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    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Dr Andrew Dunn

    Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader

    School of Social and Political Sciences
    College of Social Science

    About Andrew Dunn

    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’. 

    Department Responsibilities

    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’. 

    Subject Specialism

    Social Policy


    • 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

    Research Interests

    Research Projects

    • Unemployment, the work ethic and labour market choices — Awarded £1,247 by British Academy in 2011

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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