In my current research I am interested in the application of 'Althusserian' Marxism to discourses in sociology, particularly to the sociology of work. My most recent contribution to this is a book chapter with Rethinking Marxism, which examined the reproduction of ideology through the image of the 'key worker' in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
At Liverpool Hope University I am a lecturer in Social Policy. I am currently leading the Level I course in Social Policy. The Level I course focuses on two important strands: first, the role of social research methods within social policy scholarship; and second, on social divisions and how social inequalities and antagonisms are reflected in contemporary social policy. Additionally, I am teaching political economy in our Level C Introduction to Applied Social Sciences and leading an Advanced Research Course at Level H on 'Post-Work Imaginaries and Postcapitalist Social Futures.'