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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. 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

Teaching

I am a seminar leader on Principles of Social Research (PSR), and am part of the Medical Anthropology and PSR distance learning team.

Research

I am currently working on a in depth, qualitative project about welfare benefits and ageing in the UK, as part of the NIHR-funded School for Public Health Research programme in PHP. As part of this team I also contribute to the research surrounding the meaning and use of 'evidence' outside of academia and the health sector, particularly in local government settings. 

Research Area
Ageing
Sexual health
Alcohol
Evidence use
Gender
Ethnography
Older people's health
Discipline
Anthropology
Sociology
Social Sciences
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

‘Becoming more of myself’: Safe sensuality, salsa and ageing
Milton, S.
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. ;
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. ;
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. ;
Health Place
Dating Again and the (Re)Negotiation of Sexuality
Milton, S.
Culture Health & Sexuality
See all Sarah Milton's Publications