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Sarah Milton

PhD

Research Fellow
in Medical Anthropology

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am a Research Fellow at the School for Public Health at LSHTM, with interests in ageing, gender and wellbeing in the UK. I studied anthropology at UCL and sexual health research at LSHTM, specialising in medical anthropology and the anthropology of gender and sexuality.

My PhD was an ethnographic account of ageing, femininity and sexuality amongst women in the UK that start dating again later in life. I am currently Associate Editor of the journal Anthropology & Medicine.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

I am a seminar leader on the Medical Anthropology and Principles of Social Research (PSR) modules that form part of the Public Health MSc at LSHTM, and also contribute towards the Medical Anthropology distance learning course. I supervise MSc tutees and and am on the advisory board for PhD students for a wide range of topics using ethnographic or qualitative research methods. 

Research

I am currently working on various projects investigating the structural determinants of public health and wellbeing, from welfare benefits to housing, with a focus on older people in the UK as part of the NIHR-funded School for Public Health Research at LSHTM. I specialise in the use of in-depth qualitative and ethnographic methodologies.

Research Area
Ageing
Health inequalities
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Evidence use
Gender
Ethnography
Older people's health
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Anthropology
Sociology
Social Sciences
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

‘Becoming more of myself’: Safe sensuality, salsa and ageing
Milton, S.
2016
European Journal of Women's Studies
Trading quality for relevance: non-health decision-makers' use of evidence on the social determinants of health.
McGill, E. ; Egan, M. ; Petticrew, M. ; Mountford, L. ; Milton, S. ; Whitehead, M. ; Lock, K. ;
2015
BMJ Open
Understanding welfare conditionality in the context of a generational habitus: A qualitative study of older citizens in England.
Milton, S. ; Buckner, S. ; Salway, S. ; Powell, K. ; Moffatt, S. ; Green, J. ;
2015
J Aging Stud
A qualitative geographical information systems approach to explore how older people over 70 years interact with and define their neighbourhood environment.
Milton, S. ; Pliakas, T. ; Hawkesworth, S. ; Nanchahal, K. ; Grundy, C. ; Amuzu, A. ; Casas, J.P. ; Lock, K. ;
2015
Health Place
Dating Again and the (Re)Negotiation of Sexuality
Milton, S.
2011
Culture Health & Sexuality
See all Sarah Milton's Publications