This study is being conducted by researchers from the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University. Dr Joyce Cavaye
Joyce Cavaye is a senior lecturer who joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University in 2003. This role follows a long first career in community nursing and then lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Glasgow. She is based at the Open University's administrative headquarters in Edinburgh. Her role as a regional academic involves the management of associate lecturers teaching on health and social care courses in Scotland, quality assurance of the curriculum and engagement with key stakeholders in health and social care education and policy.
Joyce's teaching and research interests are in the areas of informal caregiving, ageing, health, death and dying and the use and efficacy of alternative medicine. She supervises PhD students working in the areas of family caregiving and health. She is a member of the Open University's Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) and is also a member of the British Sociological Association and the British Society of Gerontologists.
Joyce is commissioning editor for the book series 'Policy and Practice in Health and Social Care' published by Dunedin Academic Press and sits on the editorial board for Medical Sociology Online (MSO), an open access journal from the British Sociological Association (BSA). http://hsc-people.open.ac.uk/j.e.cavayeDr Jackie Watts
Dr Jackie Watts is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care having joined the Open University in April 2004. Jacqueline's main teaching and research interests are in the areas of death and dying, older people and later life and the sociology of work, particularly women's experience of the labour market. The culture of organisations and management are associated interests, with gender as an overarching focus.
Jackie is external examiner at the University of the West of Scotland where she examines the MSc Cancer and Palliative Care curriculum and for the Faculty of Education, Health & Sciences at the University of Derby. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Stirling where she teaches on the social work programme.
Jackie is the Editor-in-Chief of the BSA publication Medical Sociology Online and board member of the US-based journal Illness, Crisis & Loss. http://hsc-people.open.ac.uk/j.h.watts