Keynote Profiles 2017


Dr Nikki Hayfield is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology. Teaching social psychology, sexualities, and qualitative research methods. Nikki’s research interests are in sexualities, marginalised identities, relationships, and alternative families. Nikki’s current research project explores how bisexual people form and maintain intimate relationships within the wider context of ‘biphobia’ and bisexual marginalisation (in collaboration with Lizzie Reed (UWE, Bristol) and Christine Campbell at St Mary’s University, Twickenham).


Dr Jon Fox is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Bristol University. Jon’s main areas of research are in nationalism, ethnicity, racism, and migration. With each topic, he is interested in the ways in which ordinary people reproduce ethnic, national, and racialised forms of collective belonging in their everyday lives. Whilst appreciating the important role politics, culture, and the economy play in shaping social identities, Jon’s research pays special attention to the ways such identities are also the practical accomplishments of ordinary people engaging in routine activities. His research to date has examined these issues around questions of nationalism and migration in Hungary, Romania, and the UK.

Before joining the ESRC, Professor Jane Elliott was Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Quantitative Social Sciences, at the Institute of Education, University of London, as well as Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) which manages the 1958, 1970 and Millennium Birth Cohort studies together with the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (now known as Next Steps). In 2012 Jane became the founding Director of the Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER) programme. After three years at ESRC, Prof Elliott is to take up the position of Professor of Sociology at the University of Exeter in September 2017.