Dr Jon Warren
Jon Warren is a Social Scientist. His research interests are focussed on de-industrialisation and how its effects have manifested themselves in the lives and experiences of those living in areas like the North East of England. He has published work in the fields of disability studies, social policy and the sociology of work.
Jon first came to Durham as a part time postgraduate student in 1996 and completed his Master’s degree in the Sociology department, his dissertation supervisor was Professor Roy Boyne who would later become Principal of Cuth’s. He returned to Durham to study for his doctorate in 2005. Jon’s research on the call centre industry centred on the North East but also took him to India for two months fieldwork. After completing his PhD Jon worked in the School of Applied Social Sciences before moving to the Geography department where he worked until 2017. Jon worked briefly at Newcastle University in 2017/2018 before returning to Durham to take up his current position at Cuth’s in 2018.
As Vice-Principal Jon has a wide remit. This involves enhancing intellectual curiosity within the student body, ensuring students have opportunities for personal development, liaison with academic departments and outreach to the local community.
Jon is married to Susan and has one son James. He is a trustee of his local community library and a Boy’s Brigade leader. His other interests include, motorcycling, (riding and rebuilding), cricket (watching and playing), music, flying, photography and cinema.
Department of Geography
- Evaluating the County Durham Worklessness and Health Support Programme, County Durham Primary Care Trust, £550,000 (2009-2014)
- Health Inequalities in an Age of Austerity, Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Grant, £1 million (2013-2018)
- Disability Studies
- Sociology of the North East of England
- Sociology of Work
- Warren, Jonathan (2018). Industrial Teesside, Lives and Legacies. Springer.
Chapter in book
- Warren, Jon (2017). Policy, practice and difference within welfare regimes: Evidence from the UK. In Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation. 203.
- Warren, Jon (2020). “Whatever Did Ever Happen to the Likely Lads”? Social Change, Mobility, Class, and Identity in the UK 1969–2019. Frontiers in Sociology 5.
- Geiger, Ben Baumberg, Garthwaite, Kayleigh, Warren, Jon & Bambra, Clare (2018). Assessing work disability for social security benefits: international models for the direct assessment of work capacity. Disability and Rehabilitation 40(24): 2962-2970.
- Warren, Jon (2017). “The way things get done around here…” Exploring spatial biographies, social policy and governance in the North East of England. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 37(11/12): 655-666.
- Mattheys, Kate, Warren, Jonathan & Bambra, Clare (2017). “Treading in sand” A qualitative study of the impact of austerity on inequalities in mental health. Social Policy & Administration 52(7): 1275.
- Baumberg, B., Warren, J. , Garthwaite, K. A. & Bambra, C. (2015). Incapacity needs to be assessed in the real world Rethinking the Work Capability Assessment.
- Warren, J. & Garthwaite, K. (2015). Whose side are we on and for whom do we write? Notes on issues and challenges facing those researching and evaluating public policy. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice 11(2): 225-237.
- Warren, J., Bambra, C., Kasim, A., Garthwaite, K., Mason, J. & Booth, M. (2014). Prospective pilot evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-utility of a "health first" case management service for long-term Incapacity Benefit recipients. Journal of Public Health 36(1): 117-125.
- Garthwaite, K., Bambra, C. & Warren, J. (2013). 'The unwilling and the unwell’? Exploring stakeholders’ perceptions of working with long term sickness benefits recipients. Disability & Society 28: 1104-1117.