Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology Staff

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Head of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Professor Mike Michael

Professor (Anthropology and Sociology)

science and technology studies; sociologies of everyday life; technoscience; biotechnological and biomedical innovation;  the public understanding of science; public engagement with science and technology;  process and qualitative methodology; big data; social theory; environmental sociology; animals and society. 
Amory
Academic staff
Dr Alexey Bessudnov

Senior Lecturer (Sociology), Director of Education

Ethnic groups and hierarchies; inequalities in education; National Pupil Database; social stratification; Russia; statistical methods; field experiments; survey data; longitudinal analysis; R
Clayden
Dr Katharine Boyd

Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

Political and religiously motivated violence, counterterrorism policy, evidence-based policy, alcohol related violence
Clayden
Dr Angela Cassidy

Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies

Science and policy; public engagement; science communication; environment; agriculture; animal health; animal studies; bovine TB; history of science, technology and medicine; conservation; knowledge controversies; interdisciplinary
Lazenby House
Professor Giovanna Colombetti

Associate Professor

Embodied mind; enactivism; extended mind; situated cognition; emotion; affect; feelings; phenomenology; body; material culture
Amory
Dr Adrian Currie

Lecturer (Philosophy)

General Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Biology; Philosophy of Historical Science; Social Epistemology
Byrne House
Dr Jonathan Davies

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Amory
Professor Tia DeNora

Professor (Sociology of Music)

Music, wellbeing, mental health, palliative care, emotion, aesthetic ecology
Amory
Dr Luna Dolezal

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Applied phenomenology, philosophy of embodiment, philosophy of medicine, medical humanities
Dr Julien Dugnoille

Senior Lecturer (Anthropology)

Anthrozoology, human-animal interactons, South Korea, meat, dog meat, cat meat, horsemeat, whalemeat, anthropology, posthumanism, multispecies ethnography, visual anthropology, drama, performance, sexuality, desire, queer animals, gender, heteronormativity, knowledge production, power, civil disobedience, social justice, intersectionality, animal welfare, discrimination, commodification, materiality, activism, advocacy, popular culture, Zola, naturalism, Japan, Belgium, France, UK
Byrne House
Professor John Dupré

Director of Egenis, Professor (Philosophy of Science)

Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Process philosophy, Metaphysics, Human Nature, Taxonomy, Evolution, Microbiology, Art and Science
Byrne House
Dr Abigail Dymond

Lecturer (Sociology and Criminology)

Use of force, police, places of detention, less lethal weapons, restraints, Taser, electric-shock weapons, detention monitoring, torture prevention, human rights, evidence-based policing, science and technology studies, mixed methods research.
Professor Jane Elliott

Professor (Sociology)

Gender, ageing, narrative, longitudinal, mixed-methods, impact
Lazenby House
Dr Hannah Farrimond

Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

Addiction, public health, alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes, vaping, stigma. active ageing, cannabis.
Byrne House
Dr Ashley Frayling

Lecturer (Criminology)

Amory
Dr Shane Glackin

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Amory
Professor Christine Hauskeller

Associate Professor

Philosophy of Science and Technology; Critical Theory; Empirical Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; Bioethics; Genetics in Society; Biopolitics, Public Understanding of Science
Byrne House
Dr Geoffrey Hughes

Lecturer (Anthropology)

Jordan and the Middle East; Kinship; Personhood; Marriage; Gender; Emotions and Affect; The Anthropology of Islam; Political Economy; The State; Institutions; Infrastructure; Science and Technology Studies
Amory
Professor Samantha Hurn

Associate Professor (Anthropology)

 anthrozoology, human-animal interactions, morethanhuman anthropology, veterinary anthropology, veterinary care, palliative care, euthanasia, animal death, feeding animals, animal welfare, quality of life, dogs, companion animals, pigs, elephants, zoos, soundscapes, bioacoustics, rodents, mice, horses, primates, baboons, Chacma baboons, rhinos, rhino poaching, human-wildlife conflict, fox hunting, sheep, farming, ritual, veganism, meat, monasticism, Hinduism, eco-tourism, dog rescue, animal rights activism, South Africa, Romania, Swaziland, Wales
North Cloisters
Dr Iza Kavedžija

Lecturer (Anthropology)

Wellbeing;  life course and aging;  meaning in life;  hope;  happiness; narrative; personhood;  imagination; creativity; temporality;  anthropology of art;  visual anthropology;  sensory ethnography; medical anthropology;  Japan;  East Asia; Eastern Europe;  Croatia
Amory
Professor Susan Kelly

Director of Research

Mainstreaming genomics, consent, non invasive prenatal testing, sociology of diagnosis, 100K Genomes Project
Byrne House
Dr Joel Krueger

Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)

Phenomenology; philosophy of cognitive science; embodied cognition; extended cognition; social cognition; emotions; self; philosophy of psychiatry; phenomenological psychopathology; comparative philosophy; philosophy of music; pragmatism
Amory
Professor Sabina Leonelli

Professor of Philosophy and History of Science

Data science and data-intensive research, Big and Open Data, Experimental organisms, Open Science, Plant science, Data ethics and inequality, Bio-ontologies, data semantics and classification, Knowledge infrastructures, Embodied and indigenous knowledge, Scientific modelling, abstraction and idealisation, Organisation of research, Science policy
Byrne House
Professor Matt Lobley

Professor of Rural Resource Management, Director of the CRPR

Lazenby House
Dr Charles Masquelier

Lecturer (Sociology)

 social theory, critical theory, political theory, political sociology, social movements, neoliberalism, socialism, worker cooperatives
Amory
Dr Narzanin Massoumi

Lecturer (Sociology and Criminology)

Professor Staffan Müller-Wille

Associate Professor

cultural history of heredity, history and philosophy of systematics, history of race, gene concept, Carl Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, Wilhelm Johannsen, Franz Boas
Byrne House
Professor Susan Molyneux-Hodgson

Professor of Sociology

Byrne House
Dr Kawa Morad

Lecturer (Anthropology)

Anthropology of the Middle East, specific focus on history and memory, cultural politics, mobility and movement, refugees,media studies.  
Amory
Professor Lenny Moss

Associate Professor

Amory
Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem

Lecturer (Sociology and Q Step)

Fertility; Family Sociology and Demography; Reproductive Health; Assisted Reproductive Technologies; Gender; Religion and Ethnicity; Quantitative Research Methods; Life Course Analysis 
Clayden
Dr Chris Playford

Lecturer (Sociology)

Social Stratification, Sociology of Education, Family Background, Quantitative Methods, Survey Data, Administrative Data, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Categorical Data Analysis, Latent Class Analysis
Clayden
Dr Nigel Pleasants

Senior Lecturer

Social and moral philosophy: Moral psychology (moral perception, moral responsibility, moral ignorance, institutional wrongdoing); Moral change, moral progress; Moral agency and social/historical context; Philosophy of the social sciences; The Holocaust, genocide and slavery; Animal ethics; The badness of death and wrongness of killing; Wittgenstein
Amory
Dr Celia Plender

Lecturer (Anthropology)

Co-operatives, political-economic change, austerity, social movements, care, mutual aid, community, social anthropology, anthropology of Britain, anthropology of food.
Lazenby House
Professor Brian Rappert

Professor (Sociology)

Secrecy, disclosure, expertise, data, crime, magic, revelation 
Amory
Dr Tom Rice

Senior Lecturer (Anthropology)

Anthropology, sound, auditory culture, acoustemology, human-animal interactions, anthrozoology, bioacoustics, sound recording, sound editing, sound art, sound composition, sound studies, institutions, surveillance, medicine, medical anthropology, visual anthropology
Amory
Dr Tom Roberts

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Extended mind; emotion; cognition; consciousness; embodiment
Amory
Professor Michael Schillmeier

Professor (Sociology)

 Bodies, Senses, Things; Health, Illness and Dis/ability; Art and Intervention; Speculative Research; Cosmopolitics; Empirical Philosophy     
Amory
Dr Astrid Schrader

Lecturer (Sociology and Philosophy)

Feminist science studies, environmental STS, STS theory, new materialisms, human-animal relations, technology-human-animal relations, nonhuman temporalities, biopolitics, environment & society, anthropocentrism, marine microbes, care, responsibility, environmental justice, feminist continental philosophy (especially Derrida), biodeconstruction.
Byrne House
Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin

Lecturer (Sociology)

Citizen-Led Science Biomedicine, Genomics Forensics, Race and Nation Data Justice Participatory Science and Technology Studies
Byrne House
Dr Stuart Scrase

Lecturer (Sociology)

Amory
Dr Edward Skidelsky

Lecturer

Ernst Cassirer, Twentieth-century German philosophy and social thought, Art as a social practice, Virtue ethics. Ethics and Economics
Amory
Dr Christopher Thorpe

Lecturer (Sociology)

Social theory, cultural theory, cultural other, Bourdieu, Elias, cultural sociology, Italy, sociology of culture, social work, Field Theory, Deviance, historical cultural sociology, Italian culture, British, representations, discursive representations, social work, sociology, social theory and social work  
Amory
Dr Adam Toon

Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)

Philosophy of science, Philosophy of mind, Scientific models, Fictionalism, Extended mind thesis, Sociology of Scientific Knowledge
Byrne House
Professor Katharine Tyler

Associate Professor (Anthropology)

Race, ethnicity, whiteness, Britishness, social class, legacies of empire, race and genomics
Amory
Dr Kirsten Walsh

Lecturer (Philosophy)

Early Modern Philosophy, Isaac Newton, HPS, Philosophy of Science, Methodology
Amory
Professor Harry G West

Professor of Anthropology

Socio-cultural anthropology: political anthropology; agrarian social history; the anthropology of food. Food Studies: food, farming, and cultural heritage; artisan foodmaking, especially cheesemaking; food, memory and inter-generational sociality. 
Lazenby House
Dr Sam Wilkinson

Lecturer (Philosophy)

 Psychiatry; mental illness; psychosis; delusions; voice hearing; inner speech; predictive processing
Byrne House
Dr Dana Wilson-Kovacs

Senior Lecturer

Careers, professional trajectories, qualitative methods, forensics, clinical practice, intimacy, sexuality, gender.
Amory
Professor Michael Winter

Professor of Land Economy and Society

Lazenby House
Research Fellows
Dr Gemma Anderson

Research Fellow

Professor Gary Ansdell

Senior Research Fellow

Amory
Dr Alexander Badman-King

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

North Cloisters
Dr Nicole-Kerstin Baur

BAMI Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Louise Bezuidenhout

Research Fellow

Dr Joshua Blamire

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Amory
Mr Mark Brenchley

Associate Lecturer

Dr Arely Cruz-Santiago

Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Fenella Eason

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

North Cloisters
Dr Jessica Groling

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

North Cloisters
Dr Jean Harrington

Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Charlotte Jones

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Steven Kapp

Research Fellow in Autism and Neurodiversity

Byrne House
Dr Ian Merrell

Postdoctoral Research Associate

rural enterprise, territorial innovation, TIMs, partnerships, local enterprise partnerships, rural development
Lazenby House
Dr Daniel Nicholson

Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Steve North

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

Dr Caroline Nye

Research Fellow

Lazenby House
Dr Carolyn Petersen

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Lazenby House
Dr Branwyn Poleykett

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Achim Rosemann

Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Ginny Russell

Senior Research Fellow (Sociology and Egenis)

autism, social science, psychology, health, child mental health, neurodiversity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, neurodevelopmental disorder
Byrne House
Dr Ivan Tacey

EASE Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Anthrozoology)

North Cloisters
Dr Niccolò Tempini

Senior Lecturer

Byrne House
Dr Hannah Wheat

Research Fellow

Byrne House
Dr Rebecca Wheeler

Research Fellow

Agriculture; Environment; Farmer wellbeing; Rural communities
Lazenby House
Dr Timothy Wilkinson

Associate Research Fellow

Lazenby House
Dr Kath Wilkinson

Research Fellow

Amory
Professor Huw Williams

Dr Hugh Williamson

Research Fellow

Anthropology of science; STS; data studies; agricultural research; data in agriculture; rural development; liberalism
Byrne House
Associate Research Fellows
Dr Sally Atkinson

Academic staff

Scientific knowledge, interdisciplinarity, political economy, ethnography, biomedicine, neurodegenerative disease, digital technologies, data science, disease experience, aging
Amory
Dr Jennifer Cuffe

Associate Research Fellow

Dr Kate Marx

Postdoctoral Research Associate

North Cloisters
Department administrator
Mr Dave Morning

Departmental Administrator

Amory
Ms Charlotte Nicolls

Administrator

Amory
Professional Services Staff
Tom Allen

SSIS Student Recruitment Administrator

Innovation Centre
Melissa Barrett

Widening Participation Coordinator

Innovation Centre
Gemma Bartlett ACIM

Strategic Marketing Campaign Manager

Innovation Centre
Kate Blackmore

Outreach Officer- Communications & Corporate Affairs

Innovation Centre
Mr Christopher Calvert

EASE Project Administrator

North Cloisters
Sarah Lucas

Communications and Marketing Officer

Innovation Centre
Eleanor Monger

Student Recruitment and Admissions Manager

Innovation Centre
Miss Julia Paci

Employability and Outreach Manager

Amory
Emma Reeve

Head of Communications and Marketing

Knightley
James Smith

Business Partner, International Partnerships

Jane Tanner

Web Marketing Officer (Web Team)

Innovation Centre
Emma Tranter

Research Administrator / PA

Lazenby House
Chee Wong

Administrator for SSIS Research Conferences and Events, Administrator for Egenis

Byrne House
Graduate teaching assistants
Mr Peter Hughes

Research Fellow

Amory
Mr Jacob Lucas

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Eimear McLoughlin

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  Nonhuman Animal Personhood Commodification of Nonhuman Animal Bodies Animal Slaughter Sociology of Emotion Queer Theory Queer Animals Visual Anthropology Sound Anthropology    
Ms Rosanna Mead

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Ms Aimee Middlemiss

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Ms Jaanika Puusalu

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Ms Eva Schurig

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Ms Elena Sharratt

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Ms Georgia Smith

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amory
Mr Javier Suarez Diaz

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Associate member
Dr Paul Cleave

Honorary Research Fellow

Professor Malcolm Cowburn

Honorary Professor of Criminology

Sex offenders, prison, diversity, research ethics
Dr Lewis Coyne

Honorary Research Fellow

Existential phenomenology (esp. Heidegger and Jonas); bioethics; environmental philosophy; philosophical anthropology
Amory
Professor Grace Davie

Professor of Sociology

Amory
Dr Keith Howe

Senior Research Fellow

Lazenby House
Professor Andrew Pickering

Professor

Amory
Dr Hilary Wheaton

Associate Member

Graduate Research Assistants
Daisy Elliott

Graduate Research Assistant

Anthropology Sociology Medicine
Byrne House
Mary Tamplin

Graduate Research Assistant

Byrne House