Kip Jones

KIP JONES, an American by birth, has been studying and working in the UK for more than 19 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 13,000 people in 150

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
and The Independent.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Mark you diaries now for Thurs. 14 May

Bournemouth University invites you to join us to celebrate the breadth and excellence of its research across its many disciplines, and spark new collaborations and ideas among our diverse research community.
One of the week of ten special events will be a screening of the award-winning research-based short biopic, RUFUS STONE, shown in a large theatre with good sound and projection equipment, the best way to see this subtly filmed story. Following the film, Research Project Lead, Author and Executive Producer of the film, Kip Jones, will be available for an extended Q & A session.
Refreshments are available from 1:30 and the screening begins at 2 pm in Marconi Theatre in the Kimmeridge Bldg Please book a place ahead as seating is limited to 60.


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