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Professor Brian Heaphy

Head, School of Social Sciences

Professor Brian Heaphy
Professor Brian Heaphy

Brian Heaphy is a sociologist who studied Cultural Studies (BA Cultural Studies, CNAA) and Sociology (PhD, UWE) and was a Research Fellow in Sociology at London Southbank University. He has held lectureships at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Leeds before moving to The University of Manchester in 2005. He has since been Head of Sociology and School Director of Research in the School of Social Sciences.

He is a founding member of the Morgan Centre for the Study of Everyday Life, of which he was co-director for a number of years. He was a member of the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Realities Node at The University of Manchester, has been a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) NCRM Training and Capacity Building sub-committee, and has been a member of the ESRC peer-review panel since its inception.

Brian has held a number of ESRC research grants, and has published a wide range of books, journal articles and book contributions. His work, published in leading sociology, social policy and specialist journals and volumes, is principally in the area of socio-cultural change and its implications for the reconfiguration of personal lives as they concern family, gender, sexualities, ageing, class, and living with HIV and other stigmatised health conditions.