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Dr David Ellis PhD, FHEA

Lecturer (Social Sciences) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


    Personal Statement

    Dr David Ellis joined the University of Liverpool's Go Higher access programme in 2017. He researches and teaches in areas related to sociology, social policy and political economy. He is particularly interested in the philosophy and methods of social research. His primary research focus is on issues around personal indebtedness in the UK and its historical growth in relation to welfare reform and wider economic transformations. David has previously collaborated in major research projects with organisations including Democratic Audit and the Law Commission.

    Prior to entering higher education, David worked in the building industry and car manufacturing before enrolling on an Access to HE course in 2005. He formally entered the University of Liverpool in 2006, where he completed his BA in Sociology and Social Policy in 2009, MA in Research Methodology in 2010, and PhD in 2015 (titled: 'Culture, economy and the normalization of debt').

    David has extensive experience working with mature students through his teaching on the University of Liverpool's Access to HE course, Go Higher, and is committed to promoting widening participation in higher education.