Dr. Sharon Wray

Dr. Sharon Wray

Director, Huddersfield Intergenerational Research Group, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

Dr. Sharon Wray is a Reader in Sociology at the University of Huddersfield. Her research focuses on aging, ethnic and cultural diversity, migration, and health. She is particularly interested in how life course events, such as migration, ethnicity, and social class, influence later life.

With colleagues she has undertaken an Economic and Social Research Council-funded study examining migrant women’s experiences of growing older. She recently completed a project on the quality of life and health of older Pakistani and Indian migrant women. She also recently founded the Inter-generational Research Group, which is located within the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies. She has extensive experience undertaking qualitative research, working with interpreters, and researching across ethnic and cultural lines. She has published widely in the areas of aging, ethnic diversity and quality of life.


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