Dr Jonathan Clark
Associate Head of School-Teaching and Learning
School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)
Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning)
Lecturer in Sociology (Social and Political Thought)
Academic Coordinator for Peer Assisted Learning (PALS) in Sociology
My academic training is in sociology and philosophy. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Double Major) in sociology and philosophy and a Master of Arts in sociology, each undertaken at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and completed my Ph.D. with the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. My doctoral research explored Hannah Arendt's theory of social novelty and its significance for the social sciences.
I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practise (PGCAP) at the University of Plymouth and am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
I have a Certificate for completing a Professional Development Course for External Examiners with AdvanceHE.
UPSU SSTAR Awards 2017: Faculty Winner (Business) for Most Innovative Use of Teaching Methods
UPSU SSTAR Awards 2016: Faculty Winner (Business) for Most Innovative Use of Teaching Methods
I am module leader for:
The political writings of Hannah Arendt; social and political theory; philosophy of social science; cultural studies and the media; critical discourse analysis; the discourses of regulation and professionalism.
Medical and Health Policy Research
Archer, J., Regan de Bere, S., Nunn, S. Clark, J. & Corrigan, O. (2015) "'No One Has Yet Properly Articulated What We Are Trying to Achieve': A Discourse Analysis of Interviews With Revalidation Policy Leaders in the United Kingdom" in Academic Medicine 90(1):88-93. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000464
"What is Revalidation: In Policy?" Research Report published September 2012 (Health Foundation funded), Julian Archer, Sam Regan de Bere, Suzanne Nunn, Jonathan Clark, Oonagh Corrigan. http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/peninsula/research/camera/revalidation/Documents/Stage-One-Report.pdf
Clark, J., Archer, J., Corrigan, O.P., & Regan de Bere, S. ‘Revalidation as Mechanism for Professional Cultural Change? A Foucauldian analysis of the Purposes and Aims of the Proposed Policy for UK Medical Revalidation’. Social Science Perspectives on Health Professions Education: an International Symposium, University of Toronto, May 2011.
Clark, J., Archer, J., Corrigan, O.P., & Regan de Bere, S. ‘What is at the heart of Revalidation?’. The Third Annual Academic Meeting of the Academy of Medical Educators, London, January 2011.
Clark, J. ‘Hannah Arendt: Methodological Considerations .’ Social and Political Thought Conference 2002, Centre for Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex.
Clark, J. ‘Breaking the Cycle: The Concept of Movement in the Work of Hannah Arendt’. MA thesis, 1997, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Clark, J. ‘Fredric Jameson’s Postmodern Marxism’ Codgito, Volume 4, 1996.