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Durham University

Department of Sociology

Sociology Department Staff

Dr William Craige

Director of Education - Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Sociology

Contact Dr William Craige


Appointed as a Teaching Fellow only in September 2015, Will is nevertheless a longstanding member of SASS, joining as an undergraduate student in 2006 and subsequently staying on to complete an MA (Social Research Methods) and PhD (Applied Social Science). Alongside his studies, he has also worked as a part-time tutor for the School since 2009, teaching subjects including: statistics; social research methods; philosophy of social science; classic and contemporary social theory; and the sociology of health and medicine.

Will is currently co-convenor of the level-2 module Social Research Methods which provides core research methods training for students studying across all three undergraduate degree programmes delivered by the School. He also provides ad hoc research support to projects running within the School. Most recently this has included preliminary work for research mapping the use of contextual data in undergraduate admissions in Scotland as well as research examining reasons for a recent upsurge in ASB reports in the Cleveland Police area.

Academic Interests

  • Science and technology in contemporary societies
  • Method, methodology and the philosophy of social science
  • Learning and teaching in higher education
  • Social stratification



Social Research Methods (2009-present)


Sociological Imaginations (2014-15)

Statistical Exploration and Reasoning (2010-13)

Sociology of Health and Medicine (2013)

Perspectives in Social Research (2010-2011)


Conference Papers

- Craige, W. (2015) “Performing Complexity and Diversity: A Pinboard Approach”, presented at the 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Prague, 27th August 2015

- Craige, W. (2012) “Designing Healthcare: Early Telemedicine and the US Healthcare System”, presented at the EASST/4S Joint Conference, Copenhagen, 19th October 2012

Research Projects

  • Policing Anti-Social Behaviour in Cleveland