Helen Kowalewska


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Research interests

My research examines women's employment across industrialised countries, particularly among female-headed households and how social policies reduce or potentially increase gender inequalities in paid work. Currently, I'm working on my New Investigator Grant funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

My research has been published in European Sociological Review, Work, Employment & Society, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Social Policy, and Social Policy & Society and has been featured in the media, such as in The Independent.

A copy of my CV is located here.

Teaching interests

Family Matters: The Sociology of the Family and Social Policy

PhD supervisor, Dana El Kahlout, The Intergenerational Transmission of Parenting Styles in Qatar.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Social Policy & Sociology, Doctor of Philosophy, The Active Welfare State: Towards a Gender-Friendly Approach, University of Southampton

Social Policy & Social Research, Master of Social Science, Social Policy & Social Research, University of Southampton

Politics, Bachelor of Social Science, Politics, University of Southampton


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