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School of Health and Society

Melvin Walker




1974-1977 University of Salford - first class honours, BSc (hons) Sociology

1977-1978 University Manchester – MA (Econ) Sociology

1983- 1984 Huddersfield Polytechnic – PGCE with commendation


1984 -1994 Lecturer - Manchester and Salford, adult education services

1991-2001 Lecturer - Chester College of Higher Education (part time)

1996 - to date Lecturer - University of Salford , initially part time then full time from 2001


Teaching areas:-

  •  study skills
  •  introductory sociology
  •  social exclusion
  •  sociology of health and illness
  •  gender and health
  •  social policy and social divisions 

Research Interests

      -  the teaching of social policy

      -  race and ethnicity


An  Introduction to Social Policy

edited by Peter Dwyer and Sandra Shaw

published 2013

Chapter  3 Social Exclusion

Chapter  4 Difference and Diversity