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The Research Team & Contacts

Professor Karen Henwood (Principal Investigator)

A senior lecturer at Cardiff University since 2006, Karen’s broader research interests includes qualitative and critical approaches to psychology and identity and subjectivity, particularly in relation to biography, relationships and socio-cultural context. Within the Timescapes consortium, Karen is convenor of the Qualitative Longitudinal Method and Ethics activities.

School of Social Sciences
Cardiff University
Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
CF10 3XA
henwoodk@cardiff.ac.uk

029 2087 4678

 

Fiona Shirani (Research Associate & Project Administrator)

After graduating an MSc at Cardiff University in 2006, Fiona spent several months working as a research assistant on various projects. This included evaluations of the free school breakfast scheme, the healthy living centre programme in Wales, and a study of workplace learning. Since joining the Men as Fathers project in November 2007, Fiona has commenced a PhD on the ‘right time’ of fatherhood and works part-time on the project. Her doctoral research explores men’s decisions to become fathers, in particular delayed fatherhood, and the impact of fatherhood on masculine identity. Fiona aims to create synergies across the Timescapes network to bring together a range of data about change in men and father’s identities over biographical time.

School of Social Sciences
Cardiff University
59 Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3AT
fionashirani@cardiff.ac.uk

029 2087 5348

 

Dr Carrie Coltart (Research Associate)

Carrie gained her BA (Hons) in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Durham before studying for both an MA and PhD in Women’s Studies at the University of York. She was awarded a PhD in Women’s Studies in 2008. Supervised by Professor Stevi Jackson, the thesis used ‘narrative-interactionist’ perspectives to explore women’s narratives of upward class mobility. As well as drawing upon perspectives from contemporary narrative and class-cultural research, the research also addressed the import of G.H. Mead’s theories of self (and others), and his lesser known theories on time and the past for analysing identity construction in/through narrative. Related to her work on the intersections of class and gender in narrative, Carrie also has research interests in intergenerational relationships, memory and interdisciplinary qualitative research methods. Carrie looks forward to developing her research interests in new directions through her involvement in the ‘men as fathers’ project at Cardiff. Days of work are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

School of Social Sciences
Cardiff University
60 Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3AT
coltartc@cardiff.ac.uk

029 2087 5332

 

Dr Mark Finn (Research Associate May 2007-September 2008)

After completing a PhD in social psychology on the productions and regulations of the couple relationship (University of Western Sydney, 2005), Mark took up a research post with Professor Srikant Sarangi investigating quality of life and HIV/AIDS in India (The Health Communication Research Centre, Cardiff University). With broad research interests in the couple relationship, gender, sexuality, health and subjectivity particularly from a critical psychological and psychosocial perspective, Mark is now engaged on his second research contract at Cardiff. He has published across his wider areas of interest and teaches social psychology at Cardiff University.

 

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