- Sarah Golightley
- Social Work School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Sarah.Golightley [at] ed.ac.uk
- Research Interests
- Sociological Theory, Mad Studies, Critical Disability Studies, Critical Psychology, Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice, Therapeutic Communities, Boarding Schools, Young People in Care, Social Policy, LGBT, Transgender, Domestic Abuse, Feminism, Intersectionality, Peer research, Peer Support, Homelessness, Narrative Inquiry
PROVISIONAL PHD TITLE
Therapeutic Boarding Schools in the USA: Narratives of Former Students
Prof Viv Cree, Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh and Dr Sumeet Jain
Tosh, J. and Golightley, S. (2016) 'The Caring Professions, Not So Caring?: An Analysis of Bullying and Emotional Distress in the Academy', in Burstow, B. (eds.) Psychiatry Interrogated: An Institutional Ethnography. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 143-160.
Billsborough, J., Currie, R., Gibson, S., Gillard, S., Golightley, S., Kotecha-Hazzard, R., Mesaric, A., Mohammed, S., Pinfold, V., Sweet, D., Thompson, R. and White, S. (2017) Evaluating the Side by Side peer support programme. London: St George's University of London and The McPin Foundation.
Golightley, S. (2016) 'Disabling Madness: Disrupting the mind-body divide', Asylum Magazine: The Magazine for a Democratic Psychiatry, Special Issue: Mad Studies Comes of Age (Part 1), 23(4), PCCS Books, Winter 2016.
Golightley, S. (2014) 'Demand homes not jails: queer homelessness is being criminalized', openDemocracy, 19 March.
Golightley, S. (2014) 'Why Campaign for LGBTQ Divorce?', The Occupied Times of London, 25 March.
Golightley, S. (2017) 'dlrow' & 'CV Template, Disability 2.0', in Alland, S., Barokka, K. & Sluman, D. (eds.) Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back. Rugby, UK: Nine Arches Press, pp. 77-81.
SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS
Golightley, S. (2016) 'Disabling Madness: Disrupting Mind Body Dichotomies', Disability Studies Conference. Lancaster, UK, 8 September, University of Lancaster.
Golightley, S. (2014) 'Transforming Survival - Transgender People’s Access to Domestic Violence Refuges', Transgender Europe Conference. Budapest, Hungary, 3 May, TGEU.
Golightley, S. (2014) 'Transforming Survival - Transgender People’s Access to Domestic Violence Shelters', Trans* Literate Symposium. New York, NY, 29-30 March, Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality, Hunter College CUNY.
Golightley, S. (2012) 'Transforming Survival - Transgender People’s Access to Domestic Violence Refuges', Social Work Action Network Conference. Liverpool, UK, 31 March, Liverpool Hope University.
ADDITIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS
2017- 2019 Teaching Feminisms, Transforming Lives: Questions of Identity, Pedagogy and Violence in India and the UK -- a collaboration of feminist academics from the University of Edinburgh and Ambedkar University Delhi. Funded by the UK-India Educational Research Initiative.
Spring 2018- From Research into Practice: Landmarks in Social Work Research
2017- MScR Social Work - Distinction, University of Edinburgh
2013- MA Social Work - Distinction, University of Sussex
2009- BA Sociology (Minor Psychology), McGill University
2016- 2020 Economic Social Research Council Studentship, University of Edinburgh
2008- Dean of Arts Development Fund Internship Award, McGill University
Social Worker, Scottish Social Services Council