Lauren White

Lauren White

Research Fellow, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield.

Lauren is a sociologist working at the intersections of everyday life, creative qualitative methodologies and the sociology of health and illness. Her current project is titled, ‘Everyday Life with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Mobilities, Accessibility and Belonging’. As part of her research, she is also particularly interested in the socio-political dimensions of everyday toilet access. Lauren is developing future research projects surrounding toilet access and working lives. This includes collaborations with colleagues from the project ‘Around the Toilet’.

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Twitter: @laurenewhite184


White, L. (2021). ‘I have to know where I can go’: Mundane mobilities and everyday public toilet access for people living with irritable bowel syndrome. Social and Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2021.1975165 *OPEN ACCESS*

Animation: Everyday Life with IBS

‘Beers, Burgers and Bleach: Hygiene, Toilets and Hospitality in the context of Covid 19’ research project site

A Wellcome Trust funded research project exploring toilets in hospitality settings during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how changing hygiene and monitoring practices have impacted on hospitality workers.