Professor Gregory Andrusz

Professor Gregory Andrusz

Professor of Comparative Sociology

Professor Andrusz has enjoyed a distinguished academic career as a sociologist at Middlesex University and with a range of international institutions.  He remains an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.

His first degree was a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Birmingham, followed by a PhD in Sociology and Russian Studies from the same institution.  While most of his career has been with Middlesex University in London, he is highly regarded as an international scholar.  Periods spent overseas include secondments to the University of Warsaw; the Civil Engineering Institute in Kiev, Ukraine; the European University Institute, located in Florence; and the Swedish National Building Institute at Gavle, Sweden.

Gregory’s publications are extensive and include three well-received books, as well as numerous chapters in books and articles in refereed journals.  He is well known as a presenter at national and international conferences.  As an Eastern European and Soviet expert he has undertaken consultancy and written reports for a range of important government and commercial organisations.

His arrival at UniSey in October 2014 coincided with the recent launch of the university’s new Social Science degree.  He was able to join a team of lecturers already delivering programmes to students who will, in due course, make their own contributions to the nation’s campaign for social renaissance.  The depth of Gregory’s academic experience and his comparative perspective will be invaluable in helping to draw on well-established theories and examples from other countries.  Likewise, he has brought with him a keen understanding of university practices, including those related to new course development.  During the period of his appointment, Gregory will undoubtedly help, too, in stimulating research around a variety of Social Science issues.