Prof. Stephen MacDonald

Social Science at the University of Sunderland.

Stephen is a Professor of Social Science at the University of Sunderland. He joined the University in 2005 as a member of the social work programme but in 2010 was moved to the criminology team. Stephen is currently the research lead for the School of Social Sciences and Head of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS). He is also the Chair of the Vulnerability and Criminal Justice Research Network.


Stephen teaches undergraduates and postgraduates in criminology and social care. He has published broadly in the areas of neurodiversity and social exclusion, including issues concerning diagnosis, educational disengagement, digital inclusion, crime, victimisation, loneliness/isolation and homelessness.

Prof. Stephen MacDonald