Kip Jones

KIP JONES, an American by birth, has been studying and working in the UK for more than 19 years.
Under the umbrella term of 'arts-based research', his main efforts have involved developing tools
from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research and its impact on a wider
public or a Perfomative Social Science.

Jones is Reader in Performative Social Science and Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research
at Bournemouth University. Kip has produced films and written many articles for academic
journals and authored chapters for books on topics such as masculinity, ageing and rurality,
and older LGBT citizens. His ground-breaking use of qualitative methods, including
biography and auto-ethnography, and the use of tools from the arts in social science research and
dissemination are well-known.

Jones acted as Author and Executive Producer of
the award-winning short film,
RUFUS STONE, funded by Research Councils UK.
The film is now available for
free viewing on the Internet and has been
viewed by more than 13,000 people in 150

Areas of expertise
• Close relationships, culture and ethnicity
• Social psychology, sociology
• Ageing, self and identity
• Interpersonal processes, personality,
individual differences,
social networks, prejudice and stereotyping
• Sexuality and sexual orientation
• Creativity and the use of the
arts in Social Science

Media experience
His work has been reported widely
in the media, including:
BBC Radio 4,BBC TV news,Times
Higher Education, Sunday New
York Times, International
and The Independent.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Social Science Space features impact of BU's RUFUS STONE film

Sage Publications' Social Science Space has published an article highlighting the impressive impact of Bournemouth's research-based film, RUFUS STONE. The web-based publication stated, "The film’s impact in sheer numbers and geographic reach is breath-taking". RUFUS STONE has recently achieved 10,000 views in 150 countries via Vimeo on the Internet. Social Science Space continues: "The medium of film itself opens doors to audiences that otherwise would never come across academic research".
The award-winning, short film,  based entirely on research carried out at Bournemouth University on older people in terms of isolation and connectivity, rurality and sexuality, was funded by Research Councils UK as part of the New Dynamics of Ageing national programme of research on ageing in 21st Century Britain.

Background on the research and making of the film here
Social Science Space article here 

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