Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


About

I am a Lecturer in Quantitative Social Policy at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) here at Kent. I am the director of the Q-step centre at Kent

My main research interests are around family policy, welfare-to-work, social justice, evidence-based policy-making and, increasingly, longitudinal research methods.

Prior employment and education

I joined SSPSSR in May 2014. Prior to that I was a lecturer at the University of Lincoln and a researcher at Queen’s University Belfast and Essex where I had been working on a range of comparative projects. My PhD, from the University of Bath, focused on lone parents and welfare-to-work policies.

Yet, my working life started as a researcher in government working on tax credits before moving into the voluntary sector to OneParentFamilies (now Gingerbread), where I was working on childcare and child contact policy. Linking research to policy-making and –makers has stayed with me as one of the key aims of my work as an academic.

Contact Information

Address

Room CNE 108
Cornwallis North East
SSPSSR
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

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Publications

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article
Haux, T. (2018). Conceptualising academic work and worth – an alternative framework. [Online]. Available at: http://csp.sagepub.com/.
Haux, T., McKay, S. and Cain, R. (2017). Shared Care After Separation in the United Kingdom: Limited Data, Limited Practice? Family Court Review [Online] 55:572-585. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12305.
Haux, T. (2014). Making the link between parenting and contact. Family Law [Online]. Available at: http://www.jordanpublishingmedia.co.uk/practice-areas/family/news_and_comment/being-a-parent-before-and-after-a-split#.WDqxOmBXWxA.
Haux, T. (2013). Lone parents and activation - towards a typology of approaches. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy [Online] 29:122-133. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21699763.2013.818566.
Haux, T. (2013). Understanding employment barriers for lone parents in Great Britain: research gaps and missed opportunities. Social Policy and Administration [Online] 47:468-482. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12030.
Haux, T. et al. (2012). A longitudinal qualitative study of the journeys of single parents on Jobseeker's Allowance. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice [Online] 20:337-341. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1332/175982712X657172.
Haux, T. (2011). Activating Lone Parents: An Evidence-Based Appraisal of the Welfare-to-Work Reform in Britain. Social Policy and Society [Online] 11:1-14. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746411000364.
Book section
Platt, L. and Haux, T. (2019). The impact of separation on parenting confidence. in: Kreyenfeld, M. and Trappe, H. eds. Families, Relationships and Societies" on the topic of "Parental Life Courses after Separation and Divorce in Europe. Springer.
Smith, K. and Haux, T. (2017). Evidence-Based-Policy-Making. in: Greve, B. ed. Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation. Edward Elgar, pp. 141-160.
Haux, T. (2016). Family Policy. in: Alcock, P. et al. eds. The Student's Companion to Social Policy. Wiley Blackwell. Available at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118965973.html.
Haux, T. (2012). Family Policy. in: Alcock, P., May, M. and Wright, S. eds. The Student's Companion to Social Policy. Wiley Blackwell. Available at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470655658.html.
Haux, T. (2011). Lone parents and the Conservatives: Anything new? in: Holden, C., Kilkey, M. and Ramia, G. eds. Social Policy Review 23. Social Policy Association. Available at: https://policypress.co.uk/resources/kara-creative/social-policy-review-23.
Monograph
Haux, T., Platt, L. and Rosenberg, R. (2015). Parenting and post-separation contact: what are the links?. CASE Working Paper series. Available at: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cp/casepaper189.pdf.
Foster, L. et al. (2015). In Defence of Welfare II. Social Policy Association and Policy Press. Available at: http://www.social-policy.org.uk/what-we-do/publications/in-defence-of-welfare-2/.
Platt, L., Haux, T. and Rosenberg, R. (2015). Mothers, parenting and the impact of separation. Case working paper series. Available at: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cp/casepaper190.pdf.
Haux, T. et al. (2012). A longitudinal qualitative study of the journey of single parents on Jobseeker's Allowance. University of the West of England and Single Parent Action Network. Available at: https://issuu.com/spanbristol/docs/span__jsa_report_web.
Yeates, N. et al. (2011). In Defence of Welfare: the impacts of the spending review. Social Policy Association. Available at: http://www.social-policy.org.uk/downloads/idow.pdf.
Book
Haux, T. (2019). Dimensions of Impact in the Social Sciences. Policy Press.
Edited book
Alcock, P. et al. eds. (2016). The Student's Companion to Social Policy. [Online]. Wiley Blackwell. Available at: http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&bcsId=10339&itemId=1118965973.
Forthcoming
Haux, T. and Platt, L. (2019). Paternal involvement before and after separation. Demography (R&R).
Haux, T. et al. (2017). Parenting in new and uncertain times: Analytical framework for capturing the changes to parenting in European countries. Families, Relationships and Societies [Online]. Available at: https://policypress.co.uk/journals/families-relationships-and-societies.
Total publications in KAR: 21 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

My research interests broadly fall in the areas of family policy, welfare-to-work, social justice, evidence and policy-making and, increasingly, longitudinal research methods.

My particular interests include:

  • Lone parents
  • Welfare-to-work policies
  • Rights, needs and obligations of families/ family members
  • Poverty, inequality and social justice
  • Parenting
  • Child contact post separation
  • Research influence and impact

Current projects

I am currently working on two major projects:

Parenting and contact before and after separation

This is funded by the Nuffield Foundation and examines the links between parental involvement prior to separation and contact patterns post-separation (see Haux et al, forthcoming). The analysis is based on longitudinal data from the Millennium Cohort Study and findings were published earlier this year. I am working on this project together with colleagues form the LSE and IoE. Given the high levels of contact failure in the UK, gaining a better understanding of the links and (dis-)continuities between parenting in a relationship and contact thereafter, is equally important to parents, policy-makers and practitioners. We are now finishing the journal articles and considering further analysis of the data, eg. extending it to look at child outcomes.on the cross.

The second generation of social policy scholars

I am working on a book for Policy Press on The 2nd generation of Social Policy Scholars. It is based on interviews with the social policy academics, who were the architects for the establishment of social policy as an academic subject, and who have either recently retired or are about to do so. Together with the current focus on impact, it seemed that now is an ideal opportunity to speak to these scholars about their life and work.


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Teaching

I teach in both Social Policy as well as methods and am convening two core Social Policy modules:

  • SA300 Social Policy and Social Control
  • SA503 The Future of the Welfare State

I am also giving lectures on a number of other under- and postgraduate modules such as

  • New Fatherhood and Parenting across separation - PG SO894 The family, parenting culture and parenting policy
  • Lone Parenthood in Europe - PG SO877 Comparative Social Policy
  • Survey Methods and Secondary Data Analysis - SO647 Sociological Research (Medway campus)

Previously, I have convened the PG module SO833 Research Design and taught on one of the new Q-step modules here at Kent: How to win arguments with numbers.

Supervision

I am supervising a number of undergraduate and MA dissertations on a regular basis. Currently I am supervising the following PhD students:

  • Gianna Eick (2017 - ) ‘Interactions between Attitudes towards Immigrants and Diversity Policies at European Universities - A Cross-National Survey’
  • Eva Sigurdardottir (2016 - ) ‘The effect of participation in extracurricular activities on school belonging amongst school children of backgrounds other than Icelandic’
  • Charmaine Keatley (2015 -) - 'Impact of father's involvement in childcare on women's career progression'

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Activity

Professional Affiliations/ Editorial Work

I am regularly reviewing papers for a range of journals such as the Journal of European Social Policy, the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy and Social Policy & Administration.

Research panel membership

  • Member of the ESRC Grant Award Panel D (GAP D – Secondary Data Analysis Initiative) (2016- )
  • ESRC Peer Review College (2016 - )
  • Member of the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) (2015-16)
  • Kent Peer Review College at the University of Kent (2016 - )
  • Ethics panel of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (2014 – 2017)

Reviewing work

External PhD examinations:

  • Miyang Jun – University of York (Social Policy) - November 2016

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Media

 

A lecture on lone parents and welfare to work
(a Think Kent video, 2016)

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Telephone: +44(0)1227 823072 Fax: +44(0)1227 827005 or email us

SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cornwallis North East, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

Last Updated: 19/12/2017