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Professor Rosalind Edwards PhD

Professor of Sociology, Co-director, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods

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Professor Rosalind Edwards is Professor of Sociology within Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Southampton.

Rosalind is a co-director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a founding and co-editor of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology.  She has researched and published widely in the areas of family life and policies, as well as studying and writing about research methods.

Research interests

Rosalind’s work takes a critical sociological approach coupled with feminist relational perspectives to understand family life, address family policies and engage with major ideas and assumptions shaping these. She is especially interested in family members’ own understandings: how these are shaped by gender, social class, race/ethnicity and generation, within geographical, political and historical contexts.  Current and recent research projects include:

Research methods are also one of Rosalind’s interests, where she focuses on a reflective approach concerned with context and social relations.  Current and recent research projects have addressed:

Rosalind welcomes applications for PhD study in families, research methods and related areas.

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Working Papers

SOCI 3079 Focusing on Families, convenor and lecturer
SOCI 6043 Understanding Social Change, convenor and lecturer
RESM 6003 Qualitative Methods I, co-convenor and lecturer
RESM 6006 Qualitative Methods II, co-convenor and lecturer


Professor Rosalind Edwards
Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 58/4069

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