Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Nottingham Trent University

Tom Vickers is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, and prior to this held posts at Northumbria and Durham Universities. He has conducted research as Principal Investigator or lead Research Associate on projects funded by the ESRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust and NIHR School for Social Care Research. He has published in peer-reviewed academic journals including Ethnic and Racial Studies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Social Policy & Administration, Critical Sociology and the British Journal of Social Work, as well as a range of non-academic platforms, and his book 'Refugees, Capitalism and the British State' was published by Ashgate in 2012 and reissued in paperback by Routledge in 2016.

A related set of themes run through Tom's research across different projects, concerning the impact of international, national and local economic and political contexts on policies affecting migrants and ethnic minorities, the interaction between policy, professional practice and community action, and the creative use of qualitative methods to bring into focus voices which are often marginalised or ignored in policy debates.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2014–2015
    Senior lecturer, Northumbria University
  • 2013–2014
    Lecturer, Northumbria University
  • 2012–2013
    Senior Research Assistant, Northumbria University
  • 2011–2012
    Research associate, Durham University


  • 2010 
    Durham University, PhD Sociology and Social Policy
  • 2007 
    Durham University, MA Social Research Methods (Social Work)