Dr Lee Humber

Head of Higher Education Programmes

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Dr Lee Humber

My professional background crosses teaching and care work. For over 30 years I worked in special schools teaching children and young people with additional learning needs.  As well as this I’ve worked in social care and social work-related roles for care organisations and local authorities.

I am fortunate enough to be in a position to be helping to establish a new programme of Higher Education study at Ruskin. Having developed new Health and Social Care degree programmes both at Ruskin and at Liverpool Hope University previously, I am now helping the College fashion a new offering building on our work in the wellbeing and sociological fields. As an HE team we are currently in the process of developing an MA in Social Work, a Psychology programme and additional Counselling qualifications. We are also set to expand and re-configure our blended and distance learning programmes, with new courses in Law and potentially a PGCE. These are exciting times at Ruskin!

I have a book forthcoming, entitled Vital Signs: The Deadly Costs of Health Inequality published by Pluto Press and available from April 2019. With regard to research, in collaboration with local and national care organisations, throughout 2018-2019 I will be further developing research into people with learning disabilities during World War One, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.



April 2019: Vital Signs: The Deadly Costs of Health Inequality; Pluto Press

Most recent:

2017: Neoliberalism and the crisis in health and social care, International Socialist Journal, Issue 155, June

2016: The impact of neoliberal market relations of the production of care on the quantity and quality of support for people with learning disabilities, Critical and Radical Social Work, 4:2; pp149-169

2016:The contribution to the study of learning disabilities of Jack Tizard, Critical and Radical Social Work, 4:1; pp103-116

2015: Exposing the Migration Myths, International Socialism; Issue 147

2015: Care work in the neoliberal era, Socialist Review, April issue

2014: Social inclusion through employment: the marketization of employment support for people with learning disabilities in the UK, Disability and Society, 29:2; pp275-290

2013:  Ecology and Mental Health; published report for MIND

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