Dr Rosalie Warnock

Stipendiary Lecturer in Human Geography


PhD Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London
MRes Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London
MA Sociology and Geography, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Academic Background

Rosalie has recently completed her PhD in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London. In addition to teaching part-time at Christ Church, she is also a part-time Research Assistant in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York. Rosalie has taught undergraduate Geography students at the University of Cambridge and QMUL.

Undergraduate Teaching

Prelims (1st year): all core human geography tutorials

Final Honours School (2nd/3rd year): Space, Place and Society; Environmental Geography; Geographical Thought; dissertation supervision

Rosalie is also involved in widening participation and access work at Christ Church.

Research Interests

By training, Rosalie is a social, cultural and feminist geographer and qualitative researcher interested in social inequality, austerity, welfare bureaucracies, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), care, everyday family life, and emotions.

Her ESRC-funded PhD research examined how parents of autistic children encounter and navigate SEND and social security support, and SEND professionals engage with parents, at a time of austerity. Drawing on an institutional ethnography with a London borough SEND team and in-depth narrative interviews with parents in the same borough, she has highlighted the relative impacts of austerity cuts between families across the socio-economic spectrum who live in the same place, to see whether (and why) autistic children might be unequally able to limited local SEND services.

She is also a Research Associate on the Nuffield Foundation-funded project 'Benefits Changes and Larger Families', based at the University of York. This project examines the impacts of the household benefit cap and the two-child limit on families with 3+ children in London, Bradford and York.


Kiely, E., and Warnock, R. (2022) The banality of state violence: Institutional neglect in austere local councils. Critical Social Policy. In press

Warnock, R., Taylor, F.M., and Horton, A. (2022) Should we pay research participants? Feminist political economy for ethical practices in precarious times. Area. 54(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12790

Garthwaite, K., Patrick, R., Power, M., Tarrant, A., and Warnock, R. (Eds) (2022), Covid-19 Collaborations: Researching Poverty and Low-income Family Life During the Pandemic, Bristol: Policy Press. https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/covid-19-collaborations

Warnock, R. (2021), Covid-19, lockdowns and housing inequalities amongst families with autistic children in London, in Doucet, B., van Mellik, R., and Filion, P., (Eds) Global Reflections on COVID-19 Urban Inequalities: Housing and Home, Bristol: Bristol University Press