Dr Tim Strangleman is a Senior Research Fellow and Research Manager at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University www.workinglives.org. Before that he was a lecturer in Sociology at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham where he taught a variety of modules including sociology of work, management and organisations. He has a wide range of research interests including sociology of work and identity. He has carried out studies into the railway; construction; engineering; mining and brewing industries as well as NHS Direct. He has interests in Age, generation, identity, visual methods and nostalgia. In 2004 he published a monograph Work Identity at the End of the Line: Privatisation and Culture Change in the UK Rail Industry, Basingstoke, Palgrave, which was short-listed for the 2005 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. He is currently working on a number of projects on occupational identity funded by the ESRC and the ESF. He is writing a book with Tracey Warren on the sociology of work which will be published in 2006 by Routledge.
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