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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
  • Post War Homelessness Policy in the UK, Harding, J. 1 Sep 2019
  • An Introduction to Criminal Justice, Harding, J., Davies, P., Mair, G. Jan 2017
  • 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. 22 Jun 2017, In: Journal of Language and Politics
  • Benefit Sanctions and Homelessness: A report by the North East Homelessness Think Tank, Harding, J., Hugman, C., Irving, A. Jul 2015
  • 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
  • Care leavers, homelessness and the role of organisations, Harding, J. 25 Sep 2015
  • Inequality, homelessness and public sector housing, Harding, J. Apr 2015
  • Mapping the off-street sex industry in Newcastle upon Tyne: An initial analysis, Laing, M., Harding, J., McKenzie, L. 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
  • Youth Homeless North East Survey Report 2015, Harding, J., Irving, A., Stretesky, C. 2015

PGR Supervision

  • Jane Brough What is the motivation of food bank volunteers? A North East Case Study Start: 01/10/2017
  • Alicja Rogusz Start: 01/10/2018
  • Alicja Rogusz Start: 01/10/2018
  • 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
  • Christopher Parker Lived Experiences of ‘Choice’, ‘Control’, and ‘Success’ in Housing First Start: 07/10/2014

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