Dr Liz Hodgkinson
School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Lecturer. Research, development of initiatives and policy implementation relating to Widening Access and Retention in Technology disciplines, with an emphasis on gender. Practitioner role in Widening Participation and Outreach for secondary schools. Equality & Diversity policy and practice for the Faculty of Science & Technology.
BSc (Hons) Sociology, PGDip Social Research Methods, PhD Sociology
Member of the British Sociological Association (BSA)
Technology in society, gender and technology, ethics in engineering, research methods and design, ethics in research, equality and diversity, professional skills.
Gender and education, the under-representation of women in technology disciplines, learning, teaching and student retention, female retention, gender in the curriculum.
Social science students' attitudes towards quantitative methods (ESRC funded study) with Malcolm Williams, Geoff Payne and Donna Poade.
Grants & contracts
With Malcolm Williams and Geoff Payne (School of Sociology, Politics and Law), ESRC 'Student Perceptions and Experiences of Quantitative Methods', £30,061.60, September 2005 to March 2007.
With Sue Turpin-Brooks (School of Engineering), DfES, UK Resource Centre for Women in SET, 'SET for Work' initiative, £5,621, September 2006 to July 2007.
With Peter White (School of Computing, Communications and Electronics), HEFCE Active in Communities Fund, 'Techno-Textiles: A Robot Fashion Show', £1,600, September 2006 to July 2007.
With Sue Turpin-Brooks (School of Engineering), DfES, UK Resource Centre for Women in SET, 'SET for Work' initiative, £7,000, Dec 2004 to June 2006.
Hamill, L. and Hodgkinson, L. (2013) ‘Civil Engineering’s image in the UK: a 10 year update’, Proceedings of ICE: Civil Engineering. Vol 166, May 2013, pp. 89-95.
Hodgkinson, L. and Hamill, L. (2010) ‘Pre-16 School Work Experience and Civil Engineering Careers’. Proceedings of ICE: Civil Engineering, Vol. 163, August 2010, pp.131-136.
Williams, M., Hodgkinson, L., Payne, G. and Poad, D. (2008), Does British Sociology Count, Sociology, Vol 42 (6), December 2008.
Hamill, L. and Hodgkinson, L. (2008) ‘Civil Engineering’s image: a 5 year update’, Civil Engineering.
Hodgkinson, L. (2008) ‘Increasing female participation in engineering education – initiatives at The University of Plymouth’, The Structural Engineer, Vol 86, No. 1, January 2008. The Institution of Structural Engineers.
Hodgkinson, L. and Hamill, L. (2006), ‘Civil engineering careers in the UK – still not what women want?’, Industry and Higher Education, London, IP Publishing Ltd.
Hodgkinson, L. (2006), 'Increasing and enhancing female participation in engineering education', Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education, 2006. The HEAcademy Subject Centres for Materials and Engineering.
Hodgkinson, L. and Hamill, L. (2005), 'Civil Engineering - Still a job for the boys?', Civil Engineering, Vol. 158 (4), November 2005, Proceedings of the ICE, Institution of Civil Engineers.
Williams, M., Hodgkinson, L. and Payne, G. (2004), 'A Crisis of Number? Some recent evidence from British Sociology', Radical Statistics, Issue 85, 2004.
Hamill, L. and Hodgkinson, L. (2003), 'Civil Engineering's image in schools - and how to change it', Civil Engineering, Vol. 156 (2), May 2003, Proceedings of the ICE, Institution of Civil Engineers.
Other academic activities
Chair of Faculty Equality & Diversity Committee
Member of the University's Athena SWAN Award Self-Assessment Panel