Dr Towers' main teaching specialism is social policy and he is the Module Leader on a Year One course. He has a background of research and expertise in this subject having taught social policy for a number of years both at Nottingham Trent University and elsewhere. His PhD related both to social policy and elderly care which is a particular interest of his.
In addition, Dr Towers teaches on a range of other subjects and makes a number of contributions to the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care degree.
His work also involves administration, research and writing for journals – including areas such as writing on pedagogical issues as well as social policy. Dr Towers also prepares teaching resources, in particular audio-visual materials and he has involved students in their preparation.
Dr Towers has worked in education before as a Careers Officer. He is social work qualified and has worked with people with disabilities and in elderly care. In addition, Dr Towers has conducted research for a housing association.
Dr Towers' current research interests are in elderly care.