Teresa Crew

Teresa Crew
Lecturer in Social Policy
01248 382838    
Room 104, Neuadd Ogwen


Teresa is a Lecturer in Social Policy, and is also the Year One Coordinator in the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University. She is also the Athena Swan representative for the School.

She completed her PhD in 2014, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Her thesis, focused on graduate inequalities. Prior to that she gained her MA in Social Research and Social Policy, and graduated with a First class honours degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, both from Bangor University.  


Teresa is the module convenor on three undergraduate modules within the school and the co-convenor on a postgraduate module.

  • The first year module SXU1002 Doing Social Research teaches students introductory research skills that will help prepare them for their dissertation. This module also includes a peer led presentations skills element, a scheme which she also coordinates.
  • She also teaches SXP2050 Issues in Equality, an applied Social Policy module which focuses on the experiences of the 'protected groups' outlined in the Equality Act 2010
  • SXS3040 Gender Perspectives is a third year undergraduate module which discusses the historical, social and individual significance of gender.
  • She works alongside Professor Stefan Machura on SXU4020 Social Sciences in Action, a module that provides postgraduate training in conducting social science research

Teresa became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2017.

She has also presented at teaching conferences in relation to her teaching:
Crew, T. (2017). Regional capital and 'local' graduate employment. CELT Learning and Teaching Conference 2017. Friday 15th September 2017. 

Crew, T. (2015). How to develop student’s employability skills through research methods and social policy. Paper presented at the Higher Education Academy's Annual Social Sciences Conference 2015. 3-4 December 2015, The Studio, Manchester. 


Her research areas of interest are social inequalities especially in conjunction with education, employment and unemployment.  Previously she has managed projects  relating to Gypsy and Travellers, Young people who are not in education, employment or training, as well as social housing and employment barriers for local authorities and a range of policy makers. She is inspired by Becker's (1967) call to "to grant those labelled as deviant a voice hitherto silenced by the hubris of policy-makers" (p247).


Crew, T. (2016). The forgotten half-widows of Kashmir’s armed conflict. The Conversation. 4th August, 2016 https://theconversation.com/the-forgotten-half-widows-of-kashmirs-armed-conflict-62708

Crew, T. (2015). Beyond graduation: The trajectories of graduates in North Wales. People, Place and Policy (2015): 9/1. Online, available from http://extra.shu.ac.uk/ppp-online/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/beyond-graduation-north-wales.pdf

Crew, T. (2013.) Book Review: Tehmina N. Basit and Sally Tomlinson (eds), Social Inclusion and Higher Education. Sociology December 2013 47: 1238-1239.

Hirst, D and Crew, T. (2013). Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment. Online, available from: http://www.conwy.gov.uk/upload/public/attachments/546/HS04a_01.pdf  

Crew, T. (2012). Book Review: Peter, Berger. Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore. Online, available from: http://www.socresonline.org.uk/17/2/reviews/6.html

Crew, T. (2007). ‘If They Are Dead, Tell Us! A Criminological Study of the Disappearances in Kashmir’, Internet Journal of Criminology. pp. 1 – 28. Online, available from: http://www.internetjournalofcriminology.com/Crew_Disappearances_In_Kashmir.pdf

North Wales Race Equality Network. (2007). Equal Funded Study: Barriers to employment opportunities for BMEs. Online, available from:  http://www.werconline.org.uk/pdf/BarriersNW.pdf

Conference Papers

Crew T. (2017). ‘They think I am the secretary’. The trajectories of female graduates in North Wales. BSA Early Career Forum Event. The Precariatisation of Women's Lives in the UK. Friday 30th June 2017, Sheffield Hallam University. (Also was co-convenor of this event.

Crew, T. (2017). Asking the same old questions, but nothing gets done!!! Observations from conducting research ‘with’ and ‘for’ Gypsy Travellers in north Wales. Bangor Interdisciplinary Conference on Childhood and Youth, 28th-30th June 2017.

Crew, T. (2015). How to develop student’s employability skills through research methods and social policy. Paper presented at the Higher Education Academy's Annual Social Sciences Conference 2015. 3-4 December 2015, The Studio, Manchester. 

Crew, T. (2014). Accommodation Needs Assessments in Practice.  Gypsies and Travellers: Preparing for the New Duty. Tai Pawb, Llandrindod Wells, 1st July 2014. Oral Presentation.

Crew, T. (2012). Beyond Graduation: regional capital. North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History. Biennial Conference, 2012. Bangor University, July 26-28.  Oral Presentation

Crew, T. (2012). Beyond graduation: graduate outcomes in a devolved nation. Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods’ (WISERD) Conference. 28-29th March 2012

Crew, T. (2011). Beyond Graduation. Society for Research into Higher Education. Newer Researchers Conference, 6 - 7 December.  New communities, spaces and places: inspiring futures for higher education.

Crew, T. (2011). Beyond Graduation: The post higher education experiences of non traditional students. Beyond Boundaries 2011: Transition! 20th–21st January, Bangor University


Postgraduate Workshops

Crew, T. (2012). Regional capital? A case study from a devolved nation. Social Class and Educational Aspiration: A Postgraduate Conference and Workshop, University of East London. 20th- 21st March 2012.

Crew, T. (2011). Beyond Graduation. Bourdieu’s Key Concepts: A Postgraduate/Early Career Conference and Workshop. Hosted by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. University of Bristol, On Wednesday 28th and Thursday the 29th September 2011.


SXU 1002: Doing Social Research
SXU-1005: Language/Technique for Soc Sci


Member of British Sociological Association (BSA)

Member of BSA Bourdieu Group

Member of Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA)

Member of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)