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Dr Darryl Humble

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

Darryl joined the Department of Social Sciences as a full time member of staff in September 2013. Prior to this Darryl combined part time lecturing and doctoral studies with research and outreach work with NGOs in the UK and India. 

Currently Darryl is the Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sociology and the PG Cert Social Research and Analysis for Organisations. He contributes to postgraduate and undergraduate teaching across the department in applied research methods, sociology and international development as well as developing overseas study visits, bespoke research training and CPD programmes for public, community and voluntary sector organisations.

Darryl has taught social sciences in the UK’s Higher and Further Education sectors since 2004 and in 2016 became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Campus Address

Lipman Building 304B
City Campus


  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Recasting 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
  • Cosmopolitan Encounters in Development Education, Humble, D. 18 Apr 2010
  • What counts as development research?, Humble, D., Smith, M. 2007, In: Studies in Qualitative Methodology


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