Katie Graham

Dr Katie Graham
Research Fellow
  • katie.graham@york.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)1904 321205
  • Social Policy Research Unit, Alcuin B Block, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

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Katie joined the Department of Social Policy and Social Work in September 2014. Her background is in social work, working with people with learning difficulties and most recently a specialist adult safeguarding team. More recently she has been working at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London on a study which seeks to further our understanding of safeguarding adults practice and outcomes for the adults involved. Katie’s research interests include the personalisation agenda in social care, self-directed support by people with learning difficulties, self-advocacy, the social relations of support work and assistance and the evolving relationships between personalisation, personal assistance and adult safeguarding processes.


  • BA in Sociology, University of York
  • MA in Social Work, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • MRES in Social Policy, University of York
  • PhD, University of York

Current / recently completed research

Workplace Personal Assistants: exploring the role of workplace personal assistants for physically disabled peopleJanuary 2016 - September 2017

An exploration of the role of workplace personal assistants and their relationships with disabled people and colleagues.