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Bob's key interests are in social inequalities, primarily in terms of social class and social mobility. He has conducted research on transport and social exclusion and the policing of ‘high-crime’ neighbourhoods, most recently in relation to the August 2011 English riots. 



  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Social class and social mobility
  • Transport and mobilities
  • Urban regeneration
  • Place-based identities
  • Survey design and analysis
  • Rioting and public disorder

Notable media coverage:

Yorkshire Post [3 April 2013]
Now we are all in a class of our own as 
‘simplistic’ social divisions no longer fit

Sheffield Telegraph [August 2012]
Why did Sheffield avoid 2011 riots?

Bob has also been featured in Big Issue In The North and on Radio Scotland and Radio Sheffield.


Bob Jeffery
Bob Jeffery

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