Dr. Andrew Clark

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room L521

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Current positions

Reader in Sociology


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

Areas of research

Social science methodologies, Ageing, Neighbourhoods, Community


Modules taught:
  • Research Problems and Methods
  • Connected Lives
  • Visual Representation
  • Social Divisions & Inequalities
Teaching interests:
  • Research methodology
  • Urban sociology
  • Visual sociology

Research Interests

My research focuses on links between the environment and wellbeing. This includes research on

  • neighbourhoods, communities and wellbeing;
  • dementia and care environments; and
  • fire risk.

I have a keen interest in methodological development. I have been a member of several successful interdisciplinary research bidding teams and have received research funding from international, national and regional sources including the Economic and Social Research Council, National Institute of Health Research, the Big Lottery, the Department of Education, emergency service providers, as well as several local councils and charities.

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

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD


  • HEA fellow