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Kay Peggs Kingston University London, UK

Kay Peggs is Principal Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Portsmouth. In her position as a research methods specialist Kay has taught an extensive range of qualitative and quantitative methods to postgraduate and undergraduate students. Kay uses a range of methodological approaches in her research, including observational techniques, qualitative interviews, discourse analysis, surveys, and secondary analysis of large data sets. Her most recent book is Animals and Sociology (Palgrave 2012. Her previous book, Identity and Repartnering after Separation (with Richard Lampard), was published by Palgrave in 2007. Her research interests are reflected in her teaching. In addition to her methods teaching Kay teaches animals in society, gender in society and the sociology of risk. Kay has gained substantial editorial experience through her membership of the editorial boards of journals such as Sociology and Sociological Research Online.