Dr Ben Fincham
|Post:||Senior Lecturer (Sociology)|
|Other posts:||Lecturer in Sociology (Centre for Gender Studies)|
|Location:||FREEMAN CENTRE G49|
|International:||+44 1273 877633|
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Ben Fincham trained as an FE teacher at Cardiff University, where he subsequently completed a PhD and an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship. He then worked as a research associate with Qualiti, a part of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. He lectured at Brighton University before joining University of Sussex in 2009. He has been involved with developing projects on 'mobilities', qualitative approaches to studying work in unstable employment environments and the relationship between work and mental health. He has worked and on gendered aspects of suicide and death as well as gender and research methods. In 2016 he published a book for Palgrave Macmillan entitled 'The Sociology of Fun'. He is currently developing projects on gendered fun, fun in childhood and also boredom.