107-111 Princess Road East
School of Media, Communication and Sociology
University of Leicester
I joined the University of Leicester in 1991, having previously taught briefly at Loughborough University and in the Sociology Department at Leicester as a tutorial assistant. For more than 20 years I worked in the Centre for Labour Market Studies (CLMS) before returning to the Sociology Department in August 2014. I am a sociology of youth scholar and have publish widely on youth, work and young adulthood. Most recently I co-authored the book Young People in the Labour market: Past, Present, Future (2017). I’m also recognised expert on the life and sociology of Pearl Jephcott and have a significant interest in the works of Norbert Elias and C Wright Mills as well as an emerging interest in the social psychology of Stanley Milgram. My expertise lies in qualitative secondary analysis, restudies, biographical methods and the use of unconventional data sources in sociological research. please see my full details here.