Cinnamon has worked as an academic and a policy maker, both with a focus on gender equality.
As a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, Cinnamon teaches at all levels of the curriculum on specialist electives such as 'Work, Employment and Globalization' and on core modules covering sociological theory and research methods. Interspersed with her academic career, she managed the allocation of funding as part of the Objective 1 Programme South Yorkshire, which aimed to tackle gender imbalances in the labour market and to achieve gender mainstreaming in all interventions.
She has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, managing a number of UK wide projects which explored the engagement of carers in employment and the response of employers to their circumstances. She is currently the Group Leader of the Sociology section working with a team of committed staff to deliver excellent teaching, and employability skills and opportunities to students undertaking BA (Hons) Sociology, BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology and BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology, Masters in Public Health, and Masters in Research Programme (cross discipline).
Specialist areas of interest
Gender and the labour market
Gender in science education and careers
Gender in organisations
Equal opportunities policies and practices, gender mainstreaming
Women's role in government and governance
Sociology of the body
Philosophies of research
Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
Social Sciences and Humanities
BENNET, Cinnamon (2011) ‘Beyond the leaky pipeline: consolidating understanding and incorporating new research about women’s science careers in the UK’ Special Edition Brussels Economic Review Vol 54 (2/3).
BENNET, Cinnamon (2009) Tough at the top: how do organisations support senior women's progression? with N Tang, Policy for a Change: local labour market analysis and gender equality edited by Sue Yeandle, Bristol: Policy Press.
BENNET, Cinnamon (2008) Owning and implementing labour market research: a partnership of academics, trade unions, and local and national government officers, Equal Opportunities International: Special Issue, The ‘New’ Policy Partnership: Academic Researchers and Government Officials Partnering Toward Social Equity.
BENNET, Cinnamon (2007) Stages and Transitions in the Experience of Caring: Report 1, pp 28, with S Yeandle, L Buckner, G Fry, and C Price. (2007) series available.
BENNET, Cinnamon (2004) 'Mainstreaming a Male Perspective into UK Regeneration' in Men and Gender Equality: Learning from Practice edited Ruxton S, Oxford: Oxfam GB.
BENNET, Cinnamon (2002) From Equal Opportunities to recognising diversity Gender Mainstreaming in Structural Funds and UK Regeneration, with C Booth European Journal of Women's Studies, Volume 9 Issue 4.
BENNET, Cinnamon (2000) Equal Opportunities Strategies: ways of developing feminist embodiment in state bureaucracies?’ Organising Bodies: Policy, Institutions and Work, edited by L McKie and N Watson, London: Macmillan.
DEAN, Jonathan, FURNESS, Penny, VERRIER, Diarmuid, LENNON, Henry, BENNETT, Cinnamon and SPENCER, Stephen (2018). Desert island data: an investigation into researcher positionality. Qualitative Research, 18 (3), 273-289.
BENNETT, Cinnamon and TANG, Ning (2008). Tough at the top: women's career progression, an example in the local government sector. In: YEANDLE, Sue, (ed.) Policy for a Change: Local Labour Market Analysis and Gender Equality. Bristol, Policy Press.
STIELL, Bernadette, TANG, Ning, BENNETT, Cinnamon and PRICE, Christopher (2006). Building Policy/Research Relationships: Using Innovative Methodologies to Engage Ethnic Minority Women. Local Economy, 21 (2), 211-218.
Cinnamon is a member of the British Sociology Society.
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