Affiliated Researchers & Practitioners

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One of the overarching responsibilities of the Eleanor Glanville Institute is to ensure that our research and expert knowledge is used to inform policy and practices across the University. We provide a central hub for EDI-related research and practice through our membership, bringing researchers and practitioners together from across many disciplines, building interdisciplinary capacity and critical mass in the EDI arena. We therefore work closely with a broad cross-section of Lincoln academics and professional services whose expertise feeds into the spectrum of EDI perspectives

Dr Sarah Sauve, Lecturer, School of Psychology

Dr Sarah Sauve

Lecturer, School of Psychology

Dr. Sarah Sauvé directs the Feminist Music Science Lab (FeMS Lab) and is interested in how research is done in addition to what questions we ask. Her primary lines of research include the neuroscience of learning, music perception in older adults and applying feminist practice and a critical lens to music science more broadly. She is currently a lecturer in the School of Psychology teaching first year undergraduate lectures on memory and auditory perception and postgraduate methods and statistics using R.

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Dr Kamila Irvine, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology

Dr Kamila Irvine

Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology

Kamila is a Senior Lecturer in Body Image and Eating Disorders at the School of Psychology.
Her research interests are in body image, eating disorders, distressed eating, as well as weight stigma, diet culture, positive body image, fat acceptance, body functionality, and intuitive eating. She is also interested in body image and eating disorders in under-researched and under-represented groups. Kamila utilises the latest technologies such as Virtual Reality and 3D body scanning in order to improve methods and techniques in this area. She is also interested in lived experience, PPI, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. 

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Dr Marianna Charountaki, Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Science

Dr Marianna Charountaki

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Science

Marianna is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Lincoln (School of Social and Political Sciences). She has previously acted as Director of the Kurdistan International Studies Unit (2016–2019) at the University of Leicester. She is a BRISMES trustee and convenor of the BISA Foreign Policy Working Group. She is Research Fellow at Soran University (Erbil, Iraq) and member of the Greek Council for IR. She has worked as consultant at the Iraqi Embassy in Athens (Greece, 2011–2012). Marianna has been researching the Middle Eastern region, in light of IR discipline, but also through extensive field work research (2007 to present).  Her research lies at the intersection of IR theories, foreign policy analysis and area studies with an emphasis on the interplay between state and non-state entities. She is the author of the books The Kurds and US Foreign Policy: International Relations in the Middle East since 1945, (Routledge, 2011) and Iran and Turkey: International and Regional Engagement in the Middle East (I.B. Tauris,2018). She has published articles in Harvard International Review, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Third World Quarterly, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, International Politics Journal and others. 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Prof Anna Tarrant, Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences

Prof Anna Tarrant

Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences

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Anna is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, with research interests broadly focused on men’s care responsibilities and support needs, particularly in low-income families. This work has been funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (2014–2018) and the Leeds Social Sciences Institute Impact Acceleration Account (2016–2017). The Future Leaders Fellowship project, 'Following Young Fathers Further' (FYFF) will extend existing longitudinal evidence concerning the parenting trajectories and support needs of young men (aged 25 and under) and implement and evaluate a novel social intervention that aims to promote father-inclusive and gender-equal parenting. Establishing a new collaboration between national UK charities (including NSPCC, Coram Family Childcare and YMCA Lincolnshire) and international academic partners in Sweden, FYFF represents the most significant investment in research and support for young parents in several years. 

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Prof Sundari Anitha, Professor of Gender, Violence and Work

Prof Sundari Anitha

Professor of Gender, Violence and Work

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My research interests are twofold: (i) the problem of violence against women and girls in the UK and India; health, social policy and criminal justice responses to this problem; the politics of intersectionality and the connections between violence within homes and outside (race, ethnicity, class, gender, and migration); nature and impact of the professionalisation of the domestic violence services; practitioner and service-user perspectives in domestic violence service provision; prevention education on domestic violence; and particular forms of VAW such as forced marriage, transnational abandonment of wives, acid violence and ‘lad cultures’; and (ii) an ongoing interest in issues of gender, race and ethnicity in employment relations; employment experiences of South Asian diasporas in the UK;  organisation of/industrial action by migrant women workers. 

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Dr Rachela Colosi, Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

Dr Rachela Colosi

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

Rachela is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Lincoln, and co-developer of the LGBTQ+ Online Inclusivity Toolkit hosted by the Eleanor Granville Centre. She is also the EDI Co-Chair in the School of Social & Political Sciences

Rachela’s work with Nick Cowen explores the experiences of sexual and gender minorities on Online Social Networking Sites (SNS). This includes understanding the role of SNS in the construction of gender and sexual identities, and the ways in which online spaces support, but equally inhibit, non-normative expressions of gender and sexuality. The Online Inclusivity Toolkit was developed collaboratively with research participants representing LGBTQ+ communities, and aims to assist individuals, digital platforms, regulators, and civil society actors to make online life more welcoming to sexual and gender minorities. The research was funded by Research England’s QR Strategic Priorities Fund (QR SPF). 

Rachela has a research interest in sexualities and sexualised bodies. She has published work exploring lap-dancing club culture, the working conditions of lap-dancers, and on the regulation of sex work and sexual entertainment. Rachela has more recently published on the stigma management strategies of kinksters on SNS. Finally, as an ethnographer, she is interested in exploring different ways of developing this methodology and the positionality of the participant observer. 

Pronouns: She/Her/They/Them

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Dr Nick Cowen, Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

Dr Nick Cowen

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

Nick is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lincoln (UK), and co-developer of the LGBTQ+ Online Inclusivity Toolkit hosted by the Eleanor Glanville Centre. He is also research Ethics Lead in the School of Social and Political Sciences.

Nick’s work with Rachela Colosi explores the expression of sexuality on online platforms. This includes the positive role of social networking sites in the constitution of minority identities and as spaces where discrimination and abuse can take place. Their aim is to discover ways that individuals, digital platforms, regulators, and civil society actors can make online life more welcoming to sexual and gender minorities. Their research is supported by UK Research and Innovation.

Nick’s research agenda is on the tensions between individualism and the moral imperatives of social justice. He is an expert on processes of discrimination and coercion both within legal systems and networks. His work on the criminalisation of minority sexual practitioners is published in the American Journal of Political Science. He is also the author of Neoliberal Social Justice (2021, Edward Elgar).

Nick is a Don Lavoie teaching scholar at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University. He was previously a Fellow at the New York University School of Law. He is an Associate Editor of Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. 

Pronouns: He/Him/They/Them

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Dr Patrick Hylton, Associate Professor, School of Psychology

Dr Patrick Hylton

Associate Professor, School of Psychology

Patrick joined the University in 1999, having previously lectured at the University of Greenwich, the University of Northampton and Nottingham Trent University. He has a particular interest in student-focussed changes to teaching and learning. Patrick is currently the Athena Swan lead for the Schoolof Psychology and Co-chair of the University's People of Colour Network.

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Sean Morton, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care

Sean Morton

Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care

Sean qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1993  from St. Bartholomews Hospital in London. From 1999, he worked as a staff, then charge, nurse in a Level One trauma centre in Phoenix, Arizona (USA), where he completed his MA in Organisational Management, and was appointed Assistant Professor in nursing. In 2007 he returned to the UK, and after a brief management post in the NHS looking at Stategic Workforce planning, he secured a lecturership at  Nottingham University, and now at the University of Lincoln. He continues to have an interest in trauma and head injury management. 

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Prof Mo Ray, Professor of Health & Social Care Integration

Prof Mo Ray

Professor of Health & Social Care Integration

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Based in the School of Health &  Social Care, Mo specialises in gerontological research and has a strong interest in social relationships in older age, the management of illness and co-existing long term conditions and experiences of health and social care.  Current research projects are the 'Ethical Issues in Self Funding for Older People' (Wellcome Trust 2017–2020); and 'The Ageing of British Gerontology' (Leverhulme Trust 2015–2017). 

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Prof Anne Chick, Professor of Design, College of Arts

Prof Anne Chick

Professor of Design, College of Arts

Anne joined the University as Professor of Design in 2011. She is considered an early key international contributor to graphic and packaging design research and practice in the field of designing for sustainability, and is particularly interested in inclusive design. 

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Prof Stephen McKay, Distinguished Professor in Social Research

Prof Stephen McKay

Distinguished Professor in Social Research

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Steve McKay is a Distinguished Professor in Social Research in the School of Social & Political Sciences. He joined the University in April 2013. Between 2007 and 2013 he was Professor in Social Research at the University of Birmingham, where he was also Director of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre from 2010. He specialises in social research; inequality; family policy; quantitative methods; social security and pensions. 

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Dr Julie Bayley, Director of Research Impact Development

Dr Julie Bayley

Director of Research Impact Development

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Dr Julie Bayley is an  impact specialist and Chartered Health Psychologist. Julie has been an applied researcher in behaviour change interventions since 2003 and now combines academic research, impact management and training to develop impact literacy across research environment. Julie is champion of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Impact Special Interest Group, leads ARMA impact training and sits on the ARMA Professional Development Committee. In 2015 she won the inaugural ARMA Impact award in recognition of her national reputation for building impact capacity. Julie is currently commissioned as Emerald Publishing Impact Literacy Advisor to support their ‘Real World Impact’ programme and works particularly with National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to strengthen impact governance and impact of public and patient involvement. 

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Dr Michael Toze, Senior Lecturer in Public Health and the Social Determinants of Health, Lincoln Medical School

Dr Michael Toze

Senior Lecturer in Public Health and the Social Determinants of Health, Lincoln Medical School

Michael has been at Lincoln since 2014, first as a PhD student, now as a Senior Lecturer in the Lincoln Medical School. He is a Trans man, with extensive experience of volunteering and researching with LGBTQI+ communities. Michael lives with his partner Matt, and their cat, Oscar. 

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Prof Lucie Armitt, Professor in Contemporary English Literature

Prof Lucie Armitt

Professor in Contemporary English Literature

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Lucie Armitt is Professor of Contemporary Literature and is a literary critic with a research specialism in the field of Contemporary Women’s Writing. She is particularly interested in the work of Sarah Waters, Kate Mosse, Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. She was a founding Executive Steering Group member of the global research network The Contemporary Women’s Writing Association and a founding Associate Editor of the award winning international peer-reviewed academic journal Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press). From 2012-14 she was the award holder of an AHRC-funded national training programme for early career researchers and postgraduate researchers working in the field of contemporary women’s writing. Her gender-related books include: Lucie Armitt, Contemporary Women’s Fiction and the Fantastic (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Lucie Armitt (ed.) Essential Readers’ Guide to George Eliot (Icon Books and Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Lucie Armitt (ed.) Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction (Routledge, 1991). 

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Dr Trish Jackman, Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology, School of Sport & Exercise Science

Dr Trish Jackman

Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology, School of Sport & Exercise Science

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Trish’s research has centred on mental toughness and flow states in sport. Some of her recent work qualitatively explored perceptions of bodily sensations experienced during flow states in equestrian riders. Her research interests include flow and clutch states, attentional focus, perceptions of the body during physical activity and issues affecting women in sport and exercise contexts. Current projects include work on the subjective experience underlying excellent performance in exercisers and psychological wellbeing in occupational settings. 

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Dr Ruth Gaunt, Associate Professor, School of Psychology

Dr Ruth Gaunt

Associate Professor, School of Psychology

One area of my research applies a social psychological approach to the study of gender and families. It aims to identify the complex mechanisms that inhibit or facilitate greater gender equality in the home. In a long series of studies, I have examined the processes through which parents’ social psychological characteristics (e.g. their value priorities, identities, ideologies) interact with socio-demographic backgrounds to produce patterns of division of work and childcare. 

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Dr Ana Jordan, Associate Professor, School of Social & Political Sciences

Dr Ana Jordan

Associate Professor, School of Social & Political Sciences

Programme Leader: MA Gender Studies

Ana obtained a PhD from the University of Bristol in Politics, entitled “Gender and the Ethics of Care: Theorising care through fathers’ rights discourses”. Ana specialises in political theory, gender and politics and new social movements. Her research interests encompass debates in contemporary political theory around the ethics of care, and issues relating to masculinities.  

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Dr Agnieszka Rydzik, Associate Professor, Lincoln Business School

Dr Agnieszka Rydzik

Associate Professor, Lincoln Business School

Agnieszka’s research focuses on three key areas: (i) the gendered, racialised and precarious nature of tourism work; (ii) the experiences of marginalized and under-represented groups (e.g. migrant women workers in low skilled jobs, women brewers challenging male-dominated working culture, young adults on zero-hour contracts); (iii) migration and local communities. Agnieszka is currently involved in a UK government-funded project on migration, ‘Inclusive Boston’, which explores community both from the established residents and migrant communities’ perspectives. Agnieszka co-founded an international RSA research network on Migration, Inter-Connectivity and Regional Development (MICaRD), together with Dr Gary Bosworth (Visiting Professor, University of Lincoln), Dr Danica Šantic (University of Belgrade) and Prof Ruth McAreavey (Newcastle University).

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Dr Simon Obendorf, Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

Dr Simon Obendorf

Senior Lecturer, School of Social & Political Sciences

Simon's research explores the ways in which processes of global change and exchange impact upon experiences of sex, gender, sexuality and the body. His work in critical international relations traces how the politics of embodiment and everyday life serve as windows to a broader understanding of international politics and contemporary flows of globalization.

Much of Simon’s research draws upon materials from East and Southeast Asia. His recent work has explored how the bodies of female flight attendants on a major Asian airline become inscribed with state and transnational understandings of gender, femininity and both national and regional identity. Elsewhere his work has explored the quest for lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual and transgender rights in East and Southeast Asia and the ways in which queer bodies have become enmeshed in, and subject to, broader discourses of security, nationalism, citizenship and postcolonial development. Simon’s expertise has been sought by NGO and activist groups in East and Southeast Asia and informed submissions to major international human rights bodies. 

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Dr Niko Kargas, Associate Professor, School of Psychology

Dr Niko Kargas

Associate Professor, School of Psychology

Niko's research focuses on developing and evaluating individualised evidence-based autism-specific approaches for assisting professionals working in education, employment and other social services. Specifically, Niko is investigating the role that sensory sensitivities play in the expression of autistic behaviours and abilities and how these influence functional life. This knowledge is important for informing professional practice and formulating policies that will promote inclusion and enrich the lives of autistic people and their families. 

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Prof Carenza Lewis, Professor for the Public Understanding of Research, School of Humanities & Heritage

Prof Carenza Lewis

Professor for the Public Understanding of Research, School of Humanities & Heritage

My research explores how archaeological finds of items related to children’s play can advance understanding of the extent to which gender impacted on how and where children played and what they played with in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Excavations of more than 2000 1m2 ‘test pits’ in eastern England, primarily intended to reconstruct the long-term development of historic settlements, have produced a large number of finds of recent date mostly from domestic contexts such as gardens, greens, verges and playgrounds.  My research asks whether items which may be female-gendered (such as doll parts and tea sets) and those which may be male-gendered (such as toy soldiers and vehicle parts) are found in similar or different types of places, and what we can infer from this about adult attitudes to children of different genders, and the attitudes of children of different genders to their playthings. 

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Dr Jade Shepherd, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities & Heritage

Dr Jade Shepherd

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities & Heritage

I’m a historian with research interests in Victorian asylums, crime, gender and psychiatry. My Ph.D thesis, ‘Victorian Madmen: Broadmoor, Masculinity and the Experiences of the Criminally Insane 1863-1900’, examined the crimes, trials and asylum experiences of men committed into Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. I’m currently working on my first monograph, Broadmoor’s Men: Masculinity, Class and the Victorian Criminal Lunatic Asylum. 

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Dr Erin Bell, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities & Heritage

Dr Erin Bell

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities & Heritage

My gender-related research initially focussed, during my PhD (2003) at the University of York (supervisor Dr Mark Jenner) on masculinity in the early modern period; specifically, the differences between ideal manly behaviour of members of religious nonconformist minority groups such as Quakers, in contrast to those in the religious mainstream, and focussing on the significance of pacifism to Quaker identity. More recently I have started to explore the representation of such groups by outsiders in the period c.1650-1800, which has enabled me to consider the threat to hegemonic masculinity posed by alternatives such as Quaker pacifism manhood, but also by Quaker women, who played a very active role in the life of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the period and therefore were at times perceived as an unruly threat to the gender status quo. In addition, when working as part of the AHRC-funded Televising History 1995-2010 research project (2006-10), and in later work considering the representation of the past onscreen, much of my research has considered the different televisual representations of men and women, both as historical actors and as professional historians. 

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Ms Diane Charlesworth, Senior Lecturer, Lincoln School of Film, Media & Journalism

Ms Diane Charlesworth

Senior Lecturer, Lincoln School of Film, Media & Journalism

Diane specialises in star and celebrity studies, gender politics, British broadcasting history and media ethics, regulation and law. Her current research focuses on the places and spaces for the female television personality in British television history. 

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Dr Rebecca Styler, Associate Professor, School of Humanities & Heritage

Dr Rebecca Styler

Associate Professor, School of Humanities & Heritage

Rebecca’s primary research interest lies in women’s religious writing of the nineteenth century, and literary explorations of religion in relation to gender. Having published on writers including Josephine Butler, Harriet Martineau, Anne Bronte, Anna Jameson and Elizabeth Gaskell, and on spiritual autobiography and biography, her current project explores maternal ideas of God in the era 1850-1920. Other interests include life writing, Gothic literature, and the figure of the child, in relation to feminism and spirituality.

Rebecca founded the Nineteenth-Century Research Group in the Lincoln College of Arts, and was a committee member for the Midlands Inter-Disciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar (2011-16). She is Editor of the Gaskell Journal

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