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Meghan Nicholson

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Senior Lecturer MSc Nursing

I gained my BA Sociology (2015), PCET PGCE (2018) and MSc Inequality and Society (2020) at the University of Sunderland.

I joined the University of Sunderland as an Academic Tutor in February 2020 and I'm now a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Programme Leader for MSc Nursing. My personal and academic interests sit within social inequalities, motherhood, gender, human rights, race, sexuality studies and domestic violence.

I am currently in the process of completing my PhD, also at the University of Sunderland, which will explore women's lived experiences of motherhood, paid work and academia simultaneously within the North East of England.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on:

I teach the following modules:

  • NUR207: Theory and Practice in Healthcare (Level 5)
  • HSSM66: Health Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (Level 7)
  • HSSM70: Dissertation (Level 7)
  • HSSM71: Teaching and Learning (Level 7)
  • HSSM72: Social Determinants of Health and Health Systems (Level 7)

I also supervise dissertation students on:

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests lie within a sociological intersectional framework, exploring topics such as:

  • Motherhood
  • Gender and Sexual Inequalities
  • Human Rights
  • Marginalized Families
  • Male Victims of Domestic Violence


I am currently in the process of undertaking my PhD studying the field of Motherhood, exploring the experiences of women who are negotiating motherhood, paid work and academia simultaneously. My Director of Studies is Sheila Quaid and my Co-Supervisor is Lindey Cookson.

Last updated 23 November 2021