Stephen Macdonald

Reader in Social Science

Faculty of Education & Society - Social Studies

University of Sunderland

Specific Learning Disabilities, disability studies, medical sociology, criminology

Stephen is currently a Reader in Social Science at the University of Sunderland. He has held a number of principal, senior lecturer and lecturer posts in criminology, social work and sociology. Stephen graduated in 2006 with a doctorate in Sociology and Criminology at Newcastle University. His Ph.D. developed a social model of specific learning difficulties in an attempt to understand the impact that disabling barriers have within education, employment and the criminal justice system. Previously, he studied at Northumbria University and graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Criminology and a M.Sc. in Social Research. In his Masters research, he explored a relationship between learning difficulties and young offenders. In practice, Stephen has served in the military where he has worked for the Umore...

Ph.D. (N'cle) Sociology of Specific Learning Disabilities M.Sc. Social Research (with distinction) Post-Cert Ed, Teaching and Learning B.Sc. (Hons) Criminology B.N. Dip. Health Studies Science

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  1. Macdonald, Stephen J, Charnock, Anne and Scutt, Jane (2018) Mad Studies and Social Work: conceptualising the subjectivities of service user/survivors that experience significant mental health problems. SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL SCIENCES REVIEW, 19 (3). pp. 98-118. ISSN 1746-6105
  2. Macdonald, Stephen J, Charnock, Anne and Scutt, Jane (2018) Marketing ‘Madness’: Conceptualising service user/survivor biographies in a period of deinstitutionalisation (1975–2014). Disability & Society, 33 (6). pp. 849-865. ISSN 0968-7599
  3. Macdonald, Stephen J and Clayton, John (2016) Disability and the Digital Divide. In: DISABILITY AND TECHNOLOGY. Routledge, Oxon. ISBN 9781138932180
  4. Deacon, Lesley and Macdonald, Stephen J (2017) Social Work Theory and Practice. SAGE Publications, London. ISBN 978-1-4739-5870-8
  5. Macdonald, Stephen J (2017) Five Models of Disability. In: Social Work Theory and Practice. SAGE Publications, London, pp. 174-186. ISBN 978-1-4739-5870-8
  6. Macdonald, Stephen J (2017) Humanistic Psychology: A stairway to Athena. In: Social Work Theory and Practice. SAGE Publications, London, pp. 48-57. ISBN 978-1-4739-5870-8
  7. Macdonald, Stephen J (2017) Cognitive Psychology: A brave new world. In: Social Work Theory and Practice. SAGE Publications, London, pp. 36-47. ISBN 978-1-4739-5870-8
  8. Macdonald, Stephen J (2017) Behaviourism and the Science of Control. In: Social Work Theory and Practice. SAGE Publications, London, pp. 25-35. ISBN 978-1-4739-5870-8
  9. Macdonald, Stephen J (2017) Psychotherapy, Social Work and the Conflicted Self. In: Social Work Theory and Practice. Mastering Social Work Practice, 1 . SAGE Publications, London, pp. 13-24. ISBN 978-1-4739-5870-8
  10. Macdonald, Stephen J, Clayton, John and Wilcock, Angela (2010) City of Sunderland Digital Inclusion Evaluation Final Report. Project Report. University of Sunderland and CLG, Sunderland.