Georgia Smith

Department: Medical Sociology
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Research Centre/Unit: SWDTC, ESRC

Project Summary

My PhD research qualitatively explores the subjective experiences of older adults who use and abuse prescription medications, in particular sleeping tablets, drawing on sociological, gerontological and addiction theory. I am passionate about illuminating this highly neglected issue, and providing policy and practice initiatives the insight required in order to alleviate the burden of drug abuse amongst this overlooked population. 

Supervisory Team

Dr. Hannah Farrimond of the University of Exeter: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/staff/farrimond/

Dr. Liz Lloyd of the University of Bristol: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/people/liz-e-lloyd/