Projects per year
My research interests focus on understanding and improving practice in professional encounters, informed by my background as a registered social worker. I am experienced in making direct recordings of practice and using Conversation Analysis to identify (and improve) specific components of professional interaction. I have applied this to my doctoral research on the recruitment of fathers to parenting programmes as well as in other funded projects. My other research interests are in families, parenting and fatherhood, and practitioner engagement skills. I am an original member of the UoB Conversation Analysis Research Group.
Older men at the margins (OMAM) with Dr Paul Willis, Tricia Jessiman and Professor David Abbott.
Outcomes in social care assessments (OSCA) with Professor Liz Lloyd and Dr William Turner.
Recruiting fathers to family support services with South Gloucestershire Council.
The values of assessment (2017) with Professor Val Williams, Dr Sue Porter, Caroline Miles, Mike Steel and the West of England Centre for Inclusive Living.
Fathers with learning disabilities and their experiences of social care (2017) with Dr Daryl Dugdale.
Telephone calls to GP receptionists (2016) with Professor Elizabeth Stokoe and Dr Rein Sikveland.
Understanding the causes of miscommunication in primary care consultations for children with acute cough (UnPAC) (2015) with Dr Christie Cabral and Dr Rebecca Barnes.
'Have you got a partner as well?' Engaging fathers and other carers with parenting programmes: a study using Conversation Analysis (2015) PhD thesis.
Research Assistant, Loughborough University of Technology1 Feb 2015 → 30 Jun 2015
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Families and Parenting
You have to get off your backside, otherwise you'll never get out: Older male carers' experiences of loneliness and social isolationWillis, P., Vickery, A. & Symonds, J., 1 Aug 2020, In: International Journal of Care and Caring. 4, 3, p. 311-330 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile64 Downloads (Pure)
“Someone will come in and say I’m doing it wrong.”: The Perspectives of Fathers with Learning Disabilities in England.Symonds, J., Abbott, D. & Dugdale, D., 29 Oct 2020, In: British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile19 Downloads (Pure)