KIP JONES, an American by birth, has been studying and working in the UK for more than 15 years. Under the umbrella term of 'arts-based research', his main efforts have involved developing tools from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research and its impact on a wider public or a Perfomative Social Science.
Jones is Reader in Performative Social Science and Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research at Bournemouth University. Kip has produced films and written many articles for academic journals and authored chapters for books on topics such as masculinity, ageing and rurality, and older LGBT citizens. His ground-breaking use of qualitative methods, including biography and auto-ethnography, and the use of tools from the arts in social science research and dissemination are well-known.
Jones acted as Author and Executive Producer of the award-winning short film, RUFUS STONE, funded by Research Councils UK. The film is now available for free viewing on the Internet and has been viewed by more than 11,000 people in 150 countries over the past year alone.
Areas of expertise • Close relationships, culture and ethnicity • Social psychology, sociology • Ageing, self and identity • Interpersonal processes, personality, individual differences, social networks, prejudice and stereotyping • Sexuality and sexual orientation • Creativity and the use of the arts in Social Science
Media experience His work has been reported widely in the media, including: BBC Radio 4,BBC TV news,Times Higher Education, Sunday New York Times, International Herald-Tribune and The Independent.