Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Jen Tarr

Senior Lecturer in Social Science Research Methods


I joined the HaSS Faculty Research Training Programme in January 2020, after ten years in the Department of Methodology at the LSE.  I'm a health sociologist by background, with an interest in methodological issues across the social sciences and humanities including digital, arts-based, visual and other sensory methods.  Substantively my work focuses on chronic pain. I was PI of the NCRM/ESRC Methodological Innovations grant Communicating Chronic Pain: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Non-Textual Data (2013-14) and I'm currently writing a book on how visual images are used in relation to pain.


Principal Investigator, Communicating Chronic Pain: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Non-Textual Data, Economic and Social Research Council via National Centre for Research Methods, May 2013-September 2014, with co-investigators Elena Gonzalez-Polledo, Flora Cornish, Aude Bicquelet, LSE Department of Methodology. www.communicatingchronicpain.org

Principal Investigator, Visual Mapping of Pain and Injury pilot project, Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund, Trinity College Dublin

Co-author and named researcher, Pain and Injury in a Cultural Context:Dancers' Embodied Understandings and Visual Mapping, Arts and Humanities Research Council UK. Principal Investigator: Professor Helen Thomas, London College of Fashion.



HSS8005: Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis

HSS8001:Thinking About Research

HSS8003: Dissertaton Preparation