About us

Meet the team!

Dr. Ruth Evans (Principal Investigator), University of Reading @DrRuth_Evans

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Ruth’s research focuses on geographies of care and family relations, especially gendered life transitions, bereavement and inheritance. She has 13 years experience of leading research with children and families in Africa (Senegal, Ghana, Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda). She is an Editorial Board member for Gender, Place & Culture and Social & Cultural Geography.

Read more about Ruth’s research and publications:

www.reading.ac.uk/ges/aboutus/r-evans.asp

https://reading.academia.edu/RuthEvans

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ruth_Evans3

 

Dr. Jane Ribbens McCarthy (Co-Investigator), The Open University

Jane has extensive experience of leading research with children and families and writing groundbreaking publications in the fields of family sociology, youth studies and bereavement care and death studies. She is an Editorial Board member for the international peer-reviewed journal, Bereavement Care.

Read more about Jane’s research and publications:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jane_Mccarthy2

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Prof. Sophie Bowlby (Co-Investigator), University of Reading

Sophie Bowlby recently retired from the University of Reading where she is now an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow. Her research has focused on feminist analysis of the social and economic geography of urban areas in the UK, in particular, issues of access, mobility and the analysis of social relationships of informal care in time-space.

Read more about Sophie’s research and publications:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sophia_Bowlby

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Dr. Joséphine Wouango (Researcher), University of Reading

Josephine is a postdoctoral researcher who has considerable expertise in qualitative research with young people and professionals working in social protection, gender, education and children’s rights in francophone West Africa. From November 2012 to August 2013, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Laval University (Canada) and  worked with  the interdisciplinary Research Centre JEFAR on  the Quebec Youth Protection Act , in relation to parental educative practices and interculturality.

Read more about Josephine’s research and publications:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ges/about/staff/j-wouango.aspx

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Fatou Kébé (Researcher) LARTES-IFAN, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar

Fatou has worked as a researcher on a number of projects in the fields of poverty, education, health, migration and street children over recent years for the Laboratoire de Recherches sur les Transformations Economiques and Sociales, Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar.

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Advisory Group 

An Advisory Group of academics and professionals based in the UK and Senegal has been established to provide guidance throughout the project.

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