Portrait of Dr Jamie  Halsall Dr Jamie Halsall

j.p.halsall@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473627


Jamie P. Halsall is a Reader in Social Sciences in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. He joined the institution in September 2008 and also worked at Edge Hill University and Liverpool John Moores University as an Associate Tutor and Research Assistant respectively.

In 2003 Jamie gained a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from Edge Hill University. The following year he gained a Masters degree in the Geographies of Globalisation and Development. In 2010 he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy while studying at the University of Liverpool. His academic career has included research with the International Centre for Development and Environmental Studies (ICDES), which was based in the Department of Natural Applied Sciences at Edge Hill University. From 2004 to 2008 he was Editorial Assistant of Global Built Environment Review (GBER) an international journal (www.edgehill.ac.uk/gber).

Research and Scholarship

Jamie’s research interests lie in the field of Sociology of Community. In December 2011 Jamie co published a book with Ian Cook, Aging in Comparative Perspective: Processes and Policies, which was published by Springer Press. Jamie is currently a Stream Co-ordinator at the British Sociological Association for the Social Divisions/Social Identities. He is the Book Review and Conference Report Editor for the international journal, Global Built Environment Review (GBER).

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Xu, Q. and Halsall, J. (2017) ‘Living in the Age of Austerity and Migration: The Complexities of Elderly CareIllness, Crisis & Loss , 25 (4), pp. 340-360. ISSN 1054-1373

Xu, Q. and Halsall, J. (2017) ‘Editorial: Migration and Aging - Policy and Community Practice Throughout the GlobeIllness, Crisis & Loss , 25 (4), pp. 279-282. ISSN 1054-1373

Khan, Y., Caldwell, E. and Halsall, J. (2017) ‘The Missing Link in the Chain: Perspectives from the Grassroots Charity Sector on Supporting Wellbeing in Older MigrantsIllness, Crisis & Loss , 25 (4), pp. 323-339. ISSN 1054-1373

Halsall, J. and Caldwell, E. (2017) ‘Social Mobility in the UK's Higher Education Sector: A Critical ReviewInternational Journal of Information Systems and Social Change . ISSN 1941-868X

Snowden, M. and Halsall, J. (2017) ‘Exploring the Application of a Self-Determined Approach to LearningInternational Journal of Innovation and Learning , 22 (3), pp. 293-303. ISSN 1471-8197

Halsall, J. and Cook, I. (2017) ‘Ageing in the Middle East and North Africa: A Contemporary PerspectivePopulation Horizons , 14 (2), pp. 1-8. ISSN 1746-1081

Edwards, J., Snowden, M. and Halsall, J. (2017) ‘The example of coaching in the public sector: a quantitative case studyInternational Journal of Society Systems Science , 9 (2), pp. 89-104. ISSN 1756-2511

Snowden, M., Ellwood, F., McSherry, R., Halsall, J. and Hough, D. (2017) ‘Clinical governance : a friend or foe to dental care practice in the UK?International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health , 1 (2), pp. 112-120. ISSN 2399-8164


Snowden, M., Halsall, J. and Huang, Y. (2016) ‘Self-determined approach to learning: A social science perspectiveCogent Education , 3 (1). ISSN 2331-186X

Halsall, J. and Powell, J. (2016) ‘Crafting knowledge exchange in the social science agendaCogent Social Sciences , 2 (1). ISSN 2331-1886

Halsall, J. and Snowden, M. (2016) ‘Where we are now’. In: The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum. : Springer International Publishing. pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-3-319-33866-8

Khan, Y. and Halsall, J. (2016) ‘Collaborative Working in the Statutory and Voluntary Sectors’. In: The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum. : Springer International Publishing. pp. 55-68. ISBN 978-3-319-33866-8

Halsall, J. and Snowden, M. (2016) The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum . : Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-33866-8

Halsall, J., Powell, J., Snowden, M. and Serpa, S. (2016) ‘Determined learning approach: Implications of heutagogy society based learningCogent Social Sciences , 2 (1), p. 1223904. ISSN 2331-1886

Snowden, M., Ellwood, F., McSherry, R., Halsall, J. and Hough, D. (2016) ‘Mentoring and YouDental Nursing , 12 (7), pp. 386-391. ISSN 1749-6799

Snowden, M., Daley-Yates, S. and Halsall, J. (2016) ‘On Demand: Exploring the Potential of Electronic Feedback on Assessment PerformanceResearch Journal of Education , 2 (5), pp. 90-99. ISSN 2413-8886

Edwards, J., Snowden, M. and Halsall, J. (2016) ‘Coaching works! A qualitative study exploring the effects of coaching in a public sector organisationThe Journal of Social Sciences Research , 2 (5), pp. 88-92. ISSN 2411-9458

Halsall, J. and Powell, J. (2016) ‘Positioning Society and Community in an Ever Changing WorldInternational Journal of Social Sciences and Education , 6 (2), pp. 153-159. ISSN 2223-4934

Halsall, J. and Powell, J. (2016) ‘Contemporary debates on institutions: governance, governmentality and powerInternational Journal of Public Policy , 12 (1/2), pp. 98-109. ISSN 1740-0600

Halsall, J., Cook, I. and Wankhade, P. (2016) ‘Global Perspectives on Volunteerism: Analysing the role of the State, Society and Social CapitalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy , 36 (7/8). ISSN 0144-333X

Halsall, J (2016) ‘The Politics of Supervising Postgraduate Students: A ViewpointCanadian Social Science , 12 (2), pp. 1-4. ISSN 1712-8056


Halsall, J., Cook, I. and Wankhade, P. (2015) ‘The British big society effect: the challenges of the third sectorInternational Journal of Sustainable Society , 7 (4), pp. 309-321. ISSN 1756-2538

Powell, J. and Halsall, J. (2015) ‘Reconstructing Social Policy and AgeingWorld Scientific News , 7 (6), pp. 88-100. ISSN 2392-2192

Cook, I., Halsall, J. and Wankhade, P. (2015) Sociability, Social Capital, and Community Development . International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice. : Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-11483-5


Snowden, M. and Halsall, J. (2014) ‘Community Development: A Shift in Thinking Towards HeutagogyInternational journal of Multi Disciplianary Comparative Studies , 1 (3), pp. 81-91.

Halsall, J (2014) ‘The Re-invention of Sociology of CommunityInternational Review of Social Sciences and Humanities , 8 (1), pp. 91-98. ISSN 2248-9010

Snowden, M. and Halsall, J. (2014) ‘Community Development: A shift in thinking towards heautagogy’. In: International Conference: Multi Disciplinary and Comparative Studies, 4th-6th September 2014, University of Greenwich London

Wankhade, P., Cook, I. and Halsall, J. (2014) ‘Ethnic Minorities and their Health Needs: Crisis of Perception and BehavioursIllness, Crisis and Loss , 22 (2), pp. 145-158. ISSN 1054-1373

Halsall, J., Wankhade, P. and Cook, I. (2014) ‘The Big Society Debate: Is it a Panacea for Reducing the Impact of Welfare Cuts in Public Health?World Journal of Social Sciences , 4 (1), pp. 167-175. ISSN 1838-3785

Halsall, J (2014) ‘ForewordWest European Muslims Post 9/11: Joint South Asian Cultural Studies & Global Built Environment Review special edition , p. 1. ISSN 1749-6764


Halsall, J., Wankhade, P. and Cook, I. (2013) ‘The Big Society in a Time of Crisis – the Impact on Public HealthIllness, Crisis and Loss , 21 (4), pp. 341-353. ISSN 1054-1373

Halsall, J (2013) ‘The problem with community cohesionInternational Journal of Society Systems Science , 5 (3), pp. 283-299. ISSN 1756-2511

Halsall, J. and Cook, I. (2013) ‘Globalization Impacts on Chinese Politics and UrbanizationChinese Studies , 02 (02), pp. 84-88. ISSN 2168-5428

Halsall, J., Oberoi, R., Cooke, I. and Wankhade, P. (2013) ‘Understanding Community Governance: A Global PerspectiveInternational Journal of Asian Social Science , 3 (5), pp. 1112-1127. ISSN 2226-5139

Cook, I., Gu, C. and Halsall, J. (2013) ‘China’s Low Income Urban HousingAsian Social Science , 9 (3), pp. 7-17. ISSN 1911-2017

Halsall, J (2013) ‘Delivering Higher Education Policies within a Challenging CommunityHigher Education Studies , 3 (2), pp. 52-61. ISSN 1925-4741

Halsall, J., Gifford, C. and Gill, S. (2013) ‘The UK’s ad hoc Multiculturalism and the Re-assertion of Britishness’. In: Diversity, Intercultural Encounters, and Education. London, UK: Routledge. . ISBN 9780415638333

Cook, I., GU, C. and Halsall, J. (2013) ‘China’s Growing Urban Health Inequalities: The Challenges AheadJournal of Management and Sustainability , 3 (2), pp. 10-18. ISSN 1925-4725

Halsall, J (2013) ‘Book Review: Understanding Development By Paul Hopper Published by: Polity ISBN: 978-0-7456-3895-9Global Built Environment Review , 8 (2), pp. 103-104. ISSN 1474-6824

Halsall, J (2013) Understanding Ethnic Segregation in Contemporary Britain . European Economic and Political Issues; Social Issues, Justice and Status. New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-1-62808-756-7


Halsall, J (2012) ‘Community Governance – Where did it all go Wrong?Journal of Administration and Governance JOAAG , 7 (2), pp. 1-8. ISSN 1834-352X

Halsall, J (2012) ‘Theorising the relationship between racial segregation and riotingInternational Journal of Business and General Management , 1 (2), pp. 75-89. ISSN 2319-2267

Crines, A. and Halsall, J. (2012) ‘Remoulding Welfare Britain: The Philosophy of the Big Society in Cameron’s BritainPublic Policy and Administration Research , 2 (7). ISSN 2224-5731

Halsall, J (2012) ‘The Demands of Curriculum Development in a Virtual Learning EnvironmentInternational Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS ) . ISSN 2090-1610


Dummer, T., Halsall, J. and Cook, I. (2011) ‘Longevity in the 21st century: a global environmental perspectiveInternational Journal of Society Systems Science , 3 (4), pp. 307-324. ISSN 1756-2511

Cook, I. and Halsall, J. (2011) Aging in Comparative Perspective: Processes and Policies . International Perspectives on Aging. : Springer. ISBN 978-1-4614-1977-8

Halsall, J (2011) ‘Book Review: Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism, Ashraf. M. Salama, Umbau-Verlag,ISBN 9783937954042Global Built Environment Review , 7 (3), pp. 83-85. ISSN 1474-6824

McIntyre, T. and Halsall, J. (2011) ‘Community governance and local decision making: Paper presented to the 'Diversity and Convergence: Planning in a World of Change' ConferenceLocal Economy , 26 (4), pp. 269-284. ISSN 0269-0942

Shakur, T. and Halsall, J. (2011) ‘Global Cities, Regeneration and the Translocal Communities of EuropeGlobal Built Environment Review , 6 (1), pp. 1-4. ISSN 1474-6824


Halsall, J. and Cook, I. (2010) ‘The Environmental Impact of China’s Rapid Urbanization: A Case Study of Beijing’. In: Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development: Proceedings SB10 Amman. : CSAAR Press. pp. 419-434. ISBN 978-9957-540-00-5

Cook, I., Halsall, J. and Powell, J. (2010) ‘Comparative Aging and Qualitative TheorizingQualitative Sociology Review , VI (1), pp. 48-59. ISSN 1733-8077


Shakur, T., Nasser, N. and Halsall, J. (2007) ‘Introduction: Re-Conceptualising the ‘Ghetto’ in the 21st Century City’. In: Proceedings: Ghettoised Perceptions Versus Mainstream Construction of English Muslims: The Future of the Multicultural Built Environment. : Edge Hill University. .

Halsall, J (2007) ‘English Muslims and the Debates in SegregationGlobal Built Environment Review , pp. 18-28. ISSN 1474-6824


Halsall, J (2005) ‘Book Review: Understanding Urban Tourism: Images, Culture and Experience, Martin Selby, I.B. Tauris, London, ISBN 1860648010Global Built Environment Review , 4 (3), pp. 91-92. ISSN 1474-6824


Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, January 2017
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, March 2011
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, January 2006
  • Associate Member, British Sociological Association, January 2009
  • Member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences (IRCAHS), University of Huddersfield, 2012 to present
  • Member of the Centre for Citizenship, Conflict, Identity and Diversity (CCID), University of Huddersfield, 2017 to present
  • Member of the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences, University of Huddersfield, 2008 to 2017

Editorial board memberships

  • International Journal of Research in Applied, Natural and Social Sciences
  • Illness, Crisis & Loss
  • Studies in Asian Social Science
  • Interdisciplinary Review of Research and Development
  • International Journal of Asian Social Science

Journal reviewer

  • Journal of Population Ageing, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
  • Journal of Management and Sustainability
  • Global Built Environment Review
  • South Asian Cultural Studies
  • Public Policy and Administration Research

External examiner appointments

  • BA Social Community and Development, The University of Northampton, 2017 to present
  • BA Health Studies, BSc Public and Community Health, BA Sociology and BA Evaluating Practice programmes, De Montfort University, 2013 to present
  • BA and MA Youth and Community Studies, The University of East London, 2012 to 2016

Validation events

  • Periodic review of BSc (Hons) Social Sciences, Coventry University, 14th November 2016
  • Social and Political Science Review/Revalidation, The University of Chester, 27th January 2016
  • External advisor for Community Development (QCF), Syllabus and Teaching Guidance, ABMA Education, August to October 2015
  • Validation of BA Sociology and Sociology/Review of BA Criminology with Psychology, Middlesex University, 28th May 2015
  • Periodic review of BA (Hons) Applied Community and Social Studies, Coventry University, 4th December 2014
  • Validation of BSc (Hons) Family and Communities Studies, Edge Hill University, 14th March 2014

Research Degree Supervision

Master of Research (MRes)

  • 'South Asian Women in Britain – The Concept of Britishness and Plural Identities' (Completed July 2014)

Supervision of current Doctoral students

  • 'A Study of the Effects of Organizational Form on Equity of Access in the Provision of Public Health Care Studies' (1st Supervisor)
  • 'Uncovering the Complex Interactions Among the Human Attributes of Crime, Ethnicity and Socio-Economic Status Amidst Globalisation' (1st Supervisor)
  • 'Organizational Learning in English Authorities' (2nd Supervisor)

Enterprise Activities

  • (2017) The Benefits of Modifying Social Enterprise within Higher Education’s Social Sciences Curriculum, UK-India Education and Research Initiative (with The University of Delhi).
  • (2017) Implementing and Supporting  Dental Champion Project through Mentoring and Governance, Health Education England: North West (Part 4, with Snowden).
  • (2016) Mentoring and Governance, Health Education England: North West (Part 3, with Snowden).
  • (2016) Mentoring and Professional Development within Dental Care, Health Education England: North West  (Part 2, with Snowden).
  • (2016) Evaluating Dental Champion Project Mentoring and Governance, Health Education England: North West (Part 1, with Snowden, M.£9,500).
  • (2015) Heutagogyand the Flexible Curriculum: A Shared Experience, Higher Education Academy (with Snowden, M.).
  • (2014) Community Engagement, CPD Workshops, Higher Education Academy (with Snowden, M.).
  • (2011) Co-Hosted a European workshop on Local and Global Perspectives of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts: Interrogating the Muslim Built Environments of Europe, 15th December.
  • (2011) Economic & Social Research Council, Rapporteur, The Urban Environment: Mirror and Mediator of Radicalisation, 22nd October.
  • (2008 – 2009) Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) Governance and Public Management - Top Up Degree, Local Authorities: Kirklees Metropolitan Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Wakefield City Metropolitan District Council, (with Craig, J. and Woodcock, P.).
  • (2007 – 2009) Research Development Fund, Edge Hill University, Changing attitudes, Multiple Loyalties and Emerging Identities of South Asian Muslims Towards Sports in the Urban North West: A Case Study of Oldham, (with Shakur, T., and Baldwin, D.).
  • (2007 – 2010) British Council, Development of a Collaborative Postgraduate Programme on Environmentally Sustainable Design of Building, (with Shakur, T.).


Administrative Responsibilities

  • Admissions Tutor for the Behavioural Science’s Undergraduate Courses at The University of Huddersfield
  • Undergraduate Student Journal, Behavioural Sciences Champion, 2013 to present
  • From September 2008 to March 2012, Course Leader in Social Sciences at both Barnsley and Oldham Campuses

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module Leader

  • HFB 2002 Introduction to Sociology: Society and Culture
  • HIX 1010 Competing Perspectives on Development Studies
  • HHB 1067 Final Year Project for the Social Sciences