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School of Health and Society

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


  • Understanding Social World (Social Theory)
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Teaching interests:

  • Work and empployment
  • Voluntary sector
  • Wellbeing and mental health

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. She is a member of an interdisciplinary inter-university Theorising Underemployment Research Network (TURN).

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD (Univ of Cambridge), MPhil (Univ of Cambridge), PgCert in Higher Education Practice and Research (Univ of Salford), HEA Fellow


Ball, M, Hampton, C, Kamerade, D and Richardson, H 2017, 'Agency workers and zero hours : the story of hidden exploitation' , Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centres

Kamerade, D and Richardson, H 2017, 'Gender segregation, underemployment and subjective well-being in the UK labour market' , Human Relations, OnlineFirst

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

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, 26(6), 2733-2753

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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