John is a sociologist with a broad range of research interests including:

  • Youth transitions, employment, training schemes (YTS), underemployment and precarity.
  • The sociology of Pearl Jephcott, Norbert Elias, and  C Wright Mills.
  • Auto/biographical data, methods and analysis (correspondence, film, photographs, biography, social media, art).
  • The ‘reuse’ of ‘classic’ British empirical studies post 1940.
  • ‘Non-standard’ research methods and data sources.