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Jon Dean, Sheffield Hallam University
Jon Dean is a senior lecturer in politics and sociology at Sheffield Hallam University. His research focuses on youth volunteering, inequalities within the charity sector, and how public participation is affected by social class. He has also written and published work on qualitative research methodology, particularly on the role of reflexivity and positionality within data collection, and on using innovative tools such as drawing and soundscapes to investigate discrete aspects of society. His work has been published in journals such as Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Qualitative Research, and Sociological Research Online, and his first book Doing Reflexivity: An Introduction was published by Policy Press in 2017.
Dr Nick Emmel, University of Leeds
Nick is a realist methodologist and critical sociologist who is particularly interested in the ways in which our investigation of the social world shapes understandings of the objects of our studies, which are invariably complex. Nick is a founder member of Realism Leeds, a group of over 30 academics from across the University of Leeds and part of an international network of realist researchers. This group develops and conducts interdisciplinary research and contributes to an international network of realist researchers. He is lead editor of Doing Realist Research, to be published by SAGE in the spring of 2018.
Nick has conducted extensive research in the UK and India interpreting and explaining processes of vulnerability and exclusion with a focus on inequalities and inequities in health. He has written widely on these issues and contributes to policy and practice debates. Over the last decade he has conducted qualitative longitudinal and mixed method research in low- income communities in Leeds, with successive waves of this research funded by the ESRC’s Research Methods Programme, National Centre for Research Methods, and Timescapes, the ESRC’s Qualitative Longitudinal Initiative. Through this methodological funding he has developed innovative methodologies and written extensively about accessing hard-to- reach groups, qualitatively driven mixed method research, visual methods, participatory approaches, qualitative longitudinal research,
and realist methodologies. His most recent book, Sampling and Choosing Cases in Qualitative Research: a realist approach is published by SAGE.
Nick’s research-led teaching addresses health inequalities and inequities in an international context. He leads the M.A. Social Research and M.A. Social Research (Interdisciplinary) at the University of Leeds and is Director of Advanced Qualitative Methods Training (AQUALM) for the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Programme.
Tel: 0113 343 6958