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Dr Richard Lee

Assistant Professor

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 a Senior Lecturer in Public Health and a UCU rep for SWECW and Health & Safety.

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, Infrastructures and Inequalities; Sport and 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 is an Editorial Board Member for BMC Geriatrics.

His email address is:

Richard Lee

Campus Address

Campus West
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 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. 1 Jan 2023, In: Ageing and Society
  • Exploring potential for occupational therapy practice models within areas of social deprivation: a qualitative inquiry within a community-centred food cooperative, Adams, R., Atkin, H., Lee, R., Hackett, S., Hackett, K. 1 Oct 2022, In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Rationing care by frailty during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lewis, E., Breckons, M., Lee, R., Dotchin, C., Walker, R. 8 Jan 2021, In: Age and Ageing
  • The Social Practices of Food Bank Volunteer Work, Lee, R., Coulson, C., Hackett, K. 18 Nov 2021, In: Social Policy 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
  • 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

  • Soheila Ghasri People, place and well-being: Affinities, allegiances and inter-generational dialogue in community cricket clubs Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Tom Nicholson “It’s Not Just A Thing, It’s Everything.” A Longitudinal Narrative Study on The Parental Experience of The ADHD Diagnostic Journey Start Date: 02/03/2018

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