Dr Kelly Buckley
Research Associate, DECIPHer
I am a sociologist, with interests in gender, the media and gender-based violence. I also have a particular interest in young people and social class, and use a qualitative, mixed method and participatory approach to research design and analysis. I feel passionately about providing strong evidence-base for academics, policy-makers, commissioners and practitioners about what works to protect, support and influence the outcomes of groups at risk of physical, sexual and emotional violence, abuse and exploitation. I am currently working within CASCADE (Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre) as a Research Associate on the 'Keeping Safe' project, which explores what works to protect and influence positive outcomes for children at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation.
Education and qualifications
2015: Certificate in Professional Learning in Higher Education, Bath Spa University, UK
2011: PhD (Social Sciences), Cardiff University, UK
2006: MSc Social Research Methods, Cardiff University, UK (Distinction)
2003: BSc (Econ) Sociology, Cardiff University, UK
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy from March 2016
- 2017- present: Research Associate, CASCADE, Cardiff University
- 2013- 2016: Senior Lecturer in Sociology of gender, Bath Spa University
- 2011- 2013: Senior Researcher, Coordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (now SafeLives)
- 2010-2011: Research Officer, Shelter Cymru
I worked as a senior lecturer at Bath Spa University from 2013-2016. I specialised in teaching gender studies and feminist theory, but also led modules relating to social divisions, celebrity culture, community engagement and social theory. I also supervised many undergraduate dissertation projects on topics relating to gender, media and feminism.
- Keeping Safe: An analysis of the outcomes of work with sexually exploited young people in Wales
- Themis: Multi-site evaluation of the impact of co-locating IDVA services in health
- Young People and Housing in 2020
- Buckley, K. (2008) Book review of ‘Gender and the media’ (2007) by Rosalind Gill, Cambridge, Polity Press, in Gender and Education, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp.294-29.
- Clapham, D., Buckley, K., Mackie, P., Orford, S. and Stafford, I. (2010) ‘Young People and housing: Identifying drivers for change’, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- Buckley, K. (2012) Book review of ‘New Femininities: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Subjectivity (2011) edited by Rosalind Gill and Christina Scharff, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, in Gender and Education Vol. 24, Issue 3 pp. 346-348
- Clapham, D. Buckley, K., Mackie, P. and Roberts, I. (2012) ‘Young People and Housing: Policy and practice solutions for 2020’, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- CAADA (2012) ‘A Place of Greater Safety’, Bristol: CAADA
- CAADA (2013) ‘Themis Research Briefing: Why invest in hospital IDVAs?’, Bristol: CAADA
- CAADA (2013) ‘Themis Practice Briefing’, Bristol: CAADA