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Dr Charlotte Bates

Dr Charlotte Bates

Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Email
batesc2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0544
Campuses
Room 2.10, Glamorgan Building
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

My research explores the interconnections between the body, everyday life and place, with a particular focus on illness and wellbeing. I am interested in developing inventive and sensuous ways of doing sociology and my first edited collection, Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion (Routledge, 2015), was published in the Routledge Advances in Research Methods series. It was followed by Walking Through Social Research (Routledge, 2017) co-edited with Alex Rhys-Taylor in the same series. My first monograph, Vital Bodies: Living with illness was published by Policy Press in 2019. I am the Reviews Editor for The Sociological Review.

Vital Bodies: Living with Illness

Biography

Before coming to Cardiff in 2017, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I also studied for my PhD in Visual Sociology.

Publications

2020

2019

2018

2017

  • Bates, C. 2017. Desire lines: walking in Woolwich. In: Bates, C. and Rhys-Taylor, A. eds. Walking Through Social Research. London: Routledge
  • Bates, C., Imrie, R. and Kullman, K. 2017. Configuring the caring city: ownership, healing, openness. In: Bates, C., Imrie, R. and Kullman, K. eds. Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 95-114.
  • Bates, C. and Kullman, K. 2017. Caring urban futures. In: Bates, C., Imrie, R. and Kullman, K. eds. Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 236-240.
  • Bates, C. and Rhys-Taylor, A. 2017. Finding our feet. In: Bates, C. and Rhys-Taylor, A. eds. Walking Through Social Research. Routledge

2015

2013

Teaching

I teach urban sociology and ethnographic and sensory research methods, and convene the modules Sensory Methods and Sociology on the Move.

Suspended motion: video diaries of wild swimming

What does it mean to swim outdoors? This project sets out to explore how swimming under an open sky in rivers, lakes and seas makes people feel about themselves and the natural world. Giving people GoPro video cameras to record their swims and make pre- and post-swim video diaries, we will investigate the rejuvenating effects of cold water and the connections between swimming and health and wellbeing.

Supervision