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I am a PhD Researcher in the Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work pathway. My PhD is funded by the ESRC via the NINE DTP scholarship. My research is exploring systems of supply and cultures of demand of image-enhancement drugs in offline and online contexts via offline and online ethnographic research.
I have a strong background and reputable track record in research. I possess 9 years of experience as an inter-disciplinary social researcher in academia - working across the disciplines of Anthropology, Criminology, Public Health, Sociology and Social Policy - and the third-sector.
I have worked as lead researcher on a diverse range of internally and externally funded research projects including the European Commission, the National Lottery Community Fund, the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), and the Clinical Research Network (CRN). I have led, managed, and worked on several research projects, simultaneously.
I hold a BSc (Hons) in Sociology with Psychology from Teesside University, an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester and a PGCert in Research Training from Newcastle University.
I am also a peer-reviewer for several academic journals.
Summary of Research Interests
Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs
Online Research Methods
Master, Social Anthropology, University of Manchester
Award Date: 27 Jun 2016
Bachelor, Sociology with Psychology, Teesside University
Award Date: 18 Sep 2013
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An exploration and development of a cohort study of babies born within Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland: The Lockdown Babies Study
1/04/21 → 30/09/22
Exploring and developing a longitudinal cohort study of babies born within Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland: The Lockdown Babies Study: SUMMARYDiba, P., Divers, A., Scott, R., Crow, R., Johnson, C., Chatzimladi, E. & Newbury-Birch, D., 1 Jul 2022, 3 p.
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Exploring and developing a longitudinal cohort study of babies born within Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland: The Lockdown Babies Study: Executive summaryDiba, P., Divers, A., Scott, R., Crow, R., Johnson, C., Chatzimladi, E. & Newbury-Birch, D., 1 Jul 2022, 37 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportFile25 Downloads (Pure)
What is in a Meter? A Qualitative Exploration into the Implementation of Electricity Metering Across Mumbai Communities Using Normalisation Process TheoryWaller, G., Crosbie, T., Newbury-Birch, D., Bandyopadhyay, S., Abi Ghanem, D., Jana, A., Pillai, G., Krishna Priya, G. S., Sarkar, A., Thomas, N., Diba, P. & Divers, A., 11 Oct 2022, In: Global Implementation Research and Applications . 2, p. 361-370 10 p.
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A co-production approach to exploring an integrated service model for people in Middlesbrough and Redcar & ClevelandDiba, P., Bowden, J., Divers, A., Taylor, B., Ling, J. & Newbury-Birch, D., 12 Jul 2021, 44 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile113 Downloads (Pure)
Divers, A., Newbury-Birch, D., Parker, C., Diba, P. & Johnson, C., 11 Jun 2021
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