Dr Claire Tupling

Position: Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Studies

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Postgraduate and Initial Teacher Training

Subject area: Social Science

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Sociologist and Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Studies.

Teaching responsibilities

Contributing to delivery of the MA Education.

Research interests

  • Education policy and social inequalities
  • Sociological aspects of digital technologies, ethics of big data and learning analytics

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of the British Sociological Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • BSc (Hons) Sociology
  • MA Sociology of Contemporary Culture
  • MSc Social Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • PhD Sociology

Recent publications

Antonopoulos, G.A., Papanicolaou, G., Tupling, C. & Wattis, L. (2013) ‘Perspectives on Punitivity, victimisation and fear of crime: A student case study in the United Kingdom’. In Kury, K. & Winterdyk, J. (eds) Fear of Crime and Punitiveness – Results from International Student Surveys, Bochum:Universitaetsverlag Brockmeyer / Bochum Un

Tupling, C.L. (2017) ‘A School for our Community:  critically assessing discourses of marginality in the establishment of a Free School’ in S Blackman and R Rogers (Eds) Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity, Bristol: Policy Press 


Recent conferences

Tupling, C. (2016). Free Schools as Imagined Communities, Educational (In)equalities: Towards an elite but not elitist society, British Sociological Association. University of Warwick, 11th March.

Tupling, C. (2017) The datafication of student life: The ethical and moral landscapes of student digital data, The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation? Centre for Digital Culture, King's College London, 6th May

Tupling, C. (2017) Stammering as dis/ability in Black Swan Green, David Mitchell Conference, School of English, University of St. Andrews, 3rd June 


Additional interests and activities

Recent Reviews

Tupling, C. (2017) Review of Dysfluencies: On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature by Chris Eagle, Reviewed in Speaking Out, [online] London: British Stammering Association, Available at https://www.stammering.org/speaking-out/article/dysfluencies-speech-disorders-modern-literature-chris-eagle

Networking Activities


#LTHEchat every Wednesday 8-9pm GMT

Experience in industry

2010-2014 - Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University

                  - Programme Leader for the MA Global and International Education

2009-2010 - Senior Lecturer in Research Methods,  School of Health & Social Care, University of Teesside

2008             Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences & Law, University of Teesside

2005-2007 - Research Fellow, School of Health & Social Care, University of Teesside

2004-2010 - Part-time Lecturer, School of Social Sciences & Law, University of Teesside

2004-2009 - Research Assistant  School of Social Sciences & Law, University of Teesside

2002-2004 - Researcher, Middlesbrough Local Strategic Partnership

2000-2002 - Research Assistant, Carlisle City Council 

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