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Dr Hazel Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and teach across Social Sciences and International Relations. My research interests focus on domestic gender inequalities and community responses to austerity.


I am the Academic Course Lead for the BA Sociology and BSc Criminology and Sociology courses and teach on the Sociology, Criminology and International Relations courses. My current research interests relate to domestic gender roles and the ways in which community groups can address issues of inequality and isolation.


  • PhD: Sociology of Education, University of Gloucestershire, 2012
  • PGCert: Research Methods, University of Gloucestershire, 2006
  • BA (Hons): Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 2003

Membership of professional bodies

British Sociological Association

Teaching & Research



  • Introductory Research and Fieldwork in the Social Sciences (NS4401)
  • Introduction to International Relations (NS4340)
  • Historical Dynamics in Global Politics (NS4341)
  • Sociology in the Real World (NS5401)
  • Gender, Culture and Society (NS5404)
  • Youth Justice (NS5407)
  • Applied Sociology (NS6401)



  • Centring Survivor Voices (NS7521)


I am particularly interested in participatory research approaches and in projects which enable students to make a difference to communities through their research. I am currently supervising postgraduate research projects focusing on domestic inequality during the Covid-19 pandemic and the role of community groups in building local communities. My previous research has focused on the experiences of disabled students in Higher Education, the health and healthcare of people with learning disabilities, ‘real world’ learning for students in HE, the nature of community ‘assets’, and an evaluation of a Health Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (HIDVA) project.


More publications from Dr Hazel Roberts can be found in the Research Repository.