‘After I separated from my wife and became a single father, I wanted to be very involved with my daughter, but I found that the society wasn’t comfortable with me in this role. Based on that, my PhD work shifted towards understanding this experience, why is it challenging for men to play the nurturing role with their kids and what it means to be a father,’ says Jeff St. John, who recently received his PhD degree at the UT.
It’s time to bin once and for all the stereotypical assumption that Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine research (STEM) is more useful for society than Social Science and Humanities research (SSH). Research by UT employee Paul Benneworth has shown that both SSH and STEM are useful for society. He urges policymakers to take that issue more seriously. ‘They must be made aware that it is not better per se to invest in STEM research.'