I joined the University of Lincoln as a Lecturer in Social Policy in April 2013. I was also a Social Policy Lecturer in my last post, at the University of the West of Scotland. Before that I had a succession of research jobs - at the University of Lincoln, the Policy Studies Institute, the University of Bradford, Swansea University and Liverpool John Moores University. I am currently co-writing a student textbook for Palgrave Macmillan called ‘Welfare Policy and Work’. In my spare time I am an adviser to David Sprason, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) spokesman on ‘Welfare and Social Policy’.
I am Programme Leader for Social Policy. I coordinate one undergraduate module - ‘Welfare Policy and Work’. I also teach on the following undergraduate modules: ‘Applying Research’, ‘Researching in Social Science’, ‘Social Issues and Social Justice’, ‘Community and Conflict’, ‘Comparative Politics and Policy’, ‘Debating Welfare States’ and ‘Analysing the Policy Process’.
PhD Social Policy
— University of Bradford, 2008
PGCE Social Sciences (Post-16)
— University of Huddersfield, 2006
M.A. Social Policy
— University of York, 2000
B.A. (Hons) Social Policy Studies, First Class
— University of Bradford, 1998
Best article by an early career researcher
— The journal ‘Social Policy and Administration’, 2010