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School of Health and Society
Dr Daiga Kamerade

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods in Sociology/Criminology

Location and contact

Allerton L520

T: 0161 295 8108

Dr Daiga Kamerade

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods in Sociology/Criminology


Daiga is an experienced lecturer and researcher and has been working at various universities in the UK and abroad for nearly twenty years. Daiga joined the University of Salford in October 2016 from the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham. Prior to this Daiga worked at the University of Manchester and was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge for a study on how working conditions affects workers’ engagement in voluntary organizations. Daiga has also been involved in data collection and analysis consultancy work for numerous private and public sector organizations


Daiga is committed to research-informed teaching that accommodates for diversity of students, leading and contributing to both undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including:

  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Understanding Social World
  • Protests, Riots and Revolutions.

Research Interests

Daiga is a work and employment researcher who combines sociological and psychological perspectives. She has an expertise in quantitative research methods and extensive experience of using large and complex data sets. Most recently Daiga has been involved in three projects: Community Hospitals Research Programme (2014-2017), the FP7 Third Sector Impact Research Project, and the Defining Mass Observation Project.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PhD (Social and Political Sciences), University of Cambridge (2009)
  • MPhil (Social and Development Psychology), University of Cambridge (2003)
  • PgCert in Higher Education Practice and Research, University of Salford (2011)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2011)


Kamerade, D, Bennett, MR (2017), 'Rewarding work : cross-national differences in benefits, volunteering during unemployment, well-being and mental health' , Work, Employment and Society . (In Press)

Kamerade, D., Crotty, J., Ljubownikow, S. (2016). Civil Liberties and Volunteering in Six Former Soviet Union Countries, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 0899764016649689, first published on May 19, 2016 doi:10.1177/0899764016649689

Kamerade, D., McKay, S. (2014). Is There a Subjective Well-being Premium in Voluntary Sector Employment in the UK, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Online First.

Kamerade, D., Ellis Paine, A. (2014). Volunteering and employability: implications for policy and practice, Voluntary Sector Review, 5(2), 259-273

Kamerade, D., Burchell, B. (2004) Teleworking and Participatory Capital: Is Teleworking an Isolating or a Community Friendly Form of Work? European Sociological Review, 20 (4), 365-387.

Postgraduate research

Daiga is happy to supervised Masters by Research and PhD research in the areas of:

  • Sociology of work
  • Work and wellbeing
  • Voluntary work and volunteering
  • Civil society