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Dr Jane Parry PhD

Visiting Fellow with the Centre for Research on Ageing

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Dr Jane Parry is a Visiting Fellow within the Centre for Research on Ageing at the University of Southampton.

Jane Parry is also a Postdoctoral Researcher at Southampton Solent University where she is conducting research on changing occupations and forms of work, including flexible work, paid and unpaid work, and the ageing workforce. Jane Parry is a qualitative researcher and sociologist with research interests in labour market deprivation, the changing nature of paid and unpaid work over the life course, new forms of work such as digitised work, policy analysis, and resistance labour. She has published in journals such as Work, Employment and Society, Sociology and Ageing and Society, and also contributed to The Conversation.


Research interests

Jane’s research interests are driven by a concern to integrate social policy and theoretical approaches in tacking inequalities. They include:

  • Transitions and coping strategies in later life, including around retirement, bereavement and health crises;
  • Labour market inequalities and strategies around mobility;
  • The connections between paid and unpaid work over the life course; and
  • The relationship between classed and occupational identities.

Her recent research has included:

  • a critical review of the ‘new dynamics of work’;
  • an analysis of lifelong patterns of participation (and non-participation); and
  • an exploration of how the different voices of the third sector, political parties and media shaped the policy agenda over the course of the 2010 general election campaign.

 She is currently conducting research on employers’ perspectives on flexible working in later life, and is developing research ideas around blogging and exclusion.

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Dr Jane Parry
Centre for Research on Ageing Social Sciences University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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