Professor Emerita Eileen Green

Eileen Green joined Teesside University as Professor of Sociology in 1996. She was a founding Director of the Centre for Social and Policy Research and Co-director of the Unit for Social and Policy Research USPR. Before this she was Reader in Sociology at Sheffield Hallam University, where she was Director of the Centre for Women's Studies between 1988 and 1992 and Head of Sociology from 1994-96. She retired in 2011 and was appointed Professor Emerita at Teesside University in 2011. Eileen was elected as Publications Director for the British Sociological Association from 2011-13 and is currently Vice Chair of the BSA. She is a Series Editor for a new BSA book series publiched by Routledge and due to be launched in the near future.

Research interests

Professor Green's research interests centred upon social in/exclusion and include work on: gender and ICT, gender, health and well being, and gender, work and leisure. Recent projects she has worked on included two funded by the BIG Lottery Fund: Digital Villages Network, Exploring the Effectiveness of ICTs in Maintaining Communities (Academic Lead) with Paul Davies (PI), East Cleveland Community Development Group and Carrie Singleton (£377,000, 2008-2011) and SWITCH; Supporting Women in the Community and Home. SWITCH is ongoing with Carrie Singleton and Lucy Grimshaw, in partnership with NACRO (£400,000, 2011-14).

Other projects included:

  • 'Strategies for Life on Southbank:' Risk Behaviours and Young People'. Co-director (with Robin Bunton), action research project in partnership with Redcar and East Cleveland Policy Unit £247,000 DETR Single Regeneration Budget 3 funds (1997-2000).
  • 'Empowering Young Parents' action research project, £170,000 DETR Single Regeneration Budget 5 funds, in partnership with Middlesbrough Borough Council, 1999-2001.
  • Equal Opportunities On-Line: The Impact of Gender Relations on the Design and Use of Information and Communication Technologies, Director. £12,445 ESRC-funded research seminar programme, 1999-2001.
  • Innovative Health Technologies at Women's Midlife: Theory and Diversity among Women and 'Experts'. A comparative study of women and health practitioners in Teesside and rural Warwickshire Co-applicant, (PI Frances Griffiths, University of Warwick. ESRC/MRC Innovative Health Technologies programme, £197,000, 2001-3.
  • Enhancing Asian and Black Women's Health and Well-Being Director, (NISAA phase 1), action research project £198,000 DETR, Single Regeneration Budget 6, 2001-3.
  • An Analysis of Women's Employment Progression in the NE of England, £172,000 European Social Fund Objective 3, Co-Director (with Jeanne Moore) 2002-3.
  • ESRC Innovative Health Technologies Fellowship in Comparative and Evaluative Analysis, (case studies in Finland and Crete) £5,000 (jointly with Frances Griffiths at Warwick University) 2003-4.
  • Widening Horizons: An exploration of issues affecting women's access to and progression within employment contexts in the North East, £302,000 European Social Fund, Objective 3 (Co-Director with Jeanne Moore), 2004-6.
  • 'Initiatives around Domestic Violence and Asian Women' Action Research Project, Director, in collaboration with community groups in Teesside, £86,000 Endeavour Housing Association, 2001-4.
  • 'Assisting Black and Minority Ethnic Women in developing personal, community and employment related skills to improve their well-being and position in the community' Director, £541,000 European Social fund, Objective 3, 2004-6.
  • Enhancing Black and Minority Ethnic Women's Health and Well-being in the North-East (NISAA Phase 2) Director, £100,000 Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Neighbourhood Renewal Funds, 2003-5.
  • 'The Role of Technology in the Production and use of Health Information: Implications for Policy and Practice' .$3,000,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada SSHRC 2003-8 Co-applicant with Dr Ellen Balka, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Dr Leslie Bella, Memorial University, Canada, Dr Allan Best, University of British Columbia, Dr Roma Harris, University of Western Ontario, Dr Francis Lau, University of Victoria, Canada, Dr Lynn Simpson Queensland University of Technology, Dr Sally Wyatt, University of Amsterdam, Dr Frances Griffiths, University of Warwick, Dr Flis Henwood, University of Brighton, Dr Ina Wagner, Technical University of Vienna.
  • Pilot project on the development of a community based model of support for black and minority ethnic women experiencing domestic violence Director, £3,500 Middlesbrough Community Safety Unit, 2005-6.
  • ADVANCE: Mentoring women into employability in the North East. Director £132, 000 European Social Fund, 2006-2008.
  • Seminar for UK academics, policy makers and practitioners, £10,000 Economic and Social Research Council (co-applicant with Flis Henwood and Sally Wyatt) To match-fund a SSHRC Act4 Health Dissemination June 2007.

Selected publications:

  • Green E, Hebron S and Woodward D (1990) Women's Leisure, What Leisure? The Sociology of Women's Leisure, London, Macmillan Women in Society Series.
  • Green E, Owen J and Pain D, Eds (1993) Gendered by Design? Information Technology and Office Systems, Falmer Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Adam A, Emms J Green E and Owen J, Eds (1994) Women, Work and Computerisation: Breaking Old Boundaries, Building New Forms, North Holland, Elsevier.
  • Guy A, Green E and Banim M Eds (2001) ‘Through the Wardrobe, Women, Identity and their Relationship with Clothes, Berg Press.
  • Green E and Adam A Eds (2001) ‘Virtual Gender: Technology, Consumption and Identity’, London, Routledge.
  • Mitchell W, Bunton, R, and Green E (Eds.) (2004) Youth, Risk and Leisure: Constructing Identities in Everyday Life, Palgrave.
  • Balka E, Green E and Henwood, F (Eds) (2009) Gender, Health and Information Technology in Context, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Mitchell, W and Green, E (2002) “I don’t know what I’d do without our Mam”: Motherhood, Identity and Support Networks, Sociological Review Vol 50 No 1 pp1-22.
  • Green, E. and Singleton, C., (2006) Risky Bodies at Leisure: Young Women Negotiating Space and Place, Sociology, 40 (5): 853-871.
  • Green, E, Griffiths, F, and Thompson, D ‘Are my Bones Normal Doctor?’ (2006) The role of technology in understanding and communicating health risks for midlife women Sociological Research On-line, Vol 11, Issue 4.
  • Green, E. and Singleton, C (2007) ‘Mobile Selves: Gender, Ethnicity and mobile phones in the everyday lives of young Pakistani Muslim women and men’, Information, Communication and Society 10(4): 506-526.
  • Green, E. E. and Singleton, C. (2009) 'Mobile connections: An exploration of the place of mobile phones in friendship relations', Sociological Review, 57 (1), pp.125-144.
  • Wattis, L., Green, E. E. and Radford, J. (2011) 'Women students’ perceptions of crime and safety: Negotiating fear and risk in an English post-industrial landscape', Gender, Place and Culture.
  • Green E and Singleton, C (2013) ‘Gendering the Digital: the impact of gender and technology perspectives on the sociological imagination’, in Prior, N and Orton-Johnson K Eds Sociology After the Digital, Palgrave.