Staff Profile: Dr Clare Williams

SchoolDr Clare Williams

School of Social, Historical and Political Studies


Head of Department of Social Science, Inclusion and Public Protection

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 323426



University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
Mary Seacole Building (MH)
City Campus North


I hold the position of Senior Lecturer Social Policy and am currently course leader for the BSc Fire and Rescue responsible for aligning the course with University systems and taking it through periodic and curriculum review. I teach across all three levels of the social policy course.

I am actively involved in a number of University wide committees connected with quality and the student experience. 

My professional background and aligned teaching interests are connected to children and family policy in the UK.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Social Policy
  • MA Irish Studies
  • BA (Hons) Social Policy and History

Teaching interests

  • History of Social Policy
  • Children and Families

Professional body membership and roles

Chair of Convenors Group – Social Policy Association

External academic roles

Open University – Validation panel external advisor

Selected publications

Combining concepts:  Using Kingdon and Lipsky to explore the importance of agency at central and local levels.  Research seminar at the Centre for Communities and Social Justice, Coventry University.  May 2015

Experiences of behaviour change and hate crime within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community in Dudley.  Co-authored with Dr Steve Iafrati commissioned by Summit House Support.

Redefining poverty in an age of austerity and retrenchment.  Joint paper with Dr Steve Iafrati, Social Policy Association Annual Conference July 2014

Perfect Policy Implementation and the Children’s Centre Programme in England, Social Policy Association Annual Conference July 2013