Portrait of Professor Chrissie Rogers

Professor Chrissie Rogers

Director Tizard Centre
Professor of Sociology

About

I graduated from the University of Essex (2005) with a PhD in Sociology (ESRC) and was awarded an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge (2004/2005). The PhD was qualitative research published as Parenting and Inclusive Education. I have written on mothering/parenting, intellectual/learning disability, ethics of care, intimacy, education. 

Research interests


In January 2020 I joined the University of Kent as Professor of Sociology and Director of the Tizard Centre, in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. I graduated from the University of Essex (2005) with a PhD in Sociology (ESRC) and was awarded an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge (2004/2005). The PhD was qualitative research published as Parenting and Inclusive Education. I have written on mothering/parenting, intellectual/learning disability, ethics of care, intimacy, education. As a sociologist my research covers a range of areas under the umbrella of learning disability that include, care ethics, criminal justice/offending, education, intimacy/sexuality and family/mothering. My latest book Intellectual Disability and Being Human: a care ethics model of disability combined qualitative data and theoretical critique to develop a care ethics model. More recently I have carried out criminal justice research, funded by the Leverhulme Trust in the context of ‘disabled' offenders who have learning difficulties, are on the autism spectrum, and/or have social, emotional and mental health problems (SEMH), their families, and professionals who work with them.

I have published in a number of journals, e.g. British Journal of Sociology of Education, Disability and Society, Methodological Innovations, Sexualities, Sociological Research Online, as well as contributed to The Palgrave Macmillan Handbook of Auto/Biography, Power, Knowledge and the Academy, and the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia. I co-edited Critical Approaches to Care: understanding caring relations, identities and cultures with Susie Weller and have written in The Conversation . As well as research I have taught undergraduates and postgraduates within sociology, criminology, education and disability and have supervised 11 post graduate research students to completion. 

Supervision

Please contact me if you are interested in supervision in the areas of intellectual disability, autism, mothering ‘special education needs’, criminal justice, education, families, care ethics, auto/biographical sociology. I am a qualitative researcher and so would supervise within this methodological frame. 


Current PhD candidates are:

  • Butt, S. Hidden lives and religious identities: a sociological exploration of lived experiences for Muslim Gay Men (FT) (thesis submitted, Bradford).
  • Plummer, K-A. The Windrush Scandal: an exploration of third generation Jamaican Windrush Migrants experiences in the UK’ (PT) (lead supervisor, Kent)
  • Tasneema, A. Street Harassment: Daily Experiences of Women in a Bangladeshi Urban Context (PT), (external supervisor, Aston).

Candidates supervised to completion

  • Simmons, A. (2020) A Qualitative Exploration of Autism and Transition into Further and Higher Education (FT) (lead supervisor, Bradford)
  • Hall, M. (2017) The new further education teacher as an agent of change: a case study of initial teacher training in further education (PT), Anglia Ruskin University (associate supervisor)
  • Corral Granados, A. (2016) [PhD] Professional development of early years’ educators when promoting inclusive teaching practices for children with SEN: two European exploratory case studies in primary schools Anglia Ruskin University (lead supervisor)
  • D’almeida, E (2015) [PhD] ‘SEN’ learners in the Modern Foreign Languages classroom: exclusion in disguise? Aston University (lead supervisor)
  • Lithari, E. (2014) [PhD] Children and their identities: the case of dyslexia and transition to secondary education, Anglia Ruskin University (lead supervisor)
  • Cooper, L. (2014) [PhD] Extended mothering: a study to determine maternal influences in daughters’ higher education, Anglia Ruskin University (lead supervisor)
  • Levinstein, S. (2014) [PhD] A Case Study of a Reading Intervention Programme for Dyslexic Students in Israel, Anglia Ruskin University (joint supervisor)
  • Shahminan, H. (2013) [PhD] A Critical Exploration of Deaf Young People’s Underachievement in Brunei Darussalam, Brunel University (joint supervisor)
  • Al-Zyoud, N. (2012) [PhD] An investigation of the current status of meeting the needs of pupils with learning difficulties in Jordanian schools from special educational needs teachers’ perspective, Brunel University (lead supervisor)
  • McLachlan, B. (2012) [PhD] ‘Learning for Excellence’, Professional Learning for Learning Support Assistants in Further Education, Anglia Ruskin University (lead supervisor)
  • Hill, Y. (2008) [EdD] Doing, Undoing and Redoing: a feminist study of teachers’ professional identities’ Keele University (associate supervisor)

Professional

I am a Trustee and Memberships Director, British Sociological Association (BSA).

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