Ms Pauline Fuller

Senior Lecturer, Public Health / Health Studies

Email address: Phone number: 01902 32 3545 Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Public Health Social Work and Care Areas of expertise: Teaching research methods Teaching sociology PhD/Master’s supervision Award leadership: Master’s awards and re-validations expertise.


I have taught in HE for 27 years and have wide expertise in teaching from level 4 to level 8. I am a senior fellow of the HEA

My main teaching interests are in research methods, sociology and public health and have research expertise in the field of sexual offenders against children.

I have supervised 11 PhD students (5 of which have now reached a successful conclusion), most of whom are nursing based. These covered a wide variety of topics including a grounded theory study of self-harm, nursing interventions among the homeless in London who have TB, an ethnographic study of epilepsy among the elderly and the impact of intermediate care on staff and clients. I am currently supervising 6 PhD students including studies on the role of the link tutor in nursing training, the role of the health care assistant within nursing teams, The experiences of new entrants to HE at level 3, and the impact of interactions with ‘professionals’ upon mothers using Children’s Centre services, and two auto ethographics concerning stugma and mental health and domestic abuse in lesbian relationships.

I have supervised over 70 Master’s dissertations.

My main research methods expertise lies within the qualitative approaches, particularly grounded theory, ethnography and action research.

Research interests

  • Sexual Offenders against Children
  • PhD/Master’s Supervision, Award or module leadership
  • Teaching of Sociology of Public Health/sociology of health & illness/gender & health/ Research methods for public health and social care

Membership of professional bodies

  • Academic Leadership course, Missenden, Abbey Management Centre, BCUC, 2004
  • PGCE (HE) (2003)
  • British Sociological Association, 1988 – 2006
  • Peer reviewer – Sexualities Journal – 2003 – 2005
  • BMI Public Health – 2015 - date
  • Senior Fellow of higher Education Academy December 2015
  • British Sociological association, 1988- 2006



Date attained

Academic Leadership course, Misseden, Abbey Management Centre, BCUC

PGCE: Teaching & Learning in higher Education

BA (Hons) Government & Sociology (1st Class)

PhD (Sociology)









Research completed:

  • Research advisor: First Destination Study, Thames Valley University / BuckinghamshireChilterns University. March 2003Evaluating the Academic Tutor Initiative in the Faculty of Health Studies: Multiple Student & Staff Surveys & Internal Reports carried out in 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002. BuckinghamshireChilternsUniversity College
    • PhD thesis, Masculinity, Scripting and Sexual abuse: An Empirical Study. passed PhD examination in September 1993
    • " What Happens to 'New Directions' Women Returners."  University of Essex, Office of Continuing Education, April 1993
    • " An Evaluation of the Suffolk Probation Service Sex Offenders Group: The Effects of the Group on the Client."  Suffolk Probation Service, September 1992
    • " The Impact of Feminism upon a Small Group of 'Left Wing' Men."  1988


Peer Reviewer

  • BMI Public Health- 2015- date
  • Sexulalities Journal- 2003- 2005


Journals (include web links if applicable)

Books/Book Chapters (include ISBN numbers)

Practitioner Publications and Reports

  • "Witnessing violence: what are the experiences of mental health nurses? With David Jeffrey, october 2016 in mental Health Practice;
  • “Students would leave in the first three weeks without an Academic Tutor: Evaluating the ‘Academic Tutor Initiative.” Seminar: Reflections on Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.  Spring 2003  ISSN 1479-2427 p64 – 77, 2003.
  • "Masculinity, Emotion and Childhood Sexual Abuse." in Gender Relations in Public and Private, Edited by S. Lyon & L.Morris.  Macmillan / British Sociological Association, 1996.  
  • Book Review: Helen Haste (1993) The Sexual Metaphor. Harvester Wheatsheaf. 'Reviewing Sociology', Volume 10, no.1, 1996.
  • Book Review: Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne (Eds) (1994) Dislocating Masculinity. Routledge. 'Sociology', Vol 30, No 1, 1996.
  • Book Review: Olive Banks  (1993) The Politics of British Feminism 1918-1970, Edward Elgar Publishing. 'Reviewing Sociology', Volume 9, no.3, 1995.
  • "Masculinity, Child Sexual Abuse and Fatherhood" in Masculinity and Crime: Issues of Theory and Practice.  The Centre for Criminal Justice Research. Brunel University, 1994.
  • Book Review: Victor J. Seidler (Ed) (1991) The Achilles Heel Reader:  Sexual Politics and Socialism, Routledge. 'Reviewing Sociology' Vol 8 Issue 3, 1993
  • "An Evaluation of the Suffolk Probation Service Sex Offenders Group:  The Effects of the Group on the Client".  Suffolk Probation Service, 1992.
  • Book Review: Diana Leonard and Sheila Allen (Eds) (1991) Sexual Divisions Revisited. Macmillan Press Ltd in association with The British Sociological Association. 'Reviewing Sociology' Vol 8 Issue 2, 1992.

Conference Presentations:

  • 'Explaining Sexual Violence' A Level Sociology Teachers and Students Conference,
  • University of Essex, April 1994.
  • 'Masculinity, Fathers and Child Sexual Abuse', Masculinity and Crime
  • Conference, Brunel University, Sept 1993.
  • 'Masculinity, Emotion and Sexual Violence', British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Essex, April 1993.


Previous professional experience

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Studies, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Teaching Expertise:

  • MSc Community Health Care Nursing, Children in Need & Child
  • Protection (level 7)
  • Community Health Care Needs (level 7)
  • BSc & Dip HE Nursing, Psycho-social Influences on Health,          (level 4)
  • BSc & Dip HE Nursing, Research Methods (level 5)
  • BSc & Dip HE Nursing, Specialist Lectures: Child Abuse, Ageing &
  • Society (level 5 & 6)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing, Project Supervision (level 6)
  • BSc (Hons) Community Health Care, Nursing Children in Need & Child Protection, (level 6)
  • Community Health Care Needs, (level 6)
  • BSc Epilepsy Care, Sociology & Politics of Nursing People with Epilepsy (level 6)
  • ENB Courses, Diabetes and Society (level 6)
  • Epilepsy and Society (level 6)
  • Dip HE Nursing (Flexible Conversion), Social Sciences for Nursing
  • (level 6)
  • Associate Students’ Academic Tutor, Levels 4-6
  • Academic Tutor, 40, Levels 4 & 5

September 1994 – September 2004

Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Essex.

  • MSc Criminology, Criminology (level 7)
  • MA Sociology, Sociology of Health & Illness (level 7)
  • Psychiatry & Mental Illness (level 7)
  • BA Sociology, Research Methods (level 5)
  • Introduction to Sociology (level 4)
  • Social Theory (level 5)
  • BSc Nursing / Midwifery, Sociology of Health & Illness (level 4)
  • Dip HE Nursing, Sociology of Health & Illness (level 4)

March 1993 – September 1994

Lecturer (part-time), Office of Continuing Education, University of  Essex

September 1991 – March 1993

PhD student teacher (part-time), Department of Sociology, University of Essex.

September 1988 – June 1992