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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Wolfson Fellow

Dr Jon Warren

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Jon Warren is a sociologist who is currently a member of the department of Geography at Durham University. His research interests are work, employment, social policy, disability and the industrial history of the North East of England. Jon is involved with methodologically innovative research and is currently involved with projects using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Visual methods. He has published work in the fields of disability studies, public health policy and the sociology of work.


Jon was previously part of the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham where he taught Sociology and Social Work. Jon undertook his doctoral studies on work life relations in the call centre industry in the UK and India. Prior to coming to Durham Jon was a lecturer in Community and Youth Studies at Sunderland University and also a researcher for the Office for National Statistics.


Jon is currently project managing a longitudinal survey of health inequalities in the borough of Stockton on Tees. This is part of a wider 5 year Leverhulme Trust funded study. Previous work in his current position includes managing a 3 year research project evaluating a major Worklessness and Health initiative which was commissioned by the NHS.

Research Groups

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

  • Applied Health Research Special Interest Group

Department of Geography

Research Projects

Department of Geography

  • Evaluating the County Durham Worklessness and Health Support Programme, County Durham Primary Care Trust, £550,000 (2009-2014)
  • Health Inequalities in an Age of Austerity, Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Grant, £1 million (2013-2018)

Research Interests

  • Disability Studies
  • Sociology of the North East of England
  • Sociology of Work

Selected Publications

Authored book

Journal Article

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