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Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology, Nottingham Trent University

I am a lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at Nottingham Trent University. My first degree is in Criminology and I have an MA in Globalising Justice. My PhD, in Social Policy, explored multiple representations and experiences surrounding the village pub. Following my PhD, I worked on a number of research projects focusing on community well-being. Findings from my PhD have been published in book chapters. My main research interests focus on rural pubs, rural services, and the sustainability of rural communities. In 2017, I became one of the co-ordinators for the Drinking Places research cluster, and co-convenors for the British Sociological Association (BSA) Alcohol studies group.

Selected publications

Markham, C and Bosworth, G (2016) The village pub in the twenty-first century: embeddedness and the ‘local’ in Cabras, I, Higgins, D and Preece, D (2016) (eds.) Brewing, Beer and Pubs, Hampshire, Palgrave

Markham, C (2013) ‘The Rural Public House: Cultural Icon or Social Hub?’
in the UK in Somerville, P and Bosworth, G (2013) (eds.) Interpreting Rurality: Multidisciplinary Approaches, London, Routledge


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology. , Nottingham Trent University


  • 2015 
    University of Lincoln , PhD Social Policy