Postgraduate research

Sociology

Citizenship, Migration and Identity

Dr David Bartram

  • International Migration
  • Wellbeing and Happiness Studies

Dr Pierre Monforte

  • Political Sociology
  • Social Movements
  • Immigration
  • Use of Qualitative Methods and Comparative Approaches 

Mr John Williams

  • Sociology of Sport and Leisure
  • Developments in Professional Football and Football Culture
  • Race and Gender, Crowd Behaviour and Management, Globalisation, Commercialisation, Identity Formation
  • Sporting Consumption, Place and Locality
  • Television’s Impact on the production and Consumption of Sport and Leisure

Culture, Consumption and Production

Dr Edmund Chattoe-Brown

  • Decision Making
  • Agent-Based Modelling and its Methodology
  • Rational Choice and Game Theory Applied to Sociology
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Drug Use
  • Social Networks
  • Innovation Diffusion
  • Religion
  • Family Finance
  • Evolutionary Models of Social Change
  • Social Structure of Labour and Product Markets

Professor Jason Hughes

  • Figurational Sociology
  • Intoxicants and Society - especially Tobacco
  • Work, Organisations, and Managerial Discourses
  • Emotion Management (e.g. Emotional Labour; Emotional Intelligence)
  • Methodological Innovations - such as Visual Methods, Internet Research Methods, and Qualitative Longitudinal Research 

Mr John Williams

  • Sociology of Sport and Leisure
  • Developments in Professional Football and Football Culture
  • Race and Gender, Crowd Behaviour and Management, Globalisation, Commercialisation, Identity Formation
  • Sporting Consumption, Place and Locality
  • Television's Impact on the Production and Consumption of Sport and Leisure

Developments in Theory and Methods

Dr Edmund Chattoe-Brown

  • Decision Making
  • Agent-Based Modelling and its Methodology
  • Rational Choice and Game Theory Applied to Sociology
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Drug Use
  • Social Networks
  • Innovation Diffusion
  • Religion
  • Family Finance
  • Evolutionary Models of Social Change
  • Social Structure of Labour and Product Markets

Professor John Goodwin

  • Youth - education to work transitions, employment, underemployment and precarity
  • The History of Sociology
  • Everyday life and researching the 'ordinary'
  • Work and community - especially restudies and data reuse
  • The sociology of Norbert Elias, C Wright Mills and Pearl Jephcott
  • Research methods and methodology
  • Auto/biography

Professor Jason Hughes

  • Figurational Sociology
  • Intoxicants and Society - especially Tobacco
  • Work, Organisations, and Managerial Discourses
  • Emotion Management (e.g. Emotional Labour; Emotional Intelligence)
  • Methodological Innovations - such as Visual Methods, Internet Research Methods, and Qualitative Longitudinal Research

Dr Patrick White

  • Educational Participation and Inequality
  • Education and Career Choice, Educational Participation,
  • Class and Social Mobility
  • Labour Markets

Youth, Childhood and Generation

Professor John Goodwin

  • Youth - education to work transitions, employment, underemployment and precarity
  • The History of Sociology
  • Everyday life and researching the 'ordinary'
  • Work and community - especially restudies and data reuse
  • The sociology of Norbert Elias, C Wright Mills and Pearl Jephcott
  • Auto/biography

Professor Jason Hughes

  • Figurational Sociology
  • Intoxicants and Society - especially Tobacco
  • Work, Organisations, and Managerial Discourses
  • Emotion Management (e.g. Emotional Labour; Emotional Intelligence)Methodological Innovations - such as Visual Methods, Internet Research Methods, and Qualitative Longitudinal Research

Professor Henrietta O’Connor

  • Youth transitions from school to work
  • Gender, work and employment
  • Older workers and retirement
  • Motherhood, employment and childcare

Dr Michelle O'Reilly

  • Sociology of health and illness
  • Child mental health and childhood disorders
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Social media, media and mental health
  • Children and social interaction

Dr Patrick White

  • Educational Participation and Inequality
  • Education and Career Choice, Educational Participation,
  • Class and Social Mobility
  • Labour Markets

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