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School of Applied Social Sciences

SASS Staff

Dr Gill Callaghan

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Gill Callaghan completed her first degree in Sociology and Social Administration at Newcastle University and entered Durham University, a number of years later, as a Postgraduate student. She undertook MA and PhD work investigating the transitions to adulthood made by young people living in a de-industrialising city. Immediately following her first degree she qualified and worked for several years as a Probation Officer. She has subsequently worked as a lecturer at Sunderland University and as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Leeds.


  • Callaghan, G. & Wistow, G. (2002). Public and Patient Participation in Primary Care Groups: New Beginnings for Old Power Structures.

Journal papers: academic

Journal papers: online


  • Callaghan, G. & Duggan, S. (2006). Report on the Evaluation of the Connected Care Audit. Application filed: 23 February 2007. Granted: 23 February 2007

Reports: official

  • Godfrey, M., Callaghan, G., Johnson, L. & Waddington, E. (2003). A Guide to User Involvement for Organisations Providing Housing Related Support Services. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister HMSO.

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2004: Journal Editorships: Member of editorial board of Sociological Research Online 1998-2004
  • 2004: Professional and Academic Associations: Social capital and the Working Class (with Ian Roberts) paper at conference How Class Works; State University of New York, June 10-12 2004.

Research Interests

  • Participation, citizenship and social capital
  • Work, family and community

Research Groups

  • Policy, Professions and Communities

Research Projects

Teaching Areas

  • Policy Related and Evaluation Research

Selected Grants

  • 2007: CONNECTED CARE EVALUATION (£129552.00 from Turning Point)