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Dr Andrew Fletcher

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Knowledge for Use: K4U) in the Department of Philosophy

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Postdoctoral Research Associate on the ERC-funded Knowledge for Use (K4U) programme, which weaves together six social science case studies and two philosophy research streams to develop evidence and theory to help fortify policies. I currently work on three case studies; mental health, occupational health and health economies, with a focus on policy deliberation and design.

I have completed the Durham University Learning and Teaching Award and currently lead seminars on two modules: Social Policy: Principles and Current Issues and Perspectives on Social Research. More broadly, I am particularly interested in the meanings of wellbeing and culture within health and social care policy contexts.

Research Projects

Department of Sociology

  • Knowledge for Use (K4U)

Research Interests

  • Arts and health
  • Epistemic Injustice
  • Public health
  • Realist methods
  • Social theories
  • Wellbeing


Journal Article

  • Fletcher, Andrew & Hackett, Simon (2021). The bagatelle of human flourishing: Using realist evaluation to disentangle the multiple wellbeing benefits of participatory music activity. Journal of Music, Health, and Wellbeing 7(Winter 2021).
  • Fletcher, Andrew & Clarke, Jeremy (2020). Integrated Care Systems as an Arena for the Emergence of New Forms of Epistemic Injustice. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 23(5): 723-737.
  • Fletcher, A., Hackett, S. & Carr, S. (2019). The 4P Participatory Arts Recovery Model: Peers, Product, Personhood and Positive Interaction. Journal of Applied Arts and Health 10(1): 41-56.