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Dr Jamie Harding

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

After Jamie graduated he undertook a number of jobs in the area of public sector housing: he was a housing needs assistant with Newcastle City Council, a housing officer with a housing association and a housing initiative co-ordinator, negotiating for suitable housing for Bosnian refugees arriving in the North East of England.  His experience in this area convinced him of the need for further research into housing issues so he successfully applied for a job at Northumbria in 1995, initially teaching professional housing courses and undertaking related research.

On completing his PhD and publishing the findings as a monograph, Jamie transferred to the then Division of Sociology and Criminology in 2004, continuing to teach and research in the area of homelessness and pursuing further interests in the areas of research methods and criminal justice.  Working with colleagues, he has undertaken large numbers of contract research projects addressing specific social problems within the North East.

Jamie is programme leader for the Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice and has co-edited a textbook on the Criminal Justice System. He is a Christian, a grandfather and a slow marathon and ultra-marathon runner.


Campus Address

Room 221 Lipman Building
City Campus West


  • Sociology PhD December 31 2001
  • Teaching & Learning PGCert December 31 1997
  • Housing MA January 09 1995
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2001

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Speeding up or Reaching out? Efficiency and Unmet Need as Policy Priorities in Wales, Sayers, D., Harding, J., Barchas-Lichtenstein, J., Coffey, M., Rock, F. Jul 2017, In: Journal of Language and Politics
  • An Introduction to Criminal Justice, Harding, J., Davies, P., Mair, G. Jan 2017
  • Care leavers, homelessness and the role of organisations, Harding, J. 25 Sep 2015, 10th European Research Conference on Homelessness
  • Benefit Sanctions and Homelessness: A report by the North East Homelessness Think Tank, Harding, J., Hugman, C., Irving, A. Jul 2015
  • What are dental non-attenders' preferences for anxiety management techniques? A cross-sectional study based at a dental access centre, Harding, A., Vernazza, C., Wilson, K., Harding, J., Girdler, N. 10 Apr 2015, In: British Dental Journal
  • Inequality, homelessness and public sector housing, Harding, J. Apr 2015, Inequalities in the UK: perceptions, actions, evolutions
  • Can transnational exchange in EU projects really lead to change? A differentiated analysis from an action research perspective, Guentner, S., Harding, J. 2015, In: European Journal of Social Work
  • Mapping the off-street sex industry in Newcastle upon Tyne: An initial analysis, Laing, M., Harding, J., McKenzie, L. 2015
  • Youth Homeless North East Survey Report 2015, Harding, J., Irving, A., Stretesky, C. 2015
  • Anti-social behaviour amongst homeless people: Assumptions or reality?, Harding, J., Irving, A. 22 Oct 2014, Anti-Social Behaviour in Britain: Victorian and Contemporary Perspectives, Basingstoke, Macmillan

PGR Supervision

  • Jane Brough Start: 01/10/2017
  • Adele Irving Homelessness Pathways and Capabilities: A Study of the Lived Experiences of the Hidden Homeless in Private Hostels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne Start: 04/10/2011
  • Alicja Yilmaz Start: 01/10/2018
  • Christopher Parker Lived Experiences of ‘Choice’, ‘Control’, and ‘Success’ in Housing First Start: 07/10/2014


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