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Dr Michael Hill

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Mick Hill 2 255The guiding ethos of Mick’s scholarship has been to follow C. Wright Mills’ manifesto of considering  ‘research as the practice of a craft.’ As well as teaching Research Methods Courses to Postgraduate students for over 20 years, he has held research grants for studies that have used survey methods, mixed methodologies and qualitative (particularly narrative) approaches. His more recent research has sought to involve health service users as co-researchers with the aim of maximising the transformational potential of research outcomes. He is currently Postgraduate Research Director in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and is also a co-founder and steering group member of  the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group (NE) – an active network of medical sociologists working across the five Universities within the North East of England. He is currently the elected Staff Representative on Northumbria University’s Board of Governors.

Prior to his postgraduate sociological education (University of Durham), he worked as a Registered Nurse in both General and Mental Health care settings.

Aside from his academic practice, Mick continues to be  an  active public servant as a team member (and latterly Medical Officer) for North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team. This voluntary work entails dealing face-to-face with vulnerable people as well as the more usual activities of a Mountain Rescue team e.g. wilderness search, providing acute pre-hospital medical care and the  location and extrication of injured people.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Defining major trauma: a Delphi study, Thompson, L., Hill, M., Lecky, F., Shaw, G. 10 May 2021, In: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
  • Ageing, limb-loss, and military veterans: A systematic review of the literature, Caddick, N., Cullen, H., Clarke, A., Fossey, M., Harrington, B., Hill, M., McGill, G., Greaves, J., Taylor, T., Kiernan, M. 1 Aug 2019, In: Ageing & Society
  • Defining major trauma: a pre-hospital perspective using focus groups, Thompson, L., Hill, M., McMeekin, P., Shaw, G. 1 Dec 2019, In: British Paramedic Journal
  • Utilisation of the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant in NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups across England: a freedom of information investigation, McGill, G., Wilson, G., Hill, M., Kiernan, M. Jan 2019, In: BMJ Open
  • Are veterans different? Understanding veterans’ help seeking behaviour for alcohol problems, Kiernan, M., Osborne, A., McGill, G., Greaves, J., Wilson, G., Hill, M. Sep 2018, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Framework Analysis: A whole paradigm approach, Kiernan, M., Hill, M. 13 Aug 2018, In: Qualitative Research Journal
  • Loneliness and social isolation of military veterans: systematic narrative review, Wilson, G., Hill, M., Kiernan, M. Dec 2018, In: Occupational Medicine
  • Identifying pre-hospital factors associated with outcome for major trauma patients in a regional trauma network: An exploratory study, Thompson, L., Hill, M., Davies, C., Shaw, G., Kiernan, M. 28 Aug 2017, In: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
  • Improving Access Report 2017: Understanding Why Veterans Are Reluctant To Access Help for Alcohol Problems, Kiernan, M., Hill, M., Mcgill, G., Osborne, A., Greaves, J., Wilson, G. 15 Nov 2017
  • Researching ageing bodies in the home : a Foucauldian analysis, Davison, J., Lhussier, M., Hill, M. 22 Jun 2016, Foucault at 90 - International Conference

PGR Supervision

  • Elsie Richardson Nothing about us without us: The influence and impact of older people in policy making in the 21st century Start Date: 05/01/2015 End Date: 13/08/2018
  • Jane Murray Wholetruth, untruths and lies: An ethnographic study of communicative interaction between professional caregivers and people with dementia Start Date: 01/02/2016 End Date: 04/08/2021
  • Ian Robson Accounting for Professional Identity: Relating Identity Stories and Accounts of Professional Practice in Integrated Early Years Services Start Date: 04/10/2010 End Date: 07/01/2016
  • Monir Ahmed A Cognitive Spiritual Approach to Mental Health and Well-being Start Date: 01/07/2021
  • Sheila McQueen How Can Continuing Professional Development that is supported through innovative practice and educational support partnerships change or develop nursing practice in paediatric critical care nursing? An Action Research study Start Date: 09/11/2012 End Date: 31/07/2016
  • Paul Jones Towards Constructivist Scholarship in Architectural Education Start Date: 11/04/2013 End Date: 07/01/2016
  • June Davison Learning in Single Parent Families: A narrative investigation of single mothers’ and single fathers’ engagement with their children’s learning. Start Date: 27/09/2011 End Date: 25/06/2016
  • Michelle Glascott Engaging the Mistrusted: An Exploration of Selfhood and the Lived Experiences of Men Receiving a Forensic Community Personality Disorder Service Start Date: 13/02/2007 End Date: 11/06/2015
  • Lynn Stark Proffered Voices: What does Psychoanalytic Education and Training mean for Psychoanalytic Development and Identity? Start Date: 23/10/2014 End Date: 30/05/2019
  • Carole Charters Communication Matters: The Employment Experiences of Adults with Aspergers Syndrome. A Phenomenological Study. Start Date: 05/10/2010 End Date: 11/11/2016
  • Stephen Craig Career expectations and influences among student nurses Start Date: 24/07/2020
  • Sara Young Do Children/Adolescent's who have been exposed to an ACE, Show Significant Symptom Reduction following TA informed EMDR. Start Date: 17/01/2019
  • Joanne Marshall Start Date: 01/08/2019 End Date: 25/02/2020
  • Stuart Barker Factors Influencing the Outcome of Nurse Delivered Procedural Sedation and Analgesia During Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: A Realist Evaluation Start Date: 01/11/2015
  • Chioma Aleke Obstetric Vesico-vaginal Fistula (VVF): The Experiences and Views of Obstetric VVF Patients and their Families in South Eastern Nigeria Start Date: 11/06/2019
  • Victoria Abolarin A longitudinal mixed-method investigation of sexual development amongst a school-aged sample of adolescents in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria Start Date: 01/12/2015 End Date: 24/10/2019
  • Sarah Ramsden Why do we need each other in our last days of life? Recognising, reclaiming and re-envisioning community in hospice care Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Kelly Jayne What components / mechanisms of Art Psychotherapy treatment are effective in supporting recovery for adults who have Psychological Complex Trauma? Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Kevin Elliott The use of practice based pedagogies in Architectural Technology education Start Date: 20/05/2019
  • Jalibani Ndebele What factors determine positive outcomes for a atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) patients in England? Start Date: 01/11/2017
  • Jecinta Okumu 'I Have Never Had Sex and Here I am HIV Positive for the Rest of my Life': ARVS Experiences Amongst Adolescents, Aged 15-24 in Kenya-Kisumu Start Date: 31/10/2014 End Date: 10/11/2017


  • Sociology PhD June 30 1995
  • Education PGCE June 30 1990
  • Information not provided Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2004

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