Tamsin's main research interests are in gender and higher education. Higher education interests include inequalities; non-traditional students; widening participation; student experience, support and outcomes; teaching and learning; and and the impact of emerging Higher Education policy.    


Tamsin has broad interests in gender issues, but in particular including women, employment and work-life balance; lone and teenage parents; and feminised welfare and poverty. 


Recent projects include Using Materials from the Mass Observation Archive to Elicit Prisoners’ Subjective Understandings of Everyday Life with Lizzie Seal, Sociology. Higher Education Innovation Fund (2014). 


Tamsin  is currently working on a new project:Higher Education Internationalisation and Mobility: Inclusions, Equalities and Innovations (HEIM), with colleagues from the Centre for Higher Education and Equity research (CHEER). Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) programme.