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Dr Richard Lee

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Richard is a social scientist who has undertaken work on a variety of public health issues. He is currently a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Public Health and a UCU rep for SWECW and Health & Safety.

He was previously a Senior Research Associate in the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University (2011-2018) and a Research Associate in the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield (2010-2011). He was awarded his PhD in 2010 from Newcastle University with the thesis ‘Setting Science-Based International Food Standards: Defining Dietary Fibre in the Codex Alimentarius Commission’.

His research and teaching specialist areas are:​ Public Health; Social Science; Qualitative Methods and Synthesis; Food Insecurity; Inequalities and Inequities; Sport and Wellbeing; Ageing and Frailty; End of Life Care; Social Practice Theory; Socio-Material Infrastructures; Politics of Regulation and Knowledge Claims; Science & Technology Studies.

He was lead investigator for the British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grant Project: 'Between transition and crisis: food assistance organisations in Northumberland and the implications for social infrastructure' SRG20\200138 Oct 2020 - Sep 2022.

Richard is an Editorial Board Member for BMC Geriatrics.

His email address is:

Richard Lee

Campus Address

Campus West
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Pathways to a Brighter Hartlepool: What Really Matters to People?, Bestford, T., Dalton, C., Garlick, R., Graham, P., Guy, C., Hackett, K., Hall-Jones, B., Herrington, T., Lee, R., McCluskey, S., Penton, J., Simons, J. Feb 2024
  • School Meals from the Perspectives of Children Aged 9-11 in Cardiff, Wales, Dalton, C., Graham, P., Lee, R. 17 Jan 2024, Interdisciplinary Research Themes Showcase 2024
  • ‘Teachers Need to Understand the Position that They Have’: Discussing Poverty in Diverse Classes, Graham, P., Fisher, N., Dalton, C., Lee, R. 5 Feb 2024, Developing and Implementing Teaching in Sensitive Subject and Topic Areas , Leeds, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
  • A cross-cultural investigation of the conceptualisation of frailty in northern Tanzania, Lewis, E., Rogathi, J., Kissima, J., Breckons, M., Lee, R., Urasa, S. 1 Jan 2023, In: Ageing and Society
  • Food bank practices, local development and the potential of community wealth building and universal basic services in the UK, Lee, R., Graham, P., Croft, E., Hackett, K. 2023, In: Local Economy
  •  Identifying the exclusions within academic literature regarding free school meal practices and policies: A scoping review, Dalton, C., Graham, P., Lee, R. 24 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
  • Identifying the Exclusions Within Academic Literature Regarding Free School Meal Practices and Policies: A Scoping Review, Dalton, C., Graham, P., Lee, R., Stack, S., Elliott, S. 29 Mar 2023, Open Research and Reproducibility Conference 2023
  • Infant feeding choices among Panamanian mothers: A qualitative study, De La Cruz, D., Lee, R., Gallagher, J. 1 Oct 2023, In: Food Science and Nutrition
  • Patient attitudes to nebulised antibiotics in the treatment of bronchiectasis: a mixed-methods study, Davison, J., Robinson-Barella, A., Davies, G., Campos-Hinojosa, M., Collins, C., Husband, A., Okeowo, D., Hester, K., Lee, R., Rapley, T., de Soyza, A. May 2023, In: ERJ Open Research
  • The Social Practices of Food Bank Volunteer Work, Lee, R., Coulson, C., Hackett, K. Jul 2023, In: Social Policy and Society

  • Tom Nicholson “It’s Not Just A Thing, It’s Everything.” A Longitudinal Narrative Study on The Parental Experience of The ADHD Diagnostic Journey Start Date: 02/03/2018 End Date: 29/03/2023
  • Soheila Ghasri People, Place and Wellbeing: Understanding Participation in Community Cricket Clubs Start Date: 01/10/2019

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