Our Staff

Professor Athina Vlachantoni

DTP Director

I am a Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy in the Department of Gerontology at the University of Southampton. I am also a member of the Centre for Research on Ageing and the ESRC Centre for Population Change. My research interests are at the interface of ageing over the lifecourse and social policy. Recent research projects have focused on informal care provision across the lifecourse in the UK, Europe and China; pension protection among minority ethnic groups in the UK; and long-term care provision in India, China, the UK and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Professor Phil Haynes

DTP Deputy Director (Brighton)

I became Professor of Public Policy at the University of Brighton in 2008. I was Head of School, Applied Social Science, at Brighton from 2007-2015. My main research interests are complexity theory, case based methods and their application to a wide range of policy topics. I am an Associate of the ESRC CECAN programme.



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Professor Tamsin Bradley

DTP Deputy Director (Portsmouth)

Tamsin Bradley is Professor in International Development Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She is a social anthropologist who has worked for over twenty years generating research on what works best to end Violence against Women and Girls in South Asia and Africa. She is the author of 4 monographs including Global Perspectives on Violence against Girls (2020. Routledge) and over fifteen peer review articles.

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Professor Melanie Nind

DTP Deputy Director (Training & Impact)

I am a Professor of Education at the University of Southampton and one of the co-directors of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. My research spans inclusive education, inclusive research, and research methodology. I am particularly interested in building capacity among teachers and users of qualitative research methods and in working with people with learning disabilities to foster belonging in education, research and community.


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Jing Lin

DTP Manager

Jing is the manager of the South Coast DTP, leading the administration team to provide support for SCDTP students, fellows, and the research network. Jing had worked in ethics and governance at the University of Southampton, and at the National Biofilms Innovation Center at its start-up stage throughout its first funding phase. Jing has both project management and programme management credentials and relevant experience.



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What We've Been Saying @SouthCoastDTP

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