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Dr Darryl Humble

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Darryl joined the Department of Social Sciences as a full-time member of staff in September 2013. His research and teaching seeks to explore the development of NGOs in India, the role of encounters in everday life and to rethink the nature of social research methods in practice. 

He contributes to postgraduate and undergraduate teaching in applied social research methods and international development as well as creating bespoke research methods focused training programmes.

In recent years Darryl has held senior roles within the department including Director of Education and Deputy Head of Department. In 2016 Darryl was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and in 2020 a European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship.


Darryl Humble

Campus Address

Lipman Building 304B
City Campus

Darryl is a member of the Centre for International Development. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with research interests in NGOs in India (including how they learn, construct work and change over time); how transformative encounters shape people’s experience of themselves and others; the changing role of ethnography and visual research methods; and the application of social research methods in practice settings.

More recently Darryl has been involved in a pilot research project that seeks to understand the ways in which pilgrimage based encounters challenge and change the lives and outlooks of those who walk for religious and non-religious reasons.

Darryl is interested in exploring research collaborations around any of the themes above, please contact him directly to discuss opportunities.

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  • Metamodern sensibilities: Toward a pedagogical framework for a wicked world, Bowman, S., Salter, J., Stephenson, C., Humble, D. 16 Nov 2022, In: Teaching in Higher Education
  • Sustainable international engagement using a partner co-hosted teaching model, Gillespie, B., Doyle, P., Jiang, Z., Humble, D. 1 Jun 2022, In: Irish Journal of Academic Practice
  • International Reflections on the Challenges of Entrepreneurial Education Working with Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Valencia, A., Humble, D., Doyle, P., Skoumpopoulou, D. 20 Aug 2021, In: Economic and Business Review
  • Recasting professionalisation: understanding self-legitimating professionalisation as a precursor to neoliberal professionalisation, Humble, D. 1 Nov 2019, In: Geoforum
  • Support for UNRWA's survival, Blanchet, K., El-Zein, A., Langer, A., Sato, M., Abdulrahim, S., Abouchacra, K., Afifi, R., Agnoletto, V., Akashi, H., Alameddine, M., Ansbro, É., Araújo-Soares, V., Assefi, N., Baillie Smith, M., Bardus, M., Bhabha, J., Bjertness, E., Blanchet, K., Borghi, J., Busza, J., Cammett, M., Campbell, O., Chaaban, J., Chalmers, I., Checchi, F., Danaei, G., Dhaini, H., Diaconu, K., Diwan, I., Dominguez-Salas, P., Dubois, E., El Kak, F., El-Zein, A., Eng, E., Eyal, N., Fawzi, W., Feder, G., Fujiya, R., Furukawa, S., Furusawa, K., Futami, A., Germani, A., Ghattas, H., Giacaman, R., Goto, R., Grant, L., Greenough, P., Habib, R., Hagopian, A., Humble, D. 22 Sep 2018, In: The Lancet
  • Working for change in India’s civil society, Humble, D., Mani, H. 1 Dec 2018, In: Work, Employment & Society
  • Education, International Volunteering, and Citizenship: Young People’s Subjectivities and Geographies of Development, Baillie Smith, M., Laurie, N., Brown, E., Griffiths, M., Humble, D. Apr 2016, Geographies of Global Issues: Change and Threat, London, Springer
  • Reducing Re-Offending Group Evaluation, Myers, S., Dyer, W., Humble, D. 2014
  • “This isn’t getting easier”: Valuing emotion in development research, Humble, D. 2012, In: Emotion, Space and Society
  • Degrees without freedom? Education, masculinities and unemployment in North India by Craig Jeffrey, Patricia Jeffery and Roger Jeffery, Humble, D. May 2011, In: Journal of International Development

  • Sociology PhD November 07 2013
  • Social Research MSc July 28 2005
  • Sociology BSc (Hons) September 01 2000
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

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