Professor Ann Phoenix

Professor Ann Phoenix MA, PhD, FBA, FAcSS is Professor of Psychosocial Research at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University of London and a Fellow of the British Academy.

From 2016-18 she was the Jane and Aatos Erkko professor in the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland, where she conducted a study on 11 to 14 year-old Helsinki boys and masculinities.

In 2020, she will be the Kerstin Hesselgren professor in Umea University, Sweden.

Her research is mainly about social identities and the ways in which psychological experiences and social processes are linked.

It is concerned with intersectional identities, focusing particularly on racialisation, gender, social class, sexuality and nation in substantive areas including mixed-parentage, masculinities, consumption, young people and their parents and the transition to motherhood.

She has published extensively, particularly on topics related to families and children.

Professor Phoenix says that her areas of study address urgent social issues but do so from a psychosocial perspective that recognises that personal lives and societal processes are inextricably linked in complex, dynamic processes.