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About Anna Tarrant

Anna Tarrant is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Science. She is currently funded under the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme (Oct 2014 - Jun 2018) to explore men’s care responsibilities in low-income families, over time and across households. The study has employed a novel qualitative longitudinal methodology including the use of qualitative secondary analysis to develop the research design. I am currently developing an edited collection called ‘Advances in Qualitative Secondary Analysis’ with Dr Kahryn Hughes (University of Leeds) that will be published with SAGE in Jan 2019. Chapters written by experts in the field will reflect the range of novel research design and innovation characterising the methodological landscape of qualitative secondary analysis (QSA), and data reuse more generally. I began my career as an academic at Lancaster University where I gained a BSc in Geography, PhD and a PGCert in Academic Practice. I taught there for a period of two years as a Senior Teaching Associate in Human Geography. Following this I worked as a Research Associate for Prof. Brid Featherstone at the Open University, conducting research around fatherhood and kinship care. All of this work lead to funding for my current research study (above), which began at the University of Leeds (with Dr Kahryn Hughes) and is now being complete at the University of Lincoln. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in pursuing PhD research on topics related to the research areas noted above or listed in my subject specialisms. ORCHID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5253-6056

Department Responsibilities

Module Co-ordinator for ‘Understanding the City’ Lecturer in Sociology PhD and dissertation supervision

Subject Specialism

Men and masculinities; Fatherhood; Kinship Care; Gender equality; Poverty; Qualitative Secondary Analysis

Qualifications

  • PhD Social Geography — Lancaster University, 2011
  • BSc Geography — Lancaster University, 2007

Awards

  • Child Friendly Lincoln initiative — ESRC Festival of Social Science,
  • Child Friendly Lincoln initiative (student supervision) — UROS (internal university funding),
  • Responding to Young Fathers in a Different Way — Leeds Social Sciences Institute,
  • Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care — Leverhulme Trust,

Consultancy

I am currently a steering group member for the Fatherhood Development Programme and for the Aspiring to be a ‘Child Friendly Lincoln’ initiative. Other Scholarly activities:  I have recently been appointed to the editorial board of Sociology and support Gender, Place and Culture with their social media activities. I have reviewed articles for journals including Men and Masculinities, Families, Relationships and Societies, Journal of Family issues, Gender, Place and Culture, Children’s Geographies, Child & Family Social Work and International Journal of Men’s Health. I have also reviewed book proposals for Palgrave Macmillan and Policy Press.

Research Interests

  • Austerity

  • Care

  • Family

  • Fatherhood

  • Masculinities

  • poverty

  • Qualitative Secondary Analysis

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • Aspiring to a Child Friendly Lincoln — awarded £1000 by UROS in 2017
  • Responding to Young Fathers in a Different Way — awarded £15000 by Leeds Social Sciences Institute in 2016
  • Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care — Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship in 2014

Research in the Lincoln Repository


Professional Affiliations