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Professor of Psychosocial Studies, UCL

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial studies at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Social Research Institute, UCL Institute of Education and a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is on the Nuffield Foundation Trust Board. Her research is mainly about the ways in which psychological experiences and social processes are linked and intersectional. It includes work on racialised and gendered identities and experiences; mixed-parentage, masculinities, consumption, young people and their parents, the transition to motherhood, families, migration and transnational families. Much of her research draws on mixed methods and includes narrative approaches. Her recent books are Environment in the Lives of Children and Families: Perspectives from India and the UK. Policy Press, 2017. (with Janet Boddy, Catherine Walker and Uma Vennan) and Researching Family Narratives. SAGE, 2020. (with Julia Brannen, Corinne Squire and the Novella project research team). Nuancing Young Masculinities (with Marja Peltola) will be published by Helsinki University Press in 2022.


Fellow of British Academy (FBA) Fellow of the Academy of Social Science (FAcSS)