Gendered identities, intimate relationships, custody disputes and post-separation families, family violence, academic identities and academic leadership, qualitative research.
Main research interests are in gender, gendered identities and practices, especially within familial relationships and violence against women and children. I am currently involved in three projects. The first examines couples' transitions from informal to formal unions (ie, marriages and civil unions). The second examines women's experiences of custody disputes. And the third focuses on academic researcher identities within neo-liberalising universities.