Dr Teresa Crew

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

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Name: Teresa Crew 

Position: Senior Lecturer in Social Policy 

Email: t.f.crew@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 382838     

Location: Room M9, Main Arts

Contact Info

Name: Teresa Crew 

Position: Senior Lecturer in Social Policy 

Email: t.f.crew@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 382838     

Location: Room M9, Main Arts


Dr Teresa Crew is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy with research interests spanning issues of social inequality, higher education, and policy. More specifically Dr. Crew's research explores the barriers faced by working class people and other disadvantaged groups in society and education. She is the author of the book "Higher Education and Working-Class Academics: Precarity and Diversity in Academia" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) which examined the experiences of working class academics. She has also conducted research into graduate employment and regional labour markets, as well as the exclusion and discrimination experienced by Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities. Dr. Crew's research typically employs qualitative methodologies including semi structured interviews, focus groups, ethnography and autoethnography, as well as case studies of marginalised groups. Her work informs policy recommendations and best practices.

In 2019 she became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

In 2018 Dr Crew was the winner of the Policy Press Outstanding Teaching Award by the Social Policy Association. Alongside this, she was awarded a Bangor University Teaching Fellowship

Her PhD, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, was completed in 2014. The thesis focused on graduate inequalities in relation to class, gender and place.


Teaching and Supervision

Dr Crew is the conveyor of a number of modules in the School

  • SXS2097 Gender Perspectives is a second year undergraduate module which discusses the historical, social and individual significance of gender.
  • SXU1006. Social Divisions is a first year moduke that looks at aspects of our identity and how they influence our experiences of health, education, employment, crime and housing. 

She is currently rewriting two modules 

  • SXY4015 Tackling Inequality and Injustice, a MA module that focuses on tackling social problems.
  • SXP2050 and SXP3050 Social Issues is an applied Social Policy undergraduate module which focuses on social problems.

Teresa is also co-writing a handbook about class and culture which is expected to accompany a module on social class.

Teresa has previously taught 

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate work placement modules
  • Wrote and taught HPS4003 Revolting Subjects, a postgraduate module based on Professor Imogen Tyler’s book Revolting Creatures: Social Abjection and Restistance in Neoliberal Britain
  • a year one research methods module 

She has presented at conferences in relation to her teaching and research

Crew, T. (2020). Working class academic capital.  Working Class Academics conference, 14 and 15th July 2020

Crew, T. (2019). "I can't last much longer on pittance”. A classed understanding of precarity. Precarious Work & Gender Inequality in Higher Education: Researching for Change – University College Cork, 16th May 2019.

Crew, T. (2018). The Cultural Capital of the Atypical Academic. BSA Annual Conference. Northumbria. University, 10-12 April 2018

Crew, T. (2017). They think I am the secretary’: The trajectories of female graduates in North Wales.  BSA Early Career Forum Event.  The precariatisation of Women's Lives in the UK.  Friday 30th June 2017. Sheffield Hallam University

Crew, T. (2017). Regional capital and 'local' graduate employment. CELT Learning and Teaching Conference 2017. Friday 15th September 2017.

Crew, T. (2017). Asking the same old questions, but nothing gets done!!! Observations from conducting research ‘with’ and ‘for’ Gypsy Travellers in north Wales.  Regarding Children and Young People in the 21st Century - Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom.  28 Jun 2017 → 30 Jun 2017

Crew, T. (2015). How to develop student’s employability skills through research methods and social policy. Paper presented at the Higher Education Academy's Annual Social Sciences Conference 2015. 3-4 December 2015, The Studio, Manchester.



A member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Class and Culture

Worked on a British Sociological Association task and finish group to create an Applied Sociology curriculum

Member of Social Policy Association

Member of British Sociological Association (BSA)

Member of BSA Bourdieu Group 



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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2014 - PhD , Sociology
  • 2008 - MA , Social Research and Social Policy
  • 2006 - BA , Criminology and Criminal Justice

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