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Dr Brian McDonough

Course Leader

Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Brian McDonough


Brian is course leader for Solent's BA (Hons) Sociology degree.

He was previously course leader of sociology at London Metropolitan University, where he was also associate director of the International Centre for Community Development (ICCD). Brian completed his undergraduate degree in Sociology at London Guildhall University in 2003 and completed a PhD in Technology and Expertise at Work at London Metropolitan University in 2013.

He has published numerous articles, book chapters and texts, including a Social Problems in the UK textbook (with Routledge, 2015) and a Universal Basic Income text (2019). Brian is working on a sociology textbook called Flying Aeroplanes and Other Sociological Tales.

Further information

Brian’s teaching includes modules such as the sociological imagination, social inequalities and research methods. He has also taught a range of sociological theory modules in both classical and contemporary sociological theory. Brian has taught a broad range of units at other universities, from foundation level, through to undergraduate and master's programmes. He also supervises several PhD students who are generally interested in the sociology of work.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Sociology

An exciting subject, sociology challenges the world in which we live, including politics, media and social inequality. Get practical experience to work in public and private sectors.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

Explore the fascinating behaviours of individuals, as well as the cultural and political issues that shape collective experiences, on this BPS accredited degree.

BA (Hons) Education

Explore the fascinating area of child development practices, how children and young people learn while gaining practical experience in school placements, and prepare for your future in education.