I am a social scientist with a background in Human Geography. I am currently working as a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow and Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Lincoln. My research interests broadly include; Men and masculinities; Grandparenting (including their roles in informal and formal exchanges of care); Gender relations and feminist theory; Sociologies of family, relationality and kinship; qualitative longitudinal methodologies including qualitative secondary analysis.
I am currently leading two research projects. One is a major study funded by the Leverhulme Trust called ‘Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care’ that qualitatively explores how men negotiate their care responsibilities in low-income localities over time. I have conducted qualitative secondary analysis of two datasets from the Timescales archive, to direct the research aims and questions of this research. Alongside this project I am also leading on an impact study called 'Responding to Young Fathers in a Different Way. In collaboration with professionals that work with young fathers across the UK, the project uses research findings to develop policy and practice that aims to support young men.