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Dr Richard Lee

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Richard is a social scientist who has undertaken work on a variety of public health issues. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Public Health.  

He was previously a Senior Research Associate in the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University (2011-2018) and a Research Associate in the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield (2010-2011). He was awarded his PhD in 2010 from Newcastle University with the thesis ‘Setting Science-Based International Food Standards: Defining Dietary Fibre in the Codex Alimentarius Commission’.

His research and teaching specialist areas are:​ Public Health; Social Science; Qualitative Methods and Synthesis; Food Systems; Sport & Wellbeing; Ageing and Frailty; End of Life Care; Social Practice Theory; Politics of Regulation and Knowledge Claims; Science & Technology Studies

He is lead investigator for the British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grant Project: 'Between transition and crisis: food assistance organisations in Northumberland and the implications for social infrastructure' SRG20\200138 Oct 2020 - Sep 2022.

Richard Lee

Campus Address

Campus West
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7XA

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A cross-cultural investigation of the conceptualisation of frailty in northern Tanzania, Lewis, E., Rogathi, J., Kissima, J., Breckons, M., Lee, R., Urasa, S. 2 Apr 2021, In: Ageing and Society
  • Understanding (disrupted) participation in community sports clubs: Situated wellbeing, social practices and affinities and atmospheres, Lee, R., Potrac, P. 1 Jan 2021, In: Wellbeing, Space and Society
  • Rationing care by frailty during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lewis, E., Breckons, M., Lee, R., Dotchin, C., Walker, R. 28 Jul 2020, In: Age and Ageing
  • Supporting good quality, community-based end-of-life care for people living with dementia: the SEED research programme including feasibility RCT, Robinson, L., Poole, M., McLellan, E., Lee, R., Amador, S., Bhattarai, N., Bryant, A., Coe, D., Corbett, A., Exley, C., Goodman, C., Gotts, Z., Harrison-Dening, K., Hill, S., Howel, D., Hrisos, S., Hughes, J., Kernohan, A., MacDonald, A., Mason, H., Massey, C., Neves, S., Paes, P., Rennie, K., Rice, S., Robinson, T., Sampson, E., Tucker, S., Tzelis, D., Vale, L., Bamford, C. 1 Oct 2020, In: Programme Grants for Applied Research Volume
  • End-of-life care: A qualitative study comparing the views of people with dementia and family carers, Poole, M., Bamford, C., Mclellan, E., Lee, R., Exley, C., Hughes, J., Harrison-Dening, K., Robinson, L. 1 Mar 2018, In: Palliative Medicine
  • Medical students’ views about person-centred communication in dementia care, Tullo, E., Young, T., Lee, R. 1 Jul 2018, In: Dementia
  • What enables good end of life care for people with dementia? A multi-method qualitative study with key stakeholders, Bamford, C., Lee, R., McLellan, E., Poole, M., Harrison-Dening, K., Hughes, J., Robinson, L., Exley, C. 4 Dec 2018, In: BMC Geriatrics
  • End of life care for people with dementia: The views of health professionals, social care service managers and frontline staff on key requirements for good practice, Lee, R., Bamford, C., Poole, M., McLellan, E., Exley, C., Robinson, L. 16 Jun 2017, In: PLoS One
  • What impact does written information about fatigue have on patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases?: Findings from a qualitative study, Hart, R., Ng, W., Newton, J., Hackett, K., Lee, R., Thompson, B. Sep 2017, In: Musculoskeletal Care
  • Commissioning care for people with dementia at the end of life: A mixed-methods study, Gotts, Z., Baur, N., McLellan, E., Goodman, C., Robinson, L., Lee, R. 21 Dec 2016, In: BMJ Open

PGR Supervision

  • Soheila Ghasri People, place and well-being: Affinities, allegiances and inter-generational dialogue in community cricket clubs Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Tom Nicholson Understanding the needs and experiences of parents whose children are currently on the ADHD diagnostic journey: A longitudinal study Start Date: 02/03/2018


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