Dr Donna Peach

Donna’s doctoral research explored the experiences of prospective adoptive parents in 21st Century Britain. Donna’s research interests are situated within a critical social psychology paradigm and include: adoption, childhood sexual abuse and exploitation, parenting, familial relationships, social and familial policy, power relations, feminist theory, social protest, ethics, social media, qualitative methodologies, pluralism, dialogism, phenomenology and discourse analysis. More recently Donna has been writing about scholar activism and online communities. Donna is the founder of @PhDForum a Twitter based online doctoral community www.thephdforum.com  Donna was Principal Investigator for several projects including the Rotherham CSE Needs Analysis study, NHS Not Just A Thought…., and evaluations of the Greater Manchester Police CTZN project and Society Inc Mentoring and Befriending Service.

Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests

Topic areas of interest for supervision include:

Donna supervises doctoral candidates who are using a qualitative, mixed-method or pluralistic methodology, in topics with a focus on health, education, families and communities. She has a particular interest in research which explore selfhood, parenthood, activism and online communities.

Find out more about my work

Open Access: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/profile/56218.html

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1010-4802


adoption, child sexual exploitation, Activism, online communities, Phenomenology