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Dr Anthony Lloyd

Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Sociology

Anthony Lloyd

About Anthony Lloyd

Dr Anthony Lloyd is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology and currently co-director of the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology.  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 workplace and is conducting research on 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. He is currently working on several projects including a book (The Harms of Work, published Policy Press, summer 2018) on service economy work and harm.  Anthony also has several articles in development that aim to expand on the links between criminology, harm and workplace sociology.  Finally, Anthony is working on a number of project proposals that broadly relate to his main interests of workplace sociology and/or social harm.

Research interests and activities

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

He has and continues to research the lives of young 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, is due to be published in 2018 by Policy Press.

PhD and research opportunities

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

Learning and teaching interests

Anthony currently teaches across several undergraduate modules including:

Level 4 - The Sociology of Teesside 1: Sociology in Context
Level 5 - Identities of Work and Leisure; Media, Social Media & Society
Level 6 - Contemporary Social Theory

At postgraduate level, Anthony teaches Social Inequalities.


Selected publications

2017 - 'Ideology at Work: Reconsidering ideology, the labour process and workplace resistance' in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 37(5/6). 

2016 - 'Understanding the Post-Industrial Assembly Line: A Critical Appraisal of the Call Centre' in Sociology Compass. 10(4) 284-293. 

2013 – Labour Markets and Identity on the Post-Industrial Assembly Line. Ashgate. 

2012 – ‘Working to live, not living to work: Work, leisure and youth identity among call centre workers in North-East England’ in Current Sociology. 60(5) 619-635.

View Anthony Lloyd's Publications on TeesRep