Jan Macvarish is a sociologist at the University of Kent, working with the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies. Her research focuses on the study of interpersonal relationships, parenting, family life, health, sex and intimacy. She is the author of the new book Neuroparenting: The expert invasion of family life (Palgrave Macmillan) and co-author of Parenting Culture Studies (Palgrave Macmillan). She has published research on contemporary singleness, teenage pregnancy and parenthood, the regulation of fertility treatment, the use and abuse of neuroscience and is currently researching the work and identity of doctors involved in abortion.
Neuroparenting: The expert invasion of family life (Palgrave Macmillan 2016)
Rise of European populism: the revenge of politics?
"The 2012 Battle of Ideas at the Barbican was the best ever. It was bustling with interesting people, punchy debates and new ideas. I can't wait for 2013's."
Philippe Legrain, adviser to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission