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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 .
David Carless, Leeds Beckett University (biography below)
Kitrina Douglas, Leeds Beckett University
Helen Spandler, University of Central Lancashire,
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.
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
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