Heather Elliott


Heather Elliott

Core Researcher of Parenting Identities and Practices

Heather Elliott is the core researcher for Novella for the Parenting Identities and Practices project. Prior to joining the TCRU she worked at the Open University and at Manchester and Salford universities as well as undertaking consultancy work in the voluntary sector.

Her recent research and writing has considered how policy and cultural narratives of motherhood are interwoven with everyday mothering practices. Earlier work explored the role of primary health care in addressing social need; lay and professional knowledges and provision of care and how research evidence is used in policy-making. Her methodological work has focussed on qualitative methodologies which can consider the unsaid and unsayable and how researchers' experiences of fieldwork can be used as a resource for data analysis and attendant ethical issues.

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