Kathleen Payne

Student, Durham University

About Kathleen Payne

I am studying Sociology, and my research area is sense of belonging, achievement and peer group formation in first-generation undergraduates at Durham University.

More generally, I am interested in the sociological study of health (specifically mental health and wellbeing) and the ways in which this intersects with inequalities. Alongside this, I also have an interest in the role Higher Education plays in social mobility and inequalities.

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


Durham University

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Identity & Belonging Sociology

Area of Expertise

Social Sciences

I am from:

United Kingdom

I speak:


My hobbies/interests are:

Art Film & TV Gym Hiking/walking Houseplants/gardening Nature & environment Reading Running/jogging Writing/blogging Yoga

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Influencer Of


Channels contributed to:

Social Sciences Research

Rooms participated in:

Durham University Social Sciences