Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


I am a researcher in the Department of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London, where I am working on the Nuffield Foundation-funded project, Siblings, Contact and the Law: An Overlooked Relationship? The study will explore the way in which sibling relationships are conceptualised and dealt with in public care proceedings.

I am a sociologist whose work focuses on the study of interpersonal relationships, parenting, family life, health, sex and intimacy. I am the author of the book Neuroparenting: The expert invasion of family life (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) and co-author of Parenting Culture Studies (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). I have published research on contemporary singleness, teenage pregnancy and parenthood, the regulation of fertility treatment and abortion, and the use and abuse of neuroscience.

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Last Updated: 08/11/2017