Sarah Spain

  • Sarah Spain (formerly Baker) MA MSc

    Research interests

    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.

    Impact work and current projects

    • 2013: ‘Managing paid work and family life’ a pilot study conducted at the Oxford Bus Company (funded by Oxford Brookes University)
    • 2010-2011 British Academy funded project (award number SG100399) “Men, Work and Family Life: a study of policy and practice in the UK and Italy’. A literature review written in collaboration with The Catholic University of Milan.

    Recent publications

    • Books
    • Journal articles
    • Book chapters


      Journal articles

      • Bosoni, M.L., Baker, S. (2015), The intergenerational transmission of fatherhood: perspectives from the UK and Italy, Families, Relationships and Societies, Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 239-251.
      • Baker, S. J., Wass, J. A. H. (2009), A Patient’s Journey: Addison’s Disease, BMJ, 2 July 2009.

      Book Chapters