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Dr Matthew Durey

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Senior Lecturer in Social Science

I am a Senior Lecturer in Social Science at the University of Sunderland. I joined the University as a lecturer in 2018 from Northumbria University having worked here previously as a visiting lecturer and research associate. I am a member of the BSc Sociology programme team, and the Programme Leader for the MSc Practice Development. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in social theory and social research methods.

My research interests are largely in areas of urban and cultural geography and sociology. I am interested in post-industrial cities and urban culture, cultural and creative industries, urban identities and everyday practices, landscapes of inequalities, violence and resistance, and the theory and practice of social research.

Teaching and supervision

Module Leader:
  • Social Theory of Industrial Society
  • Applied Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences


I have been involved in research concerned with post-industrial cities and identities, cultural and creative industries, interpersonal violence, third sector organisations and austerity, domestic violence and abuse and LGBT services, and student experiences of higher education.
I am a member of the British Sociological Association and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Last updated 17 December 2019

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