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Dr Jane Fielding


Senior Lecturer
BSc DPhil
+44 (0)1483 689451
11 AD 03

Biography

Biography

Jane Fielding gained her DPhil in Biochemistry in 1976 to be followed by postdoctoral fellowships at Queen Elizabeth College and Imperial College, University of London. She joined Surrey University in 1981 as a researcher on several part-time contracts in the departments of Sociology, Psychology and Human Biology. In 1984 she was appointed as the Departmental Research Fellow and has been involved with the teaching of computing and quantitative methods since that time. In 1994 she took up her current lectureship in quantitative methods and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001.

Research interests

Past research has included a study of women in science with Professor Judith Glover of Roehampton University and a study of stress among the police with Professor Jennifer Brown of Surrey University. More recently, she has been involved with several Defra/ Environment Agency projects (with Dr Kate Burningham) including 'Flood warning for vulnerable groups'(Defra / Environment Agency, Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme, R&D Report W5C-018 (2005)) and another entitled, 'Public Response to flood Warning', (Defra / Environment Agency, Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme, ID number W5E, Final Report pending).

In addition, during December 2004-March 2005, she was involved with a consortium of researchers led by Professor Gordon Walker of Lancaster University on another Agency project, “Addressing Environmental Inequalities”. Jane was also co-holder on an ESRC Methods Programme project (2002-2005) exploring the integration of quantitative and qualitative methods in an investigation of the concept of vulnerability.

During 2007-8 Jane acted as a consultant on an DEFRA/EA contract awarded to Collingwood Environmental Planning (CEP) entitled “Supporting the Development of a Social Science Strategy for the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) R&D Programme (DEFRA/EA)”.

Jane is co-Director of the ESRC-funded QUIC (Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS) Node of the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). This programme of research commenced in September 2008 and will run for three years. The QUIC Node will explore qualitative software support for integrating qualitative and quantitative data in mixed methods research, for the analysis of Access Grid multi-stream visual data and for the integration of geo-referenced data within qualitative analysis.

Her research primarily uses secondary analysis of large government data sets including the 1991 and 2001 Census area statistics, the British Social Attitude Survey (BSA), the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the Universities Statistical Records (USR), and the National Child Development Study (NCDS). Her particular interest is in the use of GIS software in mapping environmental risk and the social distribution of environmental inequality.

Teaching

Jane teaches modules in computing and quantitative methods on both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and holds an advanced methods workshop in GIS techniques.

My publications

Publications

Books

Fielding, J. and Gilbert, N. (2006) Understanding Social Statistics Second Edition Sage.

Fielding, J. and Gilbert, N. (2000) Understanding Social Statistics Sage.

Fielding, N and Fielding, J. (1986) Linking Data: the articulation of qualitative and quantitative methods in social research . Sage, London and Beverly Hills .

Journal Articles

Fielding, J. (2008) “Double whammy? Are the most at risk the least aware? A study of environmental justice and awareness of flood risk in England and Wales” Proceedings of the European Conference on Flood Risk Management. Research into Practice (FLOODrisk 2008), Oxford, UK, 30 September - 2 October 2008. Editors Samuels, P., Huntington, S., Allsop, W. And Harrop, J. Taylor and Frances, London. [Full paper on CD]

Burningham, K., Fielding, J., & Thrush, D. "It'll never happen to me": Understanding public awareness of local flood risk. Disasters . (published online early December 2007 http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/disa/32/2 ). Paper copy Disasters 32 (2): 216-238, June 2008

Fielding, J. (2007) “Environmental Injustice or Just the Lie of the Land: An Investigation of the Socio-Economic Class of those at Risk from Flooding in England and Wales ” in Sociological Research Online , Volume 12 (4) Available online http://www.socresonline.org.uk/12/4/4.html.

Moran-Ellis, J., Alexander, V., Cronin, A., Dickinson , M., Fielding, J., Sleney, J. and Thomas, H. (2006). "Triangulation and Integration: processes, claims and implications." Qualitative Research 6 (1): 45-59.

Fielding, J. and Burningham, K. (2005). "Environmental Inequality and Flood Hazard." Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 10 (4): 379-395.

Fielding, N. and Fielding, J.(2000). “Resistance and adaptation to criminal identity: Using secondary analysis to evaluate classic studies of crime and deviance.” Sociology , 34 (4) 671-689.

Glover, J. and Fielding, J. (1997). “Women and the sciences in Britain : Getting In?” Journal of Education and Work 12 (1): 57-73.

Fielding, J. and Glover, J. (1999). “Women scientists in Britain : the value of secondary analysis of large scale data sets.” Work, employment and Society 13 (2): 353-367.

Smeaton, D., Glover, J. & Fielding, J. (1997)'Recent trends in women's representation in science, engineering and technology (SET) in the UK ' Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 3(1) 1-29.

Glover, J., Fielding, J. & Smeaton, D. (1996) 'What happens to women and men with SET degrees' Labour Market Trends 104 (2) 63-67.

Brown, J. & Fielding, J. (1993) ' Qualitative differences in men and women police officers' experience of occupational stress'. Work and Stress , 7(4), 327-340.

Norris, C., Fielding, N., Kemp, C. and Fielding, J. (1992) 'Black and blue: an analysis of the influence of race on being stopped by the police.' British Journal of Sociology , 43, 207-223.

Fielding, N. and Fielding, J. (1992) 'A comparative minority: female recruits to a British constabulary force'. Policing and Society, 2, 205-218.

Fielding, N. and Fielding, J. (1991) 'Police attitudes to crime and punishment: certainties and dilemmas', British Journal of Criminology, 31(1), 39-53.

Chapters in Books

Fielding, J. (2008) 'Coding and Managing Data' in G.N. Gilbert, ed., Researching social life 3rd Edition, Sage pp 323-352

Alexander, V., Cronin, A., Moran-Ellis, J., Fielding, J. and Thomas, H. (2008). 'Mixed Methods', in G.N. Gilbert, ed. Researching social life , 3 rd edition. Sage. pp.125-144.

Cronin, A., Alexander, V., Fielding, J., Moran-Ellis, J. and Thomas, H. (2008). 'The Analytic Integration of Qualitative Data Sources', in Pertti Alasuutari, Julia Brannen and Leonard Bickman, eds., Handbook of Social Research Methods , Sage. pp. 572-584.

Fielding, J. and Fielding, N. (2008). 'Synergy and synthesis: integrating qualitative and quantitative data' in Pertti Alasuutari , Julia Brannen and Leonard Bickman, eds., Handbook of Social Research Methods , Sage. pp 555-571.

Fielding, J. (2001) 'Coding and Managing Data' in G.N. Gilbert, ed., Researching Social Life 2nd Edition, Sage.

Other Publications

Twigger-Ross, C., Tapsell, S., Fernández-Bilbao, A., Davoudi,S. Fielding, J., Sheate, B. and Warburton, D.(March 2008) Supporting the development of a social sciences strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D : Social Sciences within FCERM Research: Practice and Future Prospects R&D Technical Report FD2604/TR London, DEFRA.

Twigger-Ross, C., Tapsell, S., Fernández-Bilbao, A., Davoudi,S. Fielding, J., Sheate, B. and Warburton, D.(March 2008) Supporting the development of a social sciences strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D : Current Approaches to social sciences in FCERM R&D 2006/7 R&D Technical Report FD2604/TR2 London, DEFRA.

Fielding, J., Burningham, K., Thrush, D., & Catt, R.(2007) Public Response to Flood Warning , Environment Agency Science Report EA SC020116 . Bristol , Environment Agency.

Walker , G., Burningham, K., Fielding, J., Smith, G., Thrush, D. and Fay, H. (2006). Addressing Environmental Inequalities: Flood Risk . Environment Agency Science Report EA 144426. Bristol , Environment Agency.

Thrush, D., K. Burningham and J. Fielding (2005). Flood Warning for Vulnerable Groups: Literature Review. Environment Agency R & D Report W5C-018/1. Bristol , Environment Agency.

Thrush, D., Burningham, K. and Fielding, J. (2005). Flood Warning for Vulnerable Groups: A Qualitative Study. Environment Agency R & D Report W5C-018/3. Bristol , Environment Agency.

Fielding, J., Gray, K., Burningham, K. and Thrush, D. (2005). Flood Warning for Vulnerable Groups: Secondary analysis of flood data . Environment Agency R & D Report W5C-018/2. Bristol , Environment Agency.

Burningham, K., Fielding, J., Thrush, D. and Gray, K. (2005). Flood Warning for Vulnerable Groups: Technical Summary of Reports . Environment Agency R & D Report W5C-018/. Bristol , Environment Agency.

Fielding, J., Burningham, K. and Thrush, D. (2005). Flood Warning for Vulnerable Groups: Mapping and Measuring Vulnerability . Environment Agency R & D Report W5C-018/4. Bristol , Environment Agency.

Fielding, J. and Rockliffe, N. (2002) ' Moving on and moving up:The Athena Project Report ', University of Surrey.

Fielding, N., Innes, M. and Fielding, J.(2002) Reassurance policing and the visual environmental crime audit in Surrey Police: A Report . Surrey University.

Conference Papers

Jane Fielding “Double whammy? Are the most at risk the least aware? A study of environmental justice and awareness of flood risk in England and Wales” presented at the FLOODrisk Annual Conference, “The European Conference on Flood Risk Management. Research into Practice”. 30 September - 2 October 2008, University of Oxford, UK

Fielding, J. (2007) Environmental Injustice or just the lie of the land: an investigation of the social characteristics of those at risk from flooding . Presented at the 8th Conference of the European Sociological Association , Glasgow , UK , 3-6 September 2007.

Fielding, J. (2007) Evaluating surface population models of 2001 Census UK data to measure social inequality in the flood plains of England and Wales . Presented at the Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference, 'Statistics and Public Policy-Making', held at York University , 17th-20th July 2007.

Fielding, J. (2006) Surface Population Models to measure Social Inequality in the Flood Plain . Poster presentation at the Environmental Inequalities Workshop. An ESRC/NERC Transdisciplinary Seminar Series. Seminar 3: Inequalities, Flooding and Water Resources. 24th-25th October 2006 Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES), University of Surrey , Guildford.

Fielding, J. and Moran-Ellis, J. (2006) Insider and outsider perspectives in mixed method evaluation and policy formation . Presented at the Workshop 'Mixed Method Evaluation: from synthesis to policy' organised by the Real Life Methods, A Node of the National Centre for Research Methods, City University, 28 th July 2006.

Fielding, J. and Moran-Ellis, J. (2006) Using multiple methods to study vulnerability: asking questions in a local policy setting . Presented to the Mixed Methods Conference, University of Cambridge , Fitzwilliam College . 10 th July 2006.

Burningham, K., Fielding, J. and Thrush, D. (2006) It'll never happen to me : Understanding Public Awareness of Local Flood Risk . Presented to the Disasters Studies Workshop, University of Hertfordshire , June 19 th 2006.

Fielding, J., Moran-Ellis, J., Alexander, V., Cronin, A. & Thomas, H. (2005) Synergies and tensions in using multiple methods to study vulnerability - asking questions Presented to: Mixed-methods: identifying the issues , ESRC Research Methods Workshop, Manchester , 25-26th October 2005.

Burningham, K. and Fielding, J. (2005) Social Inequality, vulnerability and the impacts of floods. Presented to SDRN Annual Sustainable Development Research Conference , London 22nd September 2005.

Fielding, J. and Burningham, K. (2004) Environmental Inequality and Flood Hazard presented to the 30th Congress of the International Geographical Union/ Incorporating Joint International Geomorphology Conference in Glasgow . 15 th -20 th August 2004.

Rockliff, N. & Fielding, J. (2003) The Athena Project at the University of Surrey Presented to the Third European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Genoa, April 13 th -16 th 2003.

Fielding, J. & Thrush, D. (2003) Flood warning for Vulnerable groups project Poster presentation at the BSA Disasters Study Day, January 23 rd 2003.

Fielding, J. (2002) Moving Up; The Surrey Athena Development Programme Presented to the Royal Society Athena Workshop, 16 th October 2002.

Fielding, J. (2001) A sociological perspective on women in academia. Presented at Barriers to women's career in Academia: A dialogue between social psychology and policy . Perugia , 6 October 2001 ( An international conference sponsored by the European Science Foundation).

Glover, J. & Fielding, J.(1997) Scientific men, scientific women -where do they work? Presented to the Annual Conference for the British Association for the Advancement of Science, University of Leeds , September 1997.