Biography

I joined Keele in September 2018. I completed my undergraduate, masters and PhD at the University of Glasgow. My PhD research was on the ‘The Everyday Geographies of Living with Diabetes’ in which I was interested in the social and spatial dynamics that living with the condition can entail. After completing my PhD I began working as research fellow in the at the University of Edinburgh, studying young people’s use of electronic cigarettes and evaluating evidence of the impact that electronic cigarettes might have on socio-economic health inequalities caused by smoking.

Research and scholarship

My research interests encompass emotional geographies; geographies of health, illness, impairment and wellbeing and public health. I am particularly interested in issues around diabetes, smoking, vaping and health inequalities. In my current research I am exploring the social, cultural, embodied and spatial norms associated with e-cigarette use.

Teaching

Year 2

  • GEG-20015 Space and Society
  • GEG-20018 - Concepts and Debates
  • ESC-20049/50 Dynamic Geographies

Selected Publications

  • Lucherini M, Hill S, Smith K. 2019. Potential for non-combustible nicotine products to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in smoking: a systematic review and synthesis of best available evidence. BMC Public Health, vol. 19(1), 1469. link> doi> full text>
  • Lucherini M. 2019. Representing diabetes: 'Brightside' and 'chaos' in autobiography. EMOTION SPACE AND SOCIETY, vol. 31, 10-17. link> doi> full text>
  • Lucherini M. 2018. Caught in the middle: early career researchers, public health and the emotional production of research. Critical Public Health. doi> full text>
  • Lucherini M, Rooke C, Amos A. 2018. E-cigarettes, vaping and performativity in the context of tobacco denormalisation. Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 40(6), 1037-1052. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Lucherini M, Rooke C, Amos A. 2017. "They're thinking, well it's not as bad, I probably won't get addicted to that. But it's still got the nicotine in it, so…": Maturity, control and socialising: Negotiating identities in relation to smoking and vaping. A qualitative study of young adults in Scotland. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. link> doi> link> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Lucherini M, Hill S, Smith K. 2019. Potential for non-combustible nicotine products to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in smoking: a systematic review and synthesis of best available evidence. BMC Public Health, vol. 19(1), 1469. link> doi> full text>
  • Lucherini M. 2019. Representing diabetes: 'Brightside' and 'chaos' in autobiography. EMOTION SPACE AND SOCIETY, vol. 31, 10-17. link> doi> full text>
  • Lucherini M. 2018. Caught in the middle: early career researchers, public health and the emotional production of research. Critical Public Health. doi> full text>
  • Lucherini M, Rooke C, Amos A. 2018. E-cigarettes, vaping and performativity in the context of tobacco denormalisation. Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 40(6), 1037-1052. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Lucherini M, Rooke C, Amos A. 2017. "They're thinking, well it's not as bad, I probably won't get addicted to that. But it's still got the nicotine in it, so…": Maturity, control and socialising: Negotiating identities in relation to smoking and vaping. A qualitative study of young adults in Scotland. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Lucherini M. 2017. Diabetes and an inescapable (auto)ethnography. AREA, vol. 49(4), 429-435. link> doi> link>
  • Lucherini M. 2016. Performing Diabetes: Surveillance and Self-Management. Surveillance and Society, vol. 14(2). doi> full text>
  • Lucherini M. Spontaneity and Serendipity: Space and time in the lives of people with diabetes. Social Science and Medicine. full text>

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