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  • 2020–present
    Senior lecturer, Swansea University
  • 2016–2020
    Lecturer, Swansea University
  • 2013–2016
    Associate lecturer, The Open University
  • 2015–2016
    Visiting professor, Simon Fraser University
  • 2013–2016
    University Tutor, Cardiff University
  • 2014–2015
    Research assistant, The Open University
  • 2012–2013
    Research associate, University of Lincoln


  • 2013 
    Cardiff University, PhD Social Science
  • 2008 
    Cardiff University, Msc Social Science Research Methods
  • 2007 
    Cardiff University, PGCE.FE
  • 2004 
    University of the West of England, Bristol, BA (hons) Sociology


  • 2020
    Youth, Place and Theories of Belonging. [Edited with Sadia Habib] , Routledge
  • 2020
    Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education, Second Edition, Edward Elgar
  • 2019
    Identities, Youth and Belonging: International Perspectives [Edited with Sadia Habib], Palgrave MacMillian
  • 2018
    Higher Education and Social Inequality: University Admissions, Experiences and Outcomes. [Edited with Richard Waller and Nicola Ingram], Routledge
  • 2016
    Gender and Research Relationship, Emerald
  • 2015
    From Labouring to Learning, Working-Class Masculinities, Education and De-industrilization, Palgrave MacMillian

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Exploring practices and experiences within a Welsh multi-agency young families project
    Funding Source:
    Wales School for Social Care Research
  • 2008
    The performance of working-class masculinities in the South Wales Valleys
    PhD Studentship
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • British Sociological Association