School of Sociology and Social Policy

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Tracey Warren

Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences



Tracey began work in the School in 2007. Previous to this, her academic posts were at the universities of Newcastle and Sheffield; and research posts at the Policy Studies Institute (London) in the 'Employment' and 'Family Finances' research groups, and at the Århus School of Business (Denmark).

Before this, Tracey held a number of jobs, ranging from working in a nightclub, for a charity, in a shop, in a cafe, at a factory and at an FE college.

Teaching Summary

Tracey convenes and teaches the modules:

'Work, Employment and Society' (BA year 3)

'Researching the Social: Contemporary Debates in Sociology' (MA/PhD)

She contributes to:

'Understanding Contemporary Society' (BA year 1)

'Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory' (BA year 2)

Research Summary

Tracey's research interests lie in the study of work and employment in Europe, and the social divisions of gender, class and ethnicity.

More specific examples include work time; job quality; work-life balance/reconciliation; time poverty; income, wealth and financial hardship; domestic work.

Download her open access publications from here:

ORCID iD 0000-0002-1485-4969

The bulk of Tracey's research is based on the analysis of large scale secondary data-sets such as Understanding Society; the British Household Panel Survey; the Labour Force Survey; The Family Resources Survey; the European Community Household Panel Survey; the Skills and Employment Series.

Tracey currently co-supervises PhD students: Macarena Orchard; James Pattison; Vahini Sangarapillai; Stefanie Williamson.

Recent Publications

  • WARREN, T., 2017. Work-life balance, time and money: identifying the work-life balance priorities of working class workers The Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations. (In Press.)
  • WARREN, T., 2017. Work-life balance and the time-squeeze narrative: how a heavy focus on white collar occupations restricts the work-life balance agenda British Psychological Society Work-Life Balance Bulletin. (In Press.)
  • PATTISON, J. and WARREN, T., 2017. Audit 2017: How effectively are class inequalities controlled in the UK?. In: DUNLEAVY, P. and TAYLOR, R., eds., The 2017 Audit of UK Democracy Democratic Audit.
  • WARREN, T., 2016. Work-life balance and class: in search of working-class work-lives. In: LEWIS, S., ANDERSON, D., LYONETTE, C., PAYNE, N. and WOOD, S., eds., Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond Routledge.

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