Chris Deeming


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

Chancellor's Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Strathclyde University

Reviews Editor for the Journal of Social Policy published by Cambridge University Press

National Expert Advisory Board member for the Journal of Sociology published by Sage

Previously Christopher has worked at the University of London, UK, the Univeristy of New South Wales, Australia, the University of Bristol, UK and has held recent visiting fellowships at Macquarie University, Australia, and the University of Santiago, Chile, the Paris Institute of Political Studies or Sciences Po, France.

Christopher holds a PhD in Social and Public Policy from the University of Bristol, supervised by Peter Townsend

Research Interests

Research interests in the field of Comparative and Global Social Policy, topics include welfare regimes, social investment, inclusive growth, sustainability, global poverty and inequality, living standards, health and well-being, social attitudes and the evaluation of social programmes.

Teaching Interests

I convene and teach on the following core Social Policy modules:

L5216 The Making of Social Policy, 2nd Year

L5327 Understanding Comparative Social Policy, 3rd Year

L5418 Global Challenges (Global Social Policy), 4th Year

L5975 Approches to Welfare: Past, Present and Future, MSc

I am Director of Internationalisation in the School of Social Work & Social Policy, and Programme Director of our new MSc prgramme, International Social Welfare 

Academic / Professional qualifications

PhD Social and Public Policy, University of Bristol

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, University of Bristol

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welfare Social Sciences
welfare state Social Sciences
social investment Social Sciences
social policy Earth & Environmental Sciences
social attitude Social Sciences
workfare Social Sciences
social reform Social Sciences
poverty Social Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2019

From 'welfare' to 'workfare', and back again? Social insecurity and the changing role of the state

Deeming, C. & Johnston, R., 1 Aug 2019, Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in An Age of Globalisation. Evans, J., Ruane, S. & Southall, H. (eds.). Bristol, p. 157-169 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

political stability
social security
welfare state
public opinion

Liberal Welfare Systems

Deeming, C., 21 Nov 2019, (Submitted) Handbook on Society and Social Policy. Ellison, N. & Haux, T. (eds.). Cheltenham, 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

welfare state
social reform
social welfare


Social Policy & Administration Prize 2008

Chris Deeming (Recipient), 12 May 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Social Policy Association Award 2013

Chris Deeming (Recipient), 8 Jul 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)