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Senior Lecturer, Social Work and Health, Nottingham Trent University

Richard Machin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences. He specialises in social policy and teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the Social Work, Health and Social Care, Public Health and Public Policy courses. He has been awarded NTU's Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

His research focuses on the impact of government policy on vulnerable groups.

He managed Derby City Council's Welfare Rights and Money Advice service for over ten years before pursuing an academic career. He was the course leader for the BA (Hons) Social Welfare Law, Policy and Advice Practice degree at Staffordshire University before joining NTU in 2018.


  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2013–2017
    Lecturer, Staffordshire University