Reader in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Kent

I am a labour market & welfare state researcher and Reader (Associate Professor) 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 am currently working on a 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

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Kent
  • 2011–2014
    Lecturer , University of Kent
  • 2009–2011
    Post-doctoral Researcher, Tilburg University

Education

  • 2009 
    Tilburg University, Ph.D in Sociology
  • 2005 
    Edinburgh University, MSc in Research in Social Policy
  • 2003 
    Yonsei University, MSW in Social Policy

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Part-time careers in Norway – the end of normalization?
    Role:
    National expert
    Funding Source:
    Norwegian Research Council
  • 2013
    Working time flexibility and work life balance
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    ESRC