Lee Gregory

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

My principal research interests lie in the connections between, poverty, inequality and broader welfare debates. This includes explorations of alternative forms of welfare provision. Specifically I am interested in the role of welfare policies in perpetuating and challenging contemporary social problems and creating a site of resistance to neo-liberal economics. Further research interests include poverty, asset-based welfare, credit unions, young people and social policy, welfare ideology, the social theory of time, the mixed economy of welfare and alternative forms of welfare provision. 

Recent research has focused on time banking, children's savings accounts and residents social needs (linking issues of poverty, welfare services, voluntary sector provision and housing). 

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Lee Gregory’s principal research interests lie in the connections between community, poverty and welfare services, specifically the role of welfare provision in perpetuating and challenging current levels of poverty and inequality as well as offering resistance/alternatives to dominant neo-liberal economic theory and practice in social welfare.