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Heather Griffiths

Me_Spring 2017

Sociology Phd Student

heather dot griffiths at warwick dot ac dot uk


Profile & Research Interests

I am a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Sociology, funded by the ESRC. I have a first class honours degree in Sociology from Warwick, having returned to Higher Education after ten years working in the finance industry.

My broad research interests are in gender and work, work life balance and feminist theory. My PhD research will look at flexible working policies within the finance sector, and whether such policies will be supported by finance sector culture, as well as how they impact on gender equality and work life balance both at work and in the home.

This research is supervised by Lynne Pettinger from Sociology, and Clare Lyonette from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research.

As well as full ESRC Studentship, I am fortunate enough to have received a small research grant from Major Projects Assocation (MPA) as part of their Gender Balance Initiative.

See also my Academic CV for details of the activies I am involved in which complement my PhD research.


Other Academic Interests

The Centre for the Study of Women and Gender

I am an active member of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at Warwick, and am currently involved in a project to produce the centre’s first archive, as well as being part of the organising committee for the Graduate Seminar Series. The centre is in the process of setting up its own interdisciplinary blog and we are always looking for new submissions from those interested in a broad range of gender topics. Further submission details can be found on our webpage.


Published Blogs

This year I also started writing blogs that straddle the personal and professional and have featured as a guest blogger on Researching Sociology @ LSE, PhD Life at Warwick and The Sociological Imagination. As a Correspondent for Piirus, I also write blogs posts on a range of subjects aimed at academic researchers, from advice on live tweeting at conferences to promoting new research findings.