DR BARBARA READ
United Kingdom - Associate Fellow
Reader in Gender and Social Inequalities, University of Glasgow
Barbara is a sociologist of education, with an interdisciplinary background in history, social anthropology, and women's studies. Currently Reader in Gender and Social Inequalities at the School of Education, University of Glasgow, she was previously Senior Lecturer at the Department of Education, Roehampton University (2007-12) and Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University (2001-2007). Her qualifications include a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bristol, an MA in Women's Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and BA (Hons) in Ancient History and Social Anthropology from University College London. Barbara's main research interests are: gender and educational cultures (in both compulsory and post-compulsory settings); gender and student experience in school and HE; academic culture and work, particularly inequalities of experience and the issue of casualisation; and children's and adults' peer group/friendship cultures at school and university. She is also currently working on issues of gender and academic knowledge - particularly in relation to gender and STEM subjects at HE and leading to HE entry - in international contexts.