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Queen's Campus

Senior staff

Deputy Head of Faculty, Social Sciences and Health, Queen's Campus: Prof Ian Greener


Ian Greener is Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Director of the North East Doctoral Training Centre at Durham.

Ian has worked in Higher Education since 1997 including (amongst others) posts at the Universities of York and Manchester. Before that he worked as an accountant in the NHS.

He has published in a wide range of journals in social policy, sociology, political science and organisation studies. He is a member of the Department of Health's Health Service and Delivery Research commissioning Board, as well as commissioning research on their RISC research programme. He is currently a member of the SPA Executive, and on the editorial Board of the journal Social Policy and Administration. He welcomes applications from potential PhD students in the areas of social policy reform, particular with respect to healthcare.

Departmental phone number: 0191 33 41484

QC phone number: 0191 33 40709

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Operations Director, Queen's Campus: Mr David Fionda

David has the job of overseeing non-teaching aspects of Campus Administration to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. Reporting to the Dean for Queen's Campus, he has a wide range of duties, including acting as the Registrar's representative, ensuring University policies and procedures are implemented at the Campus, office facilities and secretarial services, office space, bursar to John Snow and Stephenson Colleges, environmental issues, green and sustainable travel planning and health and safety.

Phone number: 0191 33 40014

Fax number: 0191 33 40010

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Director Wolfson Research Institute: Prof Clare Bambra

Prof Clare Bambra joined Durham University in 2005. In September 2011 Clare was appointed Acting Director of the Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University's interdisciplinary research institute on health and wellbeing. She is a member of the Geographies of Health and Wellbeing research group (GoHWell). Clare studied political science (BSocSc, Birmingham) and comparative public policy (MA, PhD, Manchester) before moving into public health research. Her research is highly inter-disciplinary, applying theories and methods from the social sciences to epidemiology and public health. Her research focuses on health inequalities and the social determinants of health. She has three main areas of interest: (1) labour markets and the relationships between work, worklessness and health; (2) the influence of welfare state policies and political structures on international variations in public health and health inequalities; (3) Tackling health inequalities by addressing the wider social determinants of health. She currently teaches on the MA in Health, Risk and Public Policy at the Durham Campus as well as the MSc in Public Policy and Health at Queen's Campus.

Phone number: 0191 334 0417
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