Life course

  • Father and baby

By considering the 'life course', we provide an overarching framework for understanding a range of inequalities across a number of spheres, including work, care, education, occupation, social mobility, gender and health, and how they emerge, evolve and accumulate over time

Lecturer in Sociology, School  of Social and Political Sciences

Dr Anna Tarrant

Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences

  01522 88 6170

Anna's research interests broadly centre on the themes of men and masculinities; family and informal care practices; social inequalities including age, gender, class and generation; grandparenting and kinship care. In terms of methodology I am interested in, and have employed, qualitative longitudinal methodologies including qualitative secondary analysis. Academic profile

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

Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Professor in Sociaology & 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.

Jacquelyn’s research in the domain of the sociology of the lifecourse coheres around issues of identity and ‘identity work’, and also health and illness experiences.  Her published research includes women’s participation in physical cultures over the lifecourse, including distance running, golf, boxing and mixed martial arts (see also Embodiment).  She has also undertaken research on constructions of masculinity and male victims of intimate partner abuse and violence. Academic profile

Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology

Dr Niko Kargas

Senior Lecturer, 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

Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social & Poitical Sciences

Dr Rachel Thwaites

Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social & Poitical Sciences

  01522 835758

Rachel is a sociologist with interests in gendered and feminist identities and gendered social relations, as well as how these intersect with age and other social positionings, particularly in experiences of work and health and social care.  She has previously explored British women’s naming decisions on marriage and sense of gendered identity, and has examined gendered and feminist identities within higher education.  She is currently working on a project that explores the intersection of age, gender, and ethnicity in younger academics’ experiences of discrimination within higher education, and is developing a project around gender, emotion work, and unpaid care in older age. Academic profile

Reader, School of Psychology

Dr Ruth Gaunt

Reader, School of Psychology

  01522 837334

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

College Director of Academic Affairs, School of Fine & Performing Arts

Dr Catherine George

College Director of Academic Affairs, School of Fine & Performing Arts

  01522 83 5134

Catherine trained in sculpture at the Slade School of Art before undertaking a PhD in the history of sculpture, exploring the sculptural strategies of Louise Bourgeois. Catherine specialises in sculpture, the history of contemporary art, and art made by women in the twentieth century. Academic profile

Principal Lecturer, Lincoln International Business School

Dr Deirdre Anderson

Principal Lecturer, Lincoln International Business School

Deirdre's research interests include flexibility, work and family (especially in different cultures), gendered careers, and women’s management pipeline, all considered through a lens of inclusion and diversity.  Deirdre has published in peer-reviewed journals and written a number of book chapters in her areas of expertise.  She has been actively involved in voluntary youth work throughout her career. Academic profile

Professor of Health & Social Care Integration

Professor 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