Prospective PhD students

I am available to supervise PhD students at the Department of Social Sciences and the Centre for Human/Animal Studies at Edge Hill University  in the following areas:

- Sociological approaches to understanding climate change, especially in relation to food practices, gender and/or childhood. I would also be very interested in supervising work in relation to the concept of the Capitalocene.

Gender studies - broadly construed, but especially environmental dimensions (ecofeminism), and projects related to a critical/feminist focus on masculinities. Also gendered dimensions of bodily aesthetics e.g. intersections of the sociology of the body and gender studies.

- Critical Animal Studies e.g. sociology of human/animal relations, especially the political economy of the animal agri industries, examinations of the animal-industrial complex and the sociology of veganism. I am also interested in environmental education and animals ethics education for children.

Completed PhD students

Carmel Nolan 'Xenotransplantation ‘Politics’ from the Perspective of Lay Publics in Ireland’ (Lancaster University, 2012)

Current PhD students

Abi Masefield 'FEEDing the World and the Right to not be Food' (Edge Hill University, 2016 - 2021 p-t)

Eva Marie Lindahl 'Vegan art practice' (Edge Hill University, 2016 - )

Donelle Gadenne 'The Workplace Experiences of Qualified Veterinary Professionals in the UK who Identify as Ethical Vegans (Edge Hill University 2018 - )

I also supervise Masters and Undergraduate students. If you're thinking about a Masters we have a MRes degree and again I can supervise in any of the topics above. At undergradute level I supervise more general topics and often those that reflect the interests of our students. During the 2020-2021 academic year I will be supervising dissertations on veganism at PhD, Masters and Undergraduate level - probably the first time a UK academic (or anywhere) has had that privilege.

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