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Our people are the most important thing about our subject area. It takes a team of academics, professional services colleagues and PhD students working together to deliver our teaching, carry out our research and keep the department running. Together, they form a supportive community covering a range of professional expertise. You can search by name or role here, or browse below.

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Sudeepa Abeysinghe

Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy

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Professor Emeritus Michael Adler

Emeritus Professor of Socio-Legal Studies

  • Governance of welfare states
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Dr Emily Adrion

Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy

  • Global health policy
  • Health & Well-being
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
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Dr İdil Akıncı-Pérez

Lecturer in Race and Social Policy

  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Middle East Research Group
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Nationalism and political action
  • Race and decolonial thought
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Hessa Khalifa Al Khalifa

PhD student, Social Policy

  • Cities
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Governance of welfare states
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Middle East Research Group
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Megan Arthur

PhD student, Social Policy

  • Global health policy
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Cristina Asenjo Palma

PhD student, Social Policy

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Majdi Ashour

PhD student, International Public Health Policy

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Marzia Ballardin

Subject Academic Support Officer

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Gulce Baskaya

PhD Student

  • British politics research
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Nationalism and political action
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Dr Hayley Bennett

Lecturer in Social Policy

  • British politics research
  • Data & Digital
  • Governance of welfare states
  • Methods
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Territorial Politics Research Group
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
  • Work & Economy
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Helen Berry

PhD Student

  • Children, families and relationships
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Methods
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Dr Dhaneswar Bhoi

Recently conferred with the title of 'Honorary Fellow' by UoE and has successfully completed his Post-Doctorate in Sociology at the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of Social and Political Science, UoE, UK

  • Culture
  • Global health policy
  • Governance of welfare states
  • Health & Well-being
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Methods
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • South Asian studies
  • Work & Economy
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Richard Brodie

Lecturer in Social Policy

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Dr Orian Brook

Chancellor's Fellow

  • Cities
  • Culture
  • Data & Digital
  • Digital sociology
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Methods
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Eleanor Brooks

Lecturer in Health Policy

  • European Union Studies
  • Global health policy
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Maddi Bunker

PhD student, Social Policy

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Children and families
  • Children, families and relationships
  • Health & Well-being
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Methods
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Emily Cameron-Blake

PhD student, Social Policy

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Tatiana Cary

PhD student, Social Policy

  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Governance & Democracy
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Professor Emeritus Frank Castles

Emeritus Professor of Social and Public Policy

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Ran Chen

PhD student, Social Policy

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Jochen Clasen

Emeritus Professor of Comparative Social Policy

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Daniel Clegg

Professor of Comparative Social Policy, Head of Social Policy

  • Governance of welfare states
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
  • Work & Economy
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Professor Bronwen Cohen

Honorary Professor

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Jeff Collin

Professor of Global Health Policy

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Xiangruo Dai

PhD Student

  • Identities & Inequalities
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Dr Emma Davidson

Lecturer in Social Policy and Qualitative Research Methods

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Children, families and relationships
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Methods
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Dr Cleo Davies

Teaching

  • British politics research
  • European Union Studies
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Dr Niccolo Durazzi

Senior Lecturer in Political Economy of Social Policy

  • Governance of welfare states
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
  • Work & Economy
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Jan Eichhorn

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

  • Elections, public opinion and parties
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Work & Economy
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Bianca Luna Fabris

PhD student, Social Policy

  • European Union Studies
  • Governance of welfare states
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
  • Work & Economy
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Richard Freeman

Professor of Social Science and Public Policy

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Sotiria Grek

Professor of European and Global Education Governance

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Dr Elke Heins

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

  • British politics research
  • European Union Studies
  • Governance of welfare states
  • Health & Well-being
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
  • Work & Economy
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Mark Hellowell

Senior Lecturer

  • Global health policy
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health & Well-being
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
  • International development
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Dr Sarah Hill

Honorary Fellow

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Claire Houghton

Lecturer in Social Policy and Qualitative Research

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Nikos Kanellopoulos

PhD student, Social Policy

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Dr Daniel Kenealy

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

  • British politics research
  • Cities
  • Culture
  • Governance & Democracy
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Dr Markus Ketola

Senior Lecturer in Global and International Social Policy

  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Governance of welfare states
  • International development
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
  • Work & Economy
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Irene Ktori

PhD student, Social Policy

  • Children and families
  • Gender, Feminism and Sexuality
  • Governance of welfare states
  • Methods
  • Work & Economy
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Zain Kurdi

PhD Student

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Children and families
  • Children, families and relationships
  • Data & Digital
  • Health & Well-being
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Methods
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Dr Kathrin Lauber

Research Fellow

  • European Union Studies
  • Global health policy
  • Health & Well-being
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Dr Nason Maani

Lecturer in Inequalities and Global Health Policy

  • Global health policy
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Alan Marshall

Professor of Social Research on Inequality

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Clara Mascaró

PhD student, Social Policy

  • Governance of welfare states
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Methods
  • Work & Economy
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Saqif Mustafa

PhD student & global health consultant

  • Global health policy
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Professor Ingela Naumann

Honorary Professorial Fellow

  • Children and families
  • Gender, Feminism and Sexuality
  • Governance of welfare states
  • Religion and social movements
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
  • Work & Economy
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Larissa Nenning

PhD student, Social Policy

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Paul Norris

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy