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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: 

Jadva, V., Vilsbol, T., Ayed, N., Imrie, S., Jones, C. M., Lamba, N. . . . Zadeh, S. (2019). The ART of performance: Engaging young people about Assisted Reproductive Technologies. International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement.

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. ‘Daddy, are you Mummy or Daddy?’: Parent and child adjustment in UK stay-at-home father families. March 2019. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Baltimore, USA.

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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