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University of Bath

Department of Social & Policy Sciences academic staff

We oversee and deliver the Department’s teaching and research activities.

Our responsibilities include:

  • teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • supervising postgraduate research students
  • offering research expertise across the department's portfolio

Head of Department

Academic and teaching staff

    • Dr Dominic Aitken, Lecturer in Criminology/Year Tutor for Criminology (Yr2)
    • Dr Donna Arrondelle, Lecturer in International Development/Year Tutor Sociology/Social Policy (Y2)
    • Dr Venera Bekteshi, Senior Lecturer in Social Work
    • Dr Michael Bloomfield, Lecturer in International Development/Director of Studies (undergraduate)/Director for the Centre for Development Studies (CDS)
    • Mrs Jo Boyles, Lecturer in Social Work
    • Professor Louise Brown, Professor of International Social Work and Innovation/Associate Dean (Internationalisation) Faculty of H&SS
    • Dr Emma Carmel, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy
    • Dr Mel Channon, Lecturer in Social Policy/ Director of Studies (MSc Public Policy)/Admissions Tutor for Postgraduate Taught (MPP)
    • Dr Aurelie Charles, Lecturer in Global Political Economy/Director of Studies (MRes programmes)
    • Professor Lynn Prince Cooke, Professor of Social Policy/Research staff coordinator/Athena Swan Lead
    • Professor James Copestake, Professor of International Development/Director for the Centre for Development Studies (CDS)/Director of Studies (professional doctorate)/Admissions Tutor
    • Mrs Jo Davis, Professional Practice Tutor (Social Work)
    • Dr Alejandro de Coss-Corzo, Lecturer in Sociology/Senior Tutor/Year Tutor Sociology/Social Policy (Y1)
    • Professor Joe Devine, Deputy Dean/Professor in International Development/Admissions Tutor for International Development with Economics
    • Dr Matt Dickson, Reader in Public Policy
    • Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, Reader in Sociology/Director of Studies for Postgraduate Research
    • Dr Jeremy Dixon, Senior Lecturer in Social Work
    • Dr Alinka Gearon, Lecturer in Social Work/Admissions Tutor for Social Work/Equalities & Diversity
    • Dr Kate Gooch, Deputy Head of Department/Senior Lecturer in Criminology/UG Director of Studies
    • Dr Jennifer Golan, Lecturer in Development Economics/Examinations Assessment Officer
    • Dr Jason Hart, Senior Lecturer in International Development
    • Caroline Hickman, Teaching Fellow in Social Work
    • Dr Neil Howard, Lecturer in International Development
    • Dr Rana Jawad, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy
    • Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology/Director of Research
    • Dr Ricky Kanabar, Lecturer in Social Policy
    • Dr Madeleine Le Bourdon, Lecturer in International Development
    • Dr Katharina Lenner, Lecturer
    • Professor Roy Maconachie, Professor of Natural Resources and Development/Director of Impact/Director for the Centre for Development Studies (CDS)
    • Dr Mathilde Maitrot, Lecturer in International Development/Director of Studies for International Development with Economics (postgraduate taught)/Director of Studies (MSc International Development)/Admissions Tutor for International Development with Economics
    • Dr Peter Manning, Lecturer in Sociology/Director of Learning & Teaching
    • Dr Sarah Moore, Head of Department/Director of Studies for Criminology/Admissions Tutor for Criminology
    • Dr Piotr Ozieranski, Senior Lecturer in Sociology
    • Dr Theodoros Papadopoulos, Lecturer in Social Policy/Director for the Centre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
    • Dr Naomi Pendle, Lecturer in International Development
    • Dr Rosana Pineiro-Machado, Lecturer in International Development/Dissertations Tutor
    • Dr Ben Radley, Lecturer in International Development/Year Tutor for International Development with Economics (Y1)
    • Dr Megan Robb, Lecturer in Social Work/Director of Studies for Social Work
    • Professor Graham Room, Professor of European Social Policy
    • Professor Harry Rutter, Professor of Global Public Health/Year Tutor for International Development with Economics (Y2)
    • Dr Tina Skinner, Senior Lecturer in Sociology/Year Tutor for Criminology (Yr1)
    • Dr Yixian Sun, Lecturer in International Development/Library Representative
    • Dr John Troyer, Senior Lecturer in Sociology/Director of Centre for Death & Society/Athena Swan Lead
    • Dr Oliver Walton, Senior Lecturer in International Development/Director of Studies (MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development)
    • Dr Phillipa Woods, Lecturer in Criminology/Year Tutor for Criminology (Yr1)
    • Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Senior Lecturer in Sociology/Research Ethics Officer/Director of Centre for Death & Society/UG Director of Studies

Research associates/officers

Emeritus and honorary staff

Visiting staff

    • Dr Kuat Akizhanov, Visiting Research Fellow
    • Dr Zulfiqar Ali, Visiting Fellow
    • John Birrell, Visiting Research Fellow
    • Michael Bone, Visiting Research Fellow, History of Technology Research Unit
    • Dr Jean Boulton, Visiting Senior Research Fellow
    • Dr Mateo Garcia Cabello, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Development Studies
    • Dr Lucy Easthope, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Death and Society
    • Keith Falconer, Visiting Research Fellow
    • Dr Chao Fang, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Death and Society
    • Richard Harvey, Visiting Fellow, History of Technology Research Unit
    • Ms Shreya Jha, Visiting Fellow
    • Professor Malcolm Johnson, Visiting Professor/Senior Research Fellow
    • Dr Bryn Jones, Visiting lecturer
    • Stephen Jones, Visiting Fellow, History of Technology Research Unit
    • Ricardo Valezquez Leyer, Visiting Fellow
    • Dr Andreia Martins van den Hurk, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Death and Society
    • Peter Morris, Visiting Research Fellow, History of Technology Research Unit
    • Dr Cate Newsome, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Death and Society 
    • Dr Max Nino-Zarazua, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Development Studies
    • Dr Dan O'Brien, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Death and Society
    • Giles Richard, Visiting Fellow, History of Technology Research Unit
    • Dr Justin Rogers, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy
    • Dr Hannah Rumble, Research Fellow, Centre for Death and Society
    • Morten Siersted, Visiting Research Fellow
    • Lorna Templeton, Visiting Research Fellow
    • Mr Geoffrey Wallis, Visiting Research Fellow, History of Technology Research Unit
    • Dr Jo Wilson, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Death and Society