Academic staff

Dr Ross Abbinnett

Senior Lecturer

My work lies on the intersection of three intellectual traditions: recent continental philosophy (particularly Levinas, Derrida, Baudrillard and Stiegler), German Idealism (especially Kant and Hegel), and the Frankfurt School critique of culture, technology and capitalization.

My work is located in the critical tradition of social theory that began with the Frankfurt School. This tradition is ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7707
Email
r.abbinnett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chris Allen

Dr Chris Allen

Lecturer in Social Policy
Director of Admissions & Student Recruitment, UG Social Policy programmes

Dr Chris Allen is a Lecturer in Social Policy where he is also Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment for all undergraduate programmes.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2703
Email
c.allen.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Shelley Budgeon

Dr Shelley Budgeon

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Dr. Shelley Budgeon is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology who specializes in gender and feminist theory. Her research concentrates on how various forces of social change impact on the constitution of gender relations and processes of gender identification. Contemporary gender equality discourses and their specific manifestation in ‘modernized’ state sanctioned approaches to gender issues ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8621
Email
s.budgeon@bham.ac.uk

Dr Phil Child

Dr Phil Child

Research Fellow

Phil completed his PhD in 2016, entitled 'The Heights of Modernity: the Labour Party and the Politics of Urban Transformation, 1945-70'. His research examined the ways in which political ideology intersected with urban planning and public policy in the post-war period. He joined the University of Birmingham in 2017 as a Research Fellow within the Third Sector Research Centre. Phil is currently ...

Email
p.child@bham.ac.uk

Dr Harriet Clarke

Dr Harriet Clarke

Senior Lecturer, Social Policy and Social Research

Harriet is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Policy and lectures in social research and social policy.  She provides support to postgraduate taught students on research ethics and supervises taught course dissertations and doctoral research.

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8479
Email
h.clarke@bham.ac.uk

Dr Amanda Conroy

Dr Amanda Conroy

Lecturer in Sociology

Amanda is a Lecturer in Sociology. Her research interests include critical security studies, immigration and migration, borders and bordering, gendered and racialised dimensions of right-wing social movements, (particularly in the US), and the narrative, discourse and change in social movements.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2784
Email
a.conroy@bham.ac.uk

Angela Ellis-Paine

Research Fellow

Angela joined TSRC in February 2011, and is currently working within TSRC’s Theory and Policy stream on a co-funded project looking at the Big Lottery Fund as a policy actor. The project is exploring different stakeholder’s perceptions of the impact of BIG on the strategic development of the third sector.

Dr Lisa Goodson

Dr Lisa Goodson

Lecturer

Lisa Goodson is a lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy, where she is Director of Undergraduate Social Policy Programmes, directs the postgraduate degree programme in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy and co-ordinates social policy research modules at post graduate level as well as teaching and tutoring on undergraduate modules in new ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4993
Email
l.j.goodson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lee Gregory

Dr Lee Gregory

Lecturer in Social Policy

Lee joined the Department in September 2013 as a Lecturer in Social Policy. His principal research interests include poverty, inequality and asset-based welfare, youth policy, the mixed economy of welfare and alternative forms of welfare provision. His most recent research investigates the possibilities of complementary currencies in forming social networks and creating resilience to ill-health ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 4145715
Email
l.j.gregory@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kelly Hall

Dr Kelly Hall

Lecturer in Social Policy

Kelly is a Lecturer in Social Policy based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. She is the co-ordinator for the Postgraduate Policy into Practice programme. Her main research interests include ageing, health/social care, migration and the third sector.

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8027
Email
k.j.hall@bham.ac.uk

Clare Harewood

Clare Harewood

Teaching Fellow

Clare's teaching is largely across the Social Policy and Criminology joint honours programme. Clare convenes three undergraduate modules including, ‘Violence in a Global Context’, ‘Criminal Justice Systems’, and the Criminology placement module, ‘Doing Justice’. She also contributes to the first year module ‘Introduction to Criminology’ and is an ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 45717
Email
c.harewood@bham.ac.uk

Tina Hearn

Lecturer in Social Policy and Outreach and Schools Liaison Officer

Tina is a Lecturer and Outreach and Schools Liaison Officer for the undergraduate social policy degree programmes.  She has a particular commitment to the University's widening participation programmes and facilitating the inclusion of a diverse range of students within higher education, through a range of Outreach activities.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2505
Email
t.hearn@bham.ac.uk

Gary Hickman

Gary Hickman

Senior Lecturer and Director of Social Work Education

Gary Hickman is a registered social worker and as Director of the social work programmes, provides operational and strategic leadership for both the BA and MA courses, and our Step Up to Social Work programme.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2284
Email
g.j.hickman@bham.ac.uk

Dr Rebecca Ince

Dr Rebecca Ince

Research Fellow

Becky joined HSMC and TSRC in February 2017 as a Research Fellow working on a project investigating the contribution of voluntary sector organisations to mental health crisis care in England. This is a co-produced project working with co-researchers who are experts by lived experience, and in partnership with Suresearch, a service user research organisation. She has held previous research ...

Telephone
0121 414 3673 (Park House) /0121 414 8975 (Muirhead Tower)
Email
r.n.ince@bham.ac.uk

Daiga Kamerade

Daiga Kamerade

Research Fellow

Daiga is a work and employment researcher with strong quantitative skills and extensive experience of using large and complex data sets. Her work is part of the Workforce and Quantiative research stream at the Third Sector Research Centre. The current focus for her research interest is third sector workforce, volunteering and the effects of volunteering on employability.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8170
Email
d.kamerade@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Knops

Dr Andrew Knops

Lecturer

Andrew lectures in Sociology. His interests lie broadly in political sociology, especially the theory and practice of democracy, although he also teaches research methods. Andrew came to Birmingham as a research fellow in 2000, and was appointed as a lecturer in 2002.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2728
Email
a.knops@bham.ac.uk

Dr Will Leggett

Dr Will Leggett

Senior Lecturer

Will Leggett researches and teaches in the areas of political sociology and social and political theory, with a particular focus on the relationship between social change, ideology and political identities and action.

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8628
Email
w.p.leggett@bham.ac.uk

Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips

Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips

Research Fellow, IRiS

Laurence Lessard-Phillips is a Research Fellow who joined the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) in May 2016. Her main research interests lie in the perceptions, measurement, and dimensionality of immigrant adaptation; ethnic inequalities in education and the labour market; the transnational behaviour across immigrant generations; and social inequalities and social mobility. She is ...

Email
l.lessard-phillips@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joanna Long

Dr Joanna Long

Senior Research Fellow
Research Co-ordinator

Dr Joanna Long is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy, and Research Co-ordinator working in the Birmingham EAC in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Telephone
+44 0121 414 6685
Email
j.e.long.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Daniel Mitchell

Dr Daniel Mitchell

Teaching Associate (Criminology)

Daniel is the Teaching Associate for Criminology at the University of Birmingham and is responsible for taking the seminars for the first year modules:  Introduction to Criminology and Violence in a Global Context.

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 1066
Email
d.j.mitchell@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Mullins

Professor David Mullins

Professor of Housing Policy

David Mullins is Professor of Housing Policy and leads the Housing and Communities Research Group in IASS. He also has links with the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) and the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) in the School of Social Policy. His research interests include the governance, management and regulation of housing, housing need and homelessness, the role of ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3348
Email
d.w.mullins@bham.ac.uk

Dr Louise Overton

Lecturer in Social Policy

Louise is a Lecturer in Social Policy and a member of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM). Her research interests focus on older people and personal finance (and personal finance-related issues), including financial security, financial advice, and the regulation of consumer financial services.

Louise’s research is strongly empirical, but against a backdrop of ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 1066
Email
l.e.overton@bham.ac.uk

Robert M Page

Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy

Robert M Page is a Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.  He is the author or editor of nineteen books and short works as well as over forty chapters in edited books.  His books include Stigma which was first published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1984 and was recently (2015)  reissued in a new edition by the ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8088
Email
r.m.page@bham.ac.uk

Dr Simon Pemberton

Dr Simon Pemberton

Birmingham Fellow and Co-Head of Department of Social Policy & Social Work

Simon is a Birmingham Fellow currently researching aspects of social harm caused by states and corporations, as well as social structures, in particular the harms caused by inequality. Simon is also Co-Head of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8025
Email
s.pemberton.1@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jenny Phillimore

Professor Jenny Phillimore

Professor of Migration and Superdiversity

Jenny Phillimore is Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversityand Professor of Migration and Superdiversity. She has researched widely in the fields of migration and superdiversity. Over the past decade she has managed teams of researchers focusing on access to health, education, employment, training, and housing integration with a particular focus on integration and ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7822
Email
j.a.phillimore@bham.ac.uk

Professor Richard Ronald

Professor Richard Ronald

Professor of Housing and Social Change

Richard joined the University of Birmingham in 2013 and contributes to teaching in Social Policy (particularly in the area of comparative policy and research) as well as to research activities in the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)and Housing and Communities Research. He also studied and worked in the Netherlands, Japan and the USA, and continues to hold a ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8564
Email
r.ronald@bham.ac.uk

Professor Karen Rowlingson

Professor Karen Rowlingson

Professor of Social Policy

Karen is a Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, as well as being Director of Research for the College of Social Sciences and Deputy Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8565
Email
k.rowlingson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nando Sigona

Dr Nando Sigona

Senior Birmingham Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS

Nando Sigona is a social scientist with over fifteen years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee, citizenship and ethnic studies. He joined the School of Social Policy in February 2013 as a Birmingham Fellow. Dr Sigona’s work investigates the migration and citizenship nexus. This is achieved through in-depth examinations of a range of experiences of societal membership ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8030
Email
n.sigona@bham.ac.uk