Duncan’s educational background is interdisciplinary, including an undergraduate degree in History (Aberdeen), and master’s degrees in Japanese Language and Society (Sheffield), and Social Science Research (Glasgow). He gained his PhD in Sociology (Teesside) in March 2021. Duncan’s thesis investigated the perceptions and experiences of young adults employed in adult social care work. The study reflects his research interests in gender, care and care work, and in how work – more broadly – drives and sustains social inequalities.
Following his PhD, Duncan worked as a Research Associate at The University of Sheffield’s Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE) analysing alternative models of homecare provision in the UK. He then worked with Professor Mary Daly at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford on a project examining the work attitudes of care home workers. Prior to commencing his PhD, Duncan’s work experience included spells in teaching, educational support and advice, and social care work.
- Care and care work, particularly the conditions and practices of paid care work
- Socio-economic inequalities, especially relating to gender and age (the latter focusing on youth)
- Sociology of work
- Fisher, D. U., 2020. Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You: When Care and the Gig Economy Collide. Futures of Work, Issue 11 [online] 3 February
- Fisher, D. U., 2020. Lila Savage (2019) Say say say: Book Review. International Journal of Care and Caring, 4(2), pp.285-286
- Fisher, D. and Rees, E., 2018. Caring for the Community? The Case of Hartlepool United. The Sociological Review blog, [online] 8 October