Mr Jonathan Clark
My academic training is in sociology and philosophy. Since June 2010 I have been employed as part of a research team to investigate the discursive meanings of the proposed system of medical Revalidation. My specific remit has been to investigate what this means for policy (Stage 1 of the research programme) and has involved organizing and conducting primary research using semi-structured interviews with key medical leaders. Interviews were transcribed and coded using NVivo qualitative data management software and then analysed using critical discourse analysis. A report has been submitted to the Health Foundation and forthcoming publications will be updated to this page.
I am completing a contract to revise and update the online resources for the Oxford University Press publication Sociology 4e by James Fulcher and John Scott. The work involves providing additional supplementary resources for both lecturers and students using the Fulcher and Scott text at university level teaching.
I am, since 2003, an Associate Lecturer in Sociology at Plymouth University and presently compiling a doctoral thesis examining the significance of the work of Hannah Arendt for the discipline of sociology based upon research previously undertaken at the University of Essex under the direction of Prof. John Scott and the late Prof. Ian Craib.
Publications and Conferences:
Clark, J., Archer, J., Corrigan, O.P., & Regan de Bere, S. ‘Revalidation as Mechanism for Professional Cultural Change? A Foucauldian analysis of the Purposes and Aims of the Proposed Policy for UK Medical Revalidation’. Social Science Perspectives on Health Professions Education: an International Symposium, University of Toronto, May 2011.
Clark, J., Archer, J., Corrigan, O.P., & Regan de Bere, S. ‘What is at the heart of Revalidation?’. The Third Annual Academic Meeting of the Academy of Medical Educators, London, January 2011.
Clark, J. ‘Hannah Arendt: Methodological Considerations.’ Social and Political Thought Conference 2002, Centre for Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex.
Clark, J. ‘Breaking the Cycle: The Concept of Movement in the Work of Hannah Arendt’. MA thesis, 1997, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Clark, J. ‘Fredric Jameson’s Postmodern Marxism’ Codgito, Volume 4, 1996 (https://builder.ucs.mun.ca/temp/philosophy/resources/v4doc2.html).