Dr Richard Lee
Senior Research Associate
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3816
- Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 1101
- Address: Institute of Health & Society
Newcastle Biomedical Research Building
Campus for Ageing and Vitality
Newcastle upon Tyne
I am a social scientist with expertise in the sociology of health and illness, qualitative methods and synthesis, and the politics of the food system.
My work considers the implications of medical, social, biological and technological processes for everyday life, expertise and policy.
- PhD, 2010 ‘Setting Science-Based International Food Standards: Defining Dietary Fibre in the Codex Alimentarius Commission’ (Newcastle University)
- MRes Social Science, distinction; MSc Rural Development, distinction (Newcastle University)
- BSc(Hons) Geography (University of Hull)
- 2011-13 Research Associate, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University
- 2010-11 Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield
- 2004-05 Research Associate, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University
My recent research focuses on end of life dementia care. As part of the National Institute of Health Applied Research Programme 'Supporting Excellence in End of Life Care for People with Dementia' (SEED) led by Prof Louise Robinson, I have conducted interviews and focus groups with national experts, service managers, frontline staff, carers and people with dementia in order to understand the features of 'good practice' in end of life care. My research also involved undertaking ethnography in various care services. On-going work examines the commissioning process for end of life care for people with dementia, based upon interviews and workshops with commissioners and a narrative review of policy and evidence.
Other work has focused upon: the practices of carers of people with rheumatoid arthritis and their interactions with diverse forms of education, advice and support; the politics of agri-food trade policy; innovation and standard setting in food composition.
As a social scientist who engages in interdisciplinary research, I am concerned with understanding the role of knowledge and expertise in producing practice and regulation.
Current Postgraduate Supervision
Grace Lewis (PhD)
Previous Postgraduate Supervision
Ellen Tullo (PhD)
MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research
- Approaches to Synthesising Qualitative Research, Systematic Review & Critical Appraisal Module
- Introduction to Qualitative Research
- Further Qualitative Research
- Dissertation Supervisor; Dissertation Examiner
MRes Global Health
- Dissertation Supervisor
- Lee RP, Bamford C, Poole M, McLellan E, Exley C, Robinson L. End of life care for people with dementia: The views of health professionals, social care service managers and frontline staff on key requirements for good practice. PLoS ONE 2017, 12(6), e0179355.
- Lee RP, Thompson B, Whybrow P, Rapley T. Talking About Looking: Three Approaches to Interviewing Carers of People With Rheumatoid Arthritis About Information Seeking. Qualitative Health Research 2016, 26(9), 1229-1239.
- Gott ZM, Baur N, McLellan E, Goodman C, Robinson L, Lee RP. Commissioning care for people with dementia at the end of life: a mixed-methods study. BMJ Open 2016, 6, e013554.
- Tullo ES, Young TJ, Lee RP. Medical students’ views about person-centred communication in dementia care. Dementia 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Hart RI, Ng WF, Newton JL, Hackett KL, Lee RP, Thompson B. What impact does written information about fatigue have on patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases? Findings from a qualitative study. Musculoskeletal Care 2016, epub ahead of print.
- Young TJ, Tullo ES, Lee RL. Person-Centeredness, Culture and Communication in Dementia Care: An International Investigation of the Views of Medical Students. In: Agwuele, A. and Lotto, A, ed. Essays in Speech Processes : Language Production and Perception. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing, 2016, pp.244-268.
- Lee RP, Hart RI, Watson RM, Rapley T. Qualitative synthesis in practice: some pragmatics of meta-ethnography. Qualitative Research 2015, 15(3), 334-350.
- Lee RP. Codex Alimentarius. In: Ken Albala, ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues. SAGE Publications, 2015, pp.1664.
- Lee RP, Bamford C, Exley C, Robinson L. Expert views on the factors enabling good end of life care for people with dementia: a qualitative study. BMC Palliative Care 2015, 14(32).
- Tullo ES, Lee RP, Robinson L, Allan L. Why is dementia different? Medical students’ views about deceiving people with dementia. Aging & Mental Health 2015, 19(8), 731-738.
- Lee RP. The politics of international agri-food policy: discourses of trade-oriented food security and food sovereignty. Environmental Politics 2013, 22(2), 216-234.
- Lee RP. Technologies. In: Jackson, P., the CONANX Group, ed. Food Words: Essays in Culinary Culture. Bloomsbury, 2013, pp.221-223.
- Lee RP. Innovation. In: Jackson, P., the CONANX Group, ed. Food Words: Essays in Culinary Culture. Bloomsbury, 2013, pp.104-109.
- Lee RP, Jackson P. Choice. In: Jackson, P., the CONANX Group, ed. Food Words: Essays in Culinary Culture. Bloomsbury, 2013, pp.43-44.
- Lee RP, Jackson P. Farming. In: Jackson, P., the CONANX Group, ed. Food Words: Essays in Culinary Culture. Bloomsbury, 2013, pp.82-82.
- Jackson P, Lee RP. Governance. In: Jackson, P., the CONANX Group, ed. Food Words: Essays in Culinary Culture. Bloomsbury, 2013, pp.96-99.
- Lee RP. Knowledge Claims and the Governance of Agri-Food Innovation. Agriculture and Human Values 2012, 29(1), 79-91.
- Shucksmith M, Talbot H, Lee R. Meta-Narratives as Heuristic Generalisations of Rural Change. In: Corpus, A., Hörnström, L, ed. The New Rural Europe: Towards Rural Cohesion Policy. Stockholm: Nordregio, 2011, pp.chapter 1.
- Lee RP. Agri-Food Governance and Expertise: The Production of International Food Standards. Sociologia Ruralis 2009, 49(4), 415-431.
- Lee RP. Exploring a mode of agri-food governance: international food standard setting and expertise. In: Millar, K., Hobson West, P., Nerlich, B, ed. Ethical Futures: Biosciences and Food Horizons. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic, 2009, pp.58-63.
- Lowe P, Phillipson J, Lee RP. Socio-technical innovation for sustainable food chains: roles for social science. Trends in Food Science & Technology 2008, 19(5), 226-233.
- Bennett K, Lee R. Amber and an/other Rural: Films, Photographs and the Former Coalfields. In: Fish, R, ed. Cinematic Countrysides. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007.
- Lee R, Ward N, Wilkinson K, Donaldson A. Foot and mouth - five years on : the legacy of the 2001 foot and mouth crisis for farming and the British countryside. Newcastle upon Tyne: Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, 2006. Discussion Paper Series 6.
- Daymond J, Phillipson J, Lee R. No 1. Setting the Research Agenda. University of Newcastle, UK: Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, 2005. Briefing Series 1.
- Phillipson J, Daymond J, Lowe P, Lee R. Harnessing the social and natural sciences for sustainable rural development: introducing the rural economy and land use programme. Farm Management 2005, 12(5), 277-286.