Dr Emma Craddock

Senior Lecturer in Health Research

School of Nursing and Midwifery
0121 331 4545

Emma completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Nottingham in 2017 (thesis titled: ‘Emotion and Gender in Local Anti-Austerity Activist Cultures’). Her research utilised a feminist methodology and a combination of qualitative research methods to produce an in-depth exploration of anti-austerity activist culture. It focused on gendered differences in lived and felt experiences of activism, the gendered barriers and exclusions that exist to doing activism and becoming an activist, the (gendered) role of ‘care’ within anti-austerity activism, how emotions motivate and sustain political participation, and the relationship between online and offline forms and spaces of activism.

A research monograph that draws on this research - Living Against Austerity: A Feminist Investigation of Doing Activism and Being Activist was published in 2020. 

Emma was awarded 1+3 funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2011 and achieved an MA in Social Research Methods (with distinction) in 2012. She was awarded a first class BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Warwick in 2010.

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