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Jan Flaherty

School of Social Sciences


Researcher for Name Stories: Experiences Of Names & Naming In Adoptive Family Life Project funded by The Leverhulme Trust.

Career overview

Jan joins the School of Social Sciences at NTU as a researcher on the Adoption & Names Project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Jan studied at Loughborough University, where she completed her PhD on discourses of poverty in 2008 under the supervision of Prof Ruth Lister (Baroness Lister of Burtersett). Jan’s research interests include: identity, class, homelessness, poverty in the UK and creative research methods. Jan has previously held posts as a qualitative researcher at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Durham University and most recently, as a Research Associate at the IPPoN King’s College, London.

Research areas

Jan's research interests include:

Poverty, Class, Identity, Creative Research Methods.


Latest publication:

Flaherty, J. and Garratt, E. (2022) Life History Mapping: Exploring journeys into and through housing and homelessness. Qualitative Research. DOI: 0.1177/14687941211072788.