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Melina Malli

Qualitative/Social Care Researcher

The concept and experiences of loneliness by marginalised groups

My background is in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with a PhD in Applied Psychology from the Tizard Centre, University of Kent.

My previous experience centred around social care, identity and stigma. I have focused on "hard to reach" populations and examined how receiving social care does/or might affect individuals' personhood and embodiment. Projects I have been involved culminated in a set of recommendations in relation to policy and social care, which aim to improve social care practice for adults. 

I joined the department in May 2020 as a postdoctoral qualitative researcher to explore how loneliness is characterised and experienced by people in receipt of social care in England. 

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