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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)

  • Professional Skills 1 (HS194)

  • Introduction to Research Methodologies (HS290)

  • Practice Interventions (HS394)

  • Life Span Development (HS653)

Publications

Journal articles (1)

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

Book chapters (3)

Bald, C., Carter, L., Ferstman, C., Fagan, A., Gilbert, G. and Wyllie, A., (2020). The Impact on Vulnerable Populations. Vulnerability: A Discussion. In: Covid-19, Law and Human Rights : Essex Dialogues. A Project of the School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Editors: Ferstman, C. and Fagan, A., . University of Essex. 147- 148. 978-1-5272-6632-2

Wyllie, A., (2020). The Human Rights of Older People during Covid-19: Social Wellbeing and Access to Care and Support for Older People in the United Kingdom. In: Covid-19, Law and Human Rights : Essex Dialogues. A Project of the School of Law and Human Rights Centre. Editors: Ferstman, C. and Fagan, A., . University of Essex. 197- 203. 978-1-5272-6632-2

Wyllie, A., (2020). Covid-19 and Social Work with Adults. In: Social Work and Covid-19: Relationship-based Practice in a Global Pandemic. Editors: Wyllie, A., . Critical Publishing. 237- 243

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