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Associate Professor of Sociology, Nottingham Trent University

Dr. Jane Pilcher is Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Jane contributes to research leadership at NTU, at both School and Department level. The Gender Research Group at NTU was established by Jane in 2019 and she continues to lead the membership of some 70 colleagues working in the field of gender studies.

Jane's primary research interests are the sociology of gender and the sociology of age, ageing and the life course. These two, often intersecting, fields of interest have led to funded research and/or published work on a range of topics, including:

• gendered childhoods
• constructions of childhood in school sex and health education
• youth transitions
• key concepts in gender studies
• gender and qualitative research
• the gendering of career choices
• girls, clothing and the sexualisation of childhood
. names, gender identities and inequalities


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Nottingham Trent University