Chrissie is currently a Leverhulme Fellow for a project entitled ‘Care-less Spaces: Prisoners with learning difficulties and their families’. Chrissie joined Aston University Sociology in September 2012. She graduated from Essex with her PhD (ESRC) in Sociology (2004) and then secured an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship (Cambridge).

Chrissie has held posts at Keele, Brunel and Anglia Ruskin. She has published in the areas of mothering, ‘insider research’, gender and the academy, intellectual disability and sociology of education (for example in, Children’s Geographies, Sociological Research Online, Sexualities, Women’s Studies International Forum, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Disability and Society and International Journal of Inclusive Education).

She also completed a small piece of research with young disabled people on relationships, friendships and leisure time, (Rogers, C., with Tuckwell, S., 2016, ‘Co-constructed research and intellectual disability: An exploration of friendship, intimacy and being human’, Sexualities). Chrissie has co-edited Critical Approaches to Care: understanding caring relations, identities and cultures, with Susie Weller. Recently Chrissie completed research in developing a care ethics model of disability which is published with Routledge as Intellectual Disability and Being Human: a care ethics model.

As well as the prisons research Chrissie has also carried out some small scale research with non-biological mothers (autism and looked after children).

Qualifications: PhD (ESRC) (Essex), MA (Essex), BA (Hons) (Essex), PG Cert (Keele), HEA Fellow

Graduate Destinations for Sociology:

  • Charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations
  • Commerce
  • Education authorities
  • Further and higher education
  • Industry
  • Local and central government
  • Healthcare

Almost two thirds of sociology graduates are in employment six months after graduation. A fifth of graduates choose to either continue their studies or work while studying to gain experience.

Employment Stats:

  • Employed (65.8%)
  • Further study (15.2%)
  • Working and studying (5.2%)
  • Unemployed (8%)
  • Other (5.8%)
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