I am a lecturer in quantitative sociology in the School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research. I am also part of the Kent Q-Step centre.
I received my PhD in Medical Sociology from Imperial College London in 2012, and subsequently pursued a post-doctoral sociology fellowship at the University of Oxford.
Room CNE 109
Cornwallis North East
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF
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I have a wide variety of research interests, including social stratification and social comparisons, cultural consumption, health inequalities, and social attitudes and stereotypes (particularly as regards welfare benefit claimants).
My main current research areas include:
- the social patterning of cultural consumption;
- attitudes towards welfare benefit claimants in the UK;
- the impact of social comparisons on wellbeing.
I have previously conducted research into the effects of income inequality on health and personality, and on the social determinants of health among older people.
TeachingAs part of the Q-step centre, my main area of teaching is in quantitative methods. I also teach the innovative new Q-step module ‘Critical Thinking’. back to top
- Guardian - Benefit claimants are now seen as other - less than fully human
- The Conversation - When ‘exciting’ trumps ‘honest’, traditional academic journals encourage bad science
Benefit claimants: stereotypes and implicit attitutes
A Think Kent video 2016