Sue Heath is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester.
Sue joined the University of Manchester in 2010 to take up the post of Co-Director of the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives, having previously worked at the University of Southampton for twelve years, including as Co-Director of two ESRC Research Centres: the National Centre for Research Methods and the Centre for Population Change.
Sue started her lecturing career at the University of Manchester in the mid-1990s, and before that she worked as a researcher in various posts in the North West, including for a local education authority.
Sue’s research revolves mainly around young people’s domestic and housing transitions and intergenerational relations, whilst she also has strong interests in research methodology, with a particular focus on research ethics and innovative creative qualitative methods.
In 2016 she was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences for her work in these fields.