Contributors to Volume 4, Number 4

Dod Forrest
Dod Forrest is a community education field worker and contract researcher. His main areas of research interest lies in participatory action research and the promotion of social justice evaluations of community and youth work. Dod Forrest's work background is welfare rights, youth work, social work education and community development. He has been a field worker since the mid-1970sand is an active trade unionist and Unison shop steward. He has also been writing for adult education and community development journals since the 1980s.

Marion Gibbon
Marion Gibbon has worked in community development overseas for 10 years and has experience of monitoring and evaluating health projects. She has published in Healthcare for Women International (1998) and participatory Learning and Action Notes (1998 and 1999). Her PhD (1999) utilised a Participatory Action Research Framework to evaluate a process to improve women's health and wellbeing through empowerment. She has recently completed an evaluation of a Healthy Living Centre for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Action Zone.
Gill Hubbard
Dr Gill Hubbard, is a Research Fellow at the Research Unit in Health and Behavioural Change, University of Edinburgh for a Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded project exploring the social exclusion and inclusion of young people in rural areas of Scotland. She is a sociologist who has also worked as a teacher in secondary schools and colleges.
John Jackson
John A. Jackson , Fellow Emeritus, Trinity College, Dublin; Formerly Professor of Sociology , Trinity College Dublin; Professor of Social Theory and Institutions, Queens University Belfast,; Senior Lecturer and Reader, University of East Anglia; Lecturer, University of Sheffield; Research Worker, University of Liverpool
Ilpo Koskinen
The writer has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Helsinki. Currently, he is employed by the Department of Product and Strategic Design at the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, where he teaches methodology and studies ways in which users interact with interactive digital images. He is also involved in a study about how industrial designers work with engineers and marketing in product development.
Manussos Marangudakis and William Kelly
Dr. Manussos Marangudakis is a lecturer of sociology at Magee College, University of Ulster. He is the co-founder and co-chairman of the series of symposia on Ethnic Minorities and Political Action in Post-Cold War Europe (Xanthi, Western Thrace). He current research deals with Christian and Muslim ethnic relations in Western Thrace.

Dr. William Kelly is the research officer, University of Ulster, Center for Cultural Heritage. His research interest are mainly in Irish history and Irish-British political and social relations. He is currently working on a volume of essays analysing myth and identity formation in Ulster since the 17th century.

T Marcus and D Manicom
Prof. T. Marcus and Ms D. Manicom both lecture at the University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg)-South Africa in the Department of Sociology. Prof. T. Marcus' research interests are Rural Development and the Sociology of Childhood. Ms D. Manicom's research interests are Curriculum Development in Sociology, Race and Gender Consciousness and Research Methodology.
Jennifer Platt
Jennifer Platt is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sussex. Her most recent book is A History of Sociological Research Methods in America, 1920-1960 (Cambridge University Press, 1996). Her other current research is on the history of the British Sociological Association and of the International Sociological Association; she also has interests in intellectual migration and its consequences. This work on the labour market for sociologists continues with study of the careers and decisions of individuals.
Supriya Singh
Dr Supriya Singh is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Research on Communication and Information Technologies (CIRCIT) at RMIT University, Melbourne. She is a sociologist studying money and technology. Her focus has been on how individual consumers and small businesses use money and communication channels within their social and cultural frameworks. Her latest book is entitled Marriage Money: The Social Shaping of Money in Marriage and Banking (1997) published by Allen & Unwin.
Tracey Warren
Tracey Warren lectures in Sociology at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests lie in the areas of gender relations, labour markets and working time in Europe. Her doctoral thesis ‘Female part-time employment: a comparison of Britain and Denmark’ (1998) was based on an analysis of gendered work and employment patterns in two societies once characterised by the most similar levels of female part-time working in Europe. Previous to this, she worked in Ārhus, Denmark analysing Danish women’s employment patterns. Before moving to Sheffield, she worked at the Policy Studies Institute, mainly researching into the area of income and wealth. She is currently preparing papers on the gender and ethnic variations in income levels and assets accumulation in Britain.
Emma Wincup
Emma Wincup is a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Her main research interests include gender, crime and criminal justice and substance misuse. Recent publications include Access to Sociology: Crime, Deviance and Social Control (Hodder and Stoughton 1999), Qualitative Research in Criminology (Ashgate 1998) and Doing Research on Crime and Justice (Oxford University Press 2000).

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