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  • 2 h-Index
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Biography

With a PhD in Human Geography, I work within the realm of design and consumption. I joined Coventry in May 2018 as Senior Lecturer in Design Management. Prior to that I taught on the MA Design Management programme at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, where I remains a visiting academic. Over the last six years I have taught across the disciplines of design, sociology and human geography. 

Inspired by post-humanist theory, my current research investigates the role of technology within assemblages of infant care. This follows through themes of my PhD research where I worked with the parenting charity NCT to study the cultural economy of baby things. I am also developing a new project on the role of mindfulness for supporting PhD student resiliance, following on from a postdoc project I worked on at Southampton Doctoral College. 

Research Interests

ethical/sustainable consumption, second-hand retail, motherly consumption, design for ageing, student wellbeing

Research projects:

Enhancing pastoral support for doctoral students (Research Officer): 2016, University of Southampton.

Silver Shoppers: designing supermarket environments for customers aged 65+ (Research Fellow): 2014-2015, Winchester School of Art

NCT nearly new sales: second-hand consumption and middle-class mothering (ESRC Doctoral Research): 2011-2014, University of Southampton

Education/Academic qualification

Human Geography, Doctorate, University of Southampton

Design Management, MA, Southampton Solent University

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, WSA, University of Southampton

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 13 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 2 Chapter
4 Downloads (Pure)

Mother, consumer, trader: Gendering the commodification of second-hand economies since the recession

Waight, E., 16 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Consumer Culture. 19, 4, p. 532-550 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
recession
economy
toy
economic value
selling
1 Citation (Scopus)

Doctoral students’ access to non-academic support for mental health

Waight, E. & Giordano, A., 2018, In : Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 40, 4, p. 390-412 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mental health
student
experience
self-help
workload
1 Citation (Scopus)
27 Downloads (Pure)

The role of the non-human in relations of care: baby things

Waight, E. & Boyer, K., 1 Jul 2018, In : Cultural Geographies. 25, 3, p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
baby care
baby
child care
cultural geography
parental care

‘Hand-me-down’ Childrenswear and the Middle-class Economy of Nearly New Sales

Waight, E., 5 Sep 2017, Sharing Economies in Times of Crisis: Practices, Politics and Possibilities. Ince, A. & Hall, S. M. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, p. 96-109 14 p. (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File
sales
middle class
economy
basic need
technical innovation

Buying for baby: How middle-class mothers negotiate risk with second-hand goods

Waight, E., 2015, Intimacies, Critical Consumption and Diverse Economies. Taylor, Y. & Casey, E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 197-215 29 p. (Studies in Family and Intimate Life).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Middle class
Retail
Online sales
Toys
Thrifts