Lecturer in Sociology, University of Lincoln

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.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow (Men in Families), University of Leeds

Education

  • 2011 
    Lancaster University, PhD