Sarah Spain’s research interests include how family life and paid work are organised and managed in globalised economies; contemporary, post-modern constructions of fatherhood; and the intergenerational transmission of caring practices and
parental style, with a particular interest in the language and semantics of the ‘new’ fatherhood discourse.
In addition to her research work on fatherhood, Sarah has an interest in the lay experience of long term health conditions and sits on the NHS England Specialised Endocrinology Clinical Reference Group, the Patient/Carer Network at the Royal
College of Physicians (RCP), the Joint Steering Committee on Diabetes and Endocrinology at the RCP, as well as the Patient Participation Forum at The Churchill Hospital, Oxford. She is co-founder of ELFy Apps: a reminders and alerts system for people
who take daily medication.