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I am a sociologist of education, with an interdisciplinary background in history, social anthropology, and women's studies. I am currently Reader in Gender and Social Inequalities at the School of Education, University of Glasgow. My main research interests are: gender and educational cultures (in both compulsory and post-compulsory settings), and children's and adults' peer group/friendship cultures at school and university. One aspect of my research interests is gender and students' subject choice and participation, particularly at HE, and particularly in relation to girls/women's participation in STEM. I am especially interested in the ways cultural conceptions of 'ideal' masculinity and femininity influence children's peer group hierarchies, cliques, and notions of who is un/popular amongst their peers - and how this may influence student subject choice and participation in particular disciplines.
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I am a sociologist with over 20 years' postdoctoral research experience in the field of gender and education, and have published widely in relation to gender and achievement, success and wellbeing in both compulsory and post-compulsory education, with a focus on staff and academic cultures as well as student engagement and success.