Project team

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Professor Rosalind Edwards  University of Southampton (Principal Investigator)

Rosalind is Professor of Sociology, and co-director of the ESRC National Centre of Research Methods. A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Rosalind has researched and published widely on qualitative longitudinal research methods, and is a founding editor of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology. Her publications include Understanding families over time: research and policy and Researching Families and Communities: Social and Generational Change

Professor Lynn Jamieson  The University of Edinburgh (Co- Principal Investigator)

Lynn is Professor of Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh. She is the President of the British Sociological Association and founding director of the interdisciplinary consortium, the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. Lynn is co-editor of the Palgrave Macmillan series, Families and Intimate Life and Associate Editor of the Policy Press journal, Families Relationships and Societies. Her publications include Intimacy: Personal Relationships in Modern Societies

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Dr Susie Weller  University of Southampton (Senior Research Fellow)

Susie is a Qualitative Research Fellow based at the University of Southampton. She has 17 years’ experience of conducting and managing qualitative research, including longitudinal work, across a range of publicly-funded, high profile studies. Her recent publications on QLR have explored issues of morality, ethics and creative research practices, as well as contributing to the development of new analytical approaches. Her publications include Critical Approaches to Care: Understanding Caring Relations, Identities and Cultures

Dr Emma Davidson  The University of Edinburgh (Research Fellow)

Emma is a Qualitative Research Fellow based at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. She has over 10 years’ experience of working as a social researcher, within a wide range of publicly-funded studies. Her recent research explored the role of support in care leavers’ identities. Her publications include Finding the Ordinary in the Antisocial