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Dr Abigail Knight
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
  • Lecturer in Sociology
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education

I studied History as an undergraduate (Exeter University) and sociology and social policy as a postgraduate (London School of Economics). I trained and worked as a social worker with children and families in London before becoming a Researcher. My PhD, which I completed in 2013, is in childhood sociology. I have over 20 years experience of carrying out research about the lives of children, young people and their families from sociological and social policy perspectives. I teach undergraduates and postgraduates on social research methods and sociology of childhood modules, as well as supervise MA and PhD students.  I am a member of the UCL IOE Ethics Committee.

Research Groups
Research Summary

My particular research interests are: children, families, place and neighbourhoods; poverty and inequality; experiences of looked after children and disabled children and their families;intergenerational perspectives; biographical methods, oral history and use of narrative archival sources in social research. 

Teaching Summary

I teach on the following courses:

BSc Social Science

  -  Seminar leader/Guest Lecturer for 'London Lab'

   - Guest Lecturer: 'Introduction to Narrative Methods'

   - Dissertation supervisor and Personal Tutor

 Masters programmes

   - Module Leader for 'Introduction to Qualitative Methods' (2018-19)

   - Module Leader for 'Researching Childhood' (2017-18)

    -Tutor on Children's Rights in Practice module

   - Tutor for Dissertations

 'Introduction to Narrative Methods'  and 'Conducting Research with Children' -  courses for the Advanced Qualitative Methods course, Masters programme

 'Introduction to Narrative Methods' - DEdPsych

MPhil/PhD supervisor

Academic Background
2013 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Sociology Institute of Education
1991 MSc Master of Science – Social Work and Policy London School of Economics and Political Science
1985 BA Bachelor of Arts – History University of Exeter
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