Staff Profiles: Dr. Rachel Bennett

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Dr. Rachel Bennett

Staff Profile: Dr. Rachel Bennett
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Dr. Rachel Bennett

Dr. Rachel Bennett

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Geography

I am a Lecturer in Human Geography, specialising in quantitative methods and population health and ageing.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 714609 Email: rbennett3@glos.ac.uk

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Human Geography, specialising in quantitative methods and population health and ageing. Prior to joining Gloucestershire, she worked as a Research Fellow and later a Lecturer at Southampton University. Her recent research has focused on gender and wellbeing amongst older people globally, family migration dynamics in South Africa and resilience amongst older people in Kenya.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BSc (Hons) Statistics and Combined Studies in Geography and International Relations Oxford Brookes University 2009
MSc Demography University of Southampton 2010
PhD Social Statistics University of Southampton 2014
PGCert Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice University of Gloucestershire 2016

Accreditation

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and the British Society for Population Studies.

Teaching and research

Teaching

Some of the modules I teach on are: Introductory geographical research and fieldwork, global ageing and well-being, living in a globalised world, conflict and development, overseas fieldwork.

Level

Undergraduate

Research

My research interests include migration, wellbeing, families, resilience and ageing. My primary geographical focus is sub-Saharan Africa, particularly South Africa and Kenya, but I have also been involved in research on the UK, France, Tajikistan, China and Bangladesh. Much of my work involves the application of advanced quantitative methods to secondary data sources, particularly longitudinal surveys.

Publications

More publications from Dr. Rachel Bennett can be found in the Research Repository.