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Dr Charlie Parker

Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences

My research interests focus around social identities. As a qualitative researcher, my sociological interests have led me to researching transnational island communities and military communities, as well as paid carers in institutional settings.


My PhD in Sociology was an investigation of Britishness, citizenship and transnationalism on the island of St Helena, a British Overseas Territory. My research interests also include masculinity and mobility within the British armed forces, as well as the emotional labour of carers working within institutional settings.


  • PhD: Sociology, University of Warwick, *
  • MA: Social Sciences, The Open University, *
  • BSc (Hons): Sociology with Social Policy, University of Plymouth, *


Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies

British Sociological Association

Teaching & Research


Transnationalism, Britishness & island communities

Masculinity & mobility in the British Armed Forces

Emotional labour & paid carers


More publications from Dr Charlie Parker can be found in the Research Repository.