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Dr Laura Airey Post Doctoral Research Fellow Business School Lay experiences of combining paid employment and unpaid caring roles across the lifecourse the health-relevance of structural inequalities and gendered social roles lay accounts of health, illness and well-being social and spatial inequalities in health grandparenting roles and relationships Grandparenting and employment (University of Edinburgh/University of Brighton) Negotiating civilian and military lives: Reserves, family and work’ (ESRC/MoD) Uncertain futures: negotiating extended working lives (ESRC/MRC)
Dr Patricia Allmer Senior Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow Edinburgh College of Art My research and curatorial projects focus on women artists and writers in relation to Surrealism and its legacies.
Prof Amanda Amos Personal Chair of Health Promotion Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, Centre for Population Health Sciences Research Interests My main area of research is smoking and tobacco control. This focuses on a broad range of smoking issues at the individual, community and societal level, including: young people - smoking uptake, dependence and cessation in the mid-to-late teens; transitions and smoking; smoking and gender; sources of cigarettes; e-cigarettes. adults - smoking and disadvantage; smoking cessation; e-cigarettes; smoking and gender; smoking and ethnicity. evaluation of tobacco control policies and initiatives - interventions to reduce children's exposure to secondhand smoke in the home; effectiveness of youth prevention policies including schools and sources of tobacco; equity impacts; networking and capacity building on women and tobacco in Europe. Current Research Involvement DISPLAY- Determining the Impact of Smoking Point of Sale Legislation Among Youth Study (with Stirling and St Andrew's Universities). SILNE-R Enhancing the effectiveness of programs and strategies to prevent smoking by adolescents: a realist evaluation comparing seven European countries (Led by University of Amsterdam involving 8 countries) Inequalities in smoking among 16-24 year olds: Scottish Health Survey secondary analysis and qualitative follow-up project. (with Scotcen) Young adults’ understandings and experiences of e-cigarettes First Steps to Smoke-free: Using air-quality feedback to facilitate smoke-free homes through the NHS Lanarkshire First Steps Programme. (with University of Aberdeen and NHS Lanarkshire) A process evaluation of the implementation of ASSIST Scotland (with Universities of Stirling, Glasgow, Bristol and Cardiff).
Amy Andrada Instructor, Sociology (SMC, AVC, BCC, COC); Teaching Assistant/Tutor, PhD Candidate School of Social and Political Science Gender, Family, Deviance, and Identity
Dr Monica Azzolini Senior Lecturer School of History, Classics and Archaeology No note
Dr Susan Bainbrigge Senior Lecturer School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures 20th and 21st century French and Francophone Fiction, especially women writers Simone de Beauvoir Autobiography Studies
Dr Michelle Bastian Chancellor's Fellow Edinburgh College of Art Currently I am available for co-supervision and am interested in working with students looking at issues to do with social aspects of time, multispecies and more-than-human research, time and design, and environmental humanities approaches.
Ms Megan Bastick PhD Candidate School of Law International law, armed conflict, security, gender, feminism, armed forces
Emilia Belknap PhD candidate, Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science I am currently working on my doctorate thesis which will be exploring the puzzle of why there are differences in support for independence and constitutional change between the sexes. I will be using Scotland as a case study and use experimental methods to explore this relationship.
Prof Christine Bell Chair in Constitutional Law School of Law, Global Justice Academy Her research interests lie in the interface between constitutional and international law, gender and conflict, and legal theory, with a particular interest in peace processes and their agreements. In 2007 Christine won the American Society of International Law's Francis Deake Prize for her article on 'Peace Agreements: Their Nature and Legal Status' 100(2) American Journal of International Law. The prize is awarded annually for the leading article by a younger author in the AJIL. She has authored two books: On the Law of Peace: Peace Agreements and the Lex Pacificatoria (Oxford University Press, 2008) which won the Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize, awarded by the Socio-legal Studies Association UK, and Peace Agreements and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2000). She has also authored the a report published by the International Council on Human Rights Policy entitled 'Negotiating Justice? Human Rights and Peace Agreements' (2006).
Dr Shereen Benjamin Senior Lecturer Moray House School of Education boys, girls and schooling addressing heterosexism and homophobia in schools sociological perspectives on additional support for learning/special educational needs feminist poststructuralist theories ethnography in schools teacher education
Prof Celeste-Marie Bernier Personal Chair in English Literature School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Celeste-Marie Bernier specialises in the literatures, histories, politics, visual cultures, and philosophies of women, men, and children living in the African Diaspora over the centuries. Her research encompasses the following fields: Slavery Studies, African American Studies, Black British Studies, World War I Studies, Children’s Literary Studies, Nineteenth-Century US Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Memory Studies, Life Writing, and Art History and Visual and Material Cultures.
Dr Barbara Bompani Senior Lecturer School of Social and Political Science African Christianity, Religion and Politics, Religion and Development, Faith-based organisations (FBOs), Religion and Sexuality, LGBTI rights in Africa, public morality, Ugandan Pentecostalism, South African politics.
Dr Charlotte Bosseaux Senior Lecturer School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Dr Bosseaux's research interests include audiovisual translation, narratology, modernism, especially Virginia Woolf, popular culture, theatre and music translation. She has published extensively in these areas of research interest. Apart from several journal articles in peer-reviewed translation studies journals and chapters in handbooks (on the translations of popular song and dubbing, Marilyn Monroe and Buffy the Vampire Slayer for instance), she has published two monographs, How Does it Feel? Point of View in Translation (Rodopi, 2007) on the translation of Virginia Woolf into French, and Dubbing, film and Performance: Uncanny Encounters (Peter Lang, 2015), on the impact of dubbing on performance and characterisation Dr Bosseaux now principally researches in audiovisual translation. She is particularly interested in how translation mediates the voices of original texts. This is the main topic of her recent monograph (2015) and current work on documentaries and Gender-Based Violence. Parallely, she is working in popular fiction, particularly on crime fiction in translation.
Dr Claire Boyle Lecturer in French School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Post-war and contemporary French autobiography Twentieth-century French thought and modern critical theory Post-war and contemporary French cinema (especially queer cinema, first-person cinema, and testimonial films)
Prof Emily Brady Personal Chair in Environment & Philosophy School of Geosciences Aesthetics and Environmental Ethics, especially: landscape and aesthetic values; aesthetics of nature in the history of philosophy; Kant's aesthetics; theories of imagination and emotion; environment and the self; aesthetics of the everyday; interdisciplinary animal studies. She uses feminist theory in both teaching and research.
Prof Francesca Bray Professor School of Social and Political Science Material Culture, China and East Asia, Gender regimes, Agriculture and the politics of food, Technology and society
Dr Laura Candiotto Marie Curie Research Fellow School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences My area of specialization is philosophy of emotions. I am working on the role of emotions in group knowledge, focusing in Ancient (mainly Plato and Aristotle) and Contemporary Social Epistemology, as well as Philosophy of Mind and Ethics. I'm also working on 4EA cognition and enactive feelings, positive emotions, and virtues. I'm increasingly interested in applied epistemology and ethics, especially in relation to education and wellfare. Research Areas: Philosophy of Emotions; Epistemology; Philosophy of Mind; Ancient Greek Philosophy; Philosophical Practices and Education; Feminist Philosophy.
Dr Lilah Grace Canevaro Leverhulme Early Career Fellow School of History, Classics and Archaeology My research centres on archaic Greek poetry, epic and didactic in particular. I am interested in the modes of reading which ancient poetry invites, and try in my research to track such readings from the invitation (through close reading of the poems themselves) to the response to it (the reception of the poems). In much of my research I make connections between Greek literature and other cultures and time periods, a particular interest being Victorian poetry and art. I draw on comparative and reception methodologies, and am starting to explore ways in which the cognitive sciences can be brought to bear on archaic Greek poetry. My current project explores the relationship between women and objects in Homeric epic, drawing on the theoretical framework of New Materialisms. Through ‘attentiveness to things’ (term from Vital Materialist Jane Bennett), this project provides a new way in to archaic texts, revealing that Homer’s women are not only objectified but are also well-versed in objects and their potential as devices for memory, for communication, for symbolism, for empowerment. Female strategies of agency may not be placed centre-stage, but they are nevertheless a creation of the archaic poet, and an impressively subtle and nuanced one at that. The ostensible masculinity of the Iliad, for example, belies a sensitivity to the female viewpoint.
Lee Chalmers PhD candidate, Sociology School of Social and Political Science Feminism, trolling, gender, online abuse, emotions online, discursive activism, feminist activism, women’s public voice
Dr Amy Chandler Chancellor's Fellow School of Health in Social Science I am a sociologist, my research is primarily qualitative, and addresses mental health, self-harm, suicide and substance use. I am currently working on research which is critically exploring gendered narratives of suicide, self-harm and alcohol use. Previously I worked on a report for Samaritans on masculinities and suicide (Men, Suicide and Society, published 2012
Ashlee Christoffersen PhD candidate, Social Policy School of Social and Political Science The title of my project is ‘Intersectionality in practice: Concepts and uses in the equality seeking third sector’ It aims to explore and compare the development and use of intersectionality within the equality seeking third sector in England and Scotland: what intersectionality means in the equality seeking third sector, how these meanings are used in practice, and how this relates to equality policy; and to theorise approaches to application of intersectionality based on results, with reference to intersectionality theory.
Rachel Chung PhD student School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Sexual violence in Shakespeare performed by casts of all women
Ms Sharon Clough Senior Lecturer Moray House School of Education, Academy of Sport diversity and gender issues in sport management sport development and promoting physical activity sport social enterprise:governance and leadership
Dr Harriet Cornell Research Assistant, Global Justice Academy Development Officer School of History, Classics and Archaeology, School of Law, Global Justice Academy Harriet's academic background is in History, having completed a PhD in Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Her doctoral thesis, 'Gender, Sex and Social Control: East Lothian, 1610-1640', was funded by the ESRC and awarded the Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History in 2012. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology on the Carnegie-funded project, 'Agriculture and Teind Reform in Early Modern Scotland'.