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Research Profile

Prof Paul Atkinson 


Career Profile

Paul Atkinson is Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has degrees in social anthropology and opera studies. He has been at Cardiff since 1974, where he has served as Head of Department and as Pro Vice-Chancellor. He was awarded a DscEcon (Wales) in 1997. He and Sara Delamont are the founding editors of the SAGE journal  Qualitative Research.  In 2013 he will deliver the National Centre for Research Merthods Annual  Lecture.

Memberships / External Activities

Co-Director ESRC Research Centre on Social and Economic Aspects of Genomics (a Lancaster - Cardiff collaboration), ESRC, £3.9 Million, 2002 -07

Associate Director, ESRC Centre for Research on Social and Economic Aspects of Genomics (CESAGe), a Lancaster-Cardiff collaboration.

Secretary, Heads of Sociology Council Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute

Member of Senate, Member of University Research Committee.