Dr Jo Barnes

Senior Lecturer, Convenor & Graduate Adviser (Sociology)

Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Soton, MSc Surrey, PhD Flinders

School of Social Sciences




Quantitative and qualitative research methods; genealogical research; ageing; sociological approaches to murder-suicide.

Research Interests

Jo's teaching  interests include  social deviance and crime, social welfare issues, and ageing.

Jo's doctoral thesis was on a sociological exploration of murder followed by suicide and she has recently revived her interest in this topic.

Recent Publications

  • Barnes, J., & Harlow, S. (2015). A moving online story with very few tears or Help comes just in time. In WCELfest 2015: Sharing our Stories-Reflecting on Learning & Technology. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Barnes, J., & Harlow, S. R. (2015). Just in time – Just for me: The need for proximate help when adapting to online teaching.. In EduLearn15. Barcelona, Spain.

  • Barnes, J., & Zirker, D. (2014). Expanding the definition of corruption in a non-corrupt country: New Zealand in perspective. In New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Conference. Conference held at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Barnes, J. (2013). Southmall engagement survey: Counties Manukau.

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Barnes, Dr Jo 9362 jobar K.2.25 Sociology Programme
Barnes, Dr Jo 9362 jobar K.2.25 Social Policy Programme