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Academic Biography

Dr Anthony Lloyd is Reader 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 lives of men and women engaged in low-paid service sector jobs in the North East. 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 is currently managing a large funded project with Middlesbrough Council related to migration in Middlesbrough and is also exploring future projects related to aspects of illegal labour, harm and work.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Anthony currently supervises PhDs related to 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 is currently course leader for all undergraduate Criminology programmes.

He also teaches across several undergraduate modules including:

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

At postgraduate level, Anthony teaches two modules: 

  • Social Inequalities
  • Contemporary Criminological Theory


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