We are happy to have Robert MacDonald as associated to the Danish Center for Youth Research.
Robert MacDonald is a central and import figure within the field of youth research. His research interests include youth, transitions to adulthood, social exclusion, worklessness and social class. He has published extensively on these subjects and is co-editor of the Journal of Youth Studies.
1984-1988 D.Phil 'Youth and Unemployment in Rural Areas', University of York, Department of Sociology.
1980-83 BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology, Upper Second, University of Durham.
[Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences(AcSS), 2011-]
Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Sociology, Monash University
Visiting Professor, Danish Centre for Youth Research, University of Aalborg
Deputy Director - Social Futures Institute (SoFI), University of Teesside, 2010-2017
Professor of Sociology, University of Teesside, 2002-2017
Reader in Sociology, University of Teesside, 1997-2002
Principal Lecturer in Sociology, University of Teesside, 1997
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Teesside, 1992-1997
Research Fellow, University of Durham, 1988-2002
Part-time Lecturer and DPhil Student in Sociology, University of York, 1984-1988
Selected Funded Research:
2013 Pioppi, D., (PI) University of Rome, MacDonald, R., (CI), plus others
Power2Youth - Freedom, dignity and justice: youth exclusion and inclusion in the South and East Mediterranean, European Union Framework 7, c. £2m, (c. £15k Teesside element).
2012, T. Shildrick (PI) and R. MacDonald, Poverty myths, Webb Memorial Trust, £15k.
2010, T. Shildrick (PI) Teesside University, R. MacDonald & A. Furlong, Glasgow University.
Inter-generational cultures of worklessness: popular myth or miserable reality?, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £103k.
2008, T. Shildrick (PI), R. MacDonald & C. Webster.Two steps forward, two back? Understanding recurrent poverty, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £105k.
2008, Dr. S. Sandberg (PI), UCL, R. MacDonald,Adolescent Stress: a literature review Nuffield Foundation, £45k.
2003, R. MacDonald (PI) plus three others, Poor Transitions, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £45k.
1999, R. MacDonald (PI) & Les Johnston,Youth Transitions, Social Exclusion and Alternative Careers, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £50k.
1998, R. MacDonald (PI), Youth, the Underclass and Social Exclusion, ESRC, £103k.
1990, MacDonald (PI), F. Coffield, University of Durham,Adults, Enterprise and New Forms of Work, ESRC, £82k.