Dr Kahryn Hughes

Dr Kahryn Hughes


My main interest is researching social process whether through primary research or research using secondary sources.


  • Chair of AREA Research Ethics Committee
  • Director:Timescapes Archive
  • Module Convenor: MA Qualitative Research Methods

Research interests

Most of my time is research-focused, and I have been funded by the ESRC on key flagship programmes for methods innovation and development (Research Methods Programme, Timescapes). My current research interests are related to three overlapping areas: the sociology of health inequalities; sociological theory; and research methodology. More specifically, I am interested in: addiction, poverty, time, relationality and identity. More recently, I have developed work on qualitative secondary analysis, supported by my role as the Director of the Timescapes Archive.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Student education

I convene an annual programme of methods training in qualitative longitudinal research methods under the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre. These events are aimed at all those in research-active organisations who have an interest in qualitative longitudinal research.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Research on Families, The Life Course and Generations
  • Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice

Current postgraduate research students

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>The school welcomes enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/research-opportunities">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>