Sociology Department Staff
Professor Tony Chapman, BA(Hons) Lancaster PhD (Plymouth/CNAA)
(email at email@example.com)
Education and Training
- BA (hons.) Sociology (major) Behaviour in Organisations (minor), IIi, University of Lancaster, July 1981.
- PhD (CNAA) 'Patterns of Occupational Mobility among Men and Women in Scotland, 1930-1970', Plymouth Polytechnic, examined by Professor David Dunkerley (Plymouth Polytechnic) and Professor John Rex (Aston University) October 1984.
- Director of Research and Professorial Fellow, Policy & Practice, St. Chad’s College, Durham University, December 2011 – to date.
- Hon. Professor of Social Policy, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, 2012 - to date.
- Professor of Social Policy, School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University, January 2008 – November 2011.
- Assistant/Deputy Dean, School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University, June 2002 – March 2010.
- Principal Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University, July 1992 - July 2002.
- Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University, January 1990 - July 1992.
- Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Staffordshire Polytechnic, September 1984 - December 1989.
- ESRC Research Student and Part-time Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, Department of Social and Political Studies, Plymouth Polytechnic, September 1981 - August 1984.
Between 2013 and 2015 I led final year undergraduate/Masters Social Policy modules in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University
Between 1981 and 2002 I taught extensively across a range of sociology, social policy and social research methods modules in schools of social sciences and business schools.
Currently supervising three PhD Students: John Maddocks, Sarah Green and Dzulfian Syafrian in Durham Business School / Newcastle Business School.
Impact of Research Activities
Young people research
Established and convene the Young People and Society Study Group based in St Chad’s College, there are 35+ members from 12 schools, departments and Institutes across Durham University. The group meets once each term.
Has been awarded over £1m to undertake projects on young people and social mobility by a range of public, private and third sector organisations including: O2 Telefonica Foundation, Big Lottery, Cabinet Office, Department for Education, UK Youth, JP Morgan, amongst others.
Appointed to the Youth in Action EACEA expert advisory panel for the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in June 2012. Given evidence to the OECD Youth Entrepreneurship Report on the O2/Telefónica Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Invited by the Chair of the Education Select Committee to submit evidence on approaches to evaluation for the ‘Services to Young People’ report. Submitted evidence to the Milburn Commission on Child Poverty and Social Mobility.
Third Sector Research
Has been awarded over £1m over the last ten years to undertake projects on the third sector by public, private and third sector organisation and a further £200,000 on projects for the public sector which has included aspects of work on the third sector (community cohesion, neighbourhood renewal, major skills issues, etc.). Appointed as a consultant assessor for the establishment of the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre and reviewed over 20 applications.
Working with colleagues in several universities in Japan for the last ten years on the study of social enterprise. This has involved exchange visits between Durham/Tees Valley and Yamagata funded by the Japanese Government. Have long-established relationships with several universities including: Tohuko, Sanno, Tokyo, Keio, Waseda and Teikyo Universities.
Spoken at many national third sector conferences as a panel speaker for ACEVO, ACF, TSRC, amongst others and speak regularly at regional conferences on the Third Sector in Northern England. Also spoken at a number of international third sector conferences and events in Chicago, Atlanta, Tokyo, Yamagata, Barcelona, amongst others.
Uses knowledge and understanding gained in the Third Sector Trends study to advise and undertake further research for several local authorities including Sunderland City Council, Northumberland County Council, Durham County Council, Stockton Borough Council, Redcar and Cleveland Council, Kirklees Council, Bradford City Council, Sheffield Council and North Yorkshire County Council.
Act as a reviewer for a number of academic journals and book publishers including: Theory Culture and Society, Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Voluntary Sector Review, Urban Studies, amongst others.
Current and Recent Research
- JRF, Garfield Weston, IPPR, Community Foundation, Third Sector Trends 2016-17, £95,000.
- Durham County Council/ILG, Young People Skills and Employability 2016-18, £30,000.
- Big Lottery, Our Bright Futures Evaluation 2016-18, £24,000.
- Lloyds Bank Foundation, Grow Evaluation 2017-18, £30,000.
- Money Advice Service, Young People and Financial Literacy Evaluation 2017-18, £23,000.
- ESRC IAA, Keeping it Simple/Sharing the Responsibility (2 projects) 2015-17, £40,000 (with John Mawson and Fred Robinson).
Larger previous projects
- O2/Telefonica, evaluation of Think Big programme, 2010-2015.
- Department for Education, Youth Achievement Awards Evaluation, 2007-201.
- Northern Rock Foundation Third Sector Trends Study, 2008-2015.
- European Social Fund / Learning and Skills Council, Major Skills Issues in Tees Valley.
- Cabinet Office, Youth Social Action Journey Fund Evaluation (National Youth Agency) - March 2013- May 2015.
- Children’s Workforce Development Council Research on accreditation of volunteering for young people, with UK Youth and National Youth Agency, 2008-9.
- Chapman, Tony (2017). Journeys and destinations: using longitudinal analysis to explore how third sector organisational governance helps to navigate sustainable futures. Voluntary Sector Review 8(1): 3-24.
- Chapman, Tony (2017). The Propensity of Third Sector Organisations to Borrow Money in the UK. Policy Studies 38(2): 185-204.
- Chapman, T. & McGuinness, B. (2013). Consuming values in a social market: making choices about volunteering and non-volunteering. Social and Public Policy Review 7(1): 1-17.
- Chapman, T. (2011). Smoke and Mirrors The Influence of Cultural Inertia on Social and Economic Development in a Polycentric Urban Region. Urban Studies 48(5): 1037-1057.
- Chapman, T., Brown, J., Ford, C. & Baxter, B. (2010). Trouble with champions: local public sector-third sector partnerships and the future prospects for collaborative governance in the UK. Policy Studies 31(6): 613-630.
- Chapman, T., Brown, J. & Crow, R. (2008). Entering a brave new world? An assessment of third sector readiness to tender for the delivery of public services in the United Kingdom. Policy Studies 29(1): 1-17.
- Chapman, Tony Crow, Robert & Brown, Judith (2007). 'They think they have God on their side': the impact of public sector attitudes on the development of social enterprise'. Social Enterprise Journal 3(1): 78-89.
- Lindsey, Iain & Chapman, Tony (2017). Enhancing the Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals. London: Commonwealth Secretariat.
- Chapman, Tony (2004). Gender and Domestic Life: changing practices in families and households. Palgrave.
- Chapman, Tony & Hockey, Jenny (1999). Ideal Homes? Social Change and Domestic Life. Routledge.
- Chapman, Tony (2018). Real Goals for Real People. Discover Society (61).
- Chapman, Tony (2017). Ten-year study shows a resilient charity sector despite austerity. The Guardian
- Chapman, Tony & Rich, Stephanie (2019). Evaluation of the NYA's 'The Environment Now' Programme. Policy&Practice, St Chad's College, Durham University.
- Chapman, Tony (2019). The social process of supporting small charities: an evaluation of the Lloyds Bank Foundation Grow Programme. Policy&Practice, St Chad's College, Durham University.
- Chapman, Tony, Rich, Stephanie, Gray, Tanya & Braidford, Paul (2019). Understanding Barriers to Young People's Aspirations and Ambitions in County Durham. Institute for Local Governance, Durham University.
- Chapman, Tony & Rich, Stephanie (2018). Evaluation of My Money Now delivered by the National Youth Agency. National Youth Agency.
- Chapman, T. & Gray, T. (2018). How do community businesses differ from other voluntary and community organisations in the north? New comparative analysis from the Third Sector Trends Study. Policy&Practice, St Chad's College, Durham University.
- Chapman, Tony & Hunter, Jack (2018). The Value of Business to the Third Sector in the North. Institute of Public Policy Research.
- Chapman, Tony & Hunter, Jack (2018). The Value of Volunteering in the North. Institute of Public Policy Research.
- Chapman, Tony & Hunter, Jack (2017). Third Sector Trends in the North of England. Manchester, IPPR North.
- Chapman, Tony (2015). An assessment of the willingness of organisations to borrow money in the Third Sector: findings from studies in Yorkshire, North East England and Cumbria. Newcastle upon Tyne, Northern Rock.
- Pharoah, C., Chapman, T. & Choudhury, R. (2015). An insight into the future of charity funding in the North East. London, Garfield Weston Foundation.
- Chapman, Tony & Robinson, Fred (2015). Key findings from the Northern Rock Foundation Third Sector Trends Study in North East England. Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.
- Chapman, Tony (2015). The situation of Third Sector organisations working in rich and poor areas: key findings from North East England and Cumbria. Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.
- Chapman, Tony & Robinson, Fred (2014). Keeping it simple: how to work effectively with the Third Sector: a discussion paper and evidence review for local authorities. Durham Durham University.
- Chapman, Tony & Robinson, Fred (2014). Third Sector Trends in North East England and Cumbria: headline trends 2008-2014. Newcastle upon Tyne, Northern Rock Foundation.
- Chapman, Tony & Robinson, Fred (2013). On the Money: how does the way third sector organisations think about money affect the way they work?,. St Chad's College, Durham University.
- 2018: Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland/Power to Change, Third Sector Trends Study 2019, £70,000
- 2018: Power to Change, Community Business Interactions in Bradrord, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough, £29,000
- 2017: Money Advice Service Financial Literacy Evaluation, £23,000
- 2016: Big Lottery, Our Bright Future Evaluation, £22,000
- 2016: Commonwealth Secretariat Sport and Sustainable Development Goals Project (with Iain Lindsey) £17,000
- 2016: Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Third Sector Trends Study in North East England, £30,000
- 2016: Durham County Council Young People's Skills and Aspirations Project, £30,000
- 2016: ESRC IAA Sharing the Responsibility Project, £14,000
- 2016: Institute for Local Governance Seminar Series 2016-2019, £38,000
- 2016: Joseph Rowntree Foundation Third Sector Trends Study in Yorkshire & Humber, £30,000
- 2016: Lloyds Bank Foundation Grow Project Evaluation, £30,000
- 2015: ESRC IAA Keeping it Simple Project, £16,500
- 2014: Cabinet Office, Social Action Journey Fund, £37,000
- 2013: Involve Yorkshire and Humber Third Sector Trends Study, £17,000
- 2011: Cabinet Office, National Youth Agency Social Action Fund Evaluation, £15,000
- 2011: Institute for Local Governance Impact of the Third Sector in Stockton-on-Tees evaluation, £10,000
- 2011: Instiute for Local Governance Social Enterprise and Asset Transfer Study in County Durham and Northumberland, £40,000
- 2010: O2/Telefonica Think Big Evaluation, £331,000
- 2009: Deparment for Education, Youth Achievement Foundation Evaluation, £183,000
- 2008: Children's Workforce Development Council, Third Sector Youth Workforce Training Assessment, £87,000
- 2008: Northern Rock Foundation Third Sector Trends Study, £380,000
- 2007: Learning and Skills Council, Major Skills Issues in Tees Valley, £100,000