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Dr Alan Dolan

Job Title
Associate Professor
Centre for Lifelong Learning
+44(0)24 7657 3850
Research Interests

Areas of research interests include inequalities in health, mens health, poverty and smoking. My doctoral research is in the area of men's health and I have been a grant holder on projects that have explored fathers' knowledge and beliefs around smoking and new fathers' experiences around maternity services.


My research has three main areas of interest; inequalities in health, masculinity and health and masculinity and fatherhood. My research has examined on-going debates between neo-materialist and psychosocial explanations for current patterns of health from a gendered perspective. Much of this work has sought to examine the intersections of social class and masculinity for understanding current patterns of working class male health and working class mens use of healthcare services. I have also explored the experiences of first time fathers regarding childbirth and the views of health professionals working in this field. This work has highlighted the ways in which masculinity positions and is used to position men within this arena. In addition, I am interested in the intersections between masculine and fathering identities and have carried out research among a group of men who attended a parenting programme. My current grant, from the ESRC, is funding a project which is examining mens experiences of infertility and infertility treatment and is also interested in the views and experiences of health professionals working in the field of assisted reproduction.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Families exposed to Domestic Violence; Development of a New Model of Working NSPCC 01 Nov 2014 31 Oct 2015
Masculinities, infertility and mens health; towards a theoretical understanding of mens experiences of infertility treatments ESRC 01 Jan 2012 28 Feb 2013
Improving the health of men in Coventry; an evaluation of Health Checks for Men and the Mens Health Manual for Coventry Coventry City Council 01 Aug 2010 31 Jan 2011
Community Engagement - Health Development Project (Three Seperate Elements to Project) Coventry City Council 01 Feb 2010 31 Jul 2010
The Solihull Approach to parenting: an exploration of fathers and professionals perceptions and experiences of a fathers only parenting group. Solihull NHS Primary Care Trust 04 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2010

Men, Infertility and Infertility Treatment

Seminar on Friday, 29th November 2013 in Scarman House Training & Conference Centre, University of Warwick

For more information please click on the link below

Men, Infertility and Infertility Treament Seminar