Sean Demack

Job title: 
Senior lecturer

Phone 0114 225 6055
E-mail s.demack@shu.ac.uk

Sean is a statistician with an interest in the social world - a social statistician. He has been involved in teaching, course design and leadership of research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over 10 years. His primary aim in teaching is to demystify social statistics and make the subject relevant, approachable, interesting and enjoyable.

Sean believes in using up to date, large scale, secondary (social) data sources to support teaching and trys to provide students with data that they have an interest in. He has a particular interest in distance learning and the use of the virtual environment to support teaching and learning.

Sean has published a number of articles, book chapters and reports that focus on examining patterns of social bias within the education system in England and Wales.

Research interests

  • social stratification
  • the inter-relationship of gender, social class and ethnicity
  • secondary analysis of large scale government surveys

Teaching interests

  • quantitative research methods - statistics
  • distance learning
  • eLearning
  • use of secondary data in teaching
  • empirical dissertations

Selected publications

Formby, E, Coldwell, M, Stiell, B, Demack, S, Stevens, A, Shipton, L, Wolstenholme, C and Willis, B (2011) Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education: A mapping study of the prevalent models of delivery and their effectiveness. Research Brief DFE-RB080

Formby, E, Coldwell, M, Stiell, B, Demack, S, Stevens, A, Shipton, L, Wolstenholme, C, Willis, B (2011) Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education: A mapping study of the prevalent models of delivery and their effectiveness for Department for Education
> Download research report and research brief from DfE website

Demack, S, Platts-Fowler, D, Robinson, D, Stevens, A, Wilson, I (2010) Young People and Community Cohesion - Analysis from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) for DfE
> Download research report and research brief from DfE website