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Professor Amanda Coffey

Professor Amanda Coffey

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and Academic Standards

School of Social Sciences

Amanda Coffey has a distinguished track record of research in a range of social science areas and, in particular, has built an international reputation for excellence in qualitative research development and qualitative methodologies.

Supervision

I welcome PhD applications in a range of areas including:

  • The sociology of education
  • Youth studies
  • Gender
  • Childhood
  • Fostering and adoption studies
  • Qualitative methodology.

2018

2017

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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2008

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2005

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2003

2002

2001

Leadership in teaching, learning and education has been an important element of Amanda's career to date. Prior to becoming Head of School in 2014, she previously served as the School's Director of Teaching & Learning, and as the Dean for Education and Students within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2012, Amanda won a Welsh Government contract to accredit and deliver the Masters in Educational Practice, designed to give newly qualified school teachers the support and knowledge to have a positive impact on learner outcomes in Wales.

Amanda Coffey has a distinguished track record of research in a range of social science areas and, in particular, has built an international reputation for excellence in qualitative research development and qualitative methodologies.

Over the years, Amanda has made a significant and sustained contribution to the development and understanding of qualitative research methods. This has included directorship of Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Innovation, Integration and Impact (QUALITI) from 2005-2008. Funded by the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), this research and capacity building programme directly benefited professional researchers, predominantly within the social sciences, but from other disciplinary areas too.

It was also an important precursor to the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD). Amanda was one of the founding co-directors of this interdisciplinary research centre which is continuing to undertake an ambitious data integration, primary research and capacity building programme in Wales.

Amanda's other research interests include:Young people, transitions to adulthood and social change;Gender and education; professional and Working lives

Amanda has served as the editor of both Sociology and Sociological Research Online, and is currently an executive editor of the British Journal of Sociology of Education.