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Senior lecturer, University of Manchester

I have three main research areas: 1) sociology of everyday life; 2) creative qualitative methodology; and 3) sociology of scientific practices.

My research in the area of everyday life is mostly concerned with lying, deception, secrecy and information management in routine interactions. I have also worked on the development and use of creative qualitative methods for use in social science for studying everyday life and for public engagement with science and research. Finally, I have conducted research into scientific practices and health/illness (mostly based on the case studies of synthetic biology, lie detection, and dementia).


  • 2012–present
    Simon Research Fellow, University of Manchester
  • 2011–2012
    Lecturer in Sociology, University of Manchester
  • 2010–2011
    Research Fellow, University of Sheffield