Obert is a Research Fellow and IMPACT (https://impact.bham.ac.uk) Project Officer based at the University of Birmingham. He holds a BA and Mres in Social Policy from the University of York and a PhD in Sociological Studies from the University of Sheffield. His PhD focused on aged care arrangements in Zimbabwean transnational families and was part of the ESRC funded Sustainable Care Programme. Obert currently specialises in innovations within the adult social care sector and translating evidence into practice. He also has interest in research that examines care and caregiving in an African context, the use of digital communication technologies in mediating transnational care, care and wellbeing of ageing migrants, as well as the work-life balance of migrant care workers.
Obert has a passion for making positive impact on society and is a dedicated board member of People’s Voices Media, a charity organisation that is committed to empowering individuals and communities to bring about positive social change. He is a reviews editor for the International Journal of Care and Caring.
- Adult social care
- Ageing migrants and migrant care workers
- Transnational care and transnational families
- Evidence implementation
Lorinc, M., Kilkey, M., Ryan, L. & Tawodzera, O. (2021) ‘“You still want to go lots of places”. Exploring walking interviews in research with older migrants’, The Gerontologist, https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab152
Ryan, L., Kilkey, M., Lorinc, M. & Tawodzera, O. (2021) ‘Analysing migrants’ ageing in place as embodied practices of embedding through time: ‘Kilburn is not Kilburn any more’, Population, Space & Place, https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2420
Recent research reports
Tawodzera O and Glasby J. (2022) IMPACT survey report. Available at https://impact.bham.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/IMPACT-survey-report-final-2-Jan-2022.pdf