Affiliated Researchers

  • Group od researchers collaborating in a conference workshop

One of the overarching aims of the Eleanor Glanville Centre is to ensure that our research and expert knowledge is used to inform policy and practices across the institution. We aim to provide a central hub for EDI-related research, bringing researchers together from across many disciplines, building interisciplinary capacity and critical mass in the EDI arena. We therefore work closely with a broad cross-section of Lincoln academics whose research interests align with aspects of EDI

Distinguished Professor in Social Research

Prof Stephen McKay

Distinguished Professor in Social Research

  01522 886629

Steve McKay is a Distinguished Professor in Social Research in the School of Social & Political Sciences. He joined the University in April 2013. Between 2007 and 2013 he was Professor in Social Research at the University of Birmingham, where he was also Director of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre from 2010. He specialises in social research; inequality; family policy; quantitative methods; social security and pensions. Academic profile

Director of Research Impact Development

Dr Julie Bayley

Director of Research Impact Development

  01522 835437

Dr Julie Bayley is an  impact specialist and Chartered Health Psychologist. Julie has been an applied researcher in behaviour change interventions since 2003 and now combines academic research, impact management and training to develop impact literacy across research environment. Julie is champion of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Impact Special Interest Group, leads ARMA impact training and sits on the ARMA Professional Development Committee. In 2015 she won the inaugural ARMA Impact award in recognition of her national reputation for building impact capacity. Julie is currently commissioned as Emerald Publishing Impact Literacy Advisor to support their ‘Real World Impact’ programme and works particularly with National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to strengthen impact governance and impact of public and patient involvement. Academic profile

Professor in Contemporary English Literature

Prof Lucie Armitt

Professor in Contemporary English Literature

  01522 837384

Lucie Armitt is Professor of Contemporary Literature and is a literary critic with a research specialism in the field of Contemporary Women’s Writing. She is particularly interested in the work of Sarah Waters, Kate Mosse, Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. She was a founding Executive Steering Group member of the global research network The Contemporary Women’s Writing Association and a founding Associate Editor of the award winning international peer-reviewed academic journal Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press). From 2012-14 she was the award holder of an AHRC-funded national training programme for early career researchers and postgraduate researchers working in the field of contemporary women’s writing. Her gender-related books include: Lucie Armitt, Contemporary Women’s Fiction and the Fantastic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Lucie Armitt (ed.) Essential Readers’ Guide to George Eliot (Icon Books and Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Lucie Armitt (ed.) Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction (Routledge, 1991). Academic profile

Professor of Gender, Violence and Work

Prof Sundari Anitha

Professor of Gender, Violence and Work

  01522 886809

My research interests are twofold: (i) the problem of violence against women and girls in the UK and India; health, social policy and criminal justice responses to this problem; the politics of intersectionality and the connections between violence within homes and outside (race, ethnicity, class, gender, and migration); nature and impact of the professionalisation of the domestic violence services; practitioner and service-user perspectives in domestic violence service provision; prevention education on domestic violence; and particular forms of VAW such as forced marriage, transnational abandonment of wives, acid violence and ‘lad cultures’; and (ii) an ongoing interest in issues of gender, race and ethnicity in employment relations; employment experiences of South Asian diasporas in the UK;  organisation of/industrial action by migrant women workers. Academic profile

Professor for the public understanding of research, School of History & Heritage

Prof Carenza Lewis

Professor for the public understanding of research, School of History & Heritage

  01522 837107

My research explores how archaeological finds of items related to children’s play can advance understanding of the extent to which gender impacted on how and where children played and what they played with in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Excavations of more than 2000 1m2 ‘test pits’ in eastern England, primarily intended to reconstruct the long-term development of historic settlements, have produced a large number of finds of recent date mostly from domestic contexts such as gardens, greens, verges and playgrounds.  My research asks whether items which may be female-gendered (such as doll parts and tea sets) and those which may be male-gendered (such as toy soldiers and vehicle parts) are found in similar or different types of places, and what we can infer from this about adult attitudes to children of different genders, and the attitudes of children of different genders to their playthings. Academic profile

Professor of History, and Director of Research, College of Arts

Prof Krista Cowman

Professor of History, and Director of Research, College of Arts

  01522 88 6093

Krista has published widely on the history of women in twentieth century organisations including the Independent Labour Party, Conservative and Liberal Parties and a number of suffrage societies.  Her work on suffrage has been featured on radio and television and her book Women of the Right Spirit, a study of paid organisers in the Women's Social and Political Union, underpinned the development of the character of Maude in Sarah Gavron's 2014 feature film Suffragette on which she was the historical advisor.  She is currently advising on a community play celebrating suffrage to be staged at York Theatre Royal in July 2017, and working on a new project on women's quotidian activism in post-war urban Britain. Academic profile

Associate Professor, School of History & Heritage

Dr Chiara Beccalossi

Associate Professor, School of History & Heritage

Chiara’s research interests include modern European history, in particular Southern European history, modern British history, Latin American history, transnational history, the history of sexuality, the history of medicine and human sciences, gender and queer studies. Her main research to date examines the medicalisation of sexuality in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Chiara’s first book, ‘Female Sexual Inversion: Same-Sex Desires in Italian and British Sexology, c. 1870–1920’ (2012), explores how same-sex desires came to be considered a medical disorder in Italy and Britain. Combining gender and sexuality studies with medical history, her monograph offers fresh perspectives on how medical practitioners constructed female same-sex desires in Italy and Britain at the turn of the twentieth century. Chiara has also co-edited ‘Italian Sexualities Uncovered, 1789-1914’ (2015) with Valeria P. Babini and Lucy Riall, ‘A Cultural History in the Age of Empire’ (2011) with Ivan Crozier, and has published numerous articles in the field of history of sexuality and medicine. Academic profile

Associate Professor, School of Psychology

Dr Ruth Gaunt

Associate Professor, School of Psychology

One area of my research applies a social psychological approach to the study of gender and families. It aims to identify the complex mechanisms that inhibit or facilitate greater gender equality in the home. In a long series of studies, I have examined the processes through which parents’ social psychological characteristics (e.g. their value priorities, identities, ideologies) interact with socio-demographic backgrounds to produce patterns of division of work and childcare. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

Dr Ana Jordan

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

  01522 88 6119

Programme Leader: MA Gender Studies

Ana obtained a PhD from the University of Bristol in Politics, entitled “Gender and the Ethics of Care: Theorising care through fathers’ rights discourses”. Ana specialises in political theory, gender and politics and new social movements. Her research interests encompass debates in contemporary political theory around the ethics of care, and issues relating to masculinities.  Academic profile

Professor in Sociology & Physical Culture, School of Sport & Exercise Science

Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Professor in Sociology & Physical Culture, School of Sport & Exercise Science

  01522 837728

Director, Health Advancement Research Team (HART)

Principal research interests cohere around the sociology of the body; embodiment and the senses; health and wellbeing; identity and identity work; sociological & feminist phenomenology; autoethnographic & autophenomenographic approaches.  I enjoy (mostly!) grappling with the sometimes uneasy nexus of sociology and phenomenology.

My gender-related research areas span a range of projects on embodiment, identity and identity work, and physical cultures, in some of which I have adopted a feminist phenomenological perspective.  Recent work includes qualitative research on gender and dance teaching, feminist phenomenology and the distance running woman, and ongoing research on the sensory dimensions of sporting and physical-cultural embodiment, including women’s boxing and mixed martial arts. I have also undertaken research on gender and intimate partner abuse and violence. Academic profile

Associate Professor, Lincoln International Business School

Dr Hanya Pielichaty

Associate Professor, Lincoln International Business School

  01522 83 5695

Hanya focuses her pedagogic approach, research and external activities in the area of equality and diversity (specifically gender). Hanya is committed to ensuring student experiences and their connected learning environments are inclusive, empowering and allow for 'voice'. Her national roles as Equality and Diversity Lead (joint) on The Football Collective Management Board and as Mentor for the Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network means she has widespread impact in this area. In terms of academic leadership, Hanya is the Strand Lead for Digital Leadership and Governance as part of the Digital Transformation Education Programme at the university. Furthermore, she has years of experience of leading both the BA (hons) Sports Business Management and BSc (hons) Events Management degrees within the department. Hanya was the Digital Lead for Lincoln International Business School between 2015-2019 and set up the first digital, student-led learning project through her successful Digital Student Ambassador Group (DSAG). Hanya's research interests stem from her own experiences of playing football over a 20 year period and a fascination with gender, participation, identity and family relationships. Furthermore, Hanya has practitioner experience with the Institute of Youth Sport, the Youth Sport Trust, and the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership (now Lincolnshire Active). Hanya welcomes Student and staff engagement via Twitter @HanyaUoL. Aademic profile

Senior Lecturer, Lincoln Business School

Dr Agnieszka Rydzik

Senior Lecturer, Lincoln Business School

  01522 83 5540

Agnieszka’s research focuses on four key areas: (i) Tourism employment; (ii) Working lives of women: gender, ethnicity and employment; (iii) Innovative research methods: visual and participatory methodologies; and (iV) Empowerment, intersectionality, resistance and inequality. She is particularly interested in employment trajectories and entrepreneurial activities of highly skilled migrant women, female workers in the service economy in general, and women in male-dominated sectors. Together with Victoria Ellis-Vowles, Agnieszka is working on a funded research project into emergent networks and experiences of women brewers. She is also co-supervising (with Dr Gary Bosworth), the PhD research of Mahideh Zeinali on female migrants and social entrepreneurship. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

Dr Simon Obendorf

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

  01522 88 6268

Simon's research explores the ways in which processes of global change and exchange impact upon experiences of sex, gender, sexuality and the body. His work in critical international relations traces how the politics of embodiment and everyday life serve as windows to a broader understanding of international politics and contemporary flows of globalization.

Much of Simon’s research draws upon materials from East and Southeast Asia. His recent work has explored how the bodies of female flight attendants on a major Asian airline become inscribed with state and transnational understandings of gender, femininity and both national and regional identity. Elsewhere his work has explored the quest for lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual and transgender rights in East and Southeast Asia and the ways in which queer bodies have become enmeshed in, and subject to, broader discourses of security, nationalism, citizenship and postcolonial development. Simon’s expertise has been sought by NGO and activist groups in East and Southeast Asia and informed submissions to major international human rights bodies. Academic profile

Associate Professor in Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences

Dr Anna Tarrant

Associate Professor in Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences

  01522 88 6170

Anna is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, with research interests broadly focused on men’s care responsibilities and support needs, particularly in low-income families. This work has been funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (2014–2018) and the Leeds Social Sciences Institute Impact Acceleration Account (2016–2017). The Future Leaders Fellowship project, 'Following Young Fathers Further' (FYFF) will extend existing longitudinal evidence concerning the parenting trajectories and support needs of young men (aged 25 and under) and implement and evaluate a novel social intervention that aims to promote father-inclusive and gender-equal parenting. Establishing a new collaboration between national UK charities (including NSPCC, Coram Family Childcare and YMCA Lincolnshire) and international academic partners in Sweden, FYFF represents the most significant investment in research and support for young parents in several years. Academic profile

Professor of Health & Social Care Integration

Prof Mo Ray

Professor of Health & Social Care Integration

  01522 88 6289

Based in the School of Health &  Social Care, Mo specialises in gerontological research and has a strong interest in social relationships in older age, the management of illness and co-existing long term conditions and experiences of health and social care.  Current research projects are the 'Ethical Issues in Self Funding for Older People' (Wellcome Trust 2017–2020); and 'The Ageing of British Gerontology' (Leverhulme Trust 2015–2017). Academic profile

Associate professor, School of Psychology

Dr Niko Kargas

Associate professor, School of Psychology

  01522 88 6726

Niko's research focuses on developing and evaluating individualised evidence-based autism-specific approaches for assisting professionals working in education, employment and other social services. Specifically, Niko is investigating the role that sensory sensitivities play in the expression of autistic behaviours and abilities and how these influence functional life. This knowledge is important for informing professional practice and formulating policies that will promote inclusion and enrich the lives of autistic people and their families. Academic profile

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science

Dr Chris Headleand

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science

Chris graduated from Bangor University in 2009 with a degree in Design Technology and Education. Following his studies he formed his first software company, which produced web solutions for a range of clients including international PLCs and departments of the European Government. In parallel he worked as a lecture in creative technologies at Coleg Harlech, working with students from a largely disadvantaged background.

In 2012 Chris returned to university to undertake a Master Degree in Computer Systems. Following his master degree Chris was awarded a prestigious Fujitsu High Performance Computing scholarship to undertake a PhD specialising in ethics, philosophy and artificial intelligence. During his PhD Chris also sat on the advisory board for the national supercomputing service, and chaired the user group. Chris joined the University of Lincoln as a lecturer and a member of the IntLab research group. His research interests include Virtual Worlds, Human Computer Interactions, Sexuality and Gender.  Academic profile

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, School of Sport & Exercise Science

Dr Patricia Jackman

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, School of Sport & Exercise Science

  01522 83 7105

Patricia’s research has centred on mental toughness and flow states in sport. Some of her recent work qualitatively explored perceptions of bodily sensations experienced during flow states in equestrian riders. Her research interests include flow and clutch states, attentional focus, perceptions of the body during physical activity and issues affecting women in sport and exercise contexts. Current projects include work on the subjective experience underlying excellent performance in exercisers and psychological wellbeing in occupational settings. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, School of Health & Social Care

Robert Goemans

Senior Lecturer, School of Health & Social Care

  01522 837423

Rob is a registered social worker with research interests in mental health, gender, adult social care law, values, and history of madness. He is an elected member of The College of Social Work’s mental health faculty, an executive committee member of the Social Perspectives Network, and still practises as an AMHP.  Academic profile

Senior lecturer, School of History & Heritage

Dr Jade Shepherd

Senior lecturer, School of History & Heritage

  01522 83 5033

I’m a historian with research interests in Victorian asylums, crime, gender and psychiatry. My Ph.D thesis, ‘Victorian Madmen: Broadmoor, Masculinity and the Experiences of the Criminally Insane 1863-1900’, examined the crimes, trials and asylum experiences of men committed into Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. I’m currently working on my first monograph, Broadmoor’s Men: Masculinity, Class and the Victorian Criminal Lunatic Asylum. Academic profile

Senior Lecturor, School of History & Heritage

Dr Erin Bell

Senior Lecturor, School of History & Heritage

  01522 886941

My gender-related research initially focussed, during my PhD (2003) at the University of York (supervisor Dr Mark Jenner) on masculinity in the early modern period; specifically, the differences between ideal manly behaviour of members of religious nonconformist minority groups such as Quakers, in contrast to those in the religious mainstream, and focussing on the significance of pacifism to Quaker identity. More recently I have started to explore the representation of such groups by outsiders in the period c.1650-1800, which has enabled me to consider the threat to hegemonic masculinity posed by alternatives such as Quaker pacifism manhood, but also by Quaker women, who played a very active role in the life of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the period and therefore were at times perceived as an unruly threat to the gender status quo. In addition, when working as part of the AHRC-funded Televising History 1995-2010 research project (2006-10), and in later work considering the representation of the past onscreen, much of my research has considered the different televisual representations of men and women, both as historical actors and as professional historians. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, Lincoln School of Film & Media

Ms Diane Charlesworth

Senior Lecturer, Lincoln School of Film & Media

  01522 88 6817

Diane specialises in star and celebrity studies, gender politics, British broadcasting history and media ethics, regulation and law. Her current research focuses on the places and spaces for the female television personality in British television history. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, School of Fine & Performing Arts

Dr Arya Madhavan

Senior Lecturer, School of Fine & Performing Arts

  01522 83 7609

Arya specialises in researching and writing on Indian Theatre, with particular reference to Kudiyattam, the oldest existing theatre form in the world. Since 2013, Arya has been developing a new research area, Women in Asian Performance that remains understudied to date. She organised the first international Women in Asian Theatre symposium in Lincoln on 14th September 2013 with delegates participating from UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Korea, India, Japan, US and Australia. She completed edting a journal special issue on Women in Asian Theatre for the Asian Theatre Journal (Fall 2015) and commissioned to edit the Routledge anthology on Women in Asian Performance (2017). Academic profile

Associate Professor, School of English & Journalism

Dr Rebecca Styler

Associate Professor, School of English & Journalism

  01522 886381

Rebecca’s primary research interest lies in women’s religious writing of the nineteenth century, and literary explorations of religion in relation to gender. Having published on writers including Josephine Butler, Harriet Martineau, Anne Bronte, Anna Jameson and Elizabeth Gaskell, and on spiritual autobiography and biography, her current project explores maternal ideas of God in the era 1850-1920. Other interests include life writing, Gothic literature, and the figure of the child, in relation to feminism and spirituality.

Rebecca founded the Nineteenth-Century Research Group in the Lincoln College of Arts, and was a committee member for the Midlands Inter-Disciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar (2011-16). She is Editor of the Gaskell Journal. Academic profile