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Research Profile

Mr Mike Thomas 

Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+ 44 (0)29 208 75441
contact info:

Address:1-3 Museum Place

Research Interests

  • Policy analysis and evaluation.
  • Comparative cross-national research.
  • LGBT social movements and rights.
  • Narrative analysis.


My professional background is in policy advice, implementation and development in a number of central UK government departments including the Department for Education and Employment, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office.  Before coming to Cardiff to join the ESRC 1+3 programme I qualified as a social worker, specialising in adult mental health.

PhD Topic/ Area

A cross-national comparative study of alternative forms of recognition for same-sex couples, focusing on civil partnership in the United Kingdom and same-sex marriage in Canada and the US State of California.


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