About

photoLee Gregory is a lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, his research interests include poverty (including asset-based welfare), youth policy, public health, the mixed economy of welfare and alternative forms of welfare provision. His principal research interests are currently on the relevance of the theory of time in relation to social policy analysis and developing alternative forms of welfare provision as well as issues around financial exclusion and asset-building for young people. Specifically I am interested in the role of welfare policies in perpetuating and challenging current dominant welfare ideologies and the forms of welfare they develop. I am currently investigating the possibilities of “alternative” policy tools and the challenge they experience between co-option into against creating a site of resistance to neo-liberal economics.

My future research plans are to build on the foundations of my PhD and previous research, to further investigate alternative forms of welfare provision (both in the UK and internationally) to build upon the theoretical framework developed in the PhD.

I am currently a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, School of Social Policy.

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Cardiff University (GTA)

2009 – 2010Introduction to Social Policy (1st year undergraduate), Social Policy Analysis (2nd year undergraduate)

2010 – 2011Introduction to Social Policy (1st year Undergraduate), Social Policy Analysis (2nd year Undergraduate), Poverty, Social Policy and Income Maintenance (2nd year Undergraduate), Social Policy (Taught Masters/Professional Doctorate Programme Social Work), Inclusive Governance: Power, Politics and Policy (Taught Masters)

2011 – 2012: Introduction to Social Policy (1st year Undergraduate), Social Policy Analysis (2nd year Undergraduate -), Poverty, Social Policy and Income Maintenance (2nd Year), Social Science Perspectives (Masters Social Work)

University of Bristol (Lecturer in Social Policy)

2012 – 2013: Unit director Social Policy and the Welfare State: Key Concepts and Contemporary Issues  and Social Policy and the Welfare State: Welfare Theories (1st year undergraduate). Contributor to MA Social Work and dissertation supervisor (undergraduate and Masters levels).

University of Birmingham (Lecturer in Social Policy)

2013 – 2014: Module co-ordinator Policy into Practice (2nd year undergraduate); Sectors and Services (MA) and Social Policy, Welfare and Society (Birmingham Foundation Academy). Contributor to Social Issues and Social Policy and dissertation supervision.

2014-2013: Module co-ordinator Policy Analysis (2nd year undergraduate); Sectors and Services (MA) and Social Policy, Welfare and Society (Birmingham Foundation Academy). Contributor to Social Issues and Social Policy (1st Yr), Social Research Methods and Global Perspectives (2nd Yr), as well as Youth, Crime and Justice, Comparative Social Policy (3rd Yr), and dissertation supervision (BA and MA).

Academic background:

64102_10153022480540315_1046786821_n2002 – 2005: BScEcon Social Policy and Sociology, Cardiff University;

2007 – 2008: MSc Social Science Research Methodology (Social Policy), Cardiff University;

2009 – 2012: DPhil, Cardiff University. 1079100_10153096718310315_39180675_o

2012 – 2013: Lecturer in Social Policy, School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol

2013 – Present: Lecturer in Social Policy, IASS, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham

Research background:  Asset-based Welfare, time banking and co-production, credit unions and youth justice.

Research interests: Poverty, Income Maintenance and financial exclusion; Policy Analysis; Voluntary Sector and Self-help initiatives; Welfare Theory; Young People and Social Policy; Environmentalism and Social Policy, History of  Social Policy; Eugenics and New Genetics; Scandal and Social Policy; HIV/AIDS Policy; Devolution.

My random efforts at blogging can be found at a separate blog (Game of Thoughts – link in the tabs) that I run. I’m trying to find time to update it more often so if you’re interested then keep an eye on it.