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Centre for Family Research



I joined the CFR in October 2015 as an ESRC-funded 1+3 student. I am a PhD student supervised by Professor Susan Golombok and am conducting a comparison study of stay-at-home fathers in the UK, and the impact of this new family form on the parents' and children's well-being and psychological adjustment. In 2015, I undertook an MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology also supervised by Professor Susan Golombok, working on the follow-up of the solo mothers by choice study, and received a distinction. Prior to that, I graduated from Queens' College, Cambridge, in June 2015 with a first class BA (Hons) degree in Politics, Psychology and Sociology and am now a member of Corpus Christi college. 


New family forms

Solo mothers

Stay at home parents


Key publications: 

Zadeh, S., Jones, C.M., Basi, T. and Golombok, S. (2017). Children’s thoughts and feelings about their donor and their security of attachment to their solo mothers in middle childhood. Human Reproduction, DOI: 10.1093/humrep/dex016.



Jones, K. Dadvocates: exploring the narratives of stay-at-home fathers at “Families Known and Unknown”, the European Sociological Association Interim Meeting at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, 12th June 2018.

Jones, K. Domestic engineers: stay-at-home fathers in the 21st century. Poster presentation at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 14th September 2017.

Imrie, S., Jiménez-Etcheverria, P., McConnachie, A., Jones, K. Using attachment-related measures to explore family functioning in ‘non-traditional’ families at the International Attachment Conference, 29th June 2017.

Jones, K. "I think he would be kind, he would be caring, he would be nice": Children's thoughts and feelings about their donor in solo mother families. Presented at New Forms of Data: Innovation in the Social Sciences - Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Centre student-led conference, Friday 2nd December 2016.



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