Our staffExperienced staff within Social Sciences know the importance of applied skills
Dr Rashid Aziz is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Course Director for the Criminology undergraduate programmes in the Department of Social Sciences, School of Law and Social Sciences.
John Baines has expertise in developing and presenting training programmes and courses in education and sustainability for professionals. He is the author of numerous education books and packs for school age students on environmental topics and issues.
Dr Elaine Bauer's background is in Social Anthropology, with research covering a wide variety of themes including international migration and communication, language brokering, transnationalism, race and ethnic relations, family structures and relationships and household organisation.
Dr Caitríona Beaumont is Associate Professor in Social History specialising in the history of female activism, women’s movements and feminism in twentieth century Britain and Ireland.
Dr Budd specialises in International Relations, with interests in international theory, imperialism, and globalisation. His last book analysed neo-Gramscian international relations theory.
Evangelia is a Research Assistant in the Weeks Centre for Social & Policy Research, undertaking research in schools and institutions for the Arts Award Project. The aim of the research project is to explore the impacts and outcomes of participation in Arts Award on young people aged 11- 25 over time.
Clara is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at LSBU. She has published in Critical Studies on Terrorism, Critical Studies on Security and contributed to chapters in edited volumes on counter-terrorism and the temporality of emotions.
Claire specialises in teaching social work theory. Her interests lie in black and minority ethnic (BME) mental health and academic success and social work education. Claire has over 25 years’ worth of work experience of community social work focusing on the progression of black and minority communities in the UK.
Dr Jaya Gajparia is the Couse Director of the Masters programme in Education for Sustainability, an internationally recognised distance learning programme established in 1994. She also teaches on a variety of Undergraduate Sociology courses.
Dr Beverley Goring specialises in Education for Sustainability, which forms the core of her current teaching. She has taught on the University’s Foundation course and a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Education, Sociology, Social Policy and Development Studies and Research Methods.
Ange Grunsell specialises in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship. She has particular interests in teaching and learning in schools, and the reform and development of national curricula to fit the needs of the next generations worldwide.
Professor Trudy Harpham has worked in a number of research roles within social studies. Her research is based on urban policy development, planning, monitoring and evaluating urban health projects in developing countries.
Liz Jackson is a tutor on the Education for Sustainability Masters course. She has tutored on the course since 2007 and also worked for WWF-UK in education for sustainable development.
Dr Seun Kolade specialises in the diffusion of agricultural innovations; social capital and post-disaster preparedness and response; and entrepreneurship and innovation in developing countries’ SMEs.
Dr Chris Magill is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and the Course Director for the MSc in Criminology and Social Research Methods in the School of Law and Social Sciences and Course Director for the MSc in Criminology and Social Research Methods.
Dr Maiteny is an ecologist, anthropologist and psychotherapist. He specialises in the practical application of his understanding of psycho-cultural and psycho-spiritual causes and consequences of the destruction of ecological systems.
Dr Mifsud is a tutor in the Division of Social Sciences, School of Law and Social Sciences. She specialises in Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with interests in employee engagement and training through the application of thinking skills.
Dr Rossi is a Lecturer in Criminology and a Course Director for Criminology undergraduate programmes. She teaches Criminology, Sociology and Political Science, with particular interest in the criminalisation of political movements, political violence, terrorism, victims.
Dr Shaminder Takhar is Associate Professor in Sociology specialising in race, gender, sexuality and social justice. She is the research ethics co-ordinator for the School of Law and Social Sciences.
Ros is a specialist in research and scholarship in the area of education for sustainability (EfS). She chairs the London Regional Centre of Expertise in EfS and is a Research Fellow of the Schumacher Institute.
Jill Yates specialises in practice learning and practice education with interests in service user involvement in teaching and learning and its application to developing innovative practice placements.