People

Dr Aaron Wyllie

Lecturer
School of Health and Social Care
Dr Aaron Wyllie

Profile

Biography

My research focuses on critical approaches to the policy discourse of ageing, using participatory methods for giving voice to diverse experiences of later life. My doctoral research focused on understanding the role that space and place have in shaping older adults' experiences of belonging and social exclusion, and the way in which place relationships can either mediate or exacerbate the impact of material inequality. I have also undertaken several evaluation projects with public sector organisations, with expertise in the use of small area demographic analysis to understand service utilisation and inform service planning and resource allocation decisions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) Monash University,

  • Bachelor of Arts Monash University,

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Monash University,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Centre for Social Work and Social Justice, University of Essex (1/8/2018 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Lifespan Development (HS193)

  • Introduction to Research Methodologies (HS290)

  • Practice Interventions (HS394)

Publications

Journal articles (2)

Wyllie, A. and Saunders, B., From Challenges to Opportunities: Practical Strategies to Support Domestic and International Students’ Learning in Social Work. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. 21 (2)

Wyllie, A. and Saunders, BJ., (2018). ‘Everyone has an agenda’: Professionals’ understanding and negotiation of risk within the Guardianship system of Victoria, Australia. Health and Social Care in the Community. 26 (4), 581-589

Grants and funding

2020

NIHR CRN Eastern Social Care Research Readiness Project

National Institute for Health Research

NIHR CRN Eastern Social Care Research Readiness Project

National Institute for Health Research

NIHR CRN Eastern Social Care Research Readiness Project

National Institute for Health Research

Contact

a.wyllie@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1702 328511

Location:

GB2.62, Southend Campus