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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 Aidan Barlow, Lecturer in International Development
    • Dr Venera Bekteshi, Senior Lecturer in Social Work/Research Ethics Application Reviewer
    • Dr Michael Bloomfield, Senior Lecturer in International Development/Director of Studies (undergraduate)/Director for the Centre for Development Studies (CDS)
    • Professor Louise Brown, Professor of International Social Work and Innovation/Associate Dean (Internationalisation) Faculty of H&SS/Academic Director (International Relations Office)
    • Ms Rebecca Burden, Lecturer in Social Work/Admissions Tutor
    • Professor Emma Carmel, Professor of Governance and Public Policy/Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Dr Mel Channon, Reader in Social Policy
    • Dr Aurelie Charles, Senior Lecturer in Global Political Sustainability/MRes Programmes Director of Studies
    • Dr Mihika Chatterjee, Lecturer in International Development
    • Professor James Copestake, Professor of International Development/Director of Studies for the professional doctorate/Admissions Tutor for the professional doctorate
    • Mrs Jo Davis, Senior Lecturer in Social Work/Professional Practice Tutor (Social Work)
    • Dr Alejandro de Coss-Corzo, Lecturer in Sociology/Senior Tutor/Academic Year Tutor for UG Sociology/Social Policy (Y1)/First Year Academic Tutors Co-ordinator
    • Professor Joe Devine, Professor in International Development
    • Dr Matt Dickson, Reader in Public Policy
    • Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, Reader in Sociology/Director of Studies for Postgraduate Research/Admissions Tutor for Postgraduate Research Programmes/Coordinator of the Decolonizing Knowledge Research Hub (DECkNO)
    • Dr Jeremy Dixon, Senior Lecturer in Social Work/Co-Director of Centre for Death & Society
    • Dr Alinka Gearon, Lecturer in Social Work/Director of Studies for Social Work & Applied Social Studies
    • Dr Kate Gooch, Deputy Head of Department/Senior Lecturer in Criminology/UG Director of Studies for Criminology/Teaching Assistant Co-ordinator/Probation Support
    • Dr Jennifer Golan, Senior Lecturer in Development Economics/Director of Studies for MSc International Development/Admissions Tutor for Postgraduate Taught Programmes (International Development)
    • Professor Jason Hart, Professor of Humanitarianism and Development/Director of Studies for MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development/Admissions Tutor for Postgraduate Taught Programmes (Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development)
    • Ms Caroline Hickman, Lecturer in Social Work
    • Mrs Kim Holmes, Lecturer in Social Work
    • Dr Neil Howard, Lecturer in International Development/Research Ethics Officer
    • Dr Richard Itaman, Lecturer in International Development
    • Dr Rana Jawad, Reader in Social Policy/Director of Research
    • Dr Beth Jaynes, Lecturer in Social Policy/Examinations Assessment Officer
    • Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology
    • Dr Ricky Kanabar, Lecturer in Social Policy/Director of Studies for MSc Public Policy/Admissions Tutor for Postgraduate Taught Programmes (MPP)
    • Mr Blair Keltie, Social Work Tutor
    • Dr Omar Khan, Lecturer in Criminology
    • Dr Helen Kowalewska, Lecturer in Social Policy
    • Ms Elizabeth Kullmann, Lecturer in Criminology
    • Dr Katharina Lenner, Lecturer in International Development
    • Professor Roy Maconachie, Professor of Natural Resources and Development/Director of Impact/Director of Knowledge Exchange
    • Dr Mathilde Maitrot, Senior Lecturer in International Development
    • Dr Peter Manning, Senior Lecturer in Sociology
    • Dr Touseef Mir, Lecturer in International Development
    • Dr Sarah Moore, Senior Lecturer, 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 Kate Precious, Lecturer in Social Policy
    • Dr Ben Radley, Lecturer in International Development/Academic Year Tutor for Postgraduate Teaching Programmes
    • Dr Megan Robb, Lecturer in 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/Director of Studies for International Development with Economics (UG)
    • Dr Jack Spicer, Lecturer in Criminology/Academic Year Tutor for UG Criminology (Y2)
    • Dr Jordan Tchilingirian, Lecturer in Sociology/Director of Studies for Sociology, Social Policy & Social Sciences (UG)
    • Dr John Troyer, Senior Lecturer in Sociology/Academic Tutor for UG Sociology/Social Policy (Y2)/Athena Swan Lead
    • Dr Maria Jose Ventura Alfaro, Lecturer in International Development
    • Dr Oliver Walton, Senior Lecturer in International Development/Director of Learning & Teaching
    • Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Reader in Sociology/Co-Director of Centre for Death and Society/Faculty Director of Knowledge Exchange
    • Dr Alexandra Ziemann, Lecturer in Global Public Health

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 Zainab Mai-Bornu, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Development Studies
    • 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