Dr Neil Jenkings
Senior Research Associate

  • Email: neil.jenkings@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3806
  • Address: Room 3.67
    Level 5 Daysh Building
    Claremont Road
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

Roles and Responsibilities

Senior Research Associate, School of Geography Politics and Sociology


BSc (Hons) in Sociology and Social Research, University of Northumbria.

Diploma of the Market Research Society

MA Sociology Of Contemporary Society, University of York. 

MSc Research Methods, University of Surrey.

PhD in Sociology, University of Nottingham.

UKCHIP (Council for Health Informatics Professionals) Level 3

Previous Positions

DAAD, Scholarship, Alfred Schutz Memorial Archive, University of Konstanz, Germany. 

Post-Doc Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy, University College London

Senior Research Associate, Sowerby Centre for Health Informatics (SCHIN) Newcastle University

Senior Research Associate, GPS, Newcastle University.

Senior Research Associate, Institute for Health and Society, Newcastle University.

Senior Research Associate, GPS, Newcastle University.

Research Consultant, Dept. of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Leicester. 


American Sociological Association

British Sociological Association

International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis 

International Visual Sociology Association.

UK Health Informatics Professionals.

Major Recent Funded Projects

ESRC (2014-17) As Co-Investigator on 'Keeping enough in reserve: the employment of hybrid citizen-soldiers and the Future Reserves 2020 programme. Project with Prof. Rachel Woodward, Prof. Tim Edmunds, Dr. Paul Higate and Dr. John Hockey.

ESRC (2012-14) As Co-investigator on 'The Value of the University Armed Service Units'. Project with Dr Alison William and Prof. Rachel Woodward.

ESRC (2009-11) As Co-Investigator on 'The Social Production of the Contemporary British Military Memoir'. Project with Prof. Rachel Woodward.

ESRC (2006-07) As Research Associate on 'Negotiating identity and Representation in the Mediated Armed Forces'. With Dr Trish Winter (University of Sunderland) and Professor Rachel Woodward (Newcastle University).

Research Interests

Military, Culture and Society: including citizen-soldiers, Reservists, Veterans and access to information services, representation in photography and print media, contemporary military memoirs and University Armed Service Units.

Health and Social Care Informatics, Medical and Health Services Decision-Making and Information Provision and Biobanking.

Interaction and collaborative work in rock climbing.

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis. 

Current Work

Reservists, University Armed Service Units, Militarism and Popular Culture, Memoirs and other Representations of the Military. Ethnomethodology of Rock Climbing. Respecification of Beauty.

Future Research

On-going studies in Military, Culture and Society, Health and Social Care Informatics, Biobanking and Rock Climbing.




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