Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
As a registered nurse, Grace has worked in a number of international settings including the UK, Tanzania, South Africa, Brazil and Australia. Her research interests include examining young people's perspectives on health and health-related risks with specific reference to empowerment theory in health promotion. Grace is a visiting scholar at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver and works closely with the Youth Sexual Health Team at UBC. She has been a member of a Faculty Research Ethics committee for over seven years and is currently an external advisor to the Children and Learning Faculty Research Ethics Committee at the Institute of Education, University of London. Grace is also a member of the Children and Childhood Network at the University of Nottingham.
SPENCER G., 2013. Young people and health: Towards a conceptual framework for understanding empowerment Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness & Medicine.
CHABOT, C., SHOVELLER, J., SPENCER, G. and JOHNSON, J., 2012. Ethical and epistemological insights: a case study of Participatory Action Research (PAR) with young people Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 7(2), 20-33
Empowerment, Young People and Health. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Completed Sept. 2011.
Health Related Work in Family Intervention Projects. Funded by Department of Health (completed 2012). Boddy, J., Statham, J., Warwick, I., Hollingworth, K. and Spencer, G. (2012) Health related work in family intervention projects.Thomas Coram Research Unit, London.
Empowerment, gender and young people's sexual health: Establishing an intervention research agenda: Meetings, Planning & Dissemination grant, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research. April 2011.
Young people and alcohol: meanings, practices and contexts: (Completed Sept. 2008). Funded by the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF). Warwick, I., Chase, E., Spencer, G., Ingold, A. & Aggleton, P. (2009). Young people and alcohol: meanings, practices and contexts. London: Thomas Coram Research Unit.
Young people's perspectives on health-related risks. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (Completed Sept. 2007)