Dr Andy Balmer

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

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Biography

I have three main research areas: 1) sociology of everyday life; 2) creative qualitative methodology; and 3) sociology of scientific practices. 

My research in the area of everyday life is mostly concerned with lying, deception, secrecy and information management in routine interactions. I have also worked on the development and use of creative qualitative methods for use in social science for studying everyday life and for public engagement with science and research. Finally, I have conducted research into scientific practices and health/illness (mostly based on the case studies of synthetic biology, and dementia). 

I am happy to supervise PhD students in the following areas: lying, deception and secrecy; lie detection and surveillance technology; sociology of everyday lives; creative research methods. 

 

External positions

Editor of Sociology

20182022

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Keywords

  • lying, lie detection, deception, secrecy, dementia, synthetic biology, surveillance, collaboration, interdisciplinarity, responsible research and innovation, everyday life

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