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Dr Brian McDonough

Course Leader

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

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

Sociology – or the study of human society – asks difficult questions about the everyday. As a sociology student here at Solent, you’ll develop an understanding of your own...

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

This is a contemporary and exciting course which combines the disciplines of sociology and psychology for students to develop the knowledge, application and skills to...