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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.


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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Ageing, limb-loss, and military veterans, 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, 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, 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, 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

PGR Supervision

  • Joanne Marshall Start: 01/08/2019
  • Sara Young . Start: 17/01/2019
  • Stuart Barker . Start: 01/11/2015
  • Lee Thompson Start: 04/03/2016
  • Chioma Aleke Obstetric Vesico-vaginal Fistula (VVF): The Experiences and Views of Obstetric VVF Patients and their Families in South Eastern Nigeria Start: 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: 01/12/2015
  • Sarah Ramsden Start: 01/10/2019
  • Jane Murray . Start: 01/02/2016
  • Kelly Jayne Start: 01/10/2018
  • Kevin Elliott The use of practice based pedagogies in Architectural Technology education Start: 20/05/2019
  • Kevin Elliott The use of practice based pedagogies in Architectural Technology education Start: 20/05/2019
  • Lynn Stark Proffered Voices: What does Psychoanalytic Education and Training mean for Psychoanalytic Development and Identity? Start: 23/10/2014
  • Jalibani Ndebele Start: 01/11/2017
  • Elsie Richardson Nothing about us without us: The influence and impact of older people in policy making in the 21st century Start: 05/01/2015
  • 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: 31/10/2014


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