Dr Andrew Clark

Dr Andrew Clark

Senior Lecturer in Sociology


I joined the Social Sciences Directorate at Salford in December 2008 as Lecturer in Sociology, becoming Senior Lecturer in 2012 and Reader in 2015.


Much of my teaching is based around research methods, data analysis and advanced-level methodological development across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I also contribute to undergraduate modules on kinship and visual sociology.

Research Interests

My research explores the relationships between marginalization and the spatiality of social life, in the context of wellbeing, neighbourhoods and community. I am particularly interested in methodological developments. At the heart of my work is a commitment to inter- and trans-disciplinary research activity and the benefits this can bring to understanding real world problems and issues.

My current work focuses on two areas: the meaning of neighbourhood across the life-course, including an ESRC/NIHR funded project on neighbourhoods and dementia; and the sociology of fire and fire risk supported by several initiatives with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PhD
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Clark, A & Smith, J 2016, 'Owning and testing smoke alarms: Findings from a qualitative study', Journal of Risk Research. DOI:10.1080/13669877.2016.1240707 707

Bellaby, P & Clark, A 2016, 'Might more harm be done than good when scientists and engineers engage with the public about new technology before it is fully developed? The case of hydrogen energy', International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement 6(3), pp283-302

Sampson, M & Clark, A 2016, ''Deferred or chickened out?' Decision making among male carers of people with dementia', Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice 15(6), pp1605-1621

Clark, A & Morriss, L 2015, 'The use of visual methodologies in social work research over the last decade: A narrative review and some questions for the future', Qualitative Social Work. DOI:10.1177/1473325015601205

Clark, A & Smith, J 2015, 'Experiencing a domestic fire: an overview of key findings from a post incident research programme', Safer Communities, 14(2), pp95-103

See a complete list  http://usir.salford.ac.uk/view/authors/25373.html

Postgraduate research

  • Urban studies
  • Ageing and the life-course
  • Neighbourhoods and communities
  • Methodological development