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I have taught modules in relation to social and inclusive education at the University of Winchester since December 2013. My current research is focussed on sociological problems in relation to social inclusion and exclusion, sexuality, self and identity within the context of Education Studies.

I have a record of publication in relation to social theory (Beginner's Guide to Social Theory, Sage 2003; Understanding Social Divisions, Sage 2005) and research methods (Understanding and Doing Successful Research, Routledge 2012).  My last two books were concerned with developing a sociologically informed biography. 

In 2015 I won the inaugural Irish Journal of Sociology distinguished article prize.

Areas of expertise

  • Contemporary social theory
  • Social inclusion and exclusion
  • Biographical research



2020 The Emerald Guide to Zygmunt Bauman, Bingley, Emerald

 2020 Zygmunt Bauman: Education in Liquid Modernity, London, Routledge

 2019 The Stranger, Key Ideas Series, London, Routledge

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