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Personal profile

General

I joined the Department of Sociology and Policy at Aston University in March 2019. Prior to joining Aston I was at the University of Oxford (Centre for Time Use Research, Department of Sociology), and before that I worked in Australia at the University of New South Wales (2007-2011) and the Australian Insititute of Family Studies (2011-2013).

Research Interests

I mainly carry out research on time use with a particular interest in how children and parents spend time. In my recent work I have been studying changes in children's time use in the UK over four decades from the mid-1970s onwards, including changes the time they spend in screen-based activities and time using smartphones and other devices. More broadly I am interested in time use in the family, including the gender division of labour, and on studying the influence of technology on daily life. I use quantitative methods applied to the secondary analysis of survey data, particularly time use surveys, and I am interested in quantitative methods for sociology and policy research.

I welcome prospective PhD students interested in any topics in time use research.

Teaching Activity

I currently teach on the following courses:

  • Introduction to Social Theory (LK1015)
  • Research Methods (LK2025)
  • Advanced Research Methods (LK2032)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Essex

Sep 2003Jul 2007

MA, National University of Ireland Galway

Sep 2002Aug 2003

BA, National University of Ireland Galway

Sep 1999May 2002

Keywords

  • HM Sociology
  • Time Use Research
  • Children and Families
  • Quantitative Methods

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Killian Mullan is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

parents Social Sciences
gender Social Sciences
father Social Sciences
family policy Social Sciences
leisure time Social Sciences
time Social Sciences
family work Social Sciences
parenthood Social Sciences

Research Output 2008 2019

A child's day: trends in time use in the UK from 1975 to 2015

Mullan, K., 1 Jun 2019, In : British Journal of Sociology. 70, 3, p. 997-1024 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

trend
time
housework
homework
age difference

Alone together: how mobile devices have changed family time

Chatzitheochari, S. & Mullan, K., 12 Mar 2019

Research output: Other contributionBlog Post

Open Access
File
well-being
health
time

Changing Times Together? A Time-Diary Analysis of Family Time in the Digital Age in the United Kingdom

Mullan, K. & Chatzitheochari, S., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Marriage and Family. 81, 4, p. 795-811 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
parents
time
Diary
Digital Age
technological change

Have mobile devices changed working patterns in the 21st Century? A time-diary analysis of work extension in the UK

Mullan, K. & Wajcman, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Work, Employment and Society. 33, 1, p. 3-20 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
technological change
Mobile devices
Diary
Working patterns
time

Technology in the everyday lives of Adults

Mullan, K., 2019, What we really do all day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research. Gershuny, J. & Sullivan, O. (eds.). London

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial activity

• Alone together? A time-diary analysis of family time in the digital age in the UK

Killian Mullan (Speaker), Stella Chatzitheochari (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Journal of Time Use Research (Journal)

Killian Mullan (Editor)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

• Have digital devices changed working patterns in the 21st Century? A time-diary analysis of work extension in the UK

Killian Mullan (Speaker), Judy Wajcman (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation