Teaching Interests: Social Research Methods; Social
Inequalities, Divisions and Mobilities
Research Interests – current: Social Research Methods; Social
Mobility; Social Processes in (small
rural) Communities; 'Family History'
Research Interests – recent: Class Identities; Literacy; Gender;
Recent and Current Professional Activities:
2005 to 2007: President of the British Sociological Association
2001-present: Member, Academy for the Social Sciences
2001-present Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Plymouth University
2003-present: Visiting Professor of Social Research, Glasgow
2006-present: Honorary Professor of Sociology, University of the
Highlands and Islands Millennial Institute.
Previous posts include: Aberdeen and Plymouth Universities
(at latter, Dean of Social Sciences)