Welcome to our new staff

Issued: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:19:00 BST

The School is pleased to welcome Stephanie Chambers who joins us a Lecturer in Sociology and Wellbeing. Stephanie received her PhD at the University of Reading, examining public opinions on the causes of obesity and support for policies to address it. Stephanie previously held an MRC/University of Glasgow Research Fellowship within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s Social Scientists in Health group, and the Complexity Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. She has expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research, research with children and young people, intervention design and evaluation, and systematic reviews.  Her research is focused on improving children’s health.

Stephanie worked previously at the University of Dundee where she held a Chief Scientist Office Postdoctoral Fellowship on school food education. Before that time she carried out an evaluation of the Childsmile oral health programme, working with families in high deprivation areas to understand the ways in which Childsmile could meet their families’ oral health needs. At the University of Reading, Stephanie worked as a researcher investigating sustainable and healthy food chains.

We will also be joined next month by Sean Vanatta as Lecturer in Global Inequalities. Sean’s research and teaching interests cover American political, economic, and financial history. His book manuscript, Plastic Capitalism: Credit Cards Making of Modern Consumer Finance (Yale University Press, forthcoming), examines the post-World War II transformation of the American banking industry, and with it, the rise of the nation’s debt-fueled consumer economy. He is also the co-author of the forthcoming The Bankers Thumb: The Institutional and Evolutionary History of Bank Supervision in the United States.

Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, Sean was a visiting assistant professor at New York University, where he taught courses in financial history and the history of economic thought. He has also been the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Hagley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business, Culture, and Society and the John E. Rovensky Fellowship in US Business and Economic History.


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