Robert Macdonald

Robert Macdonald, Guest Proffesor

Department of Learning and Philosophy
Aalborg University
Campus Copenhagen
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
2450 Copenhagen SV

Tel: (+45) 2073 5872

Mail: r.macdonald@tees.ac.uk

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.

Employment Record:

[Academician of theAcademy of Social Sciences(AcSS), 2011-]

Deputy Director - Social Futures Institute (SoFI), University of Teesside, 2010-

Professor of Sociology, University of Teesside, 2002-

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.

MacDonald, R, Shildrick, T. and Furlong, A. (2014) 'In search of "intergenerational cultures of worklessness": Hunting Yetis and Shooting Zombies',Critical Social Policy, vol. 34 no. 2 199-220.

Shildrick, T. and MacDonald, R. (2013) 'Poverty Talk: how people experiencing poverty deny their poverty and why they blame 'the poor''The Sociological Review,61, 2: 285 - 303.

MacDonald, R., and Shildrick, T., (2013) 'Youth and wellbeing: experiencing bereavement and ill health in marginalised young people's transitions'Sociology of Health and Illness, 35, 1: 147-161.

Shildrick, T., MacDonald, R., Webster, C., and Garthwaite, K. (2012)Poverty and Insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain, Bristol: Policy Press -Winner of the 2013 British Academy/ Policy Press Peter Townsend Prize.

Shildrick, T., MacDonald, R., Furlong, A., Roden, J., and Crow, R., (2012)Are 'cultures of worklessness passed down the generations?', York: JRF.

MacDonald, R., Shildrick, T., Borrow, S., and Warnock, K. (2012)Transferring and Exchanging Knowledge and Influencing Ways of Working, Middlesbrough Council/ Middlesbrough Partnership.

MacDonald, R. (2011) 'Youth, transitions and un(der)employment: plus ça change, plus ça même chose',Journal of Sociology, 47, 4: 427-444.

MacDonald, R., Shildrick, T., Blackman, S., (eds.) (2010)Young People, Class and Place, London: Routledge.

Simpson, M., Shildrick, T and MacDonald, R. (eds.) (2007)Drugs in Britain: Supply, Consumption and Control, Basingstoke: Palgrave

MacDonald, R., and Marsh, J. (2005)Disconnected Youth? Growing Up In Britain's Poor Neighbourhoods, Basingstoke: Palgrave

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