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Dr John Clayton

Senior Lecturer

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

EE John Clayton Staffprofile 255John was born in Luton and grew up nearby until moving to Leicester to study for a degree in BA (Hons) Geography and Social and Economic History in 1997. Continuing his academic interests, he completed a research based Masters degree at the University of Leicester in Human Geography.

After a short break from the world of academia, John returned to take up an ESRC/ODPM sponsored PhD at Durham University in the Department of Geography between 2002-2006, which examined everyday geographies of multiculturalism amongst young people in the city of Leicester.

John then went on to work as a Research Associate at the University of Sunderland on an Economic and Social Research Council sponsored project with Prof. Gill Crozier and Prof. Diane Reay. examining the learning and socio-cultural experiences of working class students in different Higher Education institutions.

Following this he took up another Research Associate position, this time looking at digital inclusion and exclusion in the city of Sunderland with Dr. Stephen J Macdonald. This was part of an evaluation project sponsored by the Department Communities and Local Government and Sunderland Digital Challenge.

In 2009 John took up a Lectureship, followed by a Senior Lectureship in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sunderland in the Department of Social Sciences.

He arrived at Northumbria University in October 2013 to take up a Senior Lectureship in Human Geography.

Qualifications

  • Geography PhD October 01 2002
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Working the Borderlands, Crozier, G., Reay, D., Clayton, J. 13 Jun 2019, In: British Journal of Sociology of Education
  • New directions in hate reporting research, Donovan, C., Clayton, J., MacDonald, S. 1 Jun 2019, In: Sociological Research Online
  • Dynamics of precarity among ‘new migrants’, Vickers, T., Clayton, J., Davison , H., Hudson, L., Cañadas, M., Biddle, P., Lilley, S. 19 May 2019, In: Mobilities
  • Temporal tensions: EU citizen migrants, asylum seekers and refugees navigating dominant temporalities of work in England, Clayton, J., Vickers, T. 6 Jun 2018, In: Time and Society
  • Geography and Everyday Life, Clayton, J. 11 Jan 2018, Oxford Bibliographies: Geography, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • The contingent challenges of purposeful co-production, Clayton, J., Vickers, T. 24 Nov 2017, In: Area
  • The disability bias: understanding the context of hate in comparison with other minority populations, Macdonald, S., Donovan, C., Clayton, J. 29 Mar 2017, In: Disability & Society
  • A critical portrait of hate crime/incident reporting in North East England: The value of statistical data and the politics of recording in an age of austerity, Clayton, J., Donovan, C., MacDonald, S. Oct 2016, In: Geoforum
  • Emotions of austerity: Care and commitment in public service delivery in the North East of England, Clayton, J., Donovan, C., Merchant, J. 1 Feb 2015, In: Emotion, Space and Society
  • Distancing and limited resourcefulness: Third sector service provision under austerity localism in the north east of England, Clayton, J., Donovan, C., Merchant, J. 1 Jan 2015, In: Urban Studies

PGR Supervision

  • Kahina Meziant Start: 06/06/2019
  • Matthew Durey Postindustrial identities in the cultural and creative industries: exploring Newcastle upon Tyne and Hamburg Start: 01/10/2015


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