Anna is an Associate Professor in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Lincoln and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow. Her research has broadly focused on men’s care responsibilities and support needs, particularly in low-income families.
Her previous research, ‘Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care‘ was funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (2014-2018), leading to her affiliation to the baseline study Following Young Fathers.
Via a Leeds Social Sciences Institute Impact Acceleration Account (2016-2017) funded impact project called ‘Responding to Young Fathers in a Different Way’, she worked with national champions for young fathers to cocreate, implement and research more effective and inclusive support for young fathers. This project laid the groundwork for the proposal for ‘Following Young Fathers Further’ and to the developments through the Grimsby Dads Collective work.
The findings of the ‘Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care’ study have been published in a research monograph called Fathering and Poverty, with Policy Press, which is now available for purchase: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/fathering-and-poverty