Dr Jane Parry PhD
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Dr Jane Parry is a Lecturer within Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology at the University of Southampton.
Jane is a qualitative sociologist with a particular interest in class and work. She joined the Centre for Research on Ageing as a Teaching Fellow, having previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre, where her work has included collaborating on an ESRC funded project looking at lifelong patterns of participation using NCDS and SPIS data.
Previously Jane worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute for 6 years, where she worked in the Employment Group. Her work here focused around labour market deprivation, occupational attachments, and older workers; she has extensive experience of working with government departments on policy evaluation. She’s also worked in the research department of a city council, and as a voluntary researcher for an MP (Peter Hain). She has conducted detailed qualitative research on coalmining, architecture and farming, and in 2003 won the Work Employment and Society Sage-sponsored prize for new writer. In 2005, together with Lynne Pettinger, Rebecca Taylor & Miriam Glucksmann, she edited A New Sociology of Work?, and has published in journals including Work, Employment and Society, Sociology, and Ageing and Society.
Jane received her PhD from the University of Southampton’s Sociology Department in 2000, based upon her ESRC-funded classed analysis of social reconfiguration in South Wales coalmining communities since the 1984/5 Miners' Strike. Previously she studied Gender & Social Policy at the University of Bristol (MSc) and Politics (BA) at the University of Portsmouth. She is a member of the British Sociological Association and of the Work Futures Research Centre.