Dr Robert Bolton (Researcher)
Dr Robert Bolton is a post-doctoral researcher on a three-year, EU-funded project (PositivMasc) which explores the discourses that young people use in their understanding of masculinities and how these discourses influence young people’s attitudes, behaviours and responses to violence against women. The project is based on innovative, participatory research using a multi-country, mixed-methods approach (for further details see PositivMasc).
Robert previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher on the project Living Well With The Dead In Contemporary Ireland. This project aimed to develop a new medical humanities framework in thinking about how we are to live well with the dead. Prior to this, Robert worked on another ISS21 project Unmarried Fathers and Shared Parenting, the findings from which were published in the report Unmarried Fathers in Ireland: An Examination of the Barriers to Shared Parenting (Kiely and Bolton, 2018).
Robert graduated with a PhD in Applied Social Studies in 2018. His research was an ethnographic study which focused on the performance of young masculinities in youth cafes.