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Academic Biography

Dr Anthony Lloyd is Associate Professor in Criminology and Sociology.  He studied Criminology here at Teesside (BSc and MSc) before completing an MA in Social Research Methods at the University of York. His PhD (also at the University of York) involved a covert ethnographic study in a call centre. After completing his PhD, Anthony worked for the NHS before returning to Teesside University in 2013.

Anthony is interested in the social harm, critical criminology and the sociology of work.  His most recent research has focused on the realities of the service economy. He is particularly interested in blending analysis of the workplace with emerging theoretical frameworks around 'harm' to understand experiences of low-paid, insecure and flexible forms of labour. His most recent book, The Harms of Work, was published by Bristol University Press in 2018. Finally, Anthony is working on a number of project proposals that broadly relate to his main interests of workplace sociology and/or social harm.

Summary of Research Interests

Anthony’s research interests are wide-ranging and include; critical criminology, social harm, work and employment, labour markets and the leisure and service economy, consumer culture, social theory, class, culture and social change.

He has and continues to research the working lives of men and women engaged in a range of occupations. Anthony has published work in this area and his first book, Labour Markets and Identity on the Post-Industrial Assembly Line was published by Ashgate in 2013. His second book, The Harms of Work, was published in 2018 by Policy Press.

He has also undertaken funded research on international migration, demographic change and community tension. As thematic lead for the Centre for Social Innovation's Place, Change and Harm theme, he is interested in developing future research that addresses themes such as work, labour, migration, place and harm. He is currently developing project proposals in these areas.

More recently, he has written on the sociological and criminological implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recent co-authored publications include Researching the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Critical Blueprint for the Social Sciences (Policy Press) and the forthcoming Lockdown: Social Harm in the Covid-19 Era (Palgrave). 

PhD and Research Opportunities

Anthony currently supervises PhDs related to critical criminology and social harm, the sociology of work, class, culture, and political change. He welcomes applications for PhDs across any areas of his research.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Anthony currently teaches across several undergraduate modules including:

  • Level 4 - Research in Practice; The Sociology of Place
  • Level 5 - Research in Action

At postgraduate level, Anthony teaches two modules: 

  • Social Inequalities
  • Contemporary Criminological Theory

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