David Baruffati

Contact

d.baruffati.1@research.gla.ac.uk

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Research title

Getting Under the Skin: An urban ethnography exploring the links between deprivation and health within a working-class Glasgow community

Research summary

Research Topic

Getting Under the Skin': An ethnography exploring the links between deprivation and health within a working-class community in Glasgow

Research Interests

  • Health Inequalities
  • Class
  • Gender

Abstract

Glasgow's population suffers a number of unfavourable health outcomes, including ‘unexplained excess mortality’, whereby mortality rates remain significantly higher than the similar, post-industrial UK cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Belfast following statistical controls for deprivation (Walsh et al., 2016). It has been suggested that this excess may, in part, be attributable to the 'lived experience' of deprivation in Glasgow being more extreme and damaging to health, with such differences stemming from processes and mechanisms immeasurable by proxy quantitative measures (George, 2010; Walsh et al., 2016). This study thus seeks to undertake an in-depth, qualitative ethnography of a working-class community in Glasgow to further understanding of the processes by which the lived experience of deprivation ‘gets under the skin’ to contribute to poor health outcomes among this population.


Grants

Sponsor / Funder

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (3+1) (Urban Studies Pathway)


Teaching

2017-18

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant:
    • Introduction to Social Theory for Researchers [PGT SPS5036] (University of Glasgow)
  • Tutor:
    • Widening Participation Summer School [Sociology] (University of Glasgow)