Dr Chris Deeming

Chancellor'S Fellow And Senior Lecturer

Social Work and Social Policy

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


Minimum Income Standards and Reference Budgets : International and Comparative Policy Perspectives
Deeming Christopher
The United Kingdom : new devolved welfare systems in Britain
Deeming Christopher
Handbook of European Welfare Systems (2019) (2019)
Liberal Welfare Systems
Deeming Christopher
Handbook on Society and Social Policy (2019) (2019)
From 'welfare' to 'workfare', and back again? Social insecurity and the changing role of the state
Deeming Christopher, Johnston Ron
Data in Society (2019) (2019)
Reframing Global Social Policy : Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Deeming Christopher, Smyth Paul
The politics of (fractured) solidarity : a cross-national analysis of the class bases of the Welfare State
Deeming Christopher
Social Policy and Administration Vol 52, pp. 1106-1125 (2018)

More publications


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   https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/internationalsocialwelfare/ 

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.


Social Work and Social Policy
Lord Hope Building

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