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Dr Jill Tidmarsh

Acting Principal of Josephine Butler College
Acting Vice Principal of Stephenson College

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Acting Principal

Josephine Butler College

Jill is a Durham graduate, with BA Hons in Sociology and Social Policy and a PhD in the field of Business and Social Science. Her PhD “Starting to entrepreneur: processes of becoming self employed” looked at sole traders and micro businesses in the north east of England. Jill’s field of research has since encompassed needs mapping and costs of mental health and social care provision for children and families and she is currently working on interdisciplinary opportunities for undergraduates and postgraduates in education, health, social care and related fields. 

Research Groups

School of Applied Social Sciences

Research Projects

School of Applied Social Sciences

  • Sure Start in County Durham

Research Interests

  • Child and Adult Mental Health Services need and services evaluation
  • Effects of the National Minimum Wage on people with disabilities
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneuring

Publications

  • Tidmarsh, J., Carpenter, J. & Slade, J. (2003). Practitioners as gatekeepers and researchers: assessing the outcomes of the family support services. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 23.
  • Schneider, J. & Dutton, J. (2002). Attitudes Towards Disabled Staff and the Effect of the National Minimum Wage: A Delphi survey of employers and disability employment advisors. Disability and Society 17(3).

Other publications: research

  • Tidmarsh, J. & Schneider, J. (2005). Costs of typical Sure Start services. in 2005 edition of Curtis, L. and Netten, A. Unit Costs of Health and Social Care, Kent, Personal Social Services Research Unit
  • Tidmarsh, J. & Schneider, J. (2004). Costs of Family Support Services. in Curtis, L and Netten, A. Unit Costs of Health and Social Care, Kent, Personal Social Services Research Unit
  • Robinson, F., Shaw, K., Dutton, J., Grainger, P., Hopwood, B & Williams, S. (2000). Who Runs the North-East Now? A Review and Assessment of Governance in North East England. Financed by the Milfield House Foundation, Newcastle. Published by the Universities of Durham and Northumbria.
  • Dutton, J (1998). What Women Are We Talking About? Women's Studies Network (UK) Association Newsletter
  • Dutton, J (1997). Sassower's "Cultural Collisions". Social Epistemology 11(1).