Prof Nick Crossley - personal details
Role: Professor of Sociology
I completed both my BA and PhD at the University of Sheffield, in the Sociology Department. I then worked, between 1993 and 1998, as a lecturer in the sociology and philosophy of psychiatry, in the Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies (part of the Dept of Psychiatry) at Sheffield. I joined Manchester Sociology in Sept 1998, as a lecturer, and worked my way through the ranks, becoming a professor in 2005. I was head of sociology at Manchester between summer 2007 and summer 2010 (actually, as I write this, I have a few weeks left and probably shouldn't count my chickens!).
My two main involvements in Manchester, in addition to the Sociology discipline area, are with the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, which I co-founded, and our Social Movements Research Group. I am also involved in a major project on complexity theory with colleagues in the Institute for Social Change, and I am on the advisory board of the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research.