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Doctoral Supervision and External Examiners:

Following requests by delegates at the 2018 Autoethnography Conference for a resource to be created to enable students to find or connect with experienced practitioners of autoethnography, and particularly for doctoral students to find academics with experience of examining PhD autoethnographies and supervision, below you will find a list of academics who currently supervise and/or have examined doctoral research.  (this list is currently being edited). We would be happy to add names to this list, the list is not in any hierarchal order and is not achievement based. These academics simply offered their expertise.

Alec Grant, University of Brighton alecgrant32@yahoo.co.uk

Alec has an international reputation in autoethnography, having published single- and co-authored articles, book chapters and books using this methodology for over a decade. His co-authored autoethnographic work can be found in TQR (The Qualitative Report) and QI (Qualitative Inquiry), among other journals.

With Nigel Short and Lydia Turner, he co-edited Contemporary British Autoethnography (Sense Publishers, 2013), and more recently, with Lydia, Nigel and Tony Adams, International Perspectives on Autoethnographic Research and Practice (Routledge, 2018). These books were, respectively, the first UK and international collection of autoethnographic writing. In these texts, he has attempted to move the autoethnographic theoretical dialogue forward in a number of areas, including voice, subjectivity and the relationship between writer intent and reader response . 


Ken Gale, University of Plymouth

K.J.Gale@plymouth.ac.uk

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/ken-gale


Jonathan Wyatt, University of Edinburgh

Jonathan.Wyatt@ed.ac.uk

https://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/jonathan-wyatt


David Carless, Leeds Beckett University (biography below)

D.carless@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/professor-david-carless/


Kitrina Douglas, Leeds Beckett University 

kitrinadouglas@gmail.com

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-kitrina-douglas/


Helen Spandler, University of Central Lancashire, 

hspandler@uclan.ac.uk

I am an  experienced PhD supervisor & examiner in the field of critical mental health & disability studies. I’m currently supervising 3 PhDs that use autoethnography, critical autobiography & creative writing.


Fiona Muray, University of Edinburgh

Fiona.A.Murray@ed.ac.uk

https://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/dr-fiona-murray

 


Ruth Fineegan FBA,

Emeritus Professor Social Sciences, Open  University,  anthropologist,  author of many well-regarded academic books ( further  details on ruthhfinnegan.com) and experienced PhD examiner
Areas of autoethnographic research and publication,include ( but not confined to) Music, Place, Transport, Dreaming/occult


Phiona Stanley, Edinburgh Napier University

P.Stanley@napier.ac.uk

I’ve examined ten HDR theses as external (for Uni Adelaide, UWA. UQ, Monash Uni, UWS, and Macquarie, incl 8 PhDs and 2 Masters by research, and I’ve marked maybe 50 minor theses as part of masters degrees (at UNSW in Sydney and before that at UniSA in Adelaide). I’ve supervised 6 PhD theses. My bio is here: https://www.napier.ac.uk/people/phiona-stanley