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Research Profile

Prof William Housley 


Career Profile

  • Deputy Director, Research and Graduate School in Social Sciences; (2004 – 2007)
  • Lecturer in Sociology, SOCSI (1998 – 2007)

Memberships / External Activities

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Welsh Institute for Social and Cultural Affairs (WISCA), University of Wales, Bangor;
  • Convenor, BSA, Language and Interaction Study Group;
  • Elected Member of Editorial Board, Sociology;
  • Editor SOCSI working paper series;
  • Associate member of WISERD;
  • Member of the Institute for Welsh Affairs (IWA)

Teaching Profile

I have been employed in a number of different teaching positions. This has provided me with considerable teaching experience and time to develop a range of effective strategies for carrying out tutorials, seminars, workshops and lectures. I am aware of the issues surrounding assessment and delivery of course material within a changing environment in Higher Education. I am grounded within the practical challenges of teaching and have a reservoir of experience in teaching mainstream social science in a number of diverse settings and to range of learning audiences. This has included full time and part time students, undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals on short training courses.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Social Theory (S1006);
  • Sociology of Culture (S10134);
  • Power, Culture and Identity (S10164);
  • New Frontiers in Sociology (S10163)

I also make a significant contribution to 2nd Year Social Research Methods

Postgraduate Teaching 

MSc/Diploma Social Science Research Methods

  • Discourse and Conversation Analysis (SIT072) 
  • Contemporary Social Theory (SIT074)
  • Qualitative Research