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Over 250 people work at the School for Business and Society. You can use this directory to explore who does what and find contact details.

Meet our leadership team

Dr Roba Ashraf Abdelbadie

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Corporate governance, Social network analysis, corporate disclosure/narratives, Diversity, CSR, Sustainability, Shared economy, Public audit, and Accountability.

Amy Adamson

Assessment and Feedback Administrator

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Welfare reform
  • Welfare conditionality and sanctions
  • Gender citizenship

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Empirical finance, behavioural finance, bubbles, investment.

Professor of Management

Director of Research

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Kay Anthony

Finance Officer (Wednesday - Friday)

Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Professor of Financial Regulation

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Financial Regulation, Financial Services, Competition. My research examines financial services and utility industries, sustainability, the pricing of financial services, mis-selling and cross-subsidies. Underlying all these studies I am interested in how we might enhance the regulatory approaches to oversee these markets. This interdisciplinary work has involved a diversity of policy work to improve how these markets operate. I have examined these areas using unique proprietary data sets and try to innovate using statistical approaches.

Diane Atkinson

Student Services Manager

Research Associate

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Professor

Director of Business and Community Engagement

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Modelling and simulation, sustainable manufacturing practices, industrial eco-efficiency, energy modelling, performance improvement, environmental practice diffusion, productivity, resource efficiency.

Debbie Banerjee

Student Support Services Manager

Senior Lecturer

Exceptional Circumstances Committee

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Human-AI Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Social Media, Experimental Design, Eye-tracking.

Jane Barrand

Deputy Head of Faculty Operations

Fabien Baugard

Careers and Employability Team Lead

Senior Research Fellow

NIHR SSCR Senior Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • People who pay for their social care (self-funders)
  • Social care in later life
  • Service improvement and innovation

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Managing change, gender, qualitative, privatisation, technology, corruption.

Hayden Beaumont

Student Support Administrator

Co-Director of Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Disabled or chronically ill children and adolescents and their families
  • Service provision and multi-agency working
  • Developing methodologies for research with children

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Family support
  • Adoption; foster care
  • Family reunification

Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Social Sciences

Deputy Director NIHR School for Social Care Research

Co-Director of Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Adult social care
  • Funding for adult social care
  • Dementia

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Dave Blaker

Postgraduate Supervisor

Lauren Bond

Student Support Administrator - Online Programmes, ECA, Visa Compliance and BoS

Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Comparative research
  • Child well-being

Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Homelessness and housing exclusion
  • Social enterprise service models
  • Service evaluation

Honorary Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Development studies
  • Technology and agrarian change
  • Environment and development 

Jonathan Brown

E-learning Support Officer

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Criminology

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Vulnerable young people
  • The concept of 'vulnerability'
  • The sex industry

Postgraduate Supervisor

Ashley Campbell

Communications Administrator

Lecturer in Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Labour markets, self-employment and welfare reform
  • Comparative social policy
  • Political economy of welfare states

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Social work and child neglect
  • Gender and child neglect
  • Evaluation of social intervention

Lecturer

Exceptional Circumstances Committee member

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Debbie Casper

Student Support Administrator

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Teaching Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Public policy
  • Comparative social policy
  • Governance

Angela Chapman

Student Office Coordinator

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • homeownership
  • assetization of housing
  • future orientations

Lecturer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Lecturer

Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

History, Management, Strategy, Industry.

Senior Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Econometrics, data science, bootstrap, forecasting, behavioral finance, inflation, macroeconomics.

Lecturer

Deputy Director of Online Learning

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Honorary Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Impact of donor assisted conception and surrogacy
  • Women and children in Uganda and Pakistan
  • Use of human rights approaches

Chair in Strategic Management and Innovation

Risk, Innovation, and the Economy Theme Lead

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Design innovation, organisational capabilities, creative industries, digital technologies.

Professor

Director of CEGBI

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

International marketing strategy,international business history, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Alex Davison

Student Support Administrator - Reception

Lucy Den Braber

Assessment and Feedback Administrator

Lecturer in Social Work

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people
  • Refugee and migrant youth
  • Care leavers

Senior Lecturer

EDI Chair

VLE Coordinator

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Quantitative risk modelling; multivariate analysis; actuarial science; empirical asset pricing.

Honorary Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • History of social policy
  • Comparative social security
  • Governance of public institutions 

Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Outcomes for children and adolescents in and on the edges of care
  • Leaving care
  • Innovative approaches to working with vulnerable young people

Dean of School

Principal Investigator FixOurFood

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Social citizenship
  • Welfare conditionality
  • Qualitative methods

Senior Lecturer

Deputy Director of UGT Programme

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research Associate

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Reader

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Employee networks; bullying, harassment and discrimination; critical diversity management; inclusion/exclusion; LGBTQI+ workplace experiences.

Emad Elkhashen

Lecturer

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Sam Ellis

Student Wellbeing Officer

Professor of Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Contemporary UK social policy
  • The nature and impact of 'globalisation' and the changing politics of welfare in developed welfare regimes
  • Citizenship in theory and practice

Lecturer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Dominic Ennis

Web and Yorkshare VLE Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Organization Theory, Critical Management Studies, Ethnography, Qualitative Research Methods, Secrecy, Organizational Communication, Gossip, Silence, Temporality, Transparency, Liminal Space.

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Reader in Social Policy

Programme Director of the School of Social and Political Sciences

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Political economy of welfare state
  • The power and influence of business on social and public policy
  • Corporate welfare

Dani Fearn

Assessment and Feedback Administrator

Lecturer in Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Comparative social policy
  • Gender and the welfare state
  • Family policy

Adam Fisher

School Support Administrator

Reception

Lecturer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Knowledge, wisdom, management history, railways, how people learn, public services.

Teresa Frank

Research Support Administrator

Professor of Finance

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Chair in Accounting and Management

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Senior Lecturer

Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Modelling and simulation of organisational behaviour, data mining and analytics, impact of Big Data analytics on privacy and liberty.

Chair in Strategy and International Business

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Lecturer

Member of Ethics committee

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Lecturer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Marketing, projects, history.

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Talent Management, Comparative and International HRM, Institutional Theory and Logics, Outsourcing and HR Transformation.

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Social services, paying for care
  • Older people
  • Disabled people 

Deputy Dean of School

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Victimisation
  • Illicit drug use
  • Administration of justice

Lecturer in Social Work

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Adult safeguarding
  • Personalisation
  • Social care workforce

Honorary Visiting Professor

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Chair in Work and Diversity

Knowledge Exchange/Impact lead

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Calling, mission, cause, Volunteer Management, Volunteering, Creative Industries, Women-only spaces, Emotions Management, Emotional Labour, Art and activism, Care ethics, Collective organising, Arts based methods.

Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • People with dementia and their carers
  • Research methods involving people with dementia
  • Social care self-funders

Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Senior Lecturer

Deputy Director Postgraduate Programmes

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Senior Lecturer

Joint Head of Group

Chair of Board of Examiners

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Ethnography, analysis of workplaces where there are mixed species, human-animal relations, ethics of food production, animal welfare and care.

Senior Lecturer

Deputy Director of Research (until 18 March 2022)

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Agribusiness, agrifood, sustainability, strategy, entrepreneurship, risk management.

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Youth and adult offending
  • Social work and criminal justice
  • Risk assessment and management

Julie Harriss

Student Support Administrator - Placements, Practice Education and PGR

Debbie Haverstock

Co-ordinator for Social and Political Sciences

Laura Haviland

Network Coordinator

Jo Hawksworth

Student Experience Manager

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Clinical psychology and mental health
  • Dementia (personhood and positive approaches)
  • Charity, international development and volunteering

Honorary Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Unpaid caregiving
  • Social security, employment and disability
  • Bereavement 

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Biomarkers and behaviour
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Gender and generations 

Reader in International Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • International and global social policy
  • Global health policy
  • Corporate influence on health and social policy

Senior Lecturer

Director of Postgraduate Programmes for the January cohort

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Business History; fraud; entrepreneurship; family business.

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Comparative social policy
  • Political economy of welfare
  • The policy process

Reader

Joint Head of Group

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Sustainable supply chains, management of disruptions to distribution/logistics, high value manufacturing and complexity in the supply chain.

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Real Options, Optimal Stopping, Game Theory, Theoretical Economics, Industrial Organisation, Corporate Finance, Investment under Uncertainty, Mechanism Design.

Deputy Dean of School

Professor of Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Comparative social policy analysis
  • The policy making process
  • Political economy of welfare

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Study of fun, humour and happiness at work, precarious work in the creative industries.

Zahid Hussain

Lecturer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Cristina Iacobone

Postgraduate Supervisor

Vickie Imrie

Assessments Coordinator

Jules Ineson

Employability and Placements Coordinator

Reader

Director of Teaching

Chair of the Department Teaching Committee

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • International, global and comparative social policy
  • Austerity and welfare state change
  • Gender, work and social policy

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Epistemology, Politics, Lived experience, Cross disciplinary learning, Philosophy of language, Reflexive approaches to learning.

Operations Director, FixOurFood

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Adult social care
  • Mental health
  • Older people, dementia, long-term conditions, self-funders

Professor

Sustainability and Resilience Theme Leader

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Sustainability; supply chain management; resilience.

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Migrant workers, trade unions, employment relation, ethnography, art activism, participatory research, social movement, emotional labour, art-based research methods, social justice, sociology of work.

Lecturer in Social Work

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Mental health law, policy and practice
  • Social Work with young people
  • The policy-practice relationship

Justine Johnson

Student Support Administrator

Lecturer

Undergraduate Admissions Officer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Social marketing, food, food waste, healthy eating, alcohol consumption, behaviour and social change, food policies, ethical consumption, consumer culture and sociology of food, practice theory, ethnographic research, experimental research and eye-tracking.

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Social in/security and conditionality
  • Active labour market policy
  • Street-level bureaucracy and bureaucrats
  • Social practice and lived experience

Lecturer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Marketing and Sales Alignment, B2B Marketing and Sales, Value and Value Propositions, Competitive Advantage, Differentiation, Marketing Competencies.

Lecturer in Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Poverty
  • Child well-being
  • Fiscal welfare and inequality
  • Quantitative research methods

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Families and inequalities
  • Family environments and child well-being in the early years
  • Family change in developed countries

Deputy Dean of School

Chair in Public Management

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Professions, Professional Regulation, Professional Firms (Law and Consulting), Public Management, Outsourcing, Comparative Institutions impacting on the workforce, Flexibility and Temporary Employment.

Honorary Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Communication in social work
  • Applied conversation analysis
  • Systems theory and group work practice 

Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Gender, Diversity, Postcolonialism, Feminist, employment relations, global south, cross-cultural.

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Qualitative, employee wellbeing, diary studies, human resources, experience of older workers, role of technology on wellbeing, social media and wellbeing, future of work, work life balance, psychological contract.

Professor

Chair of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Honorary Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Comparative and global social policy analysis
  • Social investment and productive welfare policy
  • Child well-being and benefit stigma 

Kirsty Lawlor

Assessment and Feedback Administrator

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Health inequalities
  • Housing and home
  • Online research methods

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Research involving older people with cognitive impairment
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Ethnography

Professor

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Mary Douglas, risk, risk reporting.

Professor

Management and the Humanities Theme Leader

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Gender, post-feminism, masculinity; Culture, change, continuity; Aesthetics, affect, symbolism; Poetics, language, story; Humanizing organization; Critical management, reflexivity, learning, development; Creativity and creative work and occupations.

Professor of Social Policy and Criminal Justice

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Criminal justice responses to drug use: prisons, probation and police
  • Drug policy
  • Stigmatisation and recovery of people who use drugs

Chantelle Lomax

Employability and Placements Coordinator

Lecturer in Sustainable Management

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Honorary Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Housing policy
  • Comparative welfare states
  • Policy analysis 

Lecturer

EDI Deputy Chair (including Athena Swan)

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Social marketing; health behaviour change; transformative consumer and service research; food well-being; participatory methods; co-creation; community-based interventions; ethics and critical marketing.

Professor of Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Health and social services management and delivery
  • Welfare policy
  • Medical tourism

Carrie Lyall

PA to the Dean and Administrator

Lecturer in Global Social Policy and International Development

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Social protection
  • Social policy in fragile states
  • Global governance of social policy

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Using people's experiences of adult social care to guide service improvements
  • Innovation in adult social care
  • Qualitative research methods

Reader

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Financial markets, behavioural finance, asset pricing and portfolio management, stock marketing trading, high frequency trading, cryptocurrency trading.

Richard Mann

Quality and Accreditation Manager

Senior Lecturer

Director of Online Programmes

Programme Leader

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Organisational change; leadership; identity; qualitative methods.

Professor

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Sociology of Work; Critical Management Studies; Professionals and White-Collar Work; Uniformed Services; Emergency Services; History of Management; History of Universities; Military; Qualitative Methods; Ethnography.

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Lecturer in Social Work

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Mental health social work practice
  • Practice education in social work
  • Module Convenor for Communication Skills

Professor

Programme Leader:

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Quantitative financial risk management, actuarial science. Projects of a highly mathematical nature.

Tracey Milnes

School Support Administrator

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Play, learning, ethics, pedagogy, serious games, culture, gamification, training.

Reader

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Social studies of finance, imperialism, organisational modelling and complexity, business/management history, international business theory.

Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship)

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Nicola Moody

Research Facilitator

Lecturer

Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Youth mental health
  • Policing and mental health
  • Budgets - outcomes for service users and informal carers

Programme Manager, FixOurFood

Amy Muckersie

Senior Administrator (QA)

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Psychosocial interventions to support people living with a chronic illness or disability
  • Prevention of stress and burnout in health service staff
  • Service provision for adults with autism

Professor

Director of Postgraduate Research

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Equality, wage outcomes, tenure, job satisfaction, networking.

Professor

Deputy Director of Research (on sabbatical until 18 March 2022)

Equality, Justice and Ethics Theme Leader

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Professional occupations and organisations.

Chair in Management

Joint Head of Group

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Ali Naqvi

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Carers, mental health carers and young carers
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Co-production of research and social care services

Senior Lecturer

Chair, Exceptional Circumstances Committee

Director of Academic Operations

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Airline pilots, gender issues, gender at work, women pilots, human factors.

Eni Neo

Open Door Practitioner

Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Long-term conditions
  • Older adults
  • Mental health

Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Long-term mental health conditions
  • Social interventions in the community and prisons
  • Quantitative and qualitative research

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Crime

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Veterans and military welfare
  • Scoping study methods
  • Crime prevention and community safety

Home Instead Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Older people's experience of using health and and social care services
  • Personalisation in policy and practice
  • Supporting older carers

Lucy Ormondroyd

Student Support Administrator

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Prisons
  • Policing
  • Third sector agencies in the CJS

Lecturer in Marketing

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Digital Marketing and Online Consumer Behaviour. I am interested to supervise projects focusing on enhancing technology-mediated user experiences, framing online marketing communications, understanding user-brand interactions, preserving brand's reputation from fake news, exploring peer-to-peer marketplaces, and investigating consumer journey as well as decision-making processes.

Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Tourism development, ecotourism, stakeholders, sustainability, pro-poor development, Central Asia, visitor economy.

Lecturer

Deputy Director of Business and Community Engagement

Programme Leader

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Sustainability marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility, brand management, international marketing, marketing strategy, digital marketing.

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Boundaries in the health and social care system
  • Models of health care 'closer to home'
  • Research and policy-making 

Rachel Parker

Student Support Administrator - Assessments

Lecturer in Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Poverty, social security and welfare reform
  • Welfare conditionality, sanctions and welfare-to-work
  • Participatory approaches

Enid Pinder

Postgraduate Supervisor

Senior Lecturer

Joint Head of Group

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Corporate Governance and executive compensation.

Director of Centre for Housing Policy

Professor of Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Comparative research
  • Housing and social justice

Links Pollen

Student Support Administrator

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Social enterprise, public management, services marketing, value co-creation, hybrid organizing, public service logic.

Sally Pulleyn

Administrative Manager

Senior Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Housing, risk and safety nets, homelessness and support services
  • Young people
  • European perspectives

Lecturer

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Applied Probability, Stochastic Processes, Markov Processes, Risk Theory, Levy Processes.

Associate Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Child well-being
  • Child maltreatment
  • Looked-after children

Senior Lecturer in Public and Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Self-employment, labour market policies and social protection
  • Democratisation of public services
  • Politics of welfare

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Qualitative and ethnographic research methods
  • Palliative care work
  • Relationships at the end of life

Professor

Director of Interdisciplinary Research

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Open and user innovation, co-creation, marketing & innovation, ecosystems.

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Public and project management
  • The management of change
  • Organisational learning

Michael Robinson

Research Support Administrator

Lecturer in Social Work

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Young carers
  • Teenage parents
  • Family and systems theory

Carole Rollinson

Finance Officer

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Comparative and international social policy
  • Social research methods
  • Employment, pensions and family

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Dawn Rowley-White

Research Support Administrator

Editorial Assistant - Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Social Policy

Research interests:

Poverty, wealth, economic inequality, social security, tax systems

Professor

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Employment relations/HRM, MNCs, corporate social responsibility, international labour standards, employee voice and codetermination, atypical work, gig economy, emotional labour, international and national trade unions, union organizing.

Senior Research Fellow

PhD Admissions tutor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • The private rented sector
  • Housing assistance and the welfare system
  • Landlord and tenant housing behaviours

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Welfare reform and Universal Credit
  • Employment and disability
  • Comparative social policy 

Lecturer in Accounting

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Practice-research relationship
  • Qualitative methods
  • History of social work and sociology 

Lecturer

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Corporate governance, political connection, family firm, earnings management.

Lecturer

Postgraduate Admissions

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Foster Care
  • Treatment foster care
  • Residential care for children

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Family policy; national and international child maintenance (child support) policies; non-resident fathers; seperated families; lone mothers; symbolic meanings of money; child well-being; childcare, early-education and 'foundation years' policy; marriage, cohabitation relationship formation and dissolution; parenting and work-life balance. 

Catherine Smith

HR Administrator

Reader in Social Policy

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Sustainable development
  • Social inequality
  • Environmental policy

Hannah Spencer

Careers Administrator

Lecturer

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Hedge funds; private equity; mutual funds; financial markets and investments; asset pricing; behavioral finance; M&As, IPOs.

Emeritus Professor

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Young people leaving care, including empirical, comparative and historical research
  • Neglected and maltreated teenagers
  • The history and rights of young people living in and leaving care

Jonathan Stokoe

Project Manager (Strategy)

Helen Story

Student Support Administrator - Admissions

Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Supporting families of children with disabilities
  • Providing support services for carers
  • Encouraging change in health behaviours

Senior Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Managing workplace mental health, wellbeing, small business, line managers, presenteeism, work life balance, Healthcare workforce.

Eric Swales

Research Facilitator

Reader

Joint Head of Group

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

European Union; single European market; security and defence; HE internationalization; social capital; HE pedagogy.

Lecturer in Social Work

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Practice education
  • Learning disabilities, including transitions
  • Palliative care

Lecturer Practitioner Social Work

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Systemic Social Work with children and families
  • Attachment and trauma informed parenting work
  • Relationship based supervision practice

Lecturer

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Senior Lecturer

Director of Teaching and Learning

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Management history, business history, corporate governance, sport management.

Professor

Programme Leader

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research interests:

Real options, Stochastic control, Optimal stopping.

Postgraduate Supervisor

Lecturer in Social Work

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Parenting
  • Academic achievement
  • Racial and economic inequality

Lecturer in Public Management

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Public policy and administration
  • Regulation
  • Integrity policies

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Director of Postgraduate Programmes (September cohort)

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Psychoanalysis, leadership, skills, identity, emotions, mental health / wellbeing, small businesses.

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Mental health social work
  • Professional roles in mental health
  • Social interventions in mental health

Honorary Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Social housing
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Inequality

Associate Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Moshfique Uddin

Visiting Professor

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Business in society, Context, Cross-cultural studies, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI), Global North, Global South, Human Resource Management, Qualitative methods, Social identity.

Lecturer in Operations Management

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Senior Lecturer

Chair, Information Committee

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Emma Viney

Assessment and Feedback Administrator

Lecturer

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Youth justice
  • Risk and professional decision making
  • Probation and youth offending team practices

Lecturer

Programme Leader

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

International Marketing, entrepreneurial/small-business marketing, consumer behavior, food and drink sector.

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Housing

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Sustainable homeownership
  • Low cost homeownership
  • Housing markets

Associate Lecturer in Skills Development

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Encountering and navigating austere welfare bureaucracies
  • SEND policy
  • Emotional geographies

Senior Lecturer

Associate Dean

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Professor of Social Work

Director of the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Mental health social work
  • Development and evaluation of social interventions
  • Social capital and social inclusion

Professor

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Research interests:

Consumer, consumer behavior, sustainability, pro-environmental behavior, social marketing, pubs, public houses, alcohol, consumer co-operatives, foraging.

Lecturer

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Youth and social policy
  • Teenage pregnancy and parenthood
  • Qualitative research methods

Monika Wilamowska

Student Support Assistant

Senior Research Fellow

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Research interests:

  • Social care in later life
  • Social work and mental health
  • Measurement and psychometrics

Chair in Strategy and International Business

Discipline: People, Operations and Marketing

Lecturer

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Research interests:

Critical Management Studies, Philosophy, Ethics, Critical Research Methodologies, Archival Research, Discursive practices - especially concerning heroes and heroism.

Senior Lecturer

Chair of Board of Studies

Discipline: Work Management and Organisation

Lecturer

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Research Associate

Discipline: Social policy and social work

Michael Young

E-Learning Support Officer - School Online Programmes