hat September 11

The Taming of the Shrew: Online Misogyny

Charlotte Proudman, a barrister and Ph.D researcher, received an inappropriate comment on professional networking website LinkedIn. Whilst most people use sites such as LinkedIn or Research Gate to connect regarding work, a married 57 year old man Carter-Silk decided to use it to comment on 27 year old Charlotte’s looks. Yes the 57 years of […]

#acadowntime The Workaholic and Academia

In 2012 my husband was in Intensive Care, or ICU as we like to call it in the UK. I was told he would most likely die. It was traumatic. My husband spent 3 weeks in an induced coma. It was terrifying. When he woke up still worrying about work more than his near-death predicament, […]

prison1 April 30

Prison Research Network

The Centre for Applied Social Research (ceASR) at Leeds Beckett University, has just launched the Prison Research Network. Details of the line up are here. The brain child of Bill Davies and Helen Nichols, the network is sure to provide a platform for a wealth of new research and new research collaborations. The papers were […]

barbie April 21

Creative Research Methods

I think as researchers we constantly have to look for new ways in which to engage with our field and our participants. I’m a huge advocate of creative research methods, and will be updating this list of articles and links. 35-year-old OTTB teaches inmates to listen Learning From Elsewhere Using creative methods in research with […]

lego April 09

Women Who Buy Sex

There is an important research project going on looking at Women Who Buy Sex. Jointly funded by The British Academy and The Leverhulme Trust, this project will challenge current discourses surrounding buyers of sex. The team are Dr Sarah Kingston of Lancaster University, Dr Natalie Hammond of Manchester Metropolitan University, and Scarlett Redman, Research Associate […]

depressionpostphoto April 08

The Trauma of Research

I don’t blog about my research because sadly things have been taken from my blog and used without permission or citation. This is gutting because I believe in open access and sharing knowledge outside of the academy. However given the nature of my data, and the fact it is for my P.hD, I will only […]

whiteness February 07


One of my other research interests is race, namely whiteness. So I am starting to keep a list of resources here for those of you interested in critical race theory, racism, sociology, criminology and everything else. This video by Akala for the Guardian is a brilliant short clip that exemplifies perfectly how everyday racism is […]


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