant, Cultural, social and economic influences on ongoing Schistosomiasis mansoni transmission, despite a decade of mass treatment, and the potential for change. This work is focused on using ethnographic methods to understand how people in rural Uganda, located on the shore of Lake Victoria, interact with and understand water and sanitation with a view to identifying 'best fit' interventions to reduce open defecation and water contact. 

Supervision

Lucy welcome applications from students in the following areas:

  • Bodies, embodiment and identity
  • Dirt, sanitation and pollution
  • Substance use and recovery
  • Counterculture
  • Ethnographic and qualitative research ethics

 

Current research students

Andrew Burns - ethnography of homeless journeys in Glasgow

April Shaw - older women's experiences of drug use and recovery in Scotland

Joe Brown - ethnography of what recovery means to heroin users in rural Scotland

Martin Anderson - ethnographic and social network analysis study of recovery identity in a therapeutic community in Scotland

Natalie Moffat - multi-sited ethnography of the social life of disposable menstrual products

Rhi Humphrey - the meanings of activism to trans and intersex activists in the UK, Malta and Australia

 

  • Anderson, Martin
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  • Brown, Joe
    What meaning does recovery have for heroin users in rural Scotland? An ethnographic study
  • Burns, Andrew
    Journeys Through Homelessness: An investigation into the lived experience of homelessness through the journeys people make
  • Shaw, April
    Older Female Drug Users – Negotiating Identities through Drug Use, Treatment, Recovery and Beyond
  • Trienekens, Suzan
    Understanding Schistosoma mansoni reinfection in school-aged children in rural Uganda: Who is infecting whom, where and how?

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Drugs and Culture (Honours)
  • Global Health, Local Healing (Honours)

Postgraduate

  • Health and Culture 

Drugs and Culture (Honours)

Global Health, Local Healing (Honours)

 

Postgraduate

Medical Anthropology  

Drugs and Culture (Honours)

Global Health, Local Healing (Honours)

 

Postgraduate

Medical Anthropology  

Research datasets

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2020

Trienekens, S. , Faust, C. , Meginnis, K., Pickering, L. , Ericsson, O., Nankasi, A., Moses, A., Tukahebwa, E. and Lamberton, P. (2020) Impacts of host gender on Schistosoma mansoni risk in rural Uganda—A mixed methods approach. [Data Collection]

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