Camilla Lewis is a lecturer in Architectural Studies at the University of Manchester and a member of the Manchester Architecture Research Group (MARG).
Camilla completed a PhD in social anthropology at the University of Manchester in 2014. Her research centres on the themes of urban change, inequalities, ageing, housing, belonging and community with a strong methodological focus, spanning a variety of ethnographic, sensory as well as longitudinal approaches. Camilla’s publications have provided theoretical analyses on the everyday experiences of inequalities in urban environments and also practical suggestions for how to tackle marginalisation in socially excluded groups.
Prior to joining the architecture department, Camilla taught at Newcastle University and worked on various post-doctoral research roles at Manchester and Brunel. From 2018-2019 she led an ESRC-funded project entitled ‘The experience of 'ageing in place' over time: a longitudinal perspective’.
Forthcoming publications include a monograph entitled COVID-19, Inequality and Older People: Everyday Life During the Pandemic, to be published by Policy Press in 2023.
Camilla is a member of the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group and the Morgan Centre for Research on Everyday Lives.
Enquiries from potential PhD students with interests on the research topics mentioned above are welcomed.