Tina Skinner
  • 3 EAST 3.25

Accepting Doctoral Students

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

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 Associate Professor in 2012. She is one of the founders of the Criminology Degree at the University of Bath; and a founder of the Special Interest Group on Disability, Work, Family and Care within the Work and Families Researcher Network (USA). In 2020 and 2021, respectively, she was invited to give evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee of the House of Commons inquiry ‘Unequal Impact: Coronavirus and the Impact on People with Protected Characteristic', and the Labor Party Conference, to assist them in understanding the gender/dis-ability pay gap.


As indicated above, there are two areas where she focuses her research: (i) gender based violence, and (ii) the intersection of work, gender and dis-ability.


In relation to the former, Dr Skinner is known for her research with victim-survivors of rape and their experiences of SARCs (Sexual Assault Referral Centres), the police and courts. She has undertaken Home Office funded projects on: (i) young survivors’ experiences in the criminal justice system including an evaluation of a SARC; (ii) Independent Domestic Violence Advisors; and (iii) healthy relationship education with young people. 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 victim-survivors. She worked with colleagues on a Great Wester 4 project to develop a strategic response to gender based violence at University. And most recently, she has developed a protocol for the ethical supervision of gender based violence (Skinner et al, forthcoming).

Her research on dis-ability and gender includes qualitative work on dis-ability, work, the impacts of motherhood and Access to Work (Skinner, 2011 and 2013; Skinner and MacGill, 2015); and large scale quantitative work on the economic well-being of disabled men and women (Kim, Parish and Skinner, 2019), and gender, dis-ability and employment (Kim, Skinner and Parish, 2020). The key findings of the latter two studies are that whilst the dis-ability employment gap may be reducing between disabled and non-disabled people, the gap in economic wellbeing is widening, and disabled women continue to be the most marginalized. She is currently working with Dr. Matt Dickson and Prof Rachel Forester-Jones on an analysis of the effects of becoming disabled on work, wages and wellbeing. This study will be the largest of its kind in the UK, spanning 1991 to 2015 and the first to explore the intersection of gender, ethnicity, education and dis-ability. Dr. Skinner is herself disabled, and has spoken publically about not only her research but also the implications of dis-ability in her own work/life.


  • ‘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)


Nominated and shortlisted for:

  • Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award (2020)
  • Leadership in Learning and Teaching Award (2016)
  •  Excellence in Doctorial Supervision (2016)


Research interests:

  •  Mothering and identity
  • Dis-ability and dyslexia
  • Dis-ability, employment and well-being
  • Sexual violence, the police and courts
  • Domestic abuse

Willing to supervise doctoral students

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

  • Identity and mothering
  • Dyslexia
  • Sexual and domestic violence


Dive into the research topics where Tina Skinner is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 12 Similar Profiles


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or