Photo of Winona ShawWinona Shaw

MA Social Research, University of Sheffield
BA (Hons) Social Policy and Sociology, University of Sheffield

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Thesis title / scope of research

Working title: "Non-Resident Fatherhood: A Qualitative Study of Fathers’ Perspectives in the Context of the Diversity of their Everyday Family and Social Relationships and Lives"

My PhD explores what it is like to be a non-resident father in the UK, looking at things such as contact between fathers and children, the role extended family members play and how fathers balance things such as work with caring for their children. The work aims to appreciate the everydayness of fathering, interactions with services, including those targeted at separated families and more generic services, such as school and healthcare services, and how perceptions of non-resident fathers effect fathering practices.


  • Primary: Dr Harriet Churchill
  • Secondary: Dr Majella Kilkey

Other experience /research Interests

Co-convene the Lifecourse and Inter-Generational Relations reading group

Seminar Leader for Doing Quantitative Social Research (Level Two) and Doing Social

Research (Level One)

Research interest include:

  • Family policy;
  • Families and parenting;
  • Fathering;
  • Work-life articulation;
  • Mixed and multi-method research.


1+3 ESRC scholarship

Eric Sainsbury Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation in Social Policy