Professor Clare Holdsworth

Title: Professor of Social Geography
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Location: William Smith Building : WS 1.30
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I joined Keele in 2010 after over 15 years at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester working in the Departments of Geography and the Centre for Census and Survey Research, respectively. My academic background is interdisciplinary: I read Human Sciences at Oxford, followed by an MA in Demography at the London School of Economics and a PhD in Geography at Liverpool.

My research interests focus on three main themes: family health in relation to substance (mis)use; family mobilties and young people, citizenship and volunteering.

Research on family health and substance (mis)use focuses on the interplay between family practices, life course transitions and health outcomes. I am currently PI on an ESRC-funded project in collaboration with colleagues in Epidemiology and Public

Health, UCL on Alcohol consumption, life course transitions and health in later life (2013-14). This project is funded as part of the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative and uses the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing to explore the relationship between drinking and health in old age. Completed research has considered the impact of parental smoking on family relationships, and the significance of family practices for young people socialisation to drinking.

My book Families and Intimate Mobilities, published as part of the Palgrave Macmillan series Family and Intimate life explores synergies between the mobilities turn and family practices literature. This involves exploring how families are constructed by and in turn generate mobility and the social and cultural meanings of family mobility. I am currently developing this research in writing about family holidays.

I have published widely on students’ mobility and more recently have considered the relationship between students and local communities and how this impacts the student experience, including student volunteering. The recent expansion of HEI community engagement projects supporting student volunteering raises important questions about who benefits from these activities: students, universities and/or local communities? In 2010 I completed a collaborative project on student volunteering with the Institute for Volunteering Research, funded by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement.  I am developing this research on volunteering to consider the emphasis on the acquisition of experiences more generally as a vital part of youth transitions.

I am actively involved in teaching at Keele and teach a number of courses on population geography. I have recently published a text book Population and Society with Sage, in collaboration with Nissa Finney, Alan Marshall (University of Manchester) and Paul Norman (University of Leeds).

Selected Publications

  • Holdsworth CM and Brewis G. 2014. Volunteering, choice and control: a case study of higher education student volunteering. Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 17(2), 204-219. doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2013. Family and Intimate Mobilities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Holdsworth C and Robinson J. 2013. Parental smoking and children's anxieties: an appropriate strategy for health education?. Children's Geographies, vol. 11(1), 102-116. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C and Quinn J. 2012. The Epistemological Challenge of Higher Education Student Volunteering: "Reproductive" or "Deconstructive" Volunteering?. Antipode, vol. 44(2), 386-405. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C and Quinn J. 2010. Student volunteering in English higher education. STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, vol. 35(1), 113-127. link> doi>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Holdsworth C. 2013. Family and Intimate Mobilities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Holdsworth C and Morgan D. 2005. Transitions in context. Open Univ Pr.

Journal Articles

  • Holdsworth CM and Brewis G. 2014. Volunteering, choice and control: a case study of higher education student volunteering. Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 17(2), 204-219. doi>
  • Holdsworth C and Robinson J. 2013. Parental smoking and children's anxieties: an appropriate strategy for health education?. Children's Geographies, vol. 11(1), 102-116. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2012. Housing Transitions Through the Life Course: Aspirations, Needs and Policy. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL POLICY, vol. 41, 840-842. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C and Quinn J. 2012. The Epistemological Challenge of Higher Education Student Volunteering: "Reproductive" or "Deconstructive" Volunteering?. Antipode, vol. 44(2), 386-405. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C and Quinn J. 2010. Student volunteering in English higher education. STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, vol. 35(1), 113-127. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2010. Why Volunteer? Understanding Motivations For Student Volunteering. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, vol. 58(4), 421-437. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2009. Between Two Worlds: Local Students in Higher Education and 'Scouse'/Student Identities. POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE, vol. 15(3), 225-237. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2009. 'Going away to uni': mobility, modernity, and independence of English higher education students. Environment and Planning A, vol. 41(8), 1849-1864. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C and Robinson JE. 2008. 'I've never ever let anyone hold the kids while they've got ciggies': moral tales of maternal smoking practices. Sociol Health Illn, vol. 30(7), 1086-1100. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C and Morgan D. 2007. Revisiting the generalized other: An exploration. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, vol. 41(3), 401-417. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2007. Between sex and power: Family in the world 1900-2000. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL POLICY, vol. 36, 341-342. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2007. Intergenerational inter-dependencies: Mothers and daughters in comparative perspective. WOMENS STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM, vol. 30(1), 59-69. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2006. 'Don't you think you're missing out, living at home?' Student experiences and residential transitions. SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, vol. 54(3), 495-519. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2005. The road to independence: Leaving home in western and eastern societies, 16th-20th centuries. POPULATION STUDIES-A JOURNAL OF DEMOGRAPHY, vol. 59(1), 133-134. link>
  • Holdsworth C. 2005. 'When are the children going to leave home!': Family culture and delayed transitions in Spain. EUROPEAN SOCIETIES, vol. 7(4), 547-566. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2004. Family support during the transition out of the parental home in Britain, Spain and Norway. SOCIOLOGY-THE JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, vol. 38(5), 909-926. link> doi>
  • Wathan J, Holdsworth C, Leeser R. 2004. Alternative household classifications for the 2001 Census. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, vol. 36(6), 1101-1123. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2003. The changing face of home: The transnational lives of the second generation. POPULATION STUDIES-A JOURNAL OF DEMOGRAPHY, vol. 57(3), 377-378. link>
  • Holdsworth C. 2003. Youth in transition: Housing, employment, social policies and families in France and Spain. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POPULATION-REVUE EUROPEENNE DE DEMOGRAPHIE, vol. 19(3), 331-332. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C, Voas D, Tranmer M. 2002. Leaving home in Spain: When, where and why?. REGIONAL STUDIES, vol. 36(9), 989-1004. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 2002. Social policy in the European Union: Between harmonization and national autonomy. EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES, vol. 9(4), 345-346. link>
  • Holdsworth C. 2002. The population of Europe: A history. JOURNAL OF REGIONAL SCIENCE, vol. 42(3), 649-651. link>
  • Holdsworth C and Solda MI. 2002. First housing moves in Spain: An analysis of leaving home and first housing acquisition. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POPULATION-REVUE EUROPEENNE DE DEMOGRAPHIE, vol. 18(1), 1-19. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C and Elliott J. 2001. 'The timing of family formation in Britain and Spain'. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE, vol. 6(2), U49-U72. link>
  • Holdsworth C. 2000. Leavers, planners and dwellers. The decision to leave the parental home. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POPULATION-REVUE EUROPEENNE DE DEMOGRAPHIE, vol. 16(2), 188-190. link>
  • Holdsworth C. 1998. Dr John Thomas Arlidge and Victorian occupational medicine. Med Hist, vol. 42(4), 458-475. link>
  • Holdsworth C and Dale A. 1997. Ethnic differences in women's employment. WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY, vol. 11(3), 435-457. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 1997. Women's work and family health: Evidence from the Staffordshire Potteries, 1890-1920. CONTINUITY AND CHANGE, vol. 12, 103-+. link> doi>
  • Holdsworth C. 1996. Census users' handbook - Openshaw,S. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-PLANNING & DESIGN, vol. 23(5), 632-633. link>

Other

  • Holdsworth C. 2000. Leaving home in Britain and Spain. EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW (vol. 16, pp. 201-222). link> doi>
  • ESC-10035 Geographical Skills
  • GEG-10013 Human Geographies
  • GEG-10012 Practising Human Geography
  • ESC-20004 Advanced Systematic Geography
  • GEG-20016 Space, Time & Environment
  • GEG-20009 Geographical Research Training
  • GEG-20015 Space & Society
  • GEG-20018 Concepts & Debates in Geography
  • GEG-30006 Dissertation
  • GEG-xxxxx Families and Community