Dr Rob Philburn
Lecturer in Sociology
I joined Salford in 1995 as a post-graduate student. Following the completion of my MSc and PhD, for which I received an ESRC scholarship, I became a member of the Sociology and Criminology Directorate. Alongside lecturing and programme/module development I have occupied several roles at both Directorate and School level, including Module Convenor, Admissions Tutor, Retention Officer, Programme leader, Undergraduate Co-ordinator, Academic Misconduct Offer, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Assessment and Examinations Officer. My research has included work with local Youth Offending Teams, other regional universities, and external consultancy. I have co-authored two books and presented both nationally and internationally.
- Thinking Sociologically
- Identities and Interactions
- Research Methods (Qualitative)
- Work Placement
- Extended Essay
My research interests include the following areas: social interaction in public places, the self in talk, conversational organisation, face and facework, social stigma, and road-crossing behaviour.
Qualifications and Memberships
- PhD in Sociology
- MSc in Sociology
- BA (Hons) Modern Studies (Sociology)
- Cert Ed (FE)
Philburn, R (2016), 'The Case for the Conversational Construal', Language, Individual & Society, 10, p.25-36.
Quraishi, M & Philburn, R (2015), Researching Racism: A Guidebook for Academic and Professional Investigators, Sage, London & Thousand Oaks, UK & USA.
Philburn, R & Smith, G & Dennis, A (2013), Sociologies of Interaction, Polity, Cambridge, UK.
Philburn, R (2011) 'Aspects of English and German Sociable Selfhood', in: Witte, A & Harden, T (eds.), Intercultural Competence: Concepts, Challenges, Evaluations, Peter Lang, Oxford, UK (reprinted 2016).
Hazel, N & Philburn, R (2009) Evaluation of Salford Youthbuild, for: Action for Children and Salford City Council, Centre for Social Research, University of Salford, Salford, UK.