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Prof Julia Brannen
UCL Institute of Education
University College London
20 Bedford Way
  • Professor of the Sociology of the Family
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education

Julia Brannen's research has focussed on the family lives of parents, children and young people in Britain and Europe, working families and food, and intergenerational relations.  She has a particular interest in methodology including mixed methods, biographical and narrative approaches and comparative research. Co-founder of The International Journal of Social Research Methodology, she coedited the journal for 17 years with Rosalind Edwards and she is an Associate editor of  The Journal of Mixed Methods.  An early exponent of mixed method research, her 1992 book Mixing Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Research (London: Gower) is much cited. She has written many journal articles and contributions to methodological texts. Recent books include: The Handbook of Social Research Methods (Sage 2010) Work, Family and Organisations in Transition: A European Perspective (Policy 2009), Transitions to Parenthood in Europe: A comparative life course perspective (Policy 2012). Julia is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bergen.

Personal country knowledge

  • Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia and Sweden

Languages spoken

  • French (intermediate)

Languages written

  • French (intermediate)
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