Director of Postgraduate Research Training
Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research);
Director of Postgraduate Research Training Programme,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences;
DPD and Exams Officer for Inter-Faculty modules for research masters and IPhD programmes
For details of the Postgraduate Research Training Programme, go here:
Writing across Boundaries: Explorations in Research, Writing and Rhetoric in Qualitative Research, ESRC Researcher Development Initiative (with Bob Simpson, Durham University)
I have supervised 15 doctoral researchers to completion, on a wide variety of subjects. I am currently supervising:
Sarah Wright: 'A Mixed Methods Study of Medical School Admissions: Issues of Fairness and Predicting Student Performance', with Philip Bradley (Medical Education) and Robin Henderson (Mathematics and Satistics)
Sophie Yarker: 'Urban regeneration and the consequences for transformations of local identities', with John Tomaney and Andy Pike (Economic Geography).
Elected Chair, Biographical perspectives on European Societies Research Network, European Sociological Association. 2004-2008.
National Teaching Fellow 2011
Funded Research Projects
2000 Pathways to Youth Crime Reduction, Youth Justice Board, £172,000.
2000 Youth Inclusion: An Evaluative Study of the North East Region, Youth Justice Board, £143,000.
2000 Early Intervention for Young Offenders, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, £52,394
2000 Youth Crime Audit: City of Gateshead. Funded by Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, £5,000.
2000 Bail Support Evaluation. Funded by Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council £12,000.
2002 Youth Inclusion, extension to existing project, Youth Justice Board, £71,500.
2002 Teenage pregnancy and parenting: a study of inter-generational transmission of cultural beliefs and practices, ESRC CASE studentship in collaboration with Northumberland Health Authority. Northumberland Health Authority contribution: £22,500
2002 Early Intervention for Young Offenders, Housing and Health factors, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, £4,467.
2003 Mentoring Young Offenders, an evaluation, South Tyneside Youth Offending Team, £7,843.
2003 Youth Inclusion, extension to existing project, Youth Justice Board, £38,500.
2004 YOT Performance Measures: The Validity of Recidivism Rates at the Local Level, commissioned by Gateshead Youth Offending Team, £3,400.
2004 EUA Doctoral Programmes Project, coordinating group for Network 3, on Quality in Doctoral Education (with Professor Ella Ritchie and Dr Stan Taylor)
Masters and Research Postgraduates
LESS804 Introduction to Qualitative Methods (Module leader)
LESS805 Introduction to Quantitiative Methods (Module Leader)
Managing a PhD (Module Leader)
Research in the Wider Context (Module leader)