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Vicky Trueman

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Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care

I hold the following qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Community Health
  • PGCE
  • FHEA

Teaching and supervision

I am Module Leader for:
  • HSC104 Biopsychosocial Theory
  • HSC106 Living with Disability: Culture and Identity

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests include Mad Studies, Disability Studies, and Mental Illness Recovery.

I am currently working on my PhD The Medicalization of Mental distress in Sunderland. A Mad Studies perspective.


My PhD explores the disease prevalence rates of depression in the city of Sunderland, which has been reported to be the highest in the UK. The research is aligned to Mad Studies which seeks to cultivate new concepts and values of mental illness.
  • Biopsychosocial Theory
  • Disability Theory
  • Mad Studies
  • Social Theory
I have achieved Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Last updated 17 June 2024