Duncan Fisher

Research Associate

Duncan Fisher began working on the ESRC Sustainable Care programme in April 2021. He is contributing to the work package looking at Delivering care at home: emerging models and their implications for sustainability and wellbeing.

Led by Dr Diane Burns and working in conjunction with Dr Kate Hamblin, the team are exploring how approaches to care at home, technology use and organisational design inter-relate in innovative home care provision and how this affects sustainability and wellbeing.

Duncan passed his PhD viva at Teesside University in March 2021. Examined by Professor Mary Daly and Dr Adam Formby, his thesis investigates the perceptions and experiences of young adults employed in paid adult social care work.

The study reflects Duncan’s research interests in gender, care and care work, and in how work – more broadly – drives and sustains social inequalities.

Research and publications

Fisher, D. U. (2020) Lila Savage (2019) Say say say: Book Review. International Journal of Care and Caring, 4(2), pp.285-286

Fisher, D. U. (2020) Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You: When Care and the Gig Economy Collide. Futures of Work, Issue 11 [online] 3 February

Fisher, D. and Rees, E. (2018) Caring for the Community? The Case of Hartlepool United. The Sociological Review blog, [blog] 8 October