© 1999

Women, Research and Careers

  • Sue Hatt
  • Julie Kent
  • Carolyn Britton
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sue Hatt, Julie Kent, Carolyn Britton, Jo Campling
      Pages 1-7
  3. Our Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Julie Kent, Anna Palmer
      Pages 11-31
    3. Carolyn Brina, Sandra Parsons, Rona Early
      Pages 32-50
    4. Marion Jackson, Stella Maile
      Pages 51-68
    5. Carolyn Britton
      Pages 69-88
    6. Sue Hatt
      Pages 89-107
  4. Your Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-112
    2. Sue Hatt
      Pages 113-133
    3. Sue Hatt
      Pages 134-152
    4. Sue Hatt
      Pages 153-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-197

About this book


This book draws upon the experiences of a group of women in social science who came together for support and encouragement in becoming 'research active'. It identifies the main issues facing women in research and will be useful to those considering, or already embarked upon a research career as well as contributing to debates about women's role in the academic world. This collection breaks new ground by combining the reflections of established researchers with self-assessment exercises for potential researchers.


exercise funding information research science social science women

Editors and affiliations

  • Sue Hatt
    • 1
  • Julie Kent
    • 1
  • Carolyn Britton
    • 1
  • Jo Campling
  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandUK

About the editors

CAROLYN BRINA Research Student and Associate Lecturer in Sociology RONA EARLY MSc in Gender and Social Policy, Bristol University MARION JACKSON Associate Dean, Faculty of Economics and Social Science STELLA MAILE Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Research Fellow ANNA PALMER Senior Lecturer in Economics SANDRA PARSONS Research Student and Visiting Lecturer in Sociology JANET WIDDOWS Head of Careers at University of the West of England

Bibliographic information


'It is the kind of book I wish I had had access to years admirable and accessible guide to transgressing exclusionary boundaries in pursuit of the pleasures of a career in research.' - Melanie Walker, Teaching in Higher Education