Ann researches the ways in which psychological experiences and social processes are linked and intersectional. She became fascinated by this topic because people were often treated too simplistically in much psychological work.
Ann Phoenix is a Professor of Psychosocial Studies at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Social Research Institute, UCL Institute of Education, and a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is on the Nuffield Foundation Trust Board.
She mainly researches the ways in which psychological experiences and social processes are linked and intersectional. It includes work on racialized and gendered identities and experiences; mixed-parentage, masculinities, consumption, young people and their parents, the transition to motherhood, families, migration, and transnational families. Much of her research draws on mixed methods and includes narrative approaches.
She is particularly good at word games and enjoys reading and taking long walks outside. Most often, you will find her spending time with her two fascinating grandchildren.