Senior Lecturer in Social Policy
Teaching and supervision
I have taught across levels 4-7 and currently lead the following modules:
- Dimensions of Health and Social Care (Level 4)
- Lifecourse Approaches to the Health and Social Care of Children, Young People and Families (Level 5)
- Substance Use and Society (Level 6)
- Lifecourse Approaches to Ageing in Health and Social Care (Level 6)
- Mind, Body and Health Inequalities (Level 7)
I also supervise dissertation students in their final year of undergraduate study.
I am also a Level 6 Personal Tutor for BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, and liaison for our FdSc and Top up health and social care courses at the University of Sunderland London Campus. I hold external examiner commitments at the Universities of Leicester, Derby, UWTSJ and Lincoln.
Macdonald, Stephen J, Deacon, Lesley and Merchant, Jacqueline (2016) ‘Too Far Gone’: Dyslexia, Homelessness and Pathways into Drug Use and Drug Dependency. Insights on Learning Disabilities, 13 (2). pp. 117-134. ISSN 1949-1212
Clayton, John, Donovan, Catherine and Merchant, Jacqueline (2015) Distancing and limited resourcefulness : third sector service provision under austerity localism in the North East of England. Urban Studies, 53 (4). pp. 723-740. ISSN 0042-0980
Clayton, John, Donovan, Catherine and Merchant, Jacqueline (2014) Emotions of austerity : care and commitment in public service delivery in the North East of England. Emotion, Space and Society, 14. pp. 24-32.
Donovan, Catherine, Clayton, John and Merchant, Jacqueline (2012) Localism or Pulling the Plug on Public Services? Consequences of Austerity for the Third Sector in the North East. Project Report. Centre for Children, Young People & Families, University of Sunderland, Sunderland. (Unpublished)
Donovan, Catherine, Clayton, John, Merchant, Jacqueline and Roberts, Nicola (2011) An exploration of the impact of the Coalition Government's spending review on the North East and how the Department of Social Sciences might respond. Project Report. University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)