I am a labour market & welfare state researcher and Reader in Sociology and Social Policy, at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, a part of the University of Kent, UK.
My research interest lies in explaining work-life balance and labour market insecurities of individuals through working conditions and welfare state institutions in a comparative perspective. I am also interested in gender inequalities within the labour market and in the household.
I was the Principal Investigator of an ESRC funded project that examines flexible working, its prevalent and its outcomes on a wide range of issues including work-family conflict.
see http://www.wafproject.org for more
I am currently working on a Government Equalities Office Funded project examining how shared child care between mothers and fathers in hetrosexual couple household lead to a wide range of well-being outcomes for the family.
Reader, University of Kent
Senior lecturer, University of Kent
Lecturer , University of Kent
Post-doctoral Researcher, Tilburg University
Tilburg University, Ph.D in Sociology
Edinburgh University, MSc in Research in Social Policy
Yonsei University, MSW in Social Policy
Grants and Contracts
Family caring arrangements and well-being outcomes
Government Equalities Office, UK Government(Cabinet Office)
Flexible working & Future of Work in Estonia
Welfare State Futures: Our Children's Europe
Part-time careers in Norway – the end of normalization?