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Dr Peter Thomas BA, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer


Summary

Peter Thomas recently arrived at Sheffield Hallam University (January 2014) having previously been a Teaching Fellow in comparative politics and quantitative research methods at University of Birmingham, a visiting Lecturer in political economy at Goldsmiths and a Lecturer in Sociology at University of East London.

About

Senior Lecturer

Teaching

Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

Social Sciences and Arts

Peter enjoys teaching across a broad spectrum of political and sociological areas, including political economy, comparative politics, welfare theory, social policy, research methods and work-based learning. He teaches across the sociology degree route and the politics degree route. Current teaching includes the following

Education, Schooling and Society
Politics of Everyday Life
Experiences of Health, Illness and Disability
Health and Society
Researching Society
Research Methods
Advanced Research Methods
Dissertation
Survey Methods 1
Survey Methods 2
Politics of the City (from 2014/15)
Comparing Social Issues and Policy in a Global Context (from 2014/15)

Research

Peter's research interests are broadly concentrated in the area of European political economy, predominantly employing quantitative research methods. He has particular interests in examining wage and income inequality, post-industrialisation and British and European welfare states and labour markets.

Publications

Journal articles

Jeffery, B., Thomas, P., & Devine, D. (2019). Classificatory struggles in the midst of austerity: policing or politics? The Sociological Review. http://doi.org/10.1177/0038026119874585

Jeffery, R., Devine, D., & Thomas, P. (2018). "There's nothing”: unemployment, attitudes to work and punitive welfare reform in post-crash Salford. Sociological research online, 23 (4), 795-811. http://doi.org/10.1177/1360780418787521

Reports

Thomas, P., Etherington, D., Jeffery, R., Beresford, R., Beel, D., & Jones, M. (2020). Tackling Labour Market Injustice and Organising Workers: The View from a Northern Heartland. Sheffield TUC. https://lowpaysheffield.com/

Thomas, P., Jay, T., Willis, B., Taylor, R., Merchant, G., Moore, N., ... Stevens, A. (2019). Dialogic Teaching: Addendum Report. Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Dialogic_Teaching_addendum_report%C2%AD_final_for_publication.pdf

Thomas, P., Jay, T., Willis, B., Taylor, R., Merchant, G., Moore, N., ... Stevens, A. (2019). Dialogic Teaching: Addendum Report. London, UK: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Dialogic_Teaching_addendum_report%C2%AD_final_for_publication.pdf

Etherington, D., Jeffery, R., Thomas, P., Brooks, J., Beel, D., & Jones, M. (2018). Forging an inclusive labour market - empowering workers and communities : an interim report on low pay and precarious work in Sheffield. Sheffield: Sheffield Trades Union Council.

Jay, T., Willis, B., Thomas, P., Taylor, R., Moore, N., Burnett, C., ... Stevens, A. (2017). Dialogic Teaching : Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London, UK: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Dialogic_Teaching_Evaluation_Report.pdf

Other activities

Member of Political Studies Association

Member of Social Policy Association

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