T Collins


School of Health, Sport & Rehab

University of Salford

Social gerontology, Widowhood, Family relationships and practices, Friendships, Personal communities, Qualitative research

Tracy graduated with a BSc in Occupational Therapy from Leicester University in 1996. She has an MA in Sociology from The University of Memphis, which she studied part time while working as an Occupational Therapist in the USA. After returning to the UK, she continued to study part time at Keele University while working as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS, she completed her PhD in 2011. In 2006 she took an academic post at the University of Salford. She currently teaches on the Occupational Therapy undergraduate programmes in the College of Health and Social Care. In addition to her undergraduate teaching, she has developed and teaches an online postgraduate research methods module using a virtual learning environment, she also supervises postgraduate research projects. Tracmore...

2011 PhD Sociology (from University of Keele) 2002 MA Sociology (from University of Memphis) 1996 BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (from University of Leicester)

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  1. Hooper, E and Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 2016, 'An occupational perspective of the lived experience of familial dementia caregivers : a thematic review of qualitative literature' , Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice .
  2. Davys, D ORCID: 0000-0002-4785-0972 and Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 2016, Men as caregivers : implications for occupational therapy , in: College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference, 28 June 2016, Harrrogate International Centre.
  3. Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 2015, Developing and evaluating Christmas events for people with dementia , in: Human rights and dementia conference, 10-11th September 2015, University of Salford, MediaCity UK campus.
  4. Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 2016, 'Conducting longitudinal research with older widows : Exploring personal communities through multiple methods' , Journal of Women & Aging, 30 (3) .
  5. Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 2015, 'The personal communities of older widows : social relations, personal agency and flexibility in later life' , in: Social Relationships and Friendships : Perceptions, Influences on Human Development and Psychological Effects , Psychology Research Progress , Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 77-121.
  6. Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 2014, The personal communities of older widowed men , in: The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2015, 23rd-26th April, Dublin.
  7. Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 Approaches to celebrating Christmas in widowhood , in: British Society of Gerontology 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, 9 September 2006, University of Wales, Bangor. (Submitted)
  8. Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 The significance of social relationships in managing later life widowhood , in: 8th European Congress of Occupational Therapy, 23 May 2008, International Conference Centre, Hamburg. (Submitted)
  9. Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 Later life widowhood and loneliness , in: Campaign to End Loneliness Research Hub meeting, 27 June 2014, Lothian Chambers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Submitted)
  10. Collins, T ORCID: 0000-0002-9512-6241 Christmas in later life : the experience of older widows , in: Understanding Loneliness: the challenge of Christmas, Independent Age and Campaign to End Loneliness, 25 February 2014, Friends House, Euston London, United Kingdom. (Submitted)