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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

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Research Output

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

  • Alone together: how mobile devices have changed family time

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

    Research output: Other contributionBlog Post

    Open Access
    File
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    • 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