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Yr Athro Amanda Coffey

Yr Athro Amanda Coffey

Dirprwy Is-Ganghellor, Profiad Myfyrwyr a Safonau Academaidd

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

Amanda has been Head of the School of Social Sciences since 1 August 2014. She has taught across all levels of the School, including undergraduate (introductory and advanced), taught postgraduate and professional doctorate. My main areas of teaching expertise include qualitative research methods, gender relations and society, contemporary sociology of education, sociology of work and gender and education.

Her research interests are underpinned by a sustained, critical methodological engagement with ethnographic and qualitative research. This includes work on contemporary developments in qualitative data analysis, writing and representation, as well as more broadly on methodological innovation.

Amanda has been Head of the School of Social Sciences since 1 August 2014.

Previously she was appointed Dean for Education and Students for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in February 2013. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Director (with responsibility for teaching and learning) in the School of Social Sciences.

Amanda was the Director of the Cardiff Node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Innovation, Integration and Impact (QUALITI) (2005-8) and a founding co-director of the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods. Amanda was elected as as Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011

Amanda joined Cardiff University in 1990, and has been a Professor in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences since 2006.

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Amanda edited Sociology, the journal of the British Sociological Association, from 20009-12 (with Sally Power, Tom Hall and Amanda Robinson). She has also edited Sociological Research On-line (with Nicola Green, 2003-6) and is currently an Executive editor of British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Amanda was the founding reviews editor for Qualitative Research and is a   past member of the editorial board of Gender and Education. She currently sits on the editorial boards of Effective Education and Ethnography and Education.

Amanda is a member of the peer review college for the ESRC and also regularly reviews for other funding bodies and international publishers.

She has served on the management board of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods and was a member of the Executive group, ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme, Research Capacity Building Network.

She has also sat on a number of ESRC commissioning panels. Amanda is an experienced external examiner, and has examined PhD s and taught programmes at a number of Universities, both in the UK and internationally. Amanda is a member of the management group of the Wales ESRC Doctoral Training Centre.

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2019

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2016

2014

2013

  • Coffey, A. J. 2013. Analysing documents. In: Flick, U. ed. The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis.. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, pp. 367-379.

2012

2011

  • Atkinson, P. A. and Coffey, A. J. 2011. Analysing documentary realities. In: Silverman, D. ed. Qualitative Research.. London: Sage Publications Ltd, pp. 56-75.
  • Coffey, A. J. and Hall, T. A. eds. 2011. Researching young people.. Fundamentals of Applied Research series. London: Sage.

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2001

I have taught across all levels of the School, including undergraduate (introductory and advanced), taught postgraduate and professional doctorate. My main areas of teaching expertise include qualitative research methods, gender relations and society, contemporary sociology of education, sociology of work and gender and education.

I have supervised Masters and PhD theses on a wide range of research topics. Areas of particular interest for PhD supervision include gender relations (inc. the labour market, the professions, social policy, relationships and the family); contemporary education (inc. social justice/gender issues, teachers); young people (inc. education and training, transitions, citizenship issues) and developments in methods and methodology.I am also happy to supervise projects that engage with and/or utilize ethnographic and qualitative approaches (inc. methodological and epistemological issues, as well as empirical studies).

In 2012 I led a successful alliance bid to accredit and deliver the Welsh Government's Masters in Educational Practice. The programme provides opportunities for all newly qualified teachers in Wales to study for a masters award alongside their classroom practice.

My research interests are underpinned by a sustained, critical methodological engagement with ethnographic and qualitative research. This includes work on contemporary developments in qualitative data analysis, writing and representation, as well as more broadly on methodological innovation. I have led and been involved in a number of funded projects focussing on qualitative research methods and methodological development. This includes directing the phase 1 Cardiff Node of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Innovation, Integration and Impact (QUALITI) (2005-8), and being a founding co-director of the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD)

I have a number of substantive research interests that intersect sociology, social policy and education. My empirical research has included work on;

  • Young people and social change: A focus of my research in this area has been the role of informal learning contexts in contemporary debates about citizenship education. This work has also focussed on transitions to adulthood, young people$acirc;  s biographies in the context of community transformation, young people and place and learning-through-leisure. Other interests include the relationships between education, social justice and wider issues of social change.
  • Gender and education: My interests in this area include educational experiences and autobiographies, as well as initial teacher education, teacher careers and exploring relationships between feminism, teaching, methodology and pedagogy.
  • Working lives: My research in this area has included work on professional and occupational socialization and the experience of work, as well as gender and equality issues in the context of training and career development.

My research has included a wide range of projects:

Research projects

  • 2012-2017 Contract to accredit and deliver the Masters in Educational Practice, Welsh Government,
  • 2008-2011 Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD). £1,461,934, Economic and Social Research Council (Co-applicant, with H Beynon and others)
  • 2008-2011 Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD). £3.4M, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (Co-applicant, with H Beynon and others)
  • 2005-2008 Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Innovation, Integration and Impact. Cardiff Node, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. £627,532, Economic and Social Research Council.  Director and principal applicant. (Co-applicants: C Taylor, P Atkinson, G Rees, G Williams and S Delamont).
  • 2005-2007 Locality, biography and youth in a transforming community. £122,112, Economic and Social Research Council. (Co-applicant: T Hall).
  • 2005-2006 Methodological issues in qualitative data sharing and archiving. £84,645 Economic and Social Research Council (Qualitative Data Archive and Sharing Demonstrator Scheme). Principal applicant. (Co-applicants B Dicks, M Williams and B Mason).
  • 2002-2005 Ethnography for the digital age £174,528, Economic and Social Research Council (Research Methods Programme). Principal applicant. (Co-applicants: B Dicks, E Renold and M Williams).
  • 1997-1999 The production of hypermedia ethnography £145,960, Economic and Social Research Council. (Co-applicants: P Atkinson and B Dicks).
  • 1996-1998 Young people, youth work and transitions to adult citizenship £102,000, Economic and Social Research Council. Principal applicant. (Co-applicant: H Williamson).