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Fluctuation, invisibility, fatigue – the barriers to maintaining employment with systemic lupus erythematosus: results of an online survey (2018)
Journal Article
Walker, E., Price, E., & Booth, S. (2018). Fluctuation, invisibility, fatigue – the barriers to maintaining employment with systemic lupus erythematosus: results of an online survey. Lupus, 27(14), 2284-2291. doi:10.1177/0961203318808593

© The Author(s) 2018. Objectives: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with high levels of workplace disability and unemployment. The objective of this study was to understand the reasons for this and to describe the barriers and facilita... Read More

'There’s no pill to help you deal with the guilt and shame’: Contemporary experiences of HIV in the United Kingdom (2017)
Journal Article
Walker, L. (2019). 'There’s no pill to help you deal with the guilt and shame’: Contemporary experiences of HIV in the United Kingdom. Health, 23(1), 97-113. doi:10.1177/1363459317739436

The experience of living with HIV, in the global north, has changed significantly over the past 20 years. This is largely the result of effective biomedical methods of treatment and prevention. HIV is now widely considered to be a long-term condition... Read More

Chronic illness, vulnerability and social work: Autoimmunity in the contemporary disease experience (2015)
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Price, L., & Walker, L. (2015). Chronic illness, vulnerability and social work: Autoimmunity in the contemporary disease experience. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Whilst the body has recently assumed greater sociological significance, there has been less engagement in social work and social care on the bodily experience of health, illness and disease. This innovative volume redresses the balance by exploring c... Read More

'His mam, my dad, my girlfriend, loads of people used to bring him up': the value of social support for (ex) offender fathers (2010)
Journal Article
Walker, L. (2010). 'His mam, my dad, my girlfriend, loads of people used to bring him up': the value of social support for (ex) offender fathers. Child & family social work, 15(2), (238-247). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2206.2009.00664.x. ISSN 1356-7500

This research analyses key findings from qualitative research conducted with (ex) offender fathers and their probation officers. This paper focuses on the critical role of family and social support for (ex) offender fathers who seek to build and main... Read More

"They (ARVs) are my life, without them I'm nothing" - experiences of patients attending a HIV/AIDS clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa (2009)
Journal Article
Gilbert, L., & Walker, L. (2009). "They (ARVs) are my life, without them I'm nothing" - experiences of patients attending a HIV/AIDS clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Health and Place, 15(4), (1123-1129). doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.06.006. ISSN 1353-8292

This paper is a part of a larger study that explores the "social complexity" of antiretroviral therapy (ART), in resource-limited environments. Drawing on in-depth interviews with a sample of 44 patients in an urban HIV/AIDS clinic in Johannesburg, S... Read More

'My son gave birth to me': offending fathers - generative, reflexive and risky? (2009)
Journal Article
Walker, L. (2010). 'My son gave birth to me': offending fathers - generative, reflexive and risky?. The British journal of social work, 40(5), (1402-1418). doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcp063. ISSN 0045-3102

This paper analyses key findings from narrative interviews with 16 (ex) offender fathers. All fathers interviewed served custodial sentences, ranging from 6 months to 14 years, and were on licence at the time of interview. This research focuses on th... Read More

Student nurses' attitudes to vulnerable groups: a study examining the impact of a social inclusion module  (2007)
Journal Article
Fell, B., Walker, L., & Wray, J. (2008). Student nurses' attitudes to vulnerable groups: a study examining the impact of a social inclusion module . Nurse education today, 28(4), (513-520). doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2007.09.011. ISSN 0260-6917

Background: Front line health care professionals have a responsibility to ensure that excluded groups and vulnerable people have equitable access to health care services. This obligation is stated explicitly in the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code... Read More

Living with death in a time of AIDS: A rural South African case study (2007)
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Posel, D., Kahn, K., & Walker, L. (2007). Living with death in a time of AIDS: A rural South African case study. Scandinavian journal of public health, 35(SUPPL. 69), 138-146. doi:10.1080/14034950701356443

Aims: To examine how a rural community profoundly affected by escalating rates of largely AIDS-related deaths of young and middle-aged people makes sense of this phenomenon and its impact on their everyday lives. Methods: Data were collected in Aginc... Read More

Men behaving differently: South African men since 1994 (2005)
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Walker, L. (2005). Men behaving differently: South African men since 1994. Culture, health & sexuality, 7(3), (225-238). doi:10.1080/13691050410001713215. ISSN 1369-1058

Liberal versions of sexuality, which mark South Africa's new democracy, have had a number of highly contradictory consequences for women and men, as old notions of masculinity and male privilege have been destabilized. The transition to democracy has... Read More

The colour white: racial and gendered closure in the South African medical profession (2005)
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Walker, L. (2005). The colour white: racial and gendered closure in the South African medical profession. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 28(2), (348-375). doi:10.1080/01419870420000315889. ISSN 0141-9870

This article explores meanings of whiteness through a case study of the South African Society of Medical Women [SASMW]. It unpacks the social meanings attached to being a white woman doctor in South Africa under apartheid, through an analysis of the... Read More