Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Kent

I am a labour market & welfare state researcher and a Senior Lecturer (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.

Recently I've been awarded the ESRC Future Research Leader's Award to carry out research on the relationship between working-time flexibility and work-family conflict, and the importance of contexts.
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  • 2014–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Kent
  • 2011–2014
    Lecturer , University of Kent
  • 2009–2011
    Post-doctoral Researcher, Tilburg University


  • 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?
    National expert
    Funding Source:
    Norwegian Research Council
  • 2013
    Working time flexibility and work life balance
    Funding Source: