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Jacqueline Merchant

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Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

I have worked at the University for over 25 years broadly within the area of Sociology of Health and Illness. Currently, I work in the Social Sciences department in the Faculty of Education and Society, mainly on BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, but working with colleagues and students across social sciences and related courses.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on:
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.


I have been involved in research in relation to young people and recreational drug use; youth, risk and health; and the impact of austerity and localism on third sector provision of services. I am currently working on my PhD which focuses upon wellbeing for women in mid life.


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Number of items: 6.


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 on Programmes Offered by the Department of Social Sciences. Project Report. University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK. (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)

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Last updated 25 July 2022