Dr Steve Cunningham

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy
School of Social Work, Care and Community


Steve teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the School of Social Work, Care and Community. His specific areas of interest are welfare history, poverty and social security, the sociology of welfare, asylum and immigration policy, child labour and children’s activism. Steve also supervises a number of PhD candidates. Recent and current areas of supervision include the poor law; child trafficking; the funding/employment of undergraduate students; Higher Education reform.