Staff Profiles

Clare Stovell

BA (UCL) MSc (Oxon)

Lecturer in Sociology

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Clare Stovell

Phone number: 01865 483944


Location: GIP Gibbs G4.21d,

I have been a Lecturer in Sociology at Oxford Brookes since January 2019, having previously joined the department as an Associate Lecturer in 2017. My research interests lie in the areas of work and family, fatherhood and masculinities, motherhood, gender, and work life balance.

My ESRC-funded PhD at Lancaster University Management School looks at the process by which couples negotiate the division of paid work and childcare at the transition to parenthood. I have a first-class degree in French and Italian from University College London and an MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford. As well as academic roles, I have also worked in the charity sector and as a Social Researcher for the Department for Work and Pensions.