Professor Athina Vlachantoni
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.
Professor Phil Haynes
DTP Deputy Director for Employability (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.
Professor Tamsin Bradley
DTP Deputy Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) (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.
Professor Melanie Nind
DTP Deputy Director for Training & Impact (Southampton)
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.
Dr Suzanne Everley
DTP Deputy Director for Student Engagement & Social Media (Chichester)
I am a Reader in the Sociology of Physical Education, Activity and Health at the University of Chichester. My research focuses on children’s experiences of physical activity and sport and methods of understanding these, with particular reference to creating child centred cultures as a means of safeguarding. I am chair of the Association of Child Protection Professional’s Special Interest Group in Sport and associate editor of the Child Abuse Review.
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.
Professor Ajit Nayak
Research in Practice Lead (Academic)
Ajit Nayak is Professor of Strategic Management at the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. His research focuses on how firms innovate and develop new capabilities, achieve digital transformation, and how business leaders achieve sustainability transitions.
Prof Nayak’s research has received funding from the ESRC, AHRC and Innovate UK. He has published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies and Business History.
Research in Practice Administrator
Catherine joined the University of Southampton in 2022 working for Doctoral College supporting Doctoral Training Partnerships in administration, student activities and placements. She is now Research in Practice Lead collaborating with key stakeholders to source placement opportunities for South Coast DTP Students. Catherine brings a wealth of commercial experience and expertise from her previous roles in Industry as a recruitment project manager.