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Research interests

Dr Skinner received her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 1998; she then became a Lecturer in Criminology first at the University of Teesside and then the University of Leicester. She was appointed Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bath in 2002, and Senior Lecturer in 2012. She is one of the founders of the Criminology Degree at the University of Bath; and a founder of the Special Interst Group on Disability, Work, Family and Care within the Work and Families Researcher Network.

She was awarded:

  • ‘Personal Tutor of the Year’ by the University and Students' Union (2008/9)
  • ‘Merit Award’ for the excellence of her lecturing, dissertation supervision and tutoring, by the University of Bath (2010)
  • ‘Higher Merit Award’ primarily for her supervision of PhD students (2011)
  • 'Contribution Award' for leadership and management (2012)

Dr Skinner’s research is concerned with gender and marginalisation. There are two areas where she focuses her research: (i)  sexual violence and domestic violence, and (ii) the intersection of work, mothering and dis-ability.

In relation to the former, Dr Skinner is known for her research on survivors of rape and their experiences of SARCs (Sexual Assault Referral Centres), the police and courts. She undertook a Home Office funded project on young survivors’ experiences in the criminal justice system including an evaluation of a SARC. She also edited the book Researching Gender Violence which brought together work of the British Sociological Association’s Violence Against Women Study Group. With Olivia Smith she has published on court responses to rape survivors. More recently she is leading a Home Office evaluation of domestic abuse services in Bath and North East Somerset, alongside a Great Wester 4 project to develop a strategic response to gender based violence at University.


In relation to the latter, whilst there is a great deal of research on the impacts of becoming a mother on a woman’s identity and ability to do/progress in paid work, there is very little on the intersection of dis-ability, work and mothering, or indeed more complex intersections. Dr Skinner’s interest here is how working women with impairments cope with the additional pressures of raising a child, the impacts this may have on worker identity and mothering identity, and what can assist in maintaining work. This has been explored through an auto-ethnographic study, life history interviews with mothers who are dyslexic, as well as analysis of what limits and enables paid work in disabled people who responded to the Life Opportunity Survey. 

 

Research interests

  • Mothering and identity
  • Dis-ability and dyslexia
  • Sexual violence, the police and courts
  • Methods in researching sensitive topics, including life story interviews and autp-ethnography.

 

Willing to supervise PhD

Dr Tina Skinner primarily supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students in three areas of research:

  • Identity and mothering
  • Dyslexia
  • Sexual and domestic violence

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Projects

Domestic Abuse Partnership Project

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The Home Office

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Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output

A study on intersectional discrimination in employment against disabled women in the UK

Kim, E. J., Skinner, T. & Parish, S. L., 29 Dec 2019, In : Disability and Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

How rape myths are used and challenged in rape and sexual assault trials

Smith, O. & Skinner, T., 1 Aug 2017, In : Social & Legal Studies. 26, 4, p. 441-466 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Disabled Working Mothers: Barriers to and Enablers of Paid Employmen

    Skinner, T., Parish, S., Kim, E. J. & Macgill, F., 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    Disabled Working Mothers: Barriers to and Enablers of Paid Employment

    Skinner, T., Parish, S., Kim, E. J. & Macgill, F., 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    Thesis

    Court responses to rape and sexual assault: An observation of sexual violence trials

    Author: Smith, O., 16 Apr 2014

    Supervisor: Skinner, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Making sense of sustained part-time working through stories of mothering and paid work

    Author: Macgill, F., 22 Dec 2014

    Supervisor: Skinner, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Managing a murderous identity: How men who murder experience life imprisonment and the concept of release

    Author: Clifford, J., 1 Aug 2010

    Supervisor: Skinner, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Masculinities, Competition and Friendship in an English Professional Football Academy

    Author: Adams, A., 17 Dec 2015

    Supervisor: Skinner, T. (Supervisor) & Ingram, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    The Intersection of Motherhood Identity with Culture and Class: a Qualitative Study of East Asian Mothers in England

    Author: Lim, J., 21 Nov 2012

    Supervisor: Skinner, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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