Tim Strangleman is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He is interested in a wide range of areas around the sociology of work and economic life. He has carried out research in the railway, engineering, mining, construction, brewing, banking, and teaching sectors as well as NHS Direct. These studies examine questions of work meaning and identity, deindustrialisation and the experience of industrial change, oral history, visual methods and approaches and nostalgia. Tim has had a longstanding interest in visual methods and approaches and has developed this interest through his various projects, writing and teaching. In addition Tim is researching the historiography of sociology and in particular its use of visual methods and material. He is the author of two books, (2008) Work and Society: Sociological Approaches, Themes and Methods, with Tracey Warren, Routledge; (2004) Work Identity at the End of the Line? Privatisation and Culture Change in the UK Rail Industry, Palgrave. He is currently working on another book based on his Guinness research.